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Visalia Chamber program to lead the way in water conservation

Donations began to flow last week for a group of Visalians attempting to lead the way in water conservation. On Feb. 2, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Visalia program received three donations from local companies and organizations that will go toward teaching water conservation to school-age children. California Water Service (Cal Water), the private […]

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Woman tries to ship pot, meth through the mail

Regardless of California’s laws on the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it’s definitely not legal to ship it over state lines for any reason. So when a Visalia woman attempted to ship a quarter of a pound of marijuana through a parcel service last week, the Visalia Police Department quickly tracked her down […]

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Beauty school ends ugly for student and staff

Over 100 students and more than a dozen instructors were left wondering what their next step was last week when Marinello Schools of Beauty closed down its Visalia location. Students and faculty were ushered out of the school on Mooney Boulevard on Feb. 4 as security guards turned away people trying to enter the building. […]

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Pimp, 8 prostitutes arrested in trafficking bust

A teenage pimp and eight of his prostitutes were arrested earlier this month. On Jan. 22, members of the Visalia Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit, Fresno FBI, and the Department of Justice’s TARGET task force conducted a detail within the city of Visalia aimed at combating human trafficking. Also present during the detail was a […]

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Three arrested in brief pursuits

The Visalia Police Department arrested three suspects after two brief pursuits last week. The first happened on Jan. 29 when officers with the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Robin and Conyer. At about 11:11 p.m., the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. During the […]

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Explore the Colors of New England

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience the rich history and culture of New England. The eight-day trip through the Northeastern United States is a chance to enjoy the charming and historically rich states in all the glory of their beautiful fall colors. There is a special slideshow presentation on Feb. 16 at […]

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Parks & Rec offers youth sports discount day

Youth baseball can be expensive. One child demands the price of a uniform, glove, bat, cleats, cup, bag, etc. That’s why the Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is giving parents a chance to save $10 by registering this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 6, Visalia Parks and Recreation is offering a Spring […]

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Countdown to cookie season

Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites and Lemonades– they’re right around the corner! Girl Scouts of Central California South is counting down to Mega Drop, Saturday, Feb. 6. During the Girl Scout Mega Drop, truckloads of cookies arrive in Visalia bringing thousands of Girl Scout cookies for girls to begin selling Sunday, Feb. 7. This event also […]

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Visalia extends GSA advisory application deadline to March 1

Visalia is giving citizens interested in helping manage the area’s underground resources more time to apply for the Mid-Kaweah GSA. GSAs, or Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, are being formed up and down the state to manage groundwater in regional water basins in order to comply with the State’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) which requires these […]

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