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Sikhs help Lindsay celebrate spirit of Christmas

Local business owners, families of Indian religion donate money, food for annual Santa Night event By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY – Christmas is a Christian holiday, but the weeks leading up to the day they celebrate the birth of Jesus has also come to symbolize a time of peace and hope for all Americans, regardless of […]

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Local companies among the worst in paying back taxes

Office owes more than half a million from 2010, an individual just under $500,000 from 2012 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Two Visalia companies are among the worst in California for not paying their sales and use taxes. A Visalia office and an individual were included in the list of 500 entities in the State with the […]

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Measuring public’s privacy, government’s accountability in body-camera discussion

City Council holds 2nd public hearing on use of Measure N to fund body-worn cameras on Dec. 18 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Tax dollars and privacy are normally high on the list of things that motivate citizens to speak up at City Council meetings. Yet, when those two issues intersected last week there was […]

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Shooter arrested in diner robbery

Police are still looking for a second suspect in the Oct. 28 robbery @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Police have arrested the man who stole from a fund-raiser at a local restaurant and then fired at patrons who tried to recover the charitable contributions. At 9:50 a.m. on Dec. 8, officers with the Visalia Police Department’s Violent […]

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Central Valley citrus growers welcome cooler temperatures while Ventura battles wildfire

@TheSunGazette EXETER – While Southern California residents wish for rain drops to smother the fires raging through their cities, locals welcomed near freezing temperatures to sweeten the crop in orange groves surrounding their towns. In the Tulare County, freezing temperatures made a brief appearance last week dipping to a low of 29 degrees on Dec. 6 […]

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Christmas choirs, merry medleys and a holiday hippopotamus song all mesh at Holiday Madness at the Fox Theater this Saturday night

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Sequoia Symphony’s annual holiday concert will feature some swinging Christmas tunes as well as traditional melodies. The “Holiday Madness” concert will be performed twice—at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Songs include a medley of swinging holiday tunes that uses five saxophones along […]

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Jim Vidak will not seek 8th term as County Superintendent

Jim Vidak is the longest serving superintendent in Tulare County history, currently in the state @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak announced on Dec. 11 that he does not intend to run for an eighth term in office next year. Rather, he will retire at the end of his seventh term, […]

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Lions Club continues tradition of placing a Christmas tree in traffic circle at Pine, C streets and Rocky Hill Drive

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Shortly after the official kick-off to Exeter’s annual Christmas Open House, a local group continued another Exeter tradition. On Dec. 1, the Exeter Lions Club gathered at the corner of Pine and C streets to light the Exeter Community Christmas Tree. Lions Club member Mickey Hirni said the 30-foot tree was again […]

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Boys Soccer: ‘Chuy Cup’ ends in scoreless tie

For the first time in the 7-year history of the rivalry game, neither the Monarchs or Aztecs score By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN EXETER – For the first time in the seven-year history of the “Chuy Cup” it has ended in a tie. Neither the Monarchs nor the Aztecs could find the net during the two halves […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending Dec. 9

TULARE CO. CROP REPORT For the week ending December 9, 2017.  SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Cotton fields are being shredded and disked to comply with Cotton Plowdown Regulations. All fields must be brought into compliance prior to December 20th . Seed is being shipped in and planted to winter forage crops such as wheat, barley, […]

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