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Cold Case Solved: DNA Identifies Killer of 10-Year-Old Hanford Girl in 1994

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux held a news conference on Thursday to announce the killer of a 10-year-old girl has been identified. The sheriff says DNA identified Ramiro Villegas as the man who killed Angelica Ramirez of Hanford in March of 1994. Angelica was...

DNA cracks Tulare County cold case, Sheriff says justice not served

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A suspect identified following a decades-long Tulare County cold case murder of a 10-year-old. According to Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, in 1994 Ramiro Villegas kidnapped, raped, and killed 10-year-old Angelica Ramirez of Hanford. Although a breakthrough in the case led to identifying the suspect, detectives do not feel like […]
L.A. Weekly

Zada Lynn Yaryan Killed in Crash on Highway 198 [Visalia, CA]

Traffic Accident on Mooney Boulevard Left Woman Killed. The crash happened on June 28th at around 3:30 p.m. at Mooney Boulevard, involving a Toyota Corolla and a Caltrans truck. Per initial reports, Yaryan veered off the road and struck the back of the truck that was parked on the shoulder...
Hanford Sentinel

People's Ditch backs up, overflows into street

The People's Ditch, which runs north to south through the center of Hanford, overflowed Thursday afternoon. A portion of the canal's water overflowed into the road near Hanford West High at Lacey Boulevard. Trash and yard waste were blocking the water's flow.

Visalia seeks solutions to drive-thru deluge

VISALIA – The city council and planning commission are working to find a solution for drive-thru traffic build-ups at various fast-food franchises across Visalia. The topic of this issue was discussed in a joint meeting between the city council and planning commission on June 13. According to the agenda, there has been an observable increase in requests for the development of drive-thru buildings. This is most likely due to recent development proposals that will bring new shopping centers with sites dedicated to drive-thru usage, as also stated in the agenda.

Tulare hopes amphitheater will make some noise for newly designed park

TULARE – Tulare continues to take strides in their downtown rehabilitation process. Most recently by moving forward with conceptual plans for the renovation of Zumwalt Park. Plans for the design of the new amphitheater, children’s playground and splash pad were approved by the Tulare City Council at its June 21 meeting. The council was presented with a detailed overview of the project.

Woodlake budget bounces parks and recreation expansion for now

WOODLAKE – The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has been approved by the city council and does not include expanding the parks and recreation department. Woodlake City Council approved and passed the budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year at its meeting on June 27. The final budget comes after three months of work beginning with public hearings in March, during which citizens requested an expansion of the parks and recreation department. Unfortunately, those requests were not included in the budget.

Estevan Parra Guerrero: Ensuring support for students

For years Estevan Parra Guerrero struggled to embrace his LGBTQ+ and Latino identity. Now he’s working in the Cross-Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) to use what he experienced to help students who may be going through something similar. When Parra Guerrero came to Fresno State, there were few resources...
Hanford Sentinel

Hanford City Council names Dennis Ham to fill Planning Commission seat

The Hanford City Council voted unanimously this week to name Dennis Ham as a new planning commission member during a special session. Ham, who has served on the commission three times since the 1990s, will help plan the city’s growth over the coming years. He is a second-generation Hanford...