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The Sequoia Complex Fire which began in the Golden Trout Wilderness was 75 percent contained as of Thursday morning. The fire has burned 168,973 acres.

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With All Hallow's Eve right around the corner, next Saturday to be exact, the Porterville Historical Museum will be hosting an outside spooky spirited event this Saturday at the museum's location on D Street. His is the first and only Halloween-themed event the museum will be hosting this year.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low interest disaster loans to non-farm businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters in the counties of Butte, Lake, Lassen, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Tulare and Yolo who…

The City of Porterville Parks and Leisure Services is excited to announce three new virtual programs offered to the community at no cost. While in-person events are temporarily on hold, the Leisure Services division is delighted to provide safe, fun and family oriented entertainment.

A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center serving wildfire survivors opened Oct. 20 in Tulare County. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends.

The SQF Complex, which has been burning since August 19, is currently 168,975 acres in size, and is 75 percent contained. Resources include 741 firefighting personnel assigned, 13 hand crews, 12 helicopters, 23 engines, three dozers, and 14 water tenders. To date, 17 injuries have been repor…

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With All Hallow’s Eve right around the corner, next Saturday to be exact, the Porterville Historical Museum will be hosting an outside spooky spirited event this Saturday at the museum’s location on D Street. His is the first and only Halloween-themed event the museum will be hosting this year.

On Wednesday morning, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency released their regular update for COVID-19 cases in Tulare County. Since March 11, there have been a total of 17,365 cases in Tulare County. The total number of active cases in the county currently sits at 539 cases.

At today's 6:30 p.m. regular meeting of the Porterville City Council discussions will be had regarding two different proposed housing developments, the Pacific Rim Commercial Mixed-Use project and the Citrus Blossom Subdivision project.

This Wednesday the Porterville Rotary Club is encouraging Rotarians and the community to eat at El Nuevo Mexicali II on 640 N. Prospect as part of its Hometown Wednesday event. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is …

At tonight's regular meeting of the Porterville City Council discussions will be had regarding two different proposed housing developments, the Pacific Rim Commercial Mixed-Use project and the Citrus Blossom Subdivision project. While the Pacific Rim project is set for a Public Hearing, the …

In times of need, area students are continuing to rise to the occasion and provide help to their communities.

On Saturday, Monache High School’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Club hosted a donation drive-thru to collect non-perishable food for the Family Crisis Center in Porterville.

The drive has been done for over a decade and happens in January, but because of COVID, CSF decided to add one more drive.

Right now, especially in this time, we’re trying to look for people who need it the most,” CSF co-president Hassoon Sarwar said. “The women’s shelter, they do. They provide food for people who are in need of it. We’re trying to help them out.”

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The parking lot of the Porterville Veterans Memorial building became the set of a virtual parade on Saturday morning, as several different groups met at the building to shoot segments for a short film that will feature Porterville area veterans and air on local news channels on Veterans Day.

While Tulare County didn't make any substantial progress on Friday as far as its possible move to the red tier, active cases did go down in the county.

Tulare County Public Health states its making every effort to increase COVID-19 testing, which is a key to lowering the county's case rate, which would allow it to move into the red tier.

With the holiday season approaching, the United States Postal Service is again expecting an increase in its deliveries on Sundays.

The Porterville Unified School District Pathways program will host its annual Parent Pathways Showcase on Thursday, October 29.

In January, the Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance (KTHA), an organization that connects those experiencing homelessness with a slew of resources, conducted the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) survey.

In recent weeks, Sierra View Medical Center has been recognized nationally for several accomplishments.

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Up until 2018, the entire community — basically all those who were served by Sierra View Medical Center — were able to vote for all five members who served on the Sierra View District Board.

A pre-trial hearing for two 13-year-old boys accused of starting the fire that destroyed the Porterville Public Library and led to the deaths of two Porterville Firefighters has been continued.

The Sequoia Complex Fire which began in the Golden Trout Wilderness remained at 70 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

With Voting Day right around the corner, the Tulare County Registrar of Voters released a few announcements and important reminders for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

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The student survey was split into four sections: attitude towards school, how's your time spent, your schoolwork, and your mental/emotional health. Around 61 percent percent of students — 772 to be exact — took the survey in early October, and the results were eye-opening.

“Ultimately, what the survey helped us bring out is that we had the best of intentions to do more than what we did last spring, this fall, but I honestly believe we swung too far,” GHHS principal Apolinar Marroquin said. “We swung too far on the side of, ‘OK, I’m going to build these lessons, and create these videos, and learn this platform, and give these kids assignments and projects.’ And that being said, I think we also lost sight of the fact that the stressors of COVID and the real-life situations that our kids are going through.”

It's been an ongoing battle for personnel fighting the SQF Complex fires. As of Wednesday morning the fires had grown to 167,625 acres and had been 70 percent contained. It is estimated that the fires will be fully contained by November 1.

On Wednesday morning, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency released their regular update for COVID-19 cases in Tulare County. According to the agency, the total number of cases in Tulare County increased by 39 on Wednesday. Since March 11, there have been a total of 17,015 case…

Two candidates running to represent district 2 on the Sierra View District Board which governs Sierra View Medical Center have quite differing views on what's going on at the hospital.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux on Monday afternoon downgraded an evacuation order to a voluntary evacuation warning for residents only for those on Balch Park Road from Battle Mountain Monument to the entrance of Mountain Home State Park.

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The Sequoia Complex which began in the Golden Trout Wilderness is now up to 70 percent contained as of Monday morning, fire officials stated.

After the City Council approved a street closure on Main Street Saturday morning for the filming of selected groups including the American Legion Color Guard, Miss Porterville and her court,and  the American Legion Riders, for a short film called "Veterans Day in the Central Valley” that wil…

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The Porterville High School (PHS) Class of 1950 met for their 70th year class reunion on Saturday morning at Jenny Lynn’s, where the six remaining class members had a wonderful breakfast together, sharing memories and enjoying each other's company.