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Saturday 12/09/2017

Commentary: A whirlwind trip
Posted: December 09, 2017
  • New!

Al and I had to make a quick, last-minute decision a few days ago when we were notified that our friend, Jim, was having a health crisis and was not expected to live much longer. We were out in Michigan, he was in California. What should we do? Jim had no family and only a few friends who were still living near by.

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Four BSD schools are Apple Distinguished Schools
Posted: December 09, 2017
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Only school district in world with that many

Burton School District is the only school district in the world to have four schools recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for their efforts to improve and transform the classroom learning experience through the use of technology.

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Sheriff utilizing technology again
Posted: December 09, 2017
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Surveillance towers in the county’s future

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is again taking advantage of the latest technology to make the streets of the county safer.

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PPD: Thefts rise this time of year
Posted: December 09, 2017
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Police recommends stashing store purchases inside vehicle trunks

The holiday season is officially here, which means store parking lots are full and cold-hearted criminals are outside looking inside people’s cars for what they can steal.

Friday 12/08/2017

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Traffic signals at Morton, Indiana to be fixed soon
Posted: December 08, 2017

Traffic accident in October responsible for damage

Those irritated by flashing red lights on the traffic signals at the intersection of Morton Avenue and Indiana Street will be happy to know that the city is in the process of getting them repaired soon.

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Excavation begins at Success Lake
Posted: December 08, 2017

Work will increase flood protection and capacity

Excavation work began Tuesday at Success Lake to remove silt and sand that has been deposited by the Tule River over the last 50 years, and the end result will be a return to its original storage capacity, and more depth and space for recreation.

El Granito to host 44th Christmas events
Posted: December 08, 2017

The El Granito Foundation announced that for the 44th year it will be providing holiday meals and Christmas parties for community members in need, and this year they urgently need donations from the Porterville community.

PHS Drama Dept. hosts ‘A Night of Improvs’
Posted: December 08, 2017

The Porterville High School Drama Department is celebrating the holiday season with a performance of “A Night of Improvs” at 7 p.m. Friday on the PHS campus.

GreenPower receives order for L.A. Unified’s first electric school bus
Posted: December 08, 2017

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has received a purchase order and the initial deposit for its Synapse 72 all-electric school bus for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Thursday 12/07/2017

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Sheriff, fire chief celebrate new county headquarters
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 9:09 am

Law enforcement and fire officials from throughout Tulare County ventured to Visalia Wednesday morning for the celebration marking the opening of the new sheriff’s office and fire department headquarters. 

Council OKs Porter’s Crossing
Posted: December 07, 2017

The Porterville City Council removed the only obstacle standing in the way of bringing new business to the Henderson Avenue corridor.

Firefighters from Tulare County are manning lines in SoCal
Posted: December 07, 2017

Firefighters from numerous city fire departments in Tulare County, along with several more from Tulare County Fire, are assisting in battling the massive wildfires burning in Southern California.

Wednesday 12/06/2017

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Remembering a native son
Posted: December 06, 2017

Former Porterville Mayor Ensslin passes

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Trees of life light up season
Posted: December 06, 2017

Some cried, some hugged, others shed silent tears. But they were all at the 23rd annual Memorial Tree Service on Tuesday night for the same purpose — to honor and remember a loved one who has died.

Orange growers welcome colder temps
Posted: December 06, 2017

SoCal fires impacting citrus industry

Tuesday 12/05/2017

U.S. Dept. of Ed to transform federal student aid
Posted: December 05, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families.

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McCarthy mobile office: Taxes, Sexual harassment dominates conversation
Posted: December 05, 2017

Meetings held first Friday of each month

Nearly 20 Tulare County residents gathered Friday morning in Porterville’s Centennial Plaza multi-purpose room to voice their questions and concerns on not only what’s going on around the world, but also where House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) stands on certain issues.

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PPD: Trio arrested for string of armed robberies
Posted: December 05, 2017

Three gang members were arrested Saturday for their alleged involvement in a string of armed robberies in the area, the Porterville Police Department reported.

