Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Nov. 5th 2011 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nov. 9th 2011 - 12pm - 7 am
Nov. 17th 2011 - 10 am - 3 pm
Nov. 19th 2011 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nov. 22nd 2011 - 3 pm - 7:30 pm
Nov. 30th 2011 - 3 pm - 7:30 pm
Bring your laptop.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A statue of the famous kiss in celebration of the Japanese surrender came to Visalia. The original photo was captured by photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt. Local visalian, D'Alicia Burnett was there to capture its arrival as it made a brief stop in Visalia.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Comics coming in October 2011:
10-6 Ryan Reaves national headliner from the Laugh Factory and all the big LA clubs.
10-13 Comics from the Comedy Store, Fat Cat Comedy Club and more! College night! All COS students FREE with School ID!
10-20 Paul 'Smokey' Deese from BET, the Improve and more!
10-27 DOUBLE HEADLINERS! Mike Muratore from Showtime, National Lampoon Radio and more!
Isaac 'Flacco' Martinez from the Improve, Comedy Store, Flappers and more!
Great national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime, BET and more!
18+ Show. Explicit content.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
If you like the song you can also find the whole album Sleeves here.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I have heard a whisper about Just Between Friends awhile back. It looked liked a giant yard sale to me. But I'm a dude and I don't really care about 2nd hand kid clothes. My wife is involved in it this year and she actually took me to it. And it is a giant yard sale.
But wait there's more - they don't accept any crap. It all has to be stain free clothes and good shape. The toys, baby furniture and equipment must all be in working order. There are some nice stuff there.
Most of it caters to woman and stuff they need to run a household filled with children of all ages. There are also movies, music, small and large furniture, bikes, hand held GPS unit, games and tons of strollers.
I wondered why they called it Just Between Friends and I got my answer. If you take part and donate your time to running the event you get in at exclusive hours and get first shot at all the great stuff.
It is open to the public now September 11 -17. They have a website and a Facebook page. Check it out.
So I went for my walk. Lucky for me Habit Burger is near by. I went around lunch time on a Saturday and apparently that's a formula for being crazy busy. The drive-in was wrapped around the building and out into to street. People filled all the seats and lined up out the door. I love burgers and fries but not that much. I took some shots and kept walking.
Mearle’s College Drive-In's 70-year-old history has a new chapter. Even though the structure is most widely known for as Mearle's. It has not been it's one and only name. It was once known as Tad's and later it became D's. Though Visalia has known the restaurant as Mearle's the longest, Visalia needs to say good bye. Hopefully Visalia will embrace more change and release the past.
The plan is to drop by and try a burger and fries. I've heard good things about their community presence but nothing about their food. There must be something about them. They do have 40 restaurants in California and Arizona. But by that logic there are a bazillion McDonalds and I can't stomach their hamburgers anymore. Still love Micky Ds fries. There is just something about them. So that is all until I try their food. I hope they are not crazy busy and stuff. That would just suck.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Friday, August 12th: Pool Play
G2 @ 12:00 Noon
G3 @ 2:30 PM
G4 @ 5:30 PM
G5 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13th: Pool Play
G6 @ 10:30 AM
G7 @ 1:00 PM
G8 @ 3:30 PM
7:00PM: Banquet of Champions @ Visalia Conv. Center
Sunday, August 14th: Pool Play
G9 @ 12:00 Noon
G10 @ 2:30 PM
G11 @ 5:30 PM
G12 @ 7:30 PM
Monday, August 15th: Pool Play
G13 @ 12:00 Noon
G14 @ 2:30 PM
G15 @ 5:30 PM
G16 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 16th:
Final Day of Pool Play
G17 @ 12:00 Noon
G18 @ 2:30 PM
G19 @ 5:30 PM
G20 @ 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 17th Playoffs - Quarter Finals
5:30 PM: 3rd Am vs. 2nd Nat (G21)
7:30 PM: 3rd Nat. vs. 2nd Am (G22)
Thursday, August 18th:
Playoffs - Quarter Finals
5:30 PM: 1st Nat. vs. Winner (G21)
7:30 PM: 1st Am. vs. Winner (G22)
Friday, August 19th:
7:00 PM: World Series Championship Game
Patrick Park will open.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
• Fri., Aug. 12 - !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, Sister Crayon
• Sat., Aug. 13 – Fashawn, Javelin, Pictureplane, Hollagramz
• Tues., Aug. 23 – Obits, Disappears, Beaters
• Fri., Aug. 26 – Satisfaction (A Rolling Stones Experience)
• Sat., Aug. 27 – John Vanderslice, Patrick Park
• Tues., Aug. 30 – Dam-Funk & Master Blazter, DJ Ren Rock
• Wed., Aug. 31 – The Soft Pack, Fierce Creatures, Joyriders DJ set
• Fri., Sept. 16 – Murder by Death
• Sat., Sept. 17 – Microwrestling Federation, Midget Wrestling, Steel Cage Royal Rumble
• Fri., Sept. 30 – Revolver, Chateau Marmont
• Thurs., Oct. 6 – Mucca Pazza, Fierce Creatures
• Thurs., Oct. 27 – Pogo, That 1 Guy
• Sat., Nov. 5 – Peter Wolf Crier, Birds and Batteries
• Sun., Nov. 20 – Murs, Tabi Bonney, Ski Beatz & the Senseis, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O’Connell, Da$h
• Tumbao Tuesdays – salsa, cha cha, meringue, bachata, cumbia
For more information please call 636-9463.
