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Visalia Chamber provides non-partisan workshop to help, encourage more people to run for local office

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – In an effort to encourage leaders to run for local office, The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates College on Nov. 8 and 15 from 6-8 p.m. Candidates College provides a nonpartisan fact based learning opportunity to those who may be interested in serving in an elected or appointed position. […]

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El Diamante student arrested for gun threats

Police arrest second Visalia Unified student in as many months for threats of gun violence @TheSunGazette VISALIA – For the second time in as many months, a Visalia Unified School District student was arrested for threatening gun violence against a school. On Oct. 26, the Visalia Unified School District Administration was notified by the Visalia […]

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City Council denies appeal to overturn Planning Commission’s approval of apartments at Shirk and Doe

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – If all decisions in life were made according to what the most vocal people want, than cities would have nothing but single-family homes and everyone would live on a cul-de-sac. But this majority-rule utopia is obviously fraught with issues that city planning must take into consideration, such as traffic flow, […]

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Dept. of Public Health encourages consumers to participate in Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 28

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – More than 6 million Americans abuse controlled prescription drugs.  According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Take Back Day events provide an opportunity […]

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Lety Gonzalez’s Hood Outreach Ministry is recipient of Oct. 20 Visalia SOUP crowdfunding event

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – It’s always difficult to return to the place you called home after you have changed your address and your identity. It’s especially difficult when your home was a park bench. But that’s what Lety Gonzalez did earlier this year when the former homeless woman returned to the Lincoln Oval in […]

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A conference that works for farmworking women

Farmworker Women’s Conference show women how to access resources for the health, education of their children in Tulare County @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – Farmworkers, and women in particular, live in the shadows and in order to remain unseen by federal authorities for fear of deportation, they often remain silent about the physical and mental abuse they […]

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Oct. 25 Homelessness Summit in Visalia to focus on best-practice strategies and resource commitment

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Homelessness is a universal problem in one way or another. Cities who want to show compassion provide services, but on the other hand those services hold a very real cost. And that is why the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness (TCTFH) is hosting a summit on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Visalia […]

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COS Training Resource Center offers special effects makeup class on Oct. 21

@TheSunGazette VISALIA — Halloween isn’t far away; many are already planning their outfit for the night.  Want to look ghoulish or downright gory? Want to look like you just walked off the set of “Walking Dead”?  Then this class is for you. The College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center has teamed up with an experienced […]

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Crime Lines: Police arrest 4 DUI offenders at home

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. Visalia Police Department officers, with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants in hand, fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high […]

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