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Ducor solar projects under construction

There’s dirt being moved south of Ducor, but it is not crops they are planting. It is several large solar projects which will yield more than 100 megawatts of electricity when they are completed.

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Monday 05/30/2016
Success Lake has successful weekend
Posted: May 30, 2016

Memorial Day weekend was the perfect time to enjoy Success Lake because of how much water there is.

McCarthy faces challengers in Congressional race
Posted: May 30, 2016

Kevin McCarthy, 23rd Congressional District incumbent and majority leader in the House of Representatives, is being challenged in his bid for a fifth term.

Residents offered money to buy electric lawn movers
Posted: May 30, 2016

The Valley Air District’s Clean Green Yard Machines lawn mower replacement program is encouraging Valley residents to replace their old, dirty, gas-powered lawn mower with a clean electric lawn mower by offering a huge incentive. 

Porterville Man held on child abuse charge
Posted: May 30, 2016

A 24-year-old Porterville man was arrested on child abuse charges Friday after a 1-year-old child was treated at Sierra View Medical Center.

Death Notices: Monday, May 30, 2016
Posted: May 30, 2016

Pending Obituaries

Ray Murdock, 80, Porterville, Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral and Cremation Service.

Saturday 05/28/2016
Banners honor those who serve
Posted: May 28, 2016

Main Street in Porterville from Morton Avenue to Garden Avenue is now decorated with 36 military banners. The colorful banners display photos of veterans, active-duty service members and those killed in action, and include their names, ranks and dates of service.

Sharing their experiences: Pathway students ready to speak at NYC conference
Posted: May 28, 2016

A pair of students from Porterville High School’s (PHS) Academy of Health Science will represent Porterville Unified School District in New York City next week.

USFS releases draft forest plans
Posted: May 28, 2016

VALLEJO — The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra national forests on Thursday.7

Bricks being sold for PC Veterans Memorial
Posted: May 28, 2016

The Porterville Noon Rotary Club and the Veterans Resource Center at Porterville College are selling Memorial Bricks to be placed at the Porterville College Veterans Memorial.

Porterville police make pot arrest
Posted: May 28, 2016


Sanders campaign plans Valley swing
Posted: May 28, 2016

VISALIA — Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders will make a swing through the South Valley this weekend.

Death Notices: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016

Timothy Edward Robertson

Timothy Edward Robertson, a resident of Springville, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the age of 60.

Summer art classes slated
Posted: May 28, 2016

Arts Visalia’s Kids’ Summer Art Classes will begin on Monday, June 13.

Currency stolen
Posted: May 28, 2016

RICHGROVE — Approximately $250 in U.S. currency was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Wheatland Drive in Richgrove.

Porterville Crime Blotter: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Domestic Violence

Officers responded at 5:08 p.m. to the 600 block of West Henderson Avenue to a report of a domestic disturbance. 

Friday 05/27/2016
A movie, beer and wine
Posted: May 27, 2016

Galaxy 9 Theatres on Henderson Avenue in Porterville may be serving its customers beer and wine with their movies as early as August.

Not just a pathway showcase: Exhibition sparks student creativity
Posted: May 27, 2016

Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) tried to spark some student creativity this week. 

Memorial Day weekend hot spots
Posted: May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is considered by many to be the kickoff to summer.

Camping is one of the most popular activities, and even though the area has been experiencing a severe drought for the past four years, there are plenty of camping and hiking areas still open to the public.

Sheriff takes complete control of lake patrol
Posted: May 27, 2016

Those enjoying Success Lake or Lake Kaweah this weekend need to be reminded that the lake patrols now have a lot more teeth because the patrols are being handled by sworn officers of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

WildPlaces plans river cleanup Sunday
Posted: May 27, 2016

Rio Limpio is slated for Sunday.

WildPlaces’ volunteers and supporters once again are heading up the hill to remedy the on-going problems on the Tule River. 

Motorists will take to highways this weekend
Posted: May 27, 2016

With the price of gas nearly a dollar a gallon less than a year ago, thousands of Californians are expected to hit the highways this three-day Memorial Day weekend.

Pot plot taken down
Posted: May 27, 2016

A Porterville man was arrested Wednesday after city narcotics detectives found 35 marijuana plants at a property in the 600 block of South Creekside Street.

Porterville Crime Blotter: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Domestic Violence

Officers responded at 7:48 a.m. to the 1900 block of West Castle Avenue to a report of a domestic disturbance. 

Death Notices: Friday, May 27, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016

Charles Wayne Morgan

Charles Wayne Morgan, a resident of Strathmore, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the age of 68.

Casino bus trip
Posted: May 27, 2016

PORTERVILLE — The Porterville Historical Museum will sponsor a bus trip to Eagle Mountain Casino on Tuesday. The bus will leave at 6 p.m. from Giovanni’s Pizzeria & Arcade, following a Happy Hour that starts at 5 p.m.

Home burglarized
Posted: May 27, 2016

TERRA BELLA — Jewelry and currency worth $780 were stolen from a home in the 23600 block of Magnolia Avenue in Terra Bella on Wednesday.

Military banner ceremony
Posted: May 27, 2016

PORTERVILLE — The City of Porterville will hold a ceremony at noon today to kick off its new military banner program.

Thursday 05/26/2016
Projected budget not as ‘rosy’ as hoped; city facing a shortfall
Posted: May 26, 2016

Council members were not too happy during Tuesday’s budget session to see the city’s general budget projected with a potential $1.6 million deficit.

