Monday, December 24, 2012

Visalia is open in(?) Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Christmas Village at the Marriott

2012 Christmas Village by Kraig Couture at the Marriott Hotel in Visalia California. Over 250 pieces from local buildings to national attractions.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Lights of the Visalia Grinch

Visalia Christmas Light show featuring the Grinch. Supporting the Visalia Rescue Mission. Tune to 92.5 @ 2331 S Jacques St. Visalia, Ca

Monday, December 10, 2012

Top 'O The Morn Farms

Top O’ The Morn Farms is a family owned dairy farm in Tulare, CA. They produce and bottle farm fresh milk and delivered by to your front door. You can be confident that it is fresh, local and something your family will enjoy. Check out to order your yummy goodies.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Swap Meet

 You may already know that Visalia has a Swap Meet. I've gone to this thing since I was a kid with my parents. Back when I was a kid, it was more like a giant yard sale. Now, it's more like an outdoor mall. Don't go there think you will pick up name brand product on the cheap. It's all cheapo depot knock offs on the cheap. Think 10 socks for $5 or $7 dresses kind of a deal.
It's not just people trying to sell crap they have around the house. They are small business selling clothes, cleaning supplies, entertainment goods and services. Some stuff aren't any better of a deal then driving into town. What I think is that the customer base don't want to drive into town. They like to live on the DL, if you know what I mean. *wink-wink/nod-nod*.
I went looking for deals on video games and they were equal to used Gamestop prices. I saw puppies for sale and they wanted $300 for rottweilers. I could get a better deal at the SPCA. But again, the customer base might not want to got through an adoption process to get a dog, even if it's cheaper.

If you are looking for animals other than dogs, they have all kinds of farm and not so farm animals.
FOOD! They have a huge assortment of fruits and veggies. But they all look like they get it from the same source. Actually, all the stuff there looks like they get it from the same source. They have giant bundles of toilet paper for cheap but everyone sells the same off brand.
It's weird but it's Visalia and it's all we got.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Sunday

The path was clear. Clear for only a moment and then it was filled with the living dead. Voraciously hungry and mad with the desire for flesh. I was going to run but to where. No where was safe. No where could I go. I stood and allowed them to consume me. It was over so quickly. I arose only to join the feast of others.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Sunday

When the Robots came, they started with the hospitals. Some say it was the Robot's cruelty that sparked the eventual rebellion. It was the rebellion that completed the total eradication of mankind.  

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Sunday

When there were people in Visalia. There must have been an artist who would slowly transform this fireplug into art. When the zombies came, they never got to finish.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Coca-Cola Mural

Remember I told you about the Coca-Cola mural that was reveal when a building was demolished? Well here it is. It's facing Main Street and Willis. There is another mural just West of it. A Koren War mural that I will share soon.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Friday, Sept. 28
The Tribute band to Depeche Mode, STRANGELOVE is coming to Visalia $10,
21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door 101 W. Main St., Visalia
The scale of STRANGELOVE (The ultimate Depeche Mode Tribute) features unparalleled theatrical stage production, save for the real article. Multiple projection visual programs assault the euphoric concertgoer’s senses and further the illusion that they are witnessing an actual Depeche Mode

Concert. tickets:

Of Monsters and Men coming to Visalia Fox Theatre @monstersandmen

Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folk pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during M├║siktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland.

Check out their website:
Follow them on Twitter: @monstersandmen

In September, Of Monsters and Men threw another party—a more thoughtful gathering to celebrate their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal. (The album, which was released in Iceland and hit No 1 there soon after, available worldwide in early 2012.) For the occasion, they cut out animal masks for the attendees to wear, making them makeshift monster-men/women. “Iceland can be a very isolated country and that translates to the music," Nanna says, adding,"We get stuck in our little world". 
Concert Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
TICKETS: $20, $25, $30 (on-sale 9/21 @ 10am)

Disc Golf

I have a Canadian friend who introduced me to Disc Golf. We played a couple of times at Mooney Grove. I bought my own set of discs and located this course at the park on Edison off of Tulare Ave. I like to play disc golf but much like real golf, I get lost. That's frustrating. I think the most interesting think about this park is the sleeping homeless people you have to play through.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Sunday

It's another Sunday here in lovely Visalia and yet another barren street. On most days, weekdays, this is one of the most busiest areas of Visalia but on a Sunday, nothing. You could light off a cannon down this street and hit no one. Again, I say, this is perfect for a zombie movie to film here

