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Rough fire forces towns to evacuate

Fire Evacuation Warning Notices Issued in Sequoia Highlands Due to the continuing spread of the Rough Fire, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation warning notices to people in the area of Sequoia Highlands. These homes are located northeast of Dunlap in small communities known as Crabtree, Sampson Flat, Davis Flat and Clover Meadows. […]

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LPD moves to restore officer reserve

Despite an increase in turn-over, switching dispatch providers and most notably the loss of Chief of Public Safety Rich Wilkinson, officers with the Lindsay Police Department (LPD) have worked diligently to keep order and peace in the city they serve. With a potential officer on the cusp of completing academy and an anticipated approval of […]

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Sports Park leads off with bid

After a slump that lasted more than a decade, the Farmersville Sports Park project is finally getting on base. At its Aug. 10 meeting, the Farmersville City Council authorized staff to go out to bid for the construction of Phase I of the Sports Park. Final bid documents were advertised on Aug. 28. Offers will […]

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Porterville man hit by car

A Porterville man was injured last week after an Exeter driver lost control of his vehicle. The accident happened at about 12:50 p.m. on Aug. 21 on Road 208 north of Avenue 56 west of Ducor. A 2001 Oldsmobile was traveling northbound on Road 208 when, for unknown reasons, the driver made an unsafe turn […]

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Regional Park is half full with water savings

The Central Valley’s worsening drought conditions, if nothing else, have created a heightened awareness about water conservation from our own backyards to major government projects. Public parks have been one of the most contentious issues in the drought, balancing the need to save water with the need for open space, oxygen rich trees and healthy […]

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Chamber sets the date for bubbly jubilee

The summer heat wave has not prevented the Visalia Chamber of Commerce from talking about Christmas. Today the Chamber announced that the beloved 35th Annual Christmas Tree Auction will have a Champagne Jubilee theme. Known as ‘THE Formal Event of the season’, the Christmas Tree Auction committee is excited that this year’s theme will raise the […]

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Man found guilty on 12 counts of molestation

On Aug. 14, 2015 in Department 10 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Kathryn Montejano presiding, a Tulare County jury found Timothy Chavez, age 43, of Visalia, guilty of twelve counts of lewd acts on a child under fourteen, one count of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a lewd […]

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Measure E property tax to end 3 years early

Property owners in Visalia Unified School District will see the Measure E tax end three years early — and enjoy a 23 percent lower-than-expected rate. The second and final series of bonds was recently sold in a competitive process, explained Robert Groeber, assistant superintendent for administrative services at VUSD. Measure E, the voter-approved school facilities bond measure […]

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