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VUSD to break ground on elementary school site

Ceremony will be held on May 29 at the corner of Ferguson Street and Denton Avenue @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalia Unified is ready to break ground on its 27th elementary school, and its sixth school site in the last decade.  A groundbreaking ceremony for Visalia Unified School District’s (VUSD) newest elementary school will be held at […]

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Visalia City Council removes funding for community center from 2-year capital improvement plan; does not consider those funds for an aquatic center

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A proposed community center on the south side of town may have represented less than a quarter of the city’s recreation facility budget for the next two years but it accounted for the majority of the council’s focus at its last meeting.  At its May 7 meeting, the Council skimmed […]

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Visalia City Council to consider limiting re-agendizing items

Future agenda item will ask how often councilmember requests can be brought back for a vote after being denied By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Is it a waste of time for a city council to consider an item after a majority of council members have already voted to deny the request, or is it simply […]

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Visalia Chamber announces 2018 Man and Woman of the Year

Visalia Chamber of Commerce will announce Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year at June 14 Awards Celebration @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The better parts of any community do not spontaneously appear. They are the result of hard work and coordination of community members driven to leave the place they call home better than they […]

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Student Inclusivity Task Force will discuss controversial issues on campus prior to them becoming cultural problems

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A group of students tasked with finding solutions to sensitive issues before they become cultural problems on campus will hold its first meeting this month.  Dr. Todd Oto, superintendent of Visalia Unified School District, said the Student Inclusivity Task Force will have a “process meeting” to see if the group […]

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Visalia teacher arrested for sexting, touching student

Sycamore Valley Academy teacher shared explicit photos, made sexual contact with elementary student @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – A charter school teacher was arrested for sexual contact with a elementary school student last week. At 10 a.m. on May 4, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Crimes Against Children’s Unit responded to Sycamore Valley Academy, […]

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Formal Attire Ready helps foster teens afford dresses, tuxedos for prom, graduation, job interviews

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Prom season is here and teenagers all over the county are getting ready to put on their formal dresses and tuxedos in an American adolescent rite of passage. But what about students who can’t afford to buy a dress or rent a tuxedo? What about foster children who may not […]

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Grant will allow Visalia to install water-efficient landscaping at city hall, transit center

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – While the drought might seem over to some, there are plenty of reasons to be water wise. And as of this week, the City of Visalia is taking a step toward conservations.  Thanks to a grant from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) and the State of California Department of Water Resources, two […]

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Discount grocer ALDI scouts locations in Visalia as part of aggressive expansion in California

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The fastest growing grocery chain in the U.S. may be looking to move to Visalia. ALDI recently announced it was going to open stores in Hanford and Porterville and was scouting locations in Visalia. The City of Visalia confirmed that the discount grocer has inquired about finding a location in Visalia but […]

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