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Historians, consultant narrow site of Fort Visalia to one block of downtown

Built in 1852, Fort Visalia is considered the first community structure built in Visalia and possibly the San Joaquin Valley By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The old lumberyard in downtown Visalia might not look like much today, but it was at one time the hub of commerce for the entire Central Valley. At its […]

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Visalia rapist gets life in prison

John Lambert violently raped a housekeeper hired to clean his room at transitional living facility @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A man who raped a woman hired to clean his room will spend the rest of his life in prison. On Jan. 24, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Montejano sentenced 37-year-old John Lambert to 75 years-to-life […]

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Visalia City Council talks trash about illegal dumpers

City discusses $1 per month increase to solid waste service to fund special unit to clean up illegal dumping By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia’s streets are being trashed. There are refrigerators overturned in alleyways. Drywall plastered across neighborhoods. And even hot tubs plopped in the middle of the street. Those were the images […]

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Parole denied for Tulare County gunman in gang shooting, wife murderer

Tulare County District Attorney’s Office secures parole denials for two Tulare County criminals serving life sentences @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A lifelong gang member connected to a case that forever changed Visalia and a man who murdered his wife in Porterville will both remain behind bars thanks to the efforts of the Tulare County District Attorney’s […]

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Enchanted Playhouse gets two more months at Main Street Theatre

Enchanted Playhouse, City push back last date for children’s theater company to vacate the building to March 31, 2019 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Company will have at least one more encore at the Main Street Theatre. The children’s theater company announced on Jan. 24 that it signed an agreement […]

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City of Visalia to seal cracks in residential roads

Measure N-funded street maintenance will smooth out roads in southwestern part of Visalia in the next few weeks @TheSunGazette VISALIA – One of the tenets of Measure N was to catch up on road maintenance throughout the city of Visalia’s nearly 500 miles of roadway. There’s nothing new and exciting about roadway maintenance, unless you’re […]

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Kaweah Delta seeks members for new Emergency Department Council

Members of the public are invited to apply for advisory council; applications due by Feb. 1, 2019 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Kaweah Delta is accepting applications for a new Emergency Department Advisory Council aiming to enhance patient experiences in its Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the state. Members of the public are invited to […]

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Visalia City Council dings trolley buses for lack of use

City Council votes to sell four of five trolleys, increase hourly rental rates for Visalia Towne Trolley and Sequoia Shuttle By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A nostalgic reminder of an era when Visalians shuttled through town on an electric railroad instead of driving personal vehicles is almost completely gone. At its Jan. 7 meeting, […]

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Fresh baked, grilled eateries coming to Visalia

Urbane Café and California Fish Grill to open locations at the corner of Mooney Blvd. and Beech St. at Visalia Mall By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Two new restaurants will be bringing fresh-baked breads and freshly grilled fish to the Visalia Mall. The Visalia Mall recently announced that Urbane Café and California Fish Grill […]

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Visalia shops give a portion of their sales to downtown fire relief fund

Twenty downtown businesses hold fundraisers this week to benefit employees displaced by Dec. 26 fire on Main Street @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Downtown Visalia businesses have come together this week to raise money for employees displaced by the Dec. 26 fire that destroyed or damaged six business on Main Street. On its Facebook page titled “We […]

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