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Creepy Creek

There are some parts of Visalia that are just creepy. I think it's because Halloween is coming or I'm just weird that way but I like it. If a body was discovered right there, I would not be surprised. It's just that horrific. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mill Creek of Death

It's doesn't look much but it's really a creek that runs across the whole town. Most of it is covered. I hear stories that way back in the days of dinosaurs, Visalians would go tubing under the city in complete darkness. The smart ones would take their cigarettes with them to light the way. I say no way. The wildest thing I did as a youth was train catching. That's where you stand as close as you possible can while on a bridge. So, once the train comes, you are pretty much committed to possibly dying. It's very loud and very loud and very dangerous. You can easily get struck by the train or something on it. Maybe I would have gone tubing.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Two Benches

Behind Checkers and on the Kaweah Delta Hospital campus is a little area for people to sit and talk or just sit. The Mill Creek runs through the whole area and there are tall trees and ivy. It's very nice.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gum Brick

Walking the streets of Visalia, I came across a giant wad of gum. I hope it was gum. I didn't taste it. It was stuck on a brick wall. Not tucked away in the corner or alley but smack dab in the middle next to a sidewalk. I thought it odd enough to take a photo of it and immortalize this globule.

College of the Sequoias Giant Carving

Monday, September 10, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Sunday

My town is dead on a Sunday. Every Sunday. Like a bomb went off and everyone is gone. Few stores are open and the ones that are have shortened hours. It's something I can't get used to & I don't think I want to.
Would make for a great Zombie film location. By the way, the 4th Annual Zombie Crawl is happening October 6th, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Big Willy and The Goat's Open Mic Night!

The longest running open mic in Visalia! Perform 3 to 4 songs (depending on how many people show up) originals or covers in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Big Willy and The Goat will host the event throughout the evening. Acoustic acts welcome so bring your guitar and your desire to play! Tell a friend and come on out! Free, no cover, all ages.
Come out and support the new location at Howie and Son's Pizza!

Saturday, September 15, 2012 
7:00pm until 10:00pm

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Beautiful performance @ VISALIA FIRST ASSEMBLY.

Patrick Contreras - Heart Of The Valley (Live at Woodward Park Ampitheater)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Visalia's Young at Art 2012

August 1 - August 24, 2012
Opening Reception: August 3, 6-8 pm

Each year, we dedicate the month of August to the artworks created by the students from each of the classes in our Summer Art Programs here at Arts Visalia. The Young at Art exhibition is an exciting display of these young people's talents, creativity, and hard work. We relish the opportunity to share all of the talent in the youth of our community and we hope you will mark your calendars now for this fun-filled children’s art exhibition.
Our Young at Art Exhibition will be featured in our gallery between August 1 and August 31, every Wednesday through Saturday between noon and 5:30 pm. An opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, August 3 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public, so bring the whole family!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nik Freitas - Center of the World

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Via: Jen's Happy Spot: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Recipe!! (Year of Pinterest- #1

Jen's Happy Spot: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Recipe!! (Year of Pinterest- #...: We just had left overs of this stuff and I am dying, it's so good. Must make more chick'n.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Visalia Beer Fest

Don't miss the first Visalia Craft Beer Festival! Good food, good friends, good music and of course... good beer. Tickets are $30 advance and include souvenir glass, beer tastings and access to all the music. Tickets $40 at door if still available. Designated driver tickets are $10 advance/$20 door. Tickets online at Join the Facebook Page for more info about beers, bands and free shuttle locations. 21 only event

Monday, May 21, 2012

Swede Fest 9

Can you reenact a scene from a movie with no budget? Make one and send it in to Swede fest later but not now because it's too late. But you can go check out those entries that made the cut. Swede Fest 9 is coming Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. to Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis.  Yep, that's right, Swede Fest is happening in an actual movie theater.  And it's still FREE to attend. How awesome is that?!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hiring for Accounting Clerk II in Visalia

Job Number: CA12602863
City of Job: Visalia
Experience Required: 2 years
Start Date:
Rate of Pay: Depending on experience
Duration: Long Term
Hours Per Week:   31-40
Shift:   Day
Education Required: Not stated

Job Duties: Fulfill accounting duties within Accounts Payable and Cost Accounting and provide information for selected state and county reporting requirements. This position also supports the manufacturing and inventory control functions, as needed. This is a non-supervisory position. Duties include performing a variety of complex accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports Knowledge/Skills, A working knowledge of Microsoft excel and word. Knowledge of AS400 based software and of Oracle is a plus. Working knowledge of bookkeeping theories and practices Experience at least two years experience in bookkeeping or accounting assignments involving advanced record keeping directly related business school or college courses may be substituted equally for up to one years experience This position will be working a shift of 6 am to 3 pm.

