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City buys 1st ‘N’ew piece of equipment

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – The City of Visalia passed Measure N with the promise of upgrading its public safety and infrastructure. And its first purchase using the half-cent sales tax increase will do both. At its April 17 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the purchase of new aerial ladder truck for $1.2 […]

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Motorcycle rider ejected, still in critical condition

@TheSunGazette visalia – A Visalia man remains in critical condition, as of press time, after being ejected from his motorcycle last week. The accident happened at 7:46 a.m. on April 20 at the intersection of Road 208 and Avenue 136 near Porterville. Garland Nixon, 53, of Visalia was riding his 2009 Harley Davidson southbound on […]

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Independent Study students provide performance of ‘Pure Imagination’

@TheSunGazette visalia – An exciting evening of fun and fantasy with singing, dancing and a mix of some of America’s favorite film performances will be rocking the stage of the LJ Williams Theatre as the Visalia Charter Independent Study (VCIS) students will present two performances in May. The “Pure Imagination” production will include drama, vocals, […]

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Visalia celebrates peace on Earth Day

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – The City of Visalia will dedicate its newest park this Saturday, not only to promote healthy living and green space on Earth Day but also to promote peace across the globe. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for Miki City Park will be held at 10 a.m. on April […]

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Teacher is ‘Hands-On Hero’ in Ivanhoe

@TheSunGazette ivanhoe – Ivanhoe’s First 5 program and teacher Zelma Lollis will be honored with the “Outstanding Provider 2017” award at the First 5 Hands-On Heroes event Tuesday, April 25. The event recognized heroes who have made a difference in the lives of Tulare County children ages zero through five. Lollis has been in education […]

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Valley Children’s, Kaweah Delta are exclusive

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – Kaweah Delta Medical Center and Valley Children’s Medical Group will deliver countless babies in the next few years, so it’s probably a good thing they aren’t seeing other people. On March 27, Kaweah Delta’s Board of Directors finalized an exclusive contract with Valley Children’s to provide medical staffing in […]

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Barbershop chorus presents ‘Happiest Concert On Earth’

@TheSunGazette visalia – Since the 1930s, Disney films have captured our hearts and imagination with heartwarming stories told by cute and colorful characters. But Disney’s greatest achievement may be the music that accompanies these movies, setting the tone for cinematic recording history and embedding sing-along songs that we can recite for a lifetime. These songs […]

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Council cans idea to take trash out of house

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – The City Council threw out the idea of privatizing its trash collection before it ever made it on the agenda. At its April 3 meeting, the City Council denied a request by Councilmember Phil Cox to put the item up for discussion on the agenda for a future meeting. […]

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City pensions falling $50 mil short of needs

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – In an era of declining utility tax revenue, stagnant property tax increments and rising employee costs, the gap between what public agencies promise in pensions and what they can afford continues to grow. Every city in California is faced with the reality that unfunded obligations toward its pensions will […]

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Raising Literacy Buy the Book

By Amy C. Witt @AmyCWitt_SGN visalia – There could be a treasure waiting for you at the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) annual spring book sale. The used book sale gives you the chance to fill your shelves with gently-used reading gems while helping contribute to empowering literacy and education in youth throughout Tulare […]

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