Self-Help celebrating Woodlake housing project
Posted: December 05, 2017

10 families will build their own affordable homes

Self-Help Enterprises will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to recognize 10 families who are beginning construction on their new affordable homes through the organization’s mutual self-help housing program.

Memorial Tree service tonight
Posted: December 05, 2017

Annual event hosted by Myers Funeral

The 23rd annual Memorial Tree service will again take place at Myers Funeral Service on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event gives family and friends of loved ones who have passed away the chance to remember them at Christmas. 

Monday 12/04/2017

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Council to continue Porter’s Crossing public hearing
Posted: December 04, 2017

Meeting will take place Tuesday night

The Porterville City Council will continue Tuesday the public hearing regarding the Porter’s Crossing Commercial Center proposal of a general plan amendment, zone change and conditional use permit.

Freezing temps this week in Valley
Posted: December 04, 2017

No rain in immediate forecast

It’s going to get freezing cold over the next couple of nights in the Central Valley, according to WeatherAg.com.

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Santa highlight of Christmas at Stables
Posted: December 04, 2017

Christmas at the Stables did not have the number of vendors of year’s past, allowing the visit by Santa Claus to take center stage.

Saturday 12/02/2017

Seeing Christmas with childlike eyes
Posted: December 02, 2017

It all started with an announcement on the local news channel that a certain department store was having a sale on artificial Christmas trees. That caught my attention because we had given away our old one before moving out to Michigan. It had served us well for several years, but wasn’t worth shipping across the country on the moving van.

Is Jesus the reason for the season?
Posted: December 02, 2017

Before you answer, consider John 1:1-4 and verse 14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind...The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father:’ 

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Friant-Kern Canal still sinking
Posted: December 02, 2017

Five inches of drop in five months near Terra Bella

The ground beneath the Friant-Kern Canal continues to sink due to excessive groundwater usage during the recent drought, and a comprehensive solution to the problem will likely cost millions of dollars and take years to implement.

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State of the City Address
Posted: December 02, 2017

Biggest project is Walmart Supercenter, to open in 2019

The year 2017 has been good to Porterville, and Vice Mayor Brian Ward said at the annual State of the City Address that next year is going to be even better.

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Lindsay council awards tree trimming services
Posted: December 02, 2017

Clean Cut Landscape and Evergreen Landscape & Sprinklers will provide services

The Lindsay City Council agreed Tuesday to award palm tree and tree trimming services contracts to Clean Cut Landscape Management, Inc. and Evergreen Landscape & Sprinklers, Inc.

Porterville CHP investigating fatal hit-and-run
Posted: December 02, 2017

Pedestrian hit by vehicle Thursday morning

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run in the area of Springville Avenue and Worth Drive.

2017 Children’s Christmas Parade winners
Posted: December 02, 2017

The winners of the Children’s Christmas Parade on Thursday were:

Photos with Santa today at Library
Posted: December 02, 2017

There are many opportunities to take photos with Santa Claus this month at in the community room of the Porterville City Library.

Friday 12/01/2017

GreenPower receives purchase order for two double decker buses from CVS tours
Posted: December 01, 2017

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has received a purchase order for two of its EV550 all-electric double decker buses from CVS Tours Ltd., a Canadian motor coach company. The purchase order follows a successful pilot project between GreenPower, CVS Tours and the Greater Victoria Harbor Authority, in which GreenPower deployed its first all electric double decker bus on the basis of a one-year lease.

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LUSD’s system is ‘ideal learning experience’
Posted: December 01, 2017

Has improved district’s attendance rates and student success

Steve Jobs created the ideal listening experience with iTunes, Jeff Bezos the ideal reading experience with Amazon and Lindsay Unified School District is on a mission to create the ideal learning experience with its performance-based learning system.

