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SoCal Edison still investigating cause of outage

Southern California Edison is still unsure what caused a massive power outage that knocked out electricity to more than 14,000 customers in central Tulare County earlier this evening on Thursday, Oct. 12.  In a phone call at 8:10 p.m., a spokesperson out of Southern California’s office in Rosemead, Calif. said the number of customers who […]

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Visalia takes next step toward banning retail sales, cultivation of recreational marijuana

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Marijuana will not be a money maker for Tulare County’s largest city, but it won’t have to spend money to combat the problems associated with its commercial cultivation and sale. The City of Visalia took the next step in becoming the first city in Tulare County to ban all commercial […]

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HLB is again topic of Citrus Research Board’s annual conference held today, Oct. 11 in Visalia

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – When the fatal citrus tree disease Huanglongbing (HLB) was first discovered in south Florida in 2005 it took less than two years to devastate the Sunshine State’s top crop. The University of Florida estimated the devastation at $4 billion in economic damage and the loss of 8,000 jobs. Today, the […]

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Oct. 16 appeal before City Council is third public hearing for complex at Shirk and Doe

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – An apartment complex that has had two extensive public hearings at the planning level will now be heard by the Visalia City Council. On Oct. 16, the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a 200-unit apartment complex at […]

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Miranda Rae Mayo of NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ to ignite interest in benefit for Visalia Emergency Aid Council

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Miranda Rae Mayo provides plenty of emergency aid as Stella Kidd in the hit NBC show Chicago Fire. But this Saturday, Mayo will be coming to the rescue of all Visalians in need of food, assistance and information. Mayo is one of the biggest names in a list of celebrities that will […]

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VUSD test scores are highest in the County

District sees slight decline in both English and math scores, falls behind state average By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified students performed better than all other unified school districts in Tulare County on California’s online testing last year but still fell short of keeping up with the average scores for the entire state. The California […]

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Students cram for career skills long before they’ll be tested in the field

More than 420 Visalia Unified School District sophomores expected to attend Leaders of Tomorrow Student Conference at convention center on Oct. 9 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Picking a career pathway or learning academy in high school, graduating high school and then getting a degree or certification in a particular industry are all necessary to successfully get […]

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Visalia mayor Warren Gubler to challenge Devon Mathis for Assembly seat

Visalia Mayor Warren Gubler says he will face off against Devon Mathis for California State Assembly District 26 in 2018 election @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The mayor of the largest population in California’s 26th Assembly District says he represents more than the City of Visalia when it comes to sharing values of majority in this area. […]

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Shoplifter sentenced for 8th theft conviction

Shoplifter avoids prison time under Prop. 47 despite seven prior theft convictions @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A local shoplifter escaped a prison sentence but will serve 150 days in jail for stealing more than $200 in clothes and make-up. On Sept. 22, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Gary Johnson sentenced Tyree Bonner, 37, of Visalia for […]

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Rawhide announce front office staff changes

Employees Cody Gray, Charlie Saponara transition out, Jill Webb expands her role in the front office @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Visalia Rawhide announced yesterday that two longtime Front Office employees, Assistant General Manager of Ballpark Operations Cody Gray and Assistant General Manager of Groups, Ticketing, and Events Charlie Saponara, are leaving the ballclub this offseason […]

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