California Fire Kills 2 Girls and Dad Who Attempted Rescue

HEMET — A fire tore through a Southern California apartment early Friday, killing two girls and their father, who got out of the apartment but went back inside to try to rescue his children, police said. A boy rescued from the inferno was badly injured. “On...
Photo of a bloodied man laying in the street in Mexico

At Least 9 US Citizens Die in Mexico Cartel Attack

MEXICO CITY — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering at least six children and three women — all of them U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left on...
Photo of check presentation of $150,000 from GRAND to the SJCL for the BREN Clinic

Special-Needs Advocates Pack 1-2 Punch With BREN Clinic

Parents of special-needs children in the Valley have two bright, organized, and hardworking advocates in their corner. Meet Jodie Howard. After battling school officials to obtain needed services for her autistic son, she enrolled at San Joaquin College ...