Miss California 2023: not your grandmother’s beauty pageant

The Visalia Convention Center hosted the Miss California competition this past weekend, a pageant that challenges the traditional view of beauty with a incredibly diverse group of contestants. On July 1, the pageant assembled 44 contestants representing all body types, ethnicities and abilities. When the top 12 finalists were announced, Miss San Francisco Monroe Lace […]

Attorneys allege retaliation in search and claimed “arrest” of former Kings County DA employee

Attorneys for Julia Patino have alleged that she was targeted for retaliation after filing a hostile workplace complaint against Sarah Hacker — the current Kings County District Attorney — and supporting Keith Fagundes, the prior district attorney, in the 2022 election. On May 10, 2023, Patino, the former director of the Kings County District Attorney […]