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October 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A convicted bank robber who held hostages 10-plus hours in a botched Exeter heist has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Jess Martinez, 47, was convicted last month of 13 felony counts stemming from the Jan. 25 standoff at Bank of America.
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October 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Hospital officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a woman trying to peddle fake flu shots. The unidentified woman reportedly has been approaching local businesses, saying she's from Kaweah Delta Hospital and offering to give flu shots at a rate of $20 per person. Officials, who were notified of the scam by a skeptical business owner, say the woman is not a hospital employee.
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December 5, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Tulare County sheriff's deputy was accused of rigging a camera to film people in a courthouse bathroom. Manuel Mendez, who worked as a bailiff at the county courthouse, faces up to a year in jail if convicted on two counts of invasion of privacy. Mendez denied hiding the camera in a locker and aiming it at a toilet in an employees' bathroom for men and women. A woman using the toilet discovered the camera last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A convicted bank robber who held hostages 10-plus hours in a botched Exeter heist has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Jess Martinez, 47, was convicted last month of 13 felony counts stemming from the Jan. 25 standoff at Bank of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Giant retailer Wal-Mart has pulled plans to build a Supercenter in southwest Visalia, but still has its sights set on the town. The Supercenter, which would have included a grocery section, was opposed by a group of neighbors last fall. The plan was still in its initial stages. Wal-Mart had applied for a site plan review, but had not yet submitted a formal application to the city, officials said.
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May 6, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators were trying to determine who left an unmarked envelope containing a letter and white powder on a school campus, police said, adding that tests had determined that the substance was not anthrax. Green Acres Middle School was closed Tuesday and 915 students were sent home as firefighters in biohazard suits started cleaning up the powder that had spilled from the envelope. A teacher had discovered the envelope outside the school office about 8:15 a.m. and opened it.
NEWS
February 8, 1995 | PETER H. KING
They came to City Hall wearing stern expressions and lapel ribbons. Their faces were masks of grief and anger. The white ribbons were meant to represent peace. They quickly filled the 75 seats in the circular council chambers. Then an equal number squeezed together, shoulder to shoulder, in the foyer, resigned to listening through a doorway. The last to arrive could only stand outside in the cold or go home. They stood. Something had happened.
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March 31, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Superior Court judge is suing to close the Tulare County Courthouse in Visalia unless officials rid the structure of mold and fungi, which she says made her sick. Judge Elisabeth Krant alleged that a black, slimy mold contaminated the ceiling tiles in her chambers. The mold allegedly led to the judge's hair loss, dizziness, bouts of vertigo, abdominal pain, respiratory problems, ringing in her ears, facial swelling and severe rashes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Hospital officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a woman trying to peddle fake flu shots. The unidentified woman reportedly has been approaching local businesses, saying she's from Kaweah Delta Hospital and offering to give flu shots at a rate of $20 per person. Officials, who were notified of the scam by a skeptical business owner, say the woman is not a hospital employee.
BOOKS
August 12, 1990
I am working on a biography of the Hon. Mary Petrie Victor Bruce, an American-English woman who was one of the leading women fliers in the early '30s. She died earlier this month after an eventful life. She had a great deal of fun with life, which means she may also have had a great amount of sorrow. I need any and all information regarding that life. I appreciate copies of any stories, letters, documents relating to her. Thank you. CHLOE RYAN WINSTON 3106 W. Vassar Visalia, CA 93277
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators were trying to determine who left an unmarked envelope containing a letter and white powder on a school campus, police said, adding that tests had determined that the substance was not anthrax. Green Acres Middle School was closed Tuesday and 915 students were sent home as firefighters in biohazard suits started cleaning up the powder that had spilled from the envelope. A teacher had discovered the envelope outside the school office about 8:15 a.m. and opened it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Giant retailer Wal-Mart has pulled plans to build a Supercenter in southwest Visalia, but still has its sights set on the town. The Supercenter, which would have included a grocery section, was opposed by a group of neighbors last fall. The plan was still in its initial stages. Wal-Mart had applied for a site plan review, but had not yet submitted a formal application to the city, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Tulare County sheriff's deputy was accused of rigging a camera to film people in a courthouse bathroom. Manuel Mendez, who worked as a bailiff at the county courthouse, faces up to a year in jail if convicted on two counts of invasion of privacy. Mendez denied hiding the camera in a locker and aiming it at a toilet in an employees' bathroom for men and women. A woman using the toilet discovered the camera last month.
NEWS
March 31, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Superior Court judge is suing to close the Tulare County Courthouse in Visalia unless officials rid the structure of mold and fungi, which she says made her sick. Judge Elisabeth Krant alleged that a black, slimy mold contaminated the ceiling tiles in her chambers. The mold allegedly led to the judge's hair loss, dizziness, bouts of vertigo, abdominal pain, respiratory problems, ringing in her ears, facial swelling and severe rashes.
NEWS
February 8, 1995 | PETER H. KING
They came to City Hall wearing stern expressions and lapel ribbons. Their faces were masks of grief and anger. The white ribbons were meant to represent peace. They quickly filled the 75 seats in the circular council chambers. Then an equal number squeezed together, shoulder to shoulder, in the foyer, resigned to listening through a doorway. The last to arrive could only stand outside in the cold or go home. They stood. Something had happened.
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August 20, 2006 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Not long ago, Marine Lance Cpl. Tony Butterfield sent his parents in the Central Valley city of Clovis a disposable camera that he had used to take pictures while serving in Iraq. When the pictures were developed, one stood out. In the photo, Butterfield faced the camera in front of the most barren of landscapes in the Iraqi desert. But the preternaturally upbeat Marine wore a huge grin and carried a handwritten sign that read: "Hi, Everyone. Welcome to Paradise."
SPORTS
March 31, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS
Two-thirds of California's bear hunters use dogs wearing radio-transmitter collars. The dogs track a bear by scent and chase him up a tree. The hunter homes in and shoots the bear out of the tree. A bill by state Sen. Nicholas Petris (D-Oakland) would outlaw that practice. But, his office emphasizes, the bill would not outlaw bear hunting without dogs--and the senator has no objection to bird hunting with dogs. "Absolutely not," said spokeswoman Amy Reynolds. "The senator is not anti-hunting."
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