School Is Starting. Slow Down for Kids!

New school buildings, new principals, new reading labs, new sports facilities, more money for special education: There's a whole lot of "new" for Fresno, Clovis, Central, Visalia and Madera students, parents and staff in the new school year. That includes a...

Visalia Assemblyman Mathis Reprimanded For Sexual Comments

SACRAMENTO — California Assemblyman Devon Mathis was reprimanded in June for making sexual comments, including about fellow lawmakers. A heavily redacted letter from the Assembly Rules Committee released Wednesday says Mathis' comments violated the chamber'...

RIP, Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire & Springville Resident

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, whose commanding presence and excellent judgment spanned 31 National League seasons, died Saturday of natural causes in Visalia. He was 87. The New York Times noted that the Springville resident "had silver hair, giving him ...