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Golden West defeats Big Bear to become CIF Division 5AA SoCal Regional Champions 41-21, Blazers will host this week’s Division 5AA State Championship game

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Golden West’s historic season will be one that’s tough to beat for future teams. Two weeks ago, Golden West hadn’t so much as appeared in a valley championship game; they beat CVC 27-21 in an overtime thriller. Last week, Golden West hadn’t ever appeared in a state regional championship […]

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Community Calendar: January and February

December  |  March January 1 – Three River’s annual Polar Bear Dip takes place at noon just off the deck of the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, 45978 Sierra Dr. in Three Rivers. Free chowder and hot coffee or hot chocolate for participants. January 13 – 47th annual Falconry Meet by the California Hawking Club from […]

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G for Kids Foundation donates a record $65,000 to four local non-profits serving children

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Giving Tuesday may have grabbed headlines across the nation last week, but for a few local non-profits, the day after might be known as Cashing Wednesday. On Nov. 29, four local non-profits received a total of $65,000, the largest donation ever given out by the G for Kids Foundation, in a brief […]

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Men robbed five gas stations in two cities in two hours before being caught by police

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Two men were arrested last week after robbing five gas stations in two cities in just two hours. The early morning armed robbery spree began at 3:42 a.m. at the Flyers gas station located at 1930 S. Mooney Blvd. According to witnesses, one male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun […]

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Kaweah Delta erects tent structure outside of the Emergency Dept. to combat overcrowding during flu season

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center announced last week that it will be expanding its Emergency Department over the next two years, but that doesn’t help the daily overcrowding happening now. To help treat patients more quickly, a temporary reception tent has been put up outside of the hospital’s normal Emergency Department […]

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“Hope Dealer” speaks at drug court graduation

Drug addicted ex-con turned drug counselor extraordinaire Tim Ryan tells tragic, triumphant story to recovering addicts and their families as commencement speaker for the Tulare County Drug Court By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States. Nearly 100 people die every day from opioids, both prescription and illegal drugs, and […]

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Kaweah Delta begins expansion of overcrowded ER

Hospital will spend $32 million to double the size of its Emergency Department over the next two years By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The average person spends more than three hours in the Emergency Department at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. That’s a long time to wait to find out the severity of an illness or […]

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Choosing Health Care Benefits — a Chore or a Labor of Love?

NewsUSA – If you’re like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report. For many, that might be true. But why not look at choosing benefits as something […]

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Woodlake residents voice concerns over regulatory permit passage for Green Bean Pharm cannabis dispensary

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – While the City and City Council might be ready to move forward with commercial cannabis in the Woodlake city limits some residents have their concerns. Last week the City Council voted 3-1 in favor of issuing Green Bean Pharm, and a second cannabis dispensary titled only CCW LLC, regulatory permits. […]

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Exeter Parade brings Christmas paradise to Pine Street

Following Thursday’s open house, Exeter’s Christmas Parade kept downtown merry and bright on Friday evening @TheSunGazette EXETER – Christmas is a merry time of year in every community and Exeter was particularly upbeat to kick off this Christmas season. After a successful Thursday night open house, their first on Nov. 30, residents turned out to […]

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