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His-Terry man of Visalia

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN visalia – Visalia’s Terry Ommen is known for his love of history. But a little over a week ago he made his mark in it. Surprising to him, he was honored as the 2017 Visalia Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. Like all award recipients Ommen felt as if there […]

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Visalia accepts non-profit with ‘Open Arms’

@TheSunGazette visalia – Like funeral planning, hospice care is not always an easy subject. Watching a loved one die, even a peaceful death, is often viewed as a negative. But for most, the time spent with family members before they pass is cherished and preferred to someone passing suddenly. Hospice care allows a chance to rekindle […]

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Visalia Unified School District teachers bargain for 1-year salary increase

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – The Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) and Visalia Unified Teachers Association (VUTA) reached an agreement for the 2017-18 school year.  The agreement includes a 2.5% increase to the salary schedule. Step and column movement on the salary schedule will also be funded by the District.  For the 2017-18 school year, the […]

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Driver turns himself in after fatal hit-and-run

@TheSunGazette visalia – The search for a driver in a fatal hit-and-run accident last week ended later the same day when the suspect turned himself in. The crash happened at 6:08 a.m. on June 8 on Walnut Avenue at Garden Street when a white Ford Ranger traveling eastbound on Walnut struck Francisco Mayorga, 60, of […]

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Missing woman found dead

Another missing person’s case ended tragically for an elderly woman last week. Detectives with the Visalia Police Department found the body of a missing woman, 83-year-old Eunice Collins of Visalia, at 2:40 p.m. along the canal bank in the 4200 block of W. Laura in Visalia. “The investigation is continuing however foul play is not […]

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Visalia Police Department saves lives of Three Doctors

@TheSunGazette palo alto, calif. – A terminally ill Visalia man’s plot to murder three Bay Area doctors last week was prevented thanks to thorough work by the Visalia Police Department. Early in the morning of May 31, the Visalia Police Department received a call from a Visalia family that 58-year-old Yue Chen had gone missing. Sgt. […]

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Visalia may get a little bigger

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – The City of Visalia is about to get a little bigger. At its June 5 meeting, the Visalia City Council unanimously approved the annexation of a little more than 51 acres. The acreage was split between two annexations – 34.5 acres fronting Highway 198 at Roeben Street and Noble […]

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