Visalia Fox Theatre - 300 W. Main St., Visalia
• Sat., Aug. 27 – Kathleen Madigan
• Sat., Sept. 3 – The City Harmonic
• Sat., Sept. 24 – Alex Reymundo
• Fri., Sept. 30 – Blind Boys of Alabama, Sara and Sean Watkins
• Sun., Oct. 2 – Ken Davis
For more information please call 625-1FOX.
Maverick’s Coffee House - 238 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia
• Mon., Aug. 22 – RW Hampton
• Sat., Aug. 27 – Rich O’Brien
• Sat., Sept. 10 – Eli Barsi
• Mon., Dec. 5 – Brenn Hill
For more information please call 624-1400.
All Pro Pizza – 1615 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia
• Thurs., Aug. 11 – Rick Izquieta of the Ice House Comedy Club
• Thurs., Aug. 25 – Melissa Villasenor of Family Guy and America’s got Talent.
• Wed., Sept. 14 – PS I Love You, Balkans
• Fri. – Karaoke
For more information please call 738-8282
Mahogany’s Lounge at the Visalia Holiday Inn – 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia
• Thursday nights – Karaoke
• Saturday nights – Rene Emilio
For more information please call 731-2875
Crawdaddys - 333 E. Main St., Visalia
• Tuesday – Sunday – Live music
For more information please call 625-5300.
Brewbakers Brewing Company & Restaurant - 219 E Main Street, Visalia
• Tuesdays – Good Medicine
• Thursdays – Tim Chansler
• Fridays – Fritz & the Cat(s)
For more information please call 627-2739.
Velouria Records - 109 E. Main, Visalia
• Sat., Aug. 13 – Tad Nugent
• Fri., Aug. 26 – Were Bear
• Sat., Aug. 27 – Street Lamp Junkie
For more information please call 625-8000.
Rosa’s Italian Restaurant – 314 S. Johnson, Visalia
• Fri. & Sat. – Roger Holmes Classical Guitar
For more information please call 732-6707
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It was cool to sit in and watch and talk to them and ODIE. I listened to them talk about how they met ODIE and the reason for their tattoo. Every element of the tattoo had a specific meaning for them. It's true what they say that ever tattoo has some kind of story behind it.
ODIE is one of the most interesting people I've met in a long time. His life as a tattoo artist has allowed him to meet celebrities and has taken him across America. He has so meany stories to share. It was my pleasure to have met him.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Now, a road rally is under way to promote American tourism and small-town pride. Five teams of volunteer judges are driving across America to visit finalists. We’re preparing to welcome Jim and Bonnie Parr, of St. Petersburg, Fla., to enjoy a full day of touring Visalia’s abundant selection of local restaurants, attractions, and agri-tourism businesses.
For more info check out Dine Out Visalia
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
If you would like more information about the musical and The Fourth Wall, go to their website
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I love to read, not as much as I like to write stories though. I appreciate those who do love to read because I sit at this lap top creating stories for people just like that.So, thanks. But what I want to share with you is this great group in Visalia called Books for Prisons. They take unwanted books that would be otherwise dumped in a landfill and forgotten and put them in the hands for men and women who desperately want something to read.
If you ever been bored, you know what it's like to crave something, anything to pass the time. They do a lot but they can do so much more. How can they achieve that? Time. Money. Volunteers. It's the same story for all NPOs. But if you have a passion for books or helping those in prison. Please consider contributing to Books for Prisons.
Broken Trailz Equine Rescue is working under the auspices of Love of Animals, Inc. a non-profit organization.
