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Spend an evening with the stars

During the months of February and March, the Sam B. Peña Planetarium, operated by the Tulare County Office of Education, will offer visitors a choice of two evening shows and two matinee shows, ideal for younger audiences. EVENING SHOWS •February 19, 7 p.m. – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity Experience the creation of the […]

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Man gunned down on Giddings

A Visalia man was gunned down in front of a business last week. Officers with the Visalia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 12:35 a.m. on Feb. 4. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim deceased from a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of N. Giddings St. The victim’s name […]

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Fatal crash claims to victims

Visalia Police are still unsure what caused a head-on collision that killed a Woodlake man and an unidentified woman on Monday. The crash happened at about 6:52 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the intersection of Caldwell Avenue west of Pinkham Street. According to the police report, a 2000 Volkswagen was traveling eastbound on Caldwell Ave. […]

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Visalia Chamber program to lead the way in water conservation

Donations began to flow last week for a group of Visalians attempting to lead the way in water conservation. On Feb. 2, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Visalia program received three donations from local companies and organizations that will go toward teaching water conservation to school-age children. California Water Service (Cal Water), the private […]

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Woman tries to ship pot, meth through the mail

Regardless of California’s laws on the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it’s definitely not legal to ship it over state lines for any reason. So when a Visalia woman attempted to ship a quarter of a pound of marijuana through a parcel service last week, the Visalia Police Department quickly tracked her down […]

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Beauty school ends ugly for student and staff

Over 100 students and more than a dozen instructors were left wondering what their next step was last week when Marinello Schools of Beauty closed down its Visalia location. Students and faculty were ushered out of the school on Mooney Boulevard on Feb. 4 as security guards turned away people trying to enter the building. […]

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Pimp, 8 prostitutes arrested in trafficking bust

A teenage pimp and eight of his prostitutes were arrested earlier this month. On Jan. 22, members of the Visalia Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit, Fresno FBI, and the Department of Justice’s TARGET task force conducted a detail within the city of Visalia aimed at combating human trafficking. Also present during the detail was a […]

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Three arrested in brief pursuits

The Visalia Police Department arrested three suspects after two brief pursuits last week. The first happened on Jan. 29 when officers with the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Robin and Conyer. At about 11:11 p.m., the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. During the […]

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