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Narnia coming to life at Barn Theater
Posted: December 01, 2017

‘Magical’ tale of ‘selflessness’ also brings holiday values

The beloved story “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. at the Barn Theater, and runs for three weekends in December, including two matinee’s on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Summit Charter College Academy
Posted: December 01, 2017

A stage adaptation of celebrated holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” will have a three-night run at Summit Charter Collegiate Academy.

CA Attorney General sues online university
Posted: December 01, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Thursday announced that he is suing Ashford University, an online for-profit school based in San Diego, and its parent company Bridgepoint Education for engaging in unlawful business practices. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Becerra alleges that Ashford made false promises and furnished faulty information to students to persuade them to enroll. It also used illegal debt collection practices when students struggled to pay their bills. Attorney General Becerra seeks restitution for students, a permanent injunction prohibiting similar activities in the future, and civil penalties from Ashford University.

Alcantar pleads on embezzlement charges
Posted: December 01, 2017

Agrees to pay $30,000 in restitution

Christina Alcantar, former president of the Summit Charter Collegiate Academy Parent Teacher Organization, pleaded no contest to charges of grand theft by embezzlement in Tulare County Superior Court on Oct. 19. She was charged with embezzling over $32,000 between June 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014 during her tenure as PTO president.

Thursday 11/30/2017

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Grandparents making a difference at Burton
Posted: November 30, 2017

On Wednesday morning, a group of dedicated grandparents gathered at Burton School District to visit, learn, and contribute their effort to the cause of education.

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Smart & Final completes relocation
Posted: November 30, 2017

Grand opening of new Smart & Final Extra! well attended

Porterville residents gave a warm welcoming to the new Smart & Final Extra! store, which had its grand opening Wednesday.

CASA, U-Haul to host holiday toy drive Saturday
Posted: November 30, 2017

Event to benefit local foster children

For children spending the holidays in foster care away from their family, receiving a special gift means a lot.

2017 Census of Agriculture gets underway
Posted: November 30, 2017

Questionnaires being sent to over 3 million U.S. producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) starts mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture.

Cal Fire Tulare Unit lifts burn permit suspension
Posted: November 30, 2017

The burn permit suspension in Tulare County State Responsibility Area (SRA) was lifted for hazard reduction burning on Wednesday, the Cal Fire Tulare Unit announced.

Tulare County offers Resource Family orientations
Posted: November 30, 2017

Tulare County Resource Family Approval, previously known as Foster Care Licensing, offers orientations twice per month for prospective Resource families.

Porterville DMV closing for renovations
Posted: November 30, 2017

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Porterville field office at 329 E. Olive Ave. is closing for renovations at noon on Friday, Dec. 1. The office will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18.

Wednesday 11/29/2017

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Lindsay honors community
Posted: November 29, 2017

Cook is Woman of Year and Gutierrez is Man of Year

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce handed out 18 awards to community members and business owners for their contributions to the chamber and the community at a luncheon Tuesday.

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Sheriff honors two with STAR Awards
Posted: November 29, 2017

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux presented the Sheriff of Tulare Action Recognition (STAR) Award to Carlos Martinez of Visalia and Michael Correia of Porterville during a ceremony Tuesday at the Sheriff’s Headquarters.

SVLHD: Little public comment on proposed district map
Posted: November 29, 2017

The Sierra View Local Healthcare District district zoning committee received little input from the community in the first of two public meetings intended for that purpose at the board room Monday evening. 

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Exceptional, elegant, nostalgic and unique
Posted: November 29, 2017

Zonta Christmas Home Tour is Saturday

The “wow” factor isn’t enough to describe the four homes on the 25th Anniversary Zonta Christmas Home Tour and Artisan Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 2. Zonta proudly presents amazing homes and an eclectic Artisan Boutique to welcome the holiday season. Zonta Club of Porterville thanks the homeowners for graciously opening their homes for this special tour.

Children’s Christmas Parade is Thursday
Posted: November 29, 2017

Annual event starts at 7 p.m.

The Annual Porterville Children’s Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 with 99 entries, up slightly from a year ago.

This year’s theme is “A Christmas Miracle.”