How To Apply
Fax:HR Manager
Additional Instructions:Interested applicants please send your 
resume via email or fax. 
Diamond Crystal Brand is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.
 ***Please No Phone Calls***

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Doctor Driftwood: Premier resource for driiftwood creations

I met an artist who lives in my neighborhood. His name is David Carmen, A.K.A. Doctor Driftwood, and he creates art from reclaimed driftwood he finds on his nature hikes. From his finds he creates arts, crafts and furniture.

The LOVE sign is my personal favorite. What caught my eye was his display on his yard his furniture pieces. They are fully functional pieces. I sat in them personally and they held my weight. One piece that I thought was really awesome was a love seat with the word love worked into the back.

I suggest you check out his website and place your order today.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bad Weather California and He's My Brother She's My Sister coming to Visalia

Co-headlining Show...
The John Steel Singers
$5, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia

Monday, February 20, 2012

One Day Without Shoes

Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day. Join us to raise awareness in Visalia on APRIL 10th, 2012! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Visalia Rescue Mission. 
Be barefoot on April 10th, 2012!
Begin the day at:
- Your school/job - BAREFOOT!
- 210 (210 W. Center) from 3:00pm-5:00pm Event will begin with the WALK heading out from 210 and ENDING at the Visalia Fox Theatre with vendors, photobooth, shoedrive
- Fox Theatre (300 W. Main St.) from 5:00pm-9:00pm with headliner ELECTRIC GUEST and Fresno's STRANGE VINE providing the entertainment!

Visalia's Kentucky Derby Party for Foodlink

May 5th 1-5pm at the Visalia Country Club to watch the Kentucky Derby. Listen to a Blue Grass Band, smoke cigars (for a donation), lots of food, champagne, mint juleps, "gambling", silly hat competition, bad dancing, a silent auction, and much more to boot! Come wearing your fanciest hat or dressed as a jockey!

$35 a ticket, $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Foodlink's office in Visalia or online.
(There is a minimal service fee for ordering online)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bacon Milkshakes come to Visalia

I heard it was happening but until you taste it, that's when it's real. Vanilla with just a hint of bacon. It's so good.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dip & Squeeze

Look what I found at the local Visalia Wendys. Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets

Monday, February 13, 2012

Camper Van Beethoven - Good Guys and Bad Guys

Camper Van Beethoven at the Cellar Door in Visalia California. February 13, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Visalia's Next Guitar Hero Solo Competition

Visalia's Next Guitar Hero Solo Competition
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cafe 210 - 210 W Center Ave, Visalia

Shooting at Visalia Mall

Friday, January 27, 2012

Camper Van Beethoven Coming to Visalia

Sunday, Feburuary 12
Not An Airplane
$10, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia

Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery started the influential band in 1983. CVB's eclectic style mixes pop, ska, punk, rock, folk, and alt. country, all mixing with Lowery's "outsider" whit-filled lyrics.

The band was inactive from 1990-1999, as Lowery instead hit the mainstream with his band Cracker. But soon, thanks to the internet, his old Camper Van Beethoven songs were being covered by bands all over the world. CVB record sales quickly surpassed previous sales.

Luckily, for their original fans and new fans alike, Lowery reformed the band in late 1999. Though they are still performing songs from their legendary albums, such as "Key Lime Pie", they've since recorded new music. This performance will mix the old with the new, as only Camper Van Beethoven can do.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LED ZEPLAND (A Tribute to Led Zeppelin) comes to Visalia

Long Beach's LED ZEPLAND has been paying tribute to classic rock giant legends Led Zeppelin for the past decade. The all-star cast play all of the hits including, but not limited to "Whole Lotta Love", "Going to California" and naturally "Stairway to Heaven". The Austin Examiner called Led Zepland the Premier Led Zeppelin Tribute Band of the USA.

LED ZEPLAND (A Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
$10, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia

Visalia Ca,Trip

Anime in Visalia

Do you love anime and live in the Visalia area. Here's a chance to meet with others who love anime too.

