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Newsom Appoints Dalesandro to Fresno County Judgeship

Samuel J. Dalesandro Jr. is the newest Fresno County Superior Court judge. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed him to the bench Monday to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donald Black. Dalesandro, 43, has served as a Fresno County Superior Cou...

Judge Presses Pause on Slatic Restraining Order Hearing

A Fresno Unified school board member will have to wait at least a month to learn the fate of a restraining order filed against him. In July, a Bullard High student/cheerleader filed a restraining order against Terry Slatic, saying she feared for her safety ...
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Clovis Sues to Keep Control of Cannabis Deliveries

A coalition of 25 local governments — including the city of Clovis — has filed a lawsuit against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. They hope to strike down regulations allowing delivery of commercia...

Arambula Pleads Not Guilty to Child Cruelty Charge

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) during an arraignment hearing that lasted less than 90 seconds Wednesday. Arambula did not appear in Fresno Superior Court to face a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to a child....

Gov. Brown Elevates Fresno Women to Judgeships

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two new judges to the Fresno County Superior Court last week. Both are women from Fresno legal firms. Amy Guerra, an attorney with Richard Ciummo and Associates, and Ana de Alba, a...