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Visalia Chamber’s 10-day guided tour will take participants on a tour highlighting American history

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Have you ever wished you could experience our nation’s history rather than just reading about it? No one has a time machine but the Visalia Chamber of Commerce is offering the next best thing with a 10-day tour showcasing monuments and memorials that punctuate American history from colonial settlements through the Civil […]

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Crime Lines: Michael Allen Brown damages girlfriend’s home, almost runs over officer on Christmas Eve

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – An upset boyfriend nearly injured an officer during a tirade at his girlfriend’s home on Christmas Eve. At 8:50 a.m., Michael Allen Brown, 25, of Visalia had just finished causing significant damage to his girlfriend’s house in the 5200 block of W. Cambridge, when officers arrived as he was attempting to flee […]

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VUSD offers a dozen new electives at high schools

Courses range from sports psychology to arson investigation in academies at all five high schools @TheSunGazette VISALIA – High school students will have a dozen new courses to choose from next year, including sports psychology, arson investigation and an advanced culinary course. The elective courses, which range from one semester to a full school year, […]

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City and Rawhide ink another 1-year deal

Extension buys City of Visalia and ball club ownership more time to sign a long-term deal By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Rawhide baseball will continue in Visalia for at least another year, but only after the City and the team’s ownership group were unable to strike a longer deal on leasing the stadium. The Visalia […]

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Visalia Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints, patrols through Jan. 1

@TheSunGazette VISALIA — This holiday season, the Visalia Department is working around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. Now through Jan. 1, 2018, local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special […]

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Council OKs funding for body-worn cameras

City Council Measure N spending plan to use $157,000 to outfit 100 officers with cameras By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The officers protecting Tulare County’s largest city will add body-worn cameras to their arsenal next year. On Dec. 18, the Visalia City Council unanimously approved the final piece of funding to outfit more than 100 […]

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County sells former courthouse to hotel developer

Supervisors unanimously approve $2.3 million sale of four-story building on Court Street By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Tulare County’s former courthouse sold last week for $2.3 million to make way for a new, luxury hotel set to open in early 2020. The Tulare County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the sale of the vacant four-story […]

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VRM extends hours at men’s and women’s shelter to help homeless stay warm from the cold

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – With nighttime temperatures consistently dipping into the 20s, there is a major risk of homeless people suffering from illnesses related to prolonged exposure to cold weather. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as high as 40˚F without the proper clothing. But there is one place in Visalia where anyone can go to get […]

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Woman embezzled $1.2M from Visalia Cemetery District

Former bookkeeper is arrested more than a year after she quit her job as the longtime bookkeeper for cemetery @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Police arrested a former Visalia Public Cemetery District employee for embezzlement more than a year after she quit. On Dec. 22, Visalia Police Department officers arrested Dona J. Shores, 63, at her home […]

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