In its 16 year history, the Stars in the Hills Prom has brought the fun and glamour of Prom Night to developmentally disabled students in the Porterville, Lindsay, and Terra Bella areas. 

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The Reeves Brothers band recently recorded a new album in Texas with Caleb Melo, 18, a local Porterville musician who plays the rare pedal steel guitar. They will be playing at The Rock Yard Tavern in Exeter at 7 p.m. February 6.

The Porterville City Council has called a special meeting for tonight to consider the authorization of purchasing properties located at 19 S A Street and 30 S. A Street. These properties, collectively, are known as the New Porterville Rescue Mission (NPRM).

On Thursday in Department 5 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, the court sentenced Aristeo Sampablo, 30, to 1,015 years-to-life in prison after being found guilty of 41 counts of child molestation last summer.

At 4 p.m. today, the Sierra View Local Health Care Board of Directors will meet to discuss several items of business. Among them is a resolution to purchase certain real properties in a designated area by CEO Donna Hefner.

Due to a delay in the agenda being posted, the regular meeting of the Lindsay City Council has been changed to a special meeting and will commence tonight beginning at 6 p.m.

On January 23, in Department 5 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, the court sentenced Aristeo Sampablo, age 30, to 1,015 years-to-life in prison after being found guilty of 41 counts of child molestation last summer.

Early Thursday at about 12:50 a.m., Porterville Police Department Officers responded to Walmart, located at 1250 West Henderson Avenue in Porterville, regarding two subjects observed on video surveillance taking car batteries from a locked storage container near the Automotive Department. 

On Friday at about 7:50 p.m. Porterville Police Department Officers responded to the Porterville Transit Center, located at 61 West Oak Avenue, regarding a male inside the business lobby who was destroying computers and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.  

A special meeting of the Burton School District Board has been scheduled at 5:15 p.m. today at the district board room, 264 N. Westwood.

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Volunteers from the Family Crisis Center (FCC) and Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance took to the riverbeds on Saturday morning to begin Point in Time surveys on the homeless population in Porterville. 

On Thursday at about 10:30 p.m., Porterville Police Department Officers contacted a victim in the front lobby of the Police Department who was reporting a theft. 

On Thursday at about 10:50 p.m., Porterville Police Department Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1400 block of North Cottage Street for a vehicle code violation, where they contacted a male juvenile driver. 

We love this time of year and the fresh opportunity it represents. If you’re anything like us, you want to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success and making positive changes that will keep you on track for 2020.

Judge Nathan Leedy, from Visalia, presided over a Mock Trial: The People vs. Matsumoto, held at Porterville Courthouse Thursday evening between 14  Granite Hills High School Law Justice and Ethics Pathways students, Team A, as the Defense team, and the Prosecution team from Tulare Union High…

On Friday morning, around 11 a.m., in Department 19 of the South County Justice Center in Porterville, Adel Hussein sat in the designated inmate seating waiting for his case to be called by presiding judge Antonio Reyes. 

Early Thursday at about 12:50 a.m., Porterville Police Department Officers responded to Walmart, located at 1250 West Henderson Avenue in Porterville, regarding two subjects observed on video surveillance taking car batteries from a locked storage container near the Automotive Department.

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On Thursday at about 10:50 p.m., Porterville Police Department Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1400 block of North Cottage Street for a vehicle code violation, where they contacted a male juvenile driver.

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On Thursday at about 10:30 p.m., Porterville Police Department Officers contacted a victim in the front lobby of the Police Department who was reporting a theft.

On Friday at about 7:50 p.m. Porterville Police Department Officers responded to the Porterville Transit Center, located at 61 West Oak Avenue, regarding a male inside the business lobby who was destroying computers and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.

A special meeting of the Burton School District Board has been scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the district board room, 264 N. Westwood.

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

Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore has been ranked 2,429 on the list.

$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.

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment Thursday against Saul Giovanni Solis Ontiveros, 24, of Pixley, and Eduardo Garcia, 20, of McFarland, charging them with conspiring to distribute more than 160 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 300 fentanyl pills, U.S. Attorney …

Southern California Edison reported a power outage that affected downtown Porterville at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

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 Southern California Edison reported a power outage that has affected downtown Porterville at about 9:15 a.m. This morning.

Southern California Edison reported a power outage that has affected downtown Porterville at about 9:15 a.m. This morning.

The Porterville Police Department had a busy weekend focusing on cleaning up the streets from impaired drivers. Through two separate DUI operations, PPD netted six arrests.

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At the beginning of the public comment section of the Burton School Board meeting on January 21, 2020, in the packed cafeteria at Jim Maples Academy, with standing room only; school district parents, grandparents, and students, and community members spoke about their concerns with the school…

On Wednesday, Tyler Henry –The Hollywood Medium announced that he will be bringing his new Live Show “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Closure” to Eagle Mountain Casino on Friday February 21.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies were called to the scene of Avenue 416 and Road 128 in Orosi for a shooting.

The Tulare County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will host a meeting today in the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chambers in Visalia, and on its agenda is two items concerning the Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District (LSID).

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The Porterville Unified School District has provided information on its Facebook page about the $33.4 million bond that will be placed on the March 3 ballot during the primary election for voters in the district to consider.

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Despite the frigid temperatures over the weekend, the 32nd annual Sierra Winter Classic cattle show kicked off on Saturday morning at the Porterville Fairgrounds. 

The Love Is Art Gala will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. February 15 at the Elks Lodge., 386 N. Main, Porterville. 

Porterville Unified School District will implement the Raptor Technologies security system for all school sites, beginning today. 

The Porterville Area Republican Assembly will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 23 at His House Fellowship, previously Freewill Baptist Church, 91 N. Prospect, Porterville.