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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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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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July 4th event to spark interest in ‘Real Mooney Grove’ park restoration

Mooney Grove has lost much of its majesty in the last few years. Just six years removed from its 100th anniversary, the historic and iconic Tulare County park has been tarnished of its former luster. Gone are the days of the zoo, amusement rides, concessions, tot lot, paddle boats and fish fountain. Many of the […]

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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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Peaks ‘N’ Valley

2015 has been a surreal year so far for Visalia native Avi Kaplan. In early February, Kaplan along with Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, and Kevin Olusla won their first Grammy as member s of the group called Pentatonix. The award came in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental and A Cappella category for Pentatonix’s arrangement […]

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