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Latino professionals to strengthen their roots

Tulare County presenters speak at Central Valley Latino Conference Sept. 20-21 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Valley’s only conference for Latinos by Latinos will be held this month in Visalia. The 6th Annual Central Valley Latino Conference is a statewide gathering of fellow Latino professionals on Sept. 20 and 21 at the Visalia Convention Center. Titled […]

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Does Measure A answer a need?

Visalia Unified may show signs of declining enrollment but city’s population is expected to grow By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Business leaders, non-profit directors and civic officials are all represented on the committee formed to support the passage of a school bond in Visalia. They argue voters this November should support Measure A, a […]

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Food pantry building fund is half full

Visalia Emergency Aid Council is more than halfway to goal of raising $600,000 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A little more than a year after kicking off its campaign to build a new food pantry, the Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC) is more than halfway to its goal of paying for the construction. To date, nearly 6,000 […]

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Illegal fireworks still blowing up city’s efforts

City Council to consider increasing fines, banning fireworks after midnight on July 4 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Illegal fireworks continue to skyrocket in Visalia despite $1,000 fines, 23 booths selling legal fireworks, 14-foot “zero tolerance” banners draped on fire stations, and three fireworks shows within the city limits. The city even added a […]

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Curtain falls on theater company’s play for building

City Council rejects Enchanted Playhouse’s offer, ends negotiations in nonprofit’s bid to purchase Main Street Theater despite upcoming events By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The final curtain has fallen for a children’s theater company’s productions at the Main Street Theater. On Sept. 6, the Visalia City Council informed the Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company (EPTC) […]

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CHP to school drivers in safety

CHP will be patrolling school zones throughout Tulare County this month @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Parents who aren’t paying attention as they drop off and pick up their children at school may find themselves with a ticket this month. As part of ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be patrolling […]

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Crime Lines: Houseguests send host to the hospital

Couple stabbed man several times in the back and head before stealing his car and several items @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A couple of invited houseguests nearly killed their host last week after stabbing him several times. Just after 5 a.m. on Sept. 2, officers responded to the 200 block of E. Tulare Ave. regarding a […]

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Visalia man gets life in prison for killing his baby girl

Aaron Rowe, 28, of Visalia convicted of killing his 47-day-old daughter in 2012 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A Visalia man was sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering his baby daughter. On Sept. 5, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Joseph Kalashian sentenced Aaron Rowe, 28, of Visalia, to 18 years-to-life in prison for the […]

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Visalia facility turns waste into water

City’s $152 million upgrade of waste water treatment plant recycles sewage into irrigation water to offset groundwater use By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The largest public works project in the city’s history became fully operational last month.  At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Visalia City Council approved a notice of completion for its $152 million […]

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