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Summit Charter Intermediate Academy eighth grade students had an informational gathering with Porterville business people, city professionals, and community members on Monday, December 9, in the SCIA multipurpose room.

On Wednesday, December 4, Tulare County District Attorney prosecutors secured the parole denials of two inmates currently serving life sentences for murder. The Office of the District Attorney regularly attends such hearings and argued against these inmates’ potential release.

On Monday in Department 5 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Juliet Boccone sentenced Steven Wing, 66, to 400 years-to-life in prison for child molestation. 

The pet industry has grown vastly in the past 10 years. With 67 percent of U.S. households owning pets and more than 42 percent in Canada, we’ve seen significant growth. 

The annual Christmas luncheon hosted for seniors by Porterville Parks and Leisure Services was a hit again, on Sunday, with entertainment by Deenie’s Dance Workshop, the Monache High School Jazz Band directed by Justin Adams, and outstanding help from the Burton Middle School Associate Stude…

The agenda for the Lindsay City Council meeting on Tuesday is short but two of the three scheduled discussion items will most likely take quite a bit of time.

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Christmas has always brought beautifully decorated homes to the community, and the Zonta Club of Porterville shined a huge spotlight on a handful of those homes on Saturday during its 27th annual Christmas Home Tour. 

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All of Springville was alight on Friday, December 6, to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Many of the local businesses and homes had Christmas lights and decorations, including the Station with an enormous white snowflake. 

It was a chilly morning for the Chamber of Commerce, whose staff was out at the Galaxy 9 Theater on Friday morning to begin setting up for their monthly First Friday Coffee (FFC). 

The Children’s Christmas Parade, an annual tradition for Porterville, brought thousands out to Main Street to watch as bright lights and Christmas themed displays passed by. 

The Porterville City Council received a presentation on Tuesday night from a Chicago based real estate firm called UPholdings, regarding a possible housing facility that will help the homeless population transition into permanent housing, which they referred to as an “Affordable and Permanen…

On Tuesday at the California Institution for Women in Corona, a California parole board issued a three-year denial for June Gravlee, 65, for the 1987 murder of her husband. 

The Burton Middle School Drama Department and a sixth grade guest will present a Christmas Cabaret from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 13 at the Burkey Center, 2440 W. Henderson.

Local author Brent Gill will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. To 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at Stafford’s on Main Street.

Santa in the Park will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 at Centennial Park.

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Porterville High School math teacher Bill Johnson died on Tuesday. He was 61.

Helping Hands will hold its Christmas Party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 19. The Porterville Strings will present their musical Christmas program while lunch and gifts will be presented to those in attendance.

The Porterville City Library would like to take time out during this busy holiday season to celebrate you — and all of their patrons for “Patron Appreciation Day!” 

On Wednesday, at about 10:14 p.m., Porterville Police and Fire Personnel responded to the 1500 block of North Mathew Street in Porterville regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.

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Michael Allard, Ph.D, who’s an acclaimed Professor of Music, has taught for more than 44 years, in Nevada, and California, Hawaii, and Texas.

The Porterville Recorder is still in need for plenty of its Angels to be adopted for its second annual Angel Tree Drive.

There’s a common theme to the 27th Annual Home Tour, memories and memories in the making.  Christmas is a time of remembering and holding close family and friends. 

The jury in the case of Erika Sandoval ended up in a hung jury, unable to reach a verdict on Tuesday. Tulare County Judge Nathan G. Leedy ended up declaring a mistrial.

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Four Porterville High School seniors from the Panther Marching Band spoke about their experiences during the weekend in Los Angeles and marching in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday.

On Saturday, December 7, the Lindsay District Hospital Guild will host its 59th annual Christmas Bazaar and fundraiser for its medical scholarships.

Following a major snow storm that blanketed the parks’ giant sequoia groves in feet of snow, the main road, Generals Highway, to the giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park has been reopened. Tire chains / cables are still required to see the giant sequoias.

The Porterville Recorder still needs a lot of its little Angels to be adopted for its second annual Angel Tree Drive.

The holiday season is in full swing now in Porterville with various events coming up in the next few weeks.

A local group of quilters, known as The Porterville Quilters, has taken up the tradition of giving back to the young women in the Valley by wrapping dolls in handmade quilts in a project they refer to as The Cradle Quilt Project. 

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Even though it was cloudy and a bit chilly, Saturday morning posed as the perfect day for the Finatics Fishing Club to host its first annual Special Friends Fishing Day at Murry Pond in Porterville, where those with disabilities (both adults and children) had the entire pond to themselves fo…

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Over 300 people attended the 40th annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony that was organized by Denise Marchant and friends on Friday evening, November 29, at 6:00 pm at Centennial Park in downtown Porterville.

Nick Klapp was looking for a way to serve. When he was looking online, he found the Love Packages Ministry in Illinois.

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.