“This is a conservative estimate,” City Manager John Lollis said. “We don’t try to paint a rosier picture.”

Visalia man found guilty of killing cat in clothes dryer
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 1:31 pm

A Visalia man was found guilty of animal cruelty after putting his mother’s cat in a clothes dryer.

City police uproot 63 pot plants
Posted: May 26, 2016

A Porterville man was arrested Wednesday after Porterville narcotics officers found 63 marijuana plants growing at a residence in the 1100 block of West Morton Avenue in Porterville.

Areas reopen in Forest above Springville
Posted: May 26, 2016

Most roads accessing popular recreation sites on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest will be open in time for travelers over the Memorial Day weekend.

Woodlake man pleads no contest to arson
Posted: May 26, 2016

A Woodlake man entered a plea of no contest to a single felony count of arson on Monday in Tulare County Superior Court.

Christian Pinon, 23, of Woodlake, faces up to two years in state prison when sentenced on June 21 in Visalia by Judge Joseph Kalashian, according to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

Show about East Porterville, Calif. drought airs tonight
Posted: May 26, 2016

KSEE, channel 24, TV in Fresno will show an hour-long documentary on the drought, including a 23-minute segment produced by McLane High School students about the drought and its impact in East Porterville.

Porterville Crime Blotter: 5-23-16/5-24-16
Posted: May 26, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Domestic Violence/Resisting Arrest

Officers responded at 7:51 p.m. to the sub-100 block of East Vandalia Avenue to a report of a stabbing. 

Death Notices: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Posted: May 26, 2016

Douglas Earl Boardman

Douglas Earl Boardman, a resident of Porterville, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 83.

UN to discuss FSU co-authored case study of drought
Posted: May 26, 2016

The United Nations will be discussing recommendations from a new report about climate change-related loss and damage, including a case study of how the San Joaquin Valley is coping with drought, during the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA2), May 23-27 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hussain falls short
Posted: May 26, 2016

It was supposed to be different this time.

But for the second year in a row, seventh grader Sameera Hussain of Sequoia Middle School, hit a bump in the road on her way to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.

Library Wi-Fi classes slated
Posted: May 26, 2016

Thanks to Rural Connectivity, a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the California State Library, 10 Tulare County Library Branch Libraries now have Wi-Fi.

According to a county press release, the mobile HotSpot connections can support up to 10 devices simultaneously and provide users with Internet access. The Library is offering training as well.

Judge denied review
Posted: May 26, 2016

The California Supreme Court Wednesday denied Tulare County Superior Court Judge Valeriano Saucedo’s petition for review of his removal from office for misconduct.

The action, unless he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, ends his legal ordeal that began in December of 2014 when the State Commission on Judicial Performance announce he was being suspended and charged with misconduct.

GreenPower finalizes local land purchase
Posted: May 26, 2016

By early next year, Porterville will see the first electric-powered bus roll off the assembly line of GreenPower Motor Company which finalized Tuesday its purchase of 9.3 acres of land near the Porterville Airport.

“We will be ramping up very quickly,” said Fraser Atkinson, chairman of GreenPower Motor Company Inc., during an interview with The Recorder Wednesday.

GreenPower impact: $3.4m over 10 years
Posted: May 26, 2016

Economists will tell you industrial jobs have the greatest positive impact on a local economy and GreenPower Motor Company coming to Porterville is expected to have such an impact.

According to Jason Ridenour, economic development manager for the City of Porterville, the company, which finalized Tuesday evening its purchase of 10 acres of city land to construct a plant to manufacture electric-powered vehicles for commercial markets, will create over 400 new jobs in the city at an average salary of $45,625.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
Porterville girl tripped up at Spelling Bee
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Sameera Hussain, a seventh grader at Sequoia Middle School, hit a bump in the road on her way to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. 

County eyes removal of dead trees
Posted: May 25, 2016

Supervisors approve plan

Tulare County has a dead tree problem, just like the national forests. 

Car travels through four yards
Posted: May 25, 2016

Driver not injured in crash

Police were still trying to piece together what caused the driver of a small compact to go off of West Henderson Avenue and through four back yards before finally coming to rest on its side Monday afternoon.

Aiming to make noise at OM Finals
Posted: May 25, 2016

Summit Charter Collegiate Academy’s (SCCA) Odyssey of the Mind team took to the skies on Friday to begin the first part of the their 10-day journey to the Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals.

Supervisor District 1 candidates talk goals
Posted: May 25, 2016

Top issue is water

As the June election quickly approached, candidates for Tulare County Supervisor District 1 seat spoke out on their goals, if elected. Not surprisingly, each of the candidates interviewed listed water conservation and the need for more water storage as their main focus.

Deputies make massive marijuana bust
Posted: May 25, 2016

13 dump trucks needed to haul pot away

How many dump trucks does it take to haul away 3,436 large marijuana plants?

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department found out on Monday. The answer is 13.

County losing ambulance provider
Posted: May 25, 2016

Daniel Lynch, Central California Emergency Services director, told the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the five remaining ambulance companies in the county will work to make up the slack with the departure of American Medical Response.

Hussain takes prelim test
Posted: May 25, 2016

Local spelling phenom prepares

Sameera Hussain, a seventh-grader at Sequoia Middle Schwool, will take to the stage today to compete in the preliminary round of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. 


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