Les Hubbard is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.
Khanna opts against Senate run, endorses Barbara Lee
The Bay Area Democrat was considered to be a potential rival among the Progressive wing of the heavily Democratic field if he opted to run.
March 26, 2023
Pine Flat to begin rare flood release to Tulare Lake, Army Corps announces.
A bevy of upcoming storms and high likelihood of intense spring and summer runoff in the Sierra are prompting the U.S. Army Corps to offload dam water into the old Tulare Lakebed.
March 19, 2023
49ers sign QB Darnold to one-year deal
After losing Jimmy Garoppolo to the Las Vegas Raiders, the 49ers add depth to their QB room with the USC vet.
Raiders ink Garoppolo to three-year deal as new QB
The Raiders new quarterback has plenty of history with head coach Josh McDaniels.
Bailout or not? Inside the Federal takeover of Silicon Valley Bank
The collapse of the tech-heavy bank is the largest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis.
Sequoia National Park to close Thursday evening
National Park Service officials are unsure when the Giant Forest within Sequoia National Park will reopen.
March 9, 2023
Modesto Police hack attack led to release of personal information, city says.
An early February network hack sent Modesto Police back to "old school policing." Now, the impact of the hack is becoming clearer.
March 5, 2023
Nurses furious as Calif. to drop hospital mask mandate, nurse vaccine requirements
California ended its COVID-19 emergency. Now, it's rolling back its strictest rules and regulations, too.
March 5, 2023
Weekend storm locks up Calif. highways, blocks Sierra access
A walloping winter storm delivered gridlock and road closures throughout the Golden State.
February 26, 2023
Fresno wins $7.4mil grant to hire 24 new firefighters
Fresno turned around bureaucratic black eye in 2020 into 27% growth in capacity to keep California's fifth-largest city safe.
February 15, 2023