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Visalia robber gets 24 years in prison

Twenty-one is the age when most young adults reach the final milestone allowing them to access their full rights to their freedoms. But a young Visalia man will have most of his freedoms taken away for at least the next 24 years. On June 26, Terrance Alexander Johnson, 21, of Visalia pled No Contest — which is […]

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The Tortoise wins by a Hair

Most of us remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare bringing about the adage “slow and steady wins the race.” The turtle epitomizes being slow but also being wise, reminding us that being steadfast in our work ethic is more important than cutting corners to speed up the process. But now, the slow […]

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Mooney Grove misses another moment

Tulare County government, a local non-profit and the Grand Jury don’t seem to agree on what should be done at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. The only thing they have in common is that they all believe the historic county park has become a symbol for missed opportunity. The park will miss out on another […]

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Rec Foundation’s free fireworks show fizzles out

Free fireworks shows continue to fizzle out in the Valley when Visalia became the latest city to cancel its Fourth of July festivities. Carol Hoppert-Hayes, President of the Parks & Recreation Foundation, recently reaffirmed to the Visalia City Council that there would not be a community fireworks show this year. “We felt like we were […]

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Grocery Outlet kicks off ‘Independence from hunger’

Visalia – Grocery Outlet has launched its 5th Annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive June 30 to donate food throughout July, traditionally a time when food agencies experience the greatest need to serve children who are off from school during the summer. According to the Food Research and Action Center, 6 out of 7 low-income […]

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Hollywood’s biggest hits come to Visalia

The stars on the screen will only be rivaled by those in the sky as Hollywood’s biggest hits come to Visalia. The City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department kicks off the 2015 Summer Movies in the Park series this Friday, June 20 at the Riverway Sports Park Special Events Promenade with a screening of […]

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Crime Lines

Visalia Police Log Tuesday, June 16 At 11:45 a.m., officers responded to the vacant building complex at 2950 S. Mooney Blvd. to conduct an investigation into ongoing trespassing and burglary related crimes. As officers arrived to the location they immediately heard a shot being fired from the vacant building. As the officers responded to investigate […]

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1 killed in big rig vs. Jeep

A Visalia man was injured last week after a car crashed head-on into his big rig. The accident happened just before 1 a.m. on June 22 when James Chambers, 63, of Visalia was driving his 2008 International Pro Star southbound on Highway 65 near the Tulare-Kern County border. Just north of Avenue 12, a 1997 […]

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Drought dries out Mill Creek Park well

As California’s drought continues, public parks are no exception to experiencing a lack of water. But some parks are experiencing a higher impact than others. “We’re experiencing a well issue at Mill Creek Park right now,” says Jeff Fultz, Parks & Urban Forestry Manager, City of Visalia Parks & Recreation. “The well is at 100 […]

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