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Now that the retail cannabis dispensary operating permit Request for Proposal’s (RFP) have been scored, the qualifying applicants will be faced with an oral interview with the Council, who will ultimately choose the top two applicants to award Porterville’s first cannabis dispensary operatin…

On Tuesday, the Porterville City Council conducted an Administrative Hearing to discuss the appeal of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an operating permit for a retail cannabis dispensary filed by Central California Cannabis (CCC).

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The Porterville Cornerstone Project, the redevelopment of the old Porterville Hotel property that burned in 2013 at the corner of Main Street and Olive Avenue, is now complete.

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Despite the Chamber of Commerce catching fire on her first day as the new CEO, Jessica Brackeen is excited to begin her new career as the face of Porterville’s Chamber of Commerce.

The health and safety of team members and guests are still a priority at Eagle Mountain Casino and the Tule River Public Health Authority has advised to further safety measures indoors.

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When McDermont X Fitness Center in Lindsay opened Monday, friends Jacob Duenas and Angel Perez were two of the first people to come and work out.

Back again on Tuesday, the two said they were happy to be back and getting stronger.

“I don’t know. I just missed working out, sweating, getting gains, socializing with people. Just all that typical stuff. Grinding,” Duenas, 18, said.

Perez, who is going to play outside linebacker for the College of the Sequoias, said that being back in the fitness center meant he could get back to offseason training.

“It feels great,” he said. “Finally get to work out again and working out means getting better for football again.”

McDermont opened its doors to members this week after being closed since March 19, when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for California due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The opening of the facility was announced on Facebook this past Saturday and it came with a couple of new rules that are also posted around the facility.

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With safety precautions in place and a reduced maximum capacity, Eagle Mountain Casino (EMC) reopened to the public at midnight on Tuesday. Guests who had been waiting for the casino to reopen didn’t disappoint the EMC team and were ready to get back to the tables and slots as soon as the do…

The deadline for small businesses to apply for the Payment Protection Program is June 30. PPP loans are administered by the Small Business Administration to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After dedicating his life to becoming an entrepreneur, Sergio Tapia has exceeded that on many different levels. From owning his own business at just 20-years-old to now becoming the sole owner of the Taco Truck Cantina in Porterville, Tapia still isn’t done chasing his dreams.

The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management, announced on May 13, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they've made the decision to temporarily continue to suspend the operations of the Eagle Mountain Casino until June 15.

Amidst the coronavirus chaos, many local Main Street businesses are still open to the public. Of course there are some businesses that have chosen to close temporarily, like The Vault, Vintage Chic and Rafaela’s Alterations, and the Mecca has been mandated to close their doors for the time b…

There were about a dozen men, and at least one woman lined up outside of Valley Pure Cannabis dispensary well before the doors opened at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21, in Lindsay, at 133 W. Honolulu Street, the site of the old Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.

As the City prepares to begin accepting Request For Proposal’s (RFP’s) for recreational cannabis dispensaries to open within city limits, larger cannabis corporations are reportedly attempting to use local names as a front for their RFP’s. 

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Summit Club Members can enjoy a $10,000 giveaway during the Presidents Day Slot Tournament this month only at the Peoples Casino.

On January 30, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 45-day suspension at Fiesta Latina Market, located at 14643 Road 192 in Porterville. Alcohol sales are prohibited during the term of the suspension.

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The Tule River Economic Development Corporation will be entering the recreational and medical marijuana business soon.

$808,105.35 in sponsorships, charitable contributions and in-kind gifts have been donated by Eagle Mountain Casino to local charities, businesses and non-profits within Kern and Tulare Counties in 2019.

PIXLEY – Calgren Dairy Fuels and Southern California Gas Co. today announced four additional Central Valley dairies have started sending methane produced from cow manure to Calgren’s biogas operation in Pixley, where it’s processed into renewable natural gas (RNG) and injected into SoCalGas’…

On Tuesday, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement (MOU) with the Tule River Indian Tribe to address environmental impacts related to the proposed relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino to land adjacent to the Portervill…

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Over the past decade, the businesses in Porterville and the surrounding areas have fluctuated. From new businesses coming in, to businesses relocating and unfortunately, in some cases closing, this decade has proven to be a busy one for local eateries and retail stores. Here’s a look at a fe…

Every month at Eagle Mountain Casino, a couple dozen nominations are reviewed by the Eagle Awards Committee. These nominations come from Team Members and Guests who feel a Team Member has gone above and beyond their duties to help others in need.

Black Friday, a major sales day for most retailers, should’ve been called Black Thursday in Porterville this year, as most of the stores consumers rush to for those big annual deals opened their doors earlier than midnight on Friday.

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It’s officially the holiday season, which means it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. With Christmas fast approaching, the City of Porterville offers plenty of opportunities to get all of that holiday shopping done locally. This year, there’s no need to worry about driving to b…

The Porterville Marketplace will be home to a couple of new retail stores in the early months of 2020. Bath and Body Works and The White Barn have posted signs up at the former Payless Shoe Source location, neighboring Don Roberto Jewelers, announcing their arrival in February 2020.

Social media can be intimidating, especially for new business owners who’d like to begin promoting their business on social media. And that’s exactly why Kelley Layton began her business, Socially Media Management Group.

Harris Home Furnishings was bustling with guests on Thursday morning during the invitation only 40th anniversary celebration. Although Thursday morning’s festivities were reserved for those with invitation, the home décor store has sales on their entire selection happening through Saturday.

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The Business Expo at the Porterville Fairgrounds, hosted by the Porterville Chamber of Commerce, was buzzing with life as waves of guests walked from booth to booth, exploring the plethora of businesses in attendance.