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Visalia works to light up downtown for holidays

Overhead wiring this week is temporary fix for street lighting on Acequia, Court and Bridge streets @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Just a day after daylight savings and just weeks before seasonal festivities begin, the city began work to ensure that downtown is well lit for the holidays. On Monday, Nov. 5, work began to install overhead […]

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City of Visalia to celebrate facility that reclaims water from waste

City holds grand opening and ribbon cutting for Water Reclamation Facility on Nov. 7 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – When Visalia began its enormous project to turn filthy waste into flowing water they quickly realized the standard name of a waste water treatment facility just didn’t apply. The water at Visalia’s new facility southwest […]

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Black students sue VUSD for ignoring bigotry

ACLU files discrimination complaint on behalf of five black students for ongoing racial hostility By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified is being sued by five black students who claim the district has ignored bigotry and racial hostility at its school sites. The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a discrimination complaint on behalf […]

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Crime Lines: Girl fight leads to stabbing

13-year-old female stabs a 15-year-old female following an argument @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A 13-year-old girl was arrested for stabbing a 15-year-old girl in the back last week. At about 6:17 p.m. on Oct. 27, officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1600 block of South Bardo Street. According to the report, the […]

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Conference gives voice to female farmworkers

Annual Farmworker Women’s Conference addresses domestic violence, sexual harassment @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 deal with at home and on the job. According to […]

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Denton Dragons or Parkview Lions? VUSD to vote new school’s name, mascot and colors

School board to vote on new elementary school’s name, mascot and colors on Nov. 13 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Would your kid rather root for the Dragons or the Lions? That’s the question facing the Visalia Unified School District board of trustees next month. At its Oct. 23 meeting, the school board heard a presentation on […]

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Visalia Unified School Board Elections: Candidates focus on low literacy, high truancy in Area 1

Retired educator Walta Gamoian and Deputy DA Mike Moberly are experts on their issues @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalia Unified School District’s race for its central area, Area 1, will center around two candidates who experts in the issues on which they are campaigning. Walta Gamoian has over 30 years of experience teaching in VUSD and […]

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Visalia-based Citrus Research Board and UC create $1million endowment for citrus research

Citrus Research Board, University of California establish an endowment for long term sustainability research @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – Central Valley citrus has managed to fend off the far-reaching Asian citrus psyllid and the fatal tree disease it spreads, huanglongbing (HLB). But that has not come without innovation, research and of course cost. Fortunately, the Citrus Research […]

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Visalia Unified School Board Elections: Three candidates have shoes to fill in Area 5

Residents in southern central Area 5 look to replace second board member in 2 years @TheSunGazette VISALIA – For the second time in as many years, Visalia voters will have to replace a well respected board member serving Area 5. In a three-way race for Area 5 in 2016, special education teacher Patricia Griswold garnered […]

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Visalia Unified School Board Elections: Incumbent almost unopposed in Area 4

John Crabtree is the only serious candidate in the race for northwest Visalia @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Incumbent John Crabtree is running almost unopposed for the Area 4 seat on the Visalia Unified School District Board of Trustees. The 68-year-old retired business man is seeking re-election to represent the northwest portion of the district. 1. What […]

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