| Mar 26, 2008
Many in the Central Valley farm town of Lindsay were shocked when a man was arrested after allegedly viewing photos of nude boys on a computer in the local library.
But even more shocking was the dismissal two days later of the library branch's lone...
| Aug 22, 2008
State wildlife officials are investigating a possible poaching case in which someone removed the gallbladder of a black bear -- which can sell for thousands of dollars in Asia -- after the animal was struck and killed this week by a car in the Lake...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour.
The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
| Apr 9, 2008
In "Firing of library worker causes uproar," The Times explains the case of Brenda Biesterfeld, a California librarian who alerted police to a man allegedly viewing child pornography. It's another example of the tail wagging the dog on issues of values...
| Jul 27, 2009
Four major cities -- New York, Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh -- will get no money from a $1 billion economic stimulus program to help cities avoid laying off police officers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
The officials, speaking on...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 8:22 AM
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $1 billion in grants to help keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn - and tried to assure cities not getting aid that they won't be stiffed.
The aid announced by Vice President Joe...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 1:56 PM
VISALIA - A central California mother accused of abandoning three of her newborns and leaving one to die in the back of a pickup could face more than 22 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse charges.
| Aug 9, 2005
FAMED for the biggest trees in the world, Sequoia National Park is now No. 1 in another flora department: marijuana growing, with more land carved up by pot growers than any other park.
Parts of Sequoia, including the Kaweah River drainage and areas...