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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 Court commissioner since 2017. Newsom also appointed three...

Change on Bench: Judge Petrucelli Retires, Jones Is Replacement

James Petrucelli is concluding 20 years on the bench a few months earlier than expected. The judge, who first won election to the Fresno County bench in 1998, is retiring. On Wednesday (Jan. 2), Gov. Jerry Brown announced Petrucelli's successor, current court commissioner Heather Mardel Jones. She officially takes the...