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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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Homeowners lost thousands in foreclosure scam

Visalia residents were part a Valley-wide crime that defrauded more than 100 homeowners out of thousands of dollars each from Bakersfield to Salinas, Calif. Martin Calzada, 28, of Los Angeles, pled not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud during an arraignment in federal court in Fresno on Jan. 20. […]

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City changes law to ‘fast track’ Nordstrom warehouse

Visalia is changing its rules to accommodate the possibility of a Nordstrom warehouse coming to the city. But different than most cases, the removal of this unused piece of law may pave the way for future job growth in the industrial park as well. At its Jan. 19 meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to […]

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City to turn up safety at signals

How many times have you almost been T-boned while trying to make a left turn from Giddings Street onto Main Street? How many times have you narrowly avoided a near head-on collision trying to make a left turn from County Center Drive onto Walnut Avenue? Those dangerous intersections and three others will be much safer […]

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Corcoran State Prison seeks COS as partner in education

In 2016, College of the Sequoias will embark upon a project initiated by California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR), to make college classes available at the prison and its related Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF-CSP). Part of a larger, California initiative to expand education opportunities in state prisons, Corcoran officials are soliciting help from COS as […]

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It’s show time in Visalia

It’s show time in Visalia! Visalia Unified School District will continue its tradition of high energy student performances this month with five musicals in its spring semester lineup. “For many years, our community has grown accustomed to excellent high school performing arts productions,” said outgoing Superintendent Craig Wheaton. “Everything from band to dance — we have wonderful performances […]

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Tulare Co. Sheriff Dept. SPOT-lights achievement

There is often a stigma that comes with being an armed law enforcement officer. This stigma seems to be amplified in rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. However, thanks to the Sheriff’s Public Outreach Team (SPOT) of Tulare County, law enforcement is building a foundation of trust and transparency between the community and the department. The SPOT […]

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Former deputy gets five years in prison

A former deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department will be spending the next five years with people he may have help put behind bars. On Jan. 13, Judge Kathryn Montejano sentenced William Nulick, 44, to five years in state prison for sexual assault. The former deputy sheriff plead no contest on Nov. 20, 2015 […]

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Flood project closes Race Ave. now thru Feb. 18

As part of the construction of the Downtown Stormwater Flood Protection Project, a road closure will be taking place on Race Avenue between Tipton Street and Burke Street. The closure, scheduled for exactly one month, began Monday, Jan. 18 and will continue through Thursday, Feb. 18. Businesses on Race Avenue will remain open during the […]

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Workshops offered for Empowerment for Better Living program

If you would like to learn how to better manage your health, sign up for a free six-week workshop presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District. The workshop is designed to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other chronic condition. Class size is typically around 12-18 […]

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