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End of the Trail pond should be fully repaired by May

Pond beneath iconic ‘End of the Trail’ statue at Mooney Grove still needs to be drained, sealed and refilled By Nancy Vigran Reporting for The Sun-Gazette VISALIA – “Parks and Recreation Staff is working creatively to revive the working condition of the fountain around ‘The End of Trail Statue,’ at Mooney Grove Park,” was recently […]

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Burglar punches man in the face, then robs him with knife

Visalia police officers are still on the lookout for suspect who burglarized victim with a knife at the park at Paseo and Villa @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Police preach that when confronted by a burglar, just give them what they’re asking for. Afterall, property can always be replaced. Though sometimes, you can give up your possessions […]

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Visalia Chamber announces 2019 Business of the Year award finalists

Small, Medium, and Large Business, as well as Nonprofit of the Year winners will be announced at Annual Awards celebration on June 13 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announced business award finalists last week for its 2019 Annual Awards. This year, dozens of businesses and individuals were nominated by the community for […]

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City activates bike, pedestrian signal on Riggin

Santa Fe Trail crossing was funded using Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant, Measure R funds @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Cars have had a wide, open roadway without stops on Riggin Avenue/St. John’s Parkway between Dinuba Boulevard and Burke Street for several years, but now they’ll have to pay close attention to a signal for bicycle […]

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Visalia Council denies request to discuss a possible aquatics center at a future meeting

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Greg Collins asked his fellow city councilmembers for a final vote on whether or not to further investigate an aquatics center. Not only did they say no, they voted not to discuss the item any further. Collins first floated the idea of an aquatics center in 2017 and asked the […]

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Visalians better than most at managing their credit card debt

Average Visalia household is still carrying nearly $4,000 more than what is considered sustainable @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalians are better at managing their credit card debt than other Central Valley citizens.  In a recent report by WalletHub, a personal finance web site offering analysis to consumers, Visalians paid off more credit card debt in the […]

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Golden Corral plans to open locations in Visalia, Fresno as part of Calif. expansion

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – One of the most popular buffet style franchises is eyeing Visalia. Golden Corral, which features pot roast, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, will be opening in Visalia sometime in the next year or so. The Fresno Bee and Business Journal both reported that Fresno will have a location in the […]

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Visalia SWAT rescue hostage in 9-hour standoff

Man held screwdriver to woman’s neck on Hillcrest St. before being rescued by SWAT @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalia officers spent more than nine hours trying to talk an assailant down before breaking down the door for a rescue. According to the Visalia Police Department, officers responded to the 2800 block of E. Hillcrest at 4:00 […]

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Visalia tells cell phone users to “Call If You Can; Text If You Can’t” in an emergency

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – There are many situations where you may have to dial 911, but not every call for help can be done aloud. In those situations, wireless customers in the city of Visalia can now text for help when they are unable to call. The Visalia Police Department announced last week a new service […]

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Fireworks funding request nearly blows up in nonprofit’s face

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Asking the city for more money to put on the community’s fireworks show nearly blew up in one local non-profit’s face. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, has been running Visalia’s only fireworks show for the last two years. On April 1, CASA asked the Visalia City Council […]

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