Porterville Courthouse Debuts Innovative Design

By Jessie Fetterling
The new South Justice Center for the Superior Court of Tulare County debuted last year on an approximately seven-acre site, which was formerly the Porterville Fairgrounds and Municipal Ballpark. The 96,000-square-foot facility brings the county the space and amenities it needs to be on par with other court facilities in the state.

Legacy of Judge Lives on in New Courthouse

By Torrey Sims
Sadness struck Tucson, Ariz., and the country as a whole on Jan. 8, 2011, when an armed gunman opened fire during a public meeting in a supermarket parking lot. Eighteen victims were shot, including U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords; and six of those victims were later pronounced dead, including U.S. federal judge, John M. Roll.