Lewis Griswold

Lewis Griswold

Hanford seeks new life for former jail now known as the Bastille

The Bastille, the former Kings County Jail in Hanford that opened in 1897, stands vacant and in search of a new business to occupy it, and city officials are seeking proposals from the public.

Lewis Griswold

Visalia makes list of nation’s happiest cities

Visalia is No. 25 on the happiest cities list, not No. 6, due to a foul-up by Esquire.com. The Tulare County Office of Education has moved into its new building; a Tulare County student wins an award for writing about his family’s calf ranch; and a Visalia woman still needs contributions of buttons for a display commemorating Holocaust victims.

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Wanted: New business to operate in Hanford's old jail

Hanford city employee Richard Phelps gives a tour of the old county jail.
Lewis Griswold The Fresno Bee
Wanted: New business to operate in Hanford's old jail 1:38

Wanted: New business to operate in Hanford's old jail

Raging waters pushed cowboy and his horse to the brink 3:43

Raging waters pushed cowboy and his horse to the brink

Grace Jardon at USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships 0:30

Grace Jardon at USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships

Prep football: Sanger 28, Fresno 21 3:40

Prep football: Sanger 28, Fresno 21