With the way the economy is today horse owners are finding it difficult to care for horses which results to thousands of unwanted, neglected and abandoned horses in the United States every year.
Broken Trailz give those unwanted horses a second chance by giving them a temporary home with proper housing and care until they are placed in their forever home.
If you have questions or would like to help you may call or e-mail them.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (559)564-2115
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
If you have any input, vision, leads and any time to lend to this effort, drop in, grab a glass of your favorite wine or quality beer and join the community.
The Visalia Project Meeting
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable Presents SALSATINI
Visalia’s Premier Outdoor Music and Dance Block Fiesta
A 21+over Event
Ilegal Mezcal & Hornitos Tequila - Purveyors of Fine Mexican Spirits -
Meet in the Street to Spin Signature Martinis
Fresno's Newest All Cumbia Band-
Grupo MENNEO :: Playing the New Cumbia Sound
◙ Opens at 7pm with a Beginner Salsa Class taught by Gabi & Lupe
♫ Band Starts Playing at 9pm
♪ DJ Dean: Mixing up: ◊ Salsa ◊ Cumbia ◊ Bachata ◊ Merengue
►Pre-sale: $20 | or $25 at the door day of the event
►VIP Tickets $100 | Access to exclusive full service cabanas
►Purchase ONLINE at http://www.ticketriver.com/event/1400-salsatiniHome
►Table Seating on the street on a first come basis
►Taco bars to feed the hungry
►Corona, mezcal, and tequila to wash them down
Salseros Y Cumbiamberos:
♦ Dance Floor – to protect your shoes and your shine
♦ Performances by Danza & Prodigy
Directions to SalsaTini:
FREE PARKING: See Event Map above on Google Maps
A benefit for the TCHR Scholarship Fund
♦ Corporate Sponsorship Packages
♦ Info: (559) 425-6480 or www.hispanicroundtable.us
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Like I said, I am no beer connoisseur. I don't know the lingo or brands or nothing. I just love beer. So, when I say we start talking isn't very true. It was more like I sat and listened with wide eyed amazement at all the information and name dropping that occurred. It was awesome. Everyone new more than me and I loved it. I want to learn more about craft beers. Howie and Sons is a great place to enjoy incredible beers and excellent conversation.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
No stranger to operations at the Visalia Marriott, Groover came to Visalia, CA in 2006 with the Presidian hotel management and development company. She played an integral part in opening the Visalia Marriott hotel by developing and implementing the hotel’s sales and marketing plan. She was also responsible for meeting revenue goals, planning client conferences and conventions, and overseeing recruitment, training and development of the sales management team.
If you live in central California, we will be having breakfast with you on Friday, June 3, as the band joins the cast of the #1 Fresno morning TV show. FOX-TV’s “Great Day” will feature six of my songs live. Tune in and start the day with us and then go Bluesin’ with us later on that night in Visalia. That’s right, Friday, June 3, we are in downtown Visalia for Blues, Brews and BBQ! I am very excited to bring the band to Visalia for a night on Main street at Garden Plaza! Looking forward to seeing all our hometown friends there.
June 9th-August 6th
One world Many Stories Visalia Branch Summer Reading Program 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
108 S. Church, Visalia. We walked into a small waiting space made smaller with tables set beside the window for those who want to stay and eat. The counter and display cases are painted black. I saw that and thought edgy, dark goth mini cakes of death. But the ladies that buy boxes and boxes of these cupcakes are far from that lifestyle and from the people I saw behind the counter, so are they. This is soccer mom, church every Sunday unless you are at the coast or up in the cabin country. I am sure they will repaint or soften the harsh contrast. I am sure newborns love the black and white room. Maybe that’s their angle. Come for the cupcakes, stay for your baby to be mesmerized.
For your first trip, you will have to take what is available. The menu changes everyday with three special flavors and some that are made daily: Cinnamon Red Velvet, Vanilla Butter, Black and White (like the store front), Triple Chocolate and Psychedelic. I came on a day when they premiered a cupcake not available previously, called the Banana Dipped Chocolate. The most memorable thing about it for me and Abby is that we could taste frosting and banana. It had a banana chunk inside the center. That was cool. The cupcake was sweet, too sweet for me. I actually like my cupcakes without frosting. Weird, I know.
Over all, I don’t get the color scheme. I think it contradicts the fanciness of the cupcakes. They are very pretty. Despite the beauty and fanciness it was still just a cupcake and a cupcake ain’t worth $2.50 or $3. Will Visalia be able to support a cupcake shop for long? I would be very interested to see if it can.