Where: Tulare County Library, Blue Room, 200 West Oak Avenue - Visalia, CA

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

What: Anime Viewing, Manga Reading, Tabletop and Video Gaming.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

You Can See the Mountains from Visalia, again

It was getting pretty smoggy here in the valley. Luckily for us a light rain cleared it up and we can see the beautiful mountains again. This picture was taken by Visalian, Ryan Dunehew at the corner of Pratt Road and County Center. It's days like this that make me happy to live in Visalia.

Click on the picture for a larger view. Not life size but pretty close.

Relay for Life Regional Meeting Great Valley South Visalia CA

Gov. Mike Huckabee at Visalia, CA Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Governor Mike Huckabee speaks to over 1,000 people in Visalia, California at the Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on the National Day of Prayer.

News coverage:
"He was given two standing ovations, one at the beginning of his speech and another at the end."

Video recorded and edited by David R. Schmidt
(c) 2009

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Last Call for Sofa Art

Last call for SOFA entries! A designated delivery date has been set for January 28th, noon to 3pm here at the gallery (Arts Visalia 214 E. Oak Ave. Visalia, CA 93292). Entry forms may be picked up at Arts Visalia or online at

For more information, contact Arts Visalia at (559) 739-0905 or

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Who are you gonna call?

This super cool car is patrolling the streets of Visalia. If you have a supernatural problem, you know who to call.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Visalia Ripe Olive Bread

Visalia Ripe Olive Bread. I don't know what this has to do with Visalia but now it does.

3 eggs, well beaten

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups chopped pitted ripe olives

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 cup milk
Beat eggs with sugar, salt, and oil.
Stir in olives.
Sift flour with baking powder and add alternately with milk to other ingredients.
Stir gently until just blended.
Pour mixture into a well-greased loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches).
Let stand for 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until bread tests done.
Do not serve warm; bread improves on standing.

Visalia youth succumbs to suicide: Eric James Borges

Eric James Borges, 19, of Visalia, succumbed to suicide Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Known as EricJames to his friends, he was an intern with the Trevor Project, and a Supplemental instructor at the College of the Sequoias.

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National Popcorn Day

Come and watch a free viewing of the horroe movie Popcorn with the at All Pro Pizza in Visalia.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
8:00pm until 11:00pm
All Pro Pizza
1615 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

Monday, January 9, 2012

Visalia Farmers Market returns 1/14/12

Visalia Farmers Market returns Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Sears parking lot at Caldwell and Mooney, Visalia

Web Site:
Future Dates:

Jan 21, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 11, 2012

2012 Annual Pistachio Day

The UCCE pistachio meeting will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia, Visalia, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. $35 fee for those paying at the door.
All break food and lunch is being provided by the California Pistachio Research Board and industry sponsors. 3.0 Hours of PCA and 4.0 Hours of CCA Credit have been requested.

Built To Spill coming to Visalia Fox Theatre

Built To Spill Announce First US Tour Dates Of 2012

Thur Feb 23 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Fri Feb 24 Visalia Fox Theater Visalia, CA
Sat Feb 25 Uptown Theatre Napa, CA
Thur Mar 8 Spanish Moon Baton Rough, LA
Fri Mar 9 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Sun Mar 11 Denton 35 Festival Denton, TX
Mon Mar 12 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX

Enjoy Visalia Dining With Dinner and Happy Hour Specials at Zhuo

Enjoy Visalia Dining With Dinner and Happy Hour Specials at Zhuo Whether traveling for business or leisure, guests at the Visalia Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center can enjoy Visalia diningthat the locals have come to enjoy. Zhuo, located inside the Marriott hotel, has just added new weekly specials perfect for dining with family, friends, and colleagues.

Egyptian Festival coming to Visalia

1320 South Church Street
Visalia , CA 93277

Admission: Free

Hours: Friday 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Mediterranean Food and Culture:

· Kebab, BBQ and Falafel.
· Baklava, Kunafa, Loukoumades pastries.
· Enjoy Camel Rides.
· Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
· Take your picture with the pharos.

· Kids Obstacle Courses and Slides.
· Festival Train Rides.
· Face Painting.

· Have your name written in Hieroglyphic.
· Nefertiti Jewelry Bazaar.
· Egyptian Henna Tattoo.
· Surprising Raffle Prizes.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pimp Daddy Santa

You can have your very own Pimp Daddy Santa for $10 at Pennys.