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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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Tulare Co. seeks support for Homeless Project

The Tulare and Kings counties are seeking community support to help the homeless. The 8th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness and event organizers are asking for community support to serve the over 1,000 people expected to be seeking services at the events. […]

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County libraries reopen literacy center

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 5 marked the reopening of the Literacy Center of the Tulare County Library. The event, sponsored by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, recognized the renovation of the Center and the Visalia Community Rotary Foundation, which funded the project. Marie Labbee, Chamber Ambassador Chair, opened the event, and Darla Wegener, […]

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Visalia 100% on board with clean burning fleet

Visalia Transit’s fleet is about to become a whole lot greener by saving some green on six low-emission buses and applying for grants to purchase up to six zero-emission electric buses. At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Visalia City Council authorized the transfer of two 2009 Orion VII and four 2006 Orion VII 35-foot compressed […]

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Cause of woman’s death unknown

A missing Visalia woman was found dead last week but police are still investigating the cause of her death. At about 7 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Krickett Enriquez, 32, of Visalia was reported missing. While on patrol the next day, officers with the Visalia Police Department located Enriquez’s body at about 9:30 p.m. in […]

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Visalia calls on Woodlake contractor for dispatch center

A Woodlake company was selected to build the City of Visalia’s emergency communications hub, but the company was not the lowest bidder, or even the second-lowest bidder. At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Visalia City Council awarded the bid to construct the long-awaited Visalia Emergency Communications Center (VECC) for $11.3 million to Oral E. Micham […]

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Visalia man receives $500 aviation scholarship

Anthony Trujillo of Visalia received an Aviation Scholarship from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Aero Squadron. He graduated from Redwood High School in June and is currently attending Arizona State University where he is working on a double major in political science and linguistics. Trujillo finished ground school a year ago and, so far, has logged […]

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