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City Council cuts water days in half

Tulare County’s largest city became the latest to reduce outdoor watering to two days per week this summer. At its June 15 meeting, the Visalia City Council approved an emergency water conservation ordinance. The ordinance took effect immediately and will remain in effect until at least February 2016, the deadline to meet the Governor’s mandate […]

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The Tortoise wins by a Hair

Most of us remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare bringing about the adage “slow and steady wins the race.” The turtle epitomizes being slow but also being wise, reminding us that being steadfast in our work ethic is more important than cutting corners to speed up the process. But now, the slow […]

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Rec Foundation’s free fireworks show fizzles out

Free fireworks shows continue to fizzle out in the Valley when Visalia became the latest city to cancel its Fourth of July festivities. Carol Hoppert-Hayes, President of the Parks & Recreation Foundation, recently reaffirmed to the Visalia City Council that there would not be a community fireworks show this year. “We felt like we were […]

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Grocery Outlet kicks off ‘Independence from hunger’

Visalia – Grocery Outlet has launched its 5th Annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive June 30 to donate food throughout July, traditionally a time when food agencies experience the greatest need to serve children who are off from school during the summer. According to the Food Research and Action Center, 6 out of 7 low-income […]

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Crime Lines

Visalia Police Log Tuesday, June 16 At 11:45 a.m., officers responded to the vacant building complex at 2950 S. Mooney Blvd. to conduct an investigation into ongoing trespassing and burglary related crimes. As officers arrived to the location they immediately heard a shot being fired from the vacant building. As the officers responded to investigate […]

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July 4th event to spark interest in ‘Real Mooney Grove’ park restoration

Mooney Grove has lost much of its majesty in the last few years. Just six years removed from its 100th anniversary, the historic and iconic Tulare County park has been tarnished of its former luster. Gone are the days of the zoo, amusement rides, concessions, tot lot, paddle boats and fish fountain. Many of the […]

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1 killed in big rig vs. Jeep

A Visalia man was injured last week after a car crashed head-on into his big rig. The accident happened just before 1 a.m. on June 22 when James Chambers, 63, of Visalia was driving his 2008 International Pro Star southbound on Highway 65 near the Tulare-Kern County border. Just north of Avenue 12, a 1997 […]

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