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Instacart is now offering online grocery shopping and delivery for 100,000 households in Visalia area

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – In the days following cyber Monday a new web-based home grocery delivery service launched in Visalia. Instacart officially opened its second location in the central valley on Nov. 29. “Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Visalia area,” Senior Regional Director, Sean Twersky said. “We work with a variety […]

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County Sheriff and Fire departments hold grand opening for new HQ

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, County Fire Chief Charlie Norman thanks the Board of Supervisors for new headquarters @TheSunGazette VISALIA – On Dec. 6, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux welcomed hundreds of guests to the Grand Opening for the new headquarters of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulare County Fire Department on the 800 block of South […]

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Visalia Parks and Recreation offers outdoor ice skating on synthetic ice through the holidays

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Little rain and mild temperatures haven’t stopped Visalians from gliding into winter. Visalia Parks & Recreation Department opened its outdoor ice skating rink at the Garden Street Plaza on Main Street this month. For the third year, Visalia is offering the only synthetic ice skating rink in Tulare County and will be […]

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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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Nonprofit to open house for teen girls without a home

“Gloria House” invites community to tour its runaway and homeless shelter on Dec. 16 in Visalia @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Domestic violence calls have increased by 10 percent in the last 10 years, and the Central Valley has become a center for human trafficking. In both cases, many of these victims are teenage girls unable to […]

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G for Kids Foundation donates a record $65,000 to four local non-profits serving children

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Giving Tuesday may have grabbed headlines across the nation last week, but for a few local non-profits, the day after might be known as Cashing Wednesday. On Nov. 29, four local non-profits received a total of $65,000, the largest donation ever given out by the G for Kids Foundation, in a brief […]

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Men robbed five gas stations in two cities in two hours before being caught by police

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Two men were arrested last week after robbing five gas stations in two cities in just two hours. The early morning armed robbery spree began at 3:42 a.m. at the Flyers gas station located at 1930 S. Mooney Blvd. According to witnesses, one male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun […]

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“Hope Dealer” speaks at drug court graduation

Drug addicted ex-con turned drug counselor extraordinaire Tim Ryan tells tragic, triumphant story to recovering addicts and their families as commencement speaker for the Tulare County Drug Court By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States. Nearly 100 people die every day from opioids, both prescription and illegal drugs, and […]

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California Water Service donates $14,000 to support needy families during the holidays

@TheSunGazette VISALIA — This Thanksgiving and holiday season, California Water Service (Cal Water) in Visalia partnered with charitable organizations to help support needy families through monetary donations to local non-profits. Through its Operation Gobble program, Cal Water donated a total of $12,500 to the Bethlehem Center and the Visalia Emergency Aid Council. The utility also […]

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