Category Archives: Local News

President Trump Visits Bakersfield Promising Water Access to Valley Farmers

President Trump Visits Bakersfield Promising Water Access to Valley Farmers

  BAKERSFIELD, CA (KMJ) – President Trump visited Bakersfield to speak to Valley farmers about water access. President Trump flew into Bakersfield on Wednesday with Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, speaking to a large crowd at the airport hangar, about conservation and distribution in the western part of the country. Off the top, President…MORE

Judge Rips PG&E for Poor Safety Record Leading to Wildfires

Judge Rips PG&E for Poor Safety Record Leading to Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge says executives for a California utility blamed for huge wildfires in recent years have put greed before safety. The judge told Pacific Gas & Electric at a hearing Wednesday that it should plan to have at least 1,100 more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of causing even…MORE

Newsom: Calif. Should Lower Bar for Forced Mental Health Treatment

Newsom: Calif. Should Lower Bar for Forced Mental Health Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s governor says the state should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday took the unusual step of devoting most of his second State of the State address to the intertwined issues of homelessness and housing.…MORE

Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address on Homelessness

Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address on Homelessness

  SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address on homelessness before a joint convention of the California Legislature today. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: State of the State Address California Governor Gavin Newsom February 19, 2020 Thank you, Madame Lieutenant Governor. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for welcoming…MORE

Fire Officials: 2 Teens Arrested For Arson, Porterville Library Did Not Have Sprinkler System

Fire Officials: 2 Teens Arrested For Arson, Porterville Library Did Not Have Sprinkler System

  PORTERVILLE, CA  (KMJ) — UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2020, 8:15 a.m. – Tulare Fire held a news conference Wednesday morning with updates on Tuesday’s deadly fire. It has been confirmed Porterville Firefighter Raymond Figueroa was killed in the fire and Porterville Firefighter Patrick Jones is still unaccounted for. Fire investigators received information of two juveniles…MORE

Legislation Would Bar Calif. Insurers From Denying Fire Coverage

Legislation Would Bar Calif. Insurers From Denying Fire Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Owners of California homes that meet new safety standards would be guaranteed fire insurance coverage under an Assembly bill introduced on Tuesday. The legislation from lawmakers and the California insurance commissioner aims to provide relief for homeowners in high-risk fire areas who are rejected for coverage. The bill would set new…MORE

Analyst Urges California to Reject Switch to Short Probation

Analyst Urges California to Reject Switch to Short Probation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s nonpartisan legislative analyst says Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to sharply reduce the time a convict is under supervised release could wind up sending more criminals to jail or prison. That’s the reverse of what he intends. The analyst on Tuesday recommended that California lawmakers reject the idea. Newsom wants to…MORE

Interior Secretary Speaks at California Water Forum in Tulare

Interior Secretary Speaks at California Water Forum in Tulare

  TULARE CA, (KMJ) – Interior Secretary David Bernhardt headlines a water forum on Tuesday in the South Valley. The California Water Forum took place at International Ag Center in Tulare Tuesday afternoon.   “Eighty percent, approximately of all the water that falls in California, is north of the Delta, but over 70%, close to…MORE

Northwest Fresno Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

Northwest Fresno Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

(Photo courtesy:   KMPH Fox 26) (KMJ) –  Fresno Police continue to search for the gunman responsible for a deadly shooting Monday afternoon in the northwestern part of the city. Around 2 p.m., officers were called to the river overlook on Milburn, north of Alluvial for a report of shots fired.  There, officers say good samaritans…MORE