Election match-ups solidify as deadline passes
Pedro Rios paced the floor at the Kern County Elections Department Friday as the clock ticked toward 5 p.m. He was waiting for supporters to bring him a handful of signed nomination forms -- the last paperwork he needed to set up a rematch with Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, for the 32nd Assembly District seat.
Contra Costa Times
Dolores Huerta will speak at Pittsburg High Cesar Chavez event
Alongside the esteemed Chavez, Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist, cofounded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.
Paramount Citrus plans 75% boost to Halos packing capacity
Paramount Citrus plans to increase capacity 75% at its Delano, Calif., packinghouse, citing increased demand for the grower-shipper's mandarins under the Wonderful Halos label.
Frank Girardot: A plan to cut California six ways makes sense in Aztlan
It's a plan that has been a long time coming - and if it gets enough signatures it will qualify for the November statewide ballot.
Test your news savvy
Which high school won the championship? A. Tulare Western B. Delano C. Mission Oak 6. President Barack Obama visited the Valley on Friday.
Cesar Chavez: Berlin Review
Diego Luna's second narrative feature as director stars Michael Pena as the activist whose struggle brought dignity to farm workers and paved the way for the Fair Food Movement.
Former Rastafari prison guard sues over dreadlocks
The Fresno Bee reports that Solomon Stanley claims to have received special dispensation from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation rule requiring guards to keep their faces bare and their hair no longer than their shirt collars.
The Fresno Bee
Guilty pleas in case targeting Valley prison gang
The final five defendants in a series of cases targeting a dangerous prison gang involved in drug trafficking and violent crime throughout the Central Valley pled guilty earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced.