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Houston Avenue repaving and rehab work complete

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Houston, we no longer have a problem.  The City of Visalia completed its road rehabilitation project on Houston Avenue last week. Travelers are now enjoying a smoother commute on new Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) that was installed during the project which also included upgrades of some existing curb ramps to meet Americans […]

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Traffic Alert: Lane closure on Demaree July 20-23

Demaree Street will be closed between Goshen and Houston avenues from Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. through Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. to allow for work on the railroad. For updates on the Goshen-Demaree improvement project, visit visalia.city/goshendemaree. To receive mobile alerts, text “goshendemaree” to 662-200-4303.

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Lane closures at Demaree St. and Goshen Ave. intersection to continue thru October

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Construction to widen and improve one of Visalia’s busiest and most congested intersections began on Monday, July 9. The first phase of the $3.8 million project will focus on shoulder and utility work resulting in lane closures Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This phase is expected to […]

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Fireworks light more than just the sky on 4th of July

Visalia, Tulare County fire departments chase grass and house fire started by legal and illegal fireworks @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Fourth of July was a busy night for local firefighters and it wasn’t just because of illegal fireworks.  From 8 a.m. on July 4 to 8 a.m. on July 5, the Visalia Fire Department (VFD) responded […]

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Planning commission approves four-story, 83-bed hotel that is both environment- and pet-friendly

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A new kind of hotel anchoring a unique project with classic English architecture took its first step to becoming a reality last week. At its June 29 meeting, the Visalia Planning Commission approved a hotel that will bring Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ latest concept to Visalia. Hilton’s Home 2 Suites […]

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Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company calls for supporting roles

Enchanted Playhouse asks for supporters to attend July 16 City Council meeting to plea for children’s theater company to remain at Main Street Theater, its home for more than 20 years By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – In the last 10 years, the Main Street Theater has played host to more than 2,000 performances by the […]

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Man, 18, is arrested for July 8 shooting in the 200 block of E. Main St.

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Police quickly captured the gunman and his gun in a downtown shooting last week. Robert Lamount Crossley, 18, was arrested after midnight on July 8 near Santa Fe and Center Avenue a few blocks from where the shooting took place. According to a Visalia Police Department report, officers received a call of […]

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Visalia Rotary donates $100K to local nonprofits

Visalia Rotary Community Foundation has donated more than $1.3 million since 1990 @TheSunGazette VISALIA –  Rotary Clubs have donated more than $1.3 million into Visalia and surrounding communities in the last 28 years, and that’s just the money from its foundation.  Last month, the Visalia Rotary Community Foundation announced it would donate $100,000 to seven […]

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Measure N outpacing projections by $4 million

City of Visalia plans to use extra funds to build fire station, hire community service officer, replace aging downtown street lights By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Measure N is expected to bring in more than $26 million over the next two years, $4 million over what was projected by the initial plan.  The increase in […]

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New position to encourage more people to ‘Visit Visalia’

Visalia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau hires industry leader Demea Metcalf to promote convention center and tourism in Visalia @TheSunGazette VISALIA  – Conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Visalia is quickly becoming a hot spot for conventions catering to everything from ham radio operators to gymnastics competitions. And the trend should improve after […]

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