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Deadly Wildfire Near Coalinga Is 100% Contained

The wildfire that claimed the life of a helicopter pilot south of Coalinga is 100% contained, Cal Fire officials said Monday night. The Hills Fire, which burned 2,121 acres, started on Aug. 15. Mike Fournier, 52, of Rancho Cucamonga, died Wednesday morning when his Bell UH-1H copter suddenly crashed into...

Tulare County Deputies, Residents Deliver Food to Richgrove

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the USDA and Seven Oaks Church, dropped off more than 500 boxes of food in Richgrove on Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the department writes, "Distributing food to people living in the far reaches of Tulare County is part of Sheriff Mike...

Tulare, Merced Sheriffs Aren’t Enforcing Stay-Home Orders

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims got the ball rolling in the Valley when she told a local radio host last week that she wasn't enforcing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke followed on Saturday with a Facebook post stating that his office wouldn't enforce the state's orders either. And,...