A giant mural of an Indian chief in full headdress is painted on the front of Tulare Union High School.
That will soon change. The school district this week announced plans to pick a new mascot to comply with a state law that bans the name "Redskins" and requires schools with that mascot to change it by Jan. 1, 2017.
In signing the bill into law last fall, Gov. Jerry Brown made California the first state to ban the term, which is now widely considered a slur against Native Americans. Four schools still use the nickname, three of them in the San Joaquin Valley.
The Tulare school board voted to approve a new mascot name...