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Juvenile arrested for murder

A 17 year old male juvenile has been arrested in Texas and charged with the murder of 53 year old Richard Hernandez of Corcoran. According to the Corcoran Police Department Friday, January 5 at approximately 7:58 p.m., Corcoran Police Officers were dispatched to an...

Man suffers serious injuries after hit and run

The Corcoran Police Department is looking for help from the public to find who hit a local man and left him lying in the roadway with serious head injuries. Last Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at approximately 10:47 p.m., Corcoran police officers responded to the...

Theresa Cisneros appointed to Corcoran School Board

The Corcoran Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees held a public forum last Thursday to hold public interviews of the four candidates applying for the Area 4 Trustee position. Berenice Alvarez was the Area 4 trustee but had recently moved out of the district...

Raymond Lerma Memorial update

Raymond Lerma Memorial Update By Corcoran City Manager Greg Gatzka This coming January will mark four years since the unexpected passing of former Corcoran city council member and educator Raymond Lerma.  Undoubtedly, his contributions touched the lives of many...

Bret Harte registration, health fair

Bret Harte Elementary will hold a Registration and Health Fair for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. The event will be held Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Bret Harte Cafeteria. The fair is for students who were born between Sept. 2,...

Guzman gets full ride to Minot State

Jakob Guzman of Corcoran is heading to North Dakota Jan. 2 where he will play for the Minot State Beavers. Guzman earned a full-ride scholarship to play football at Division II Minot State University which is located in Minot, North Dakota. Jakob is a 2019 graduate of...

Man shot to death

The Corcoran Police Department is asking for help from the public in a homicide case that is currently under investigation. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at approximately 7:48 p.m. the Corcoran Police Department was called to the intersection of Whitley and Josephine...

Chamber annual banquet Feb. 7

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce has announced their top citizens of 2023 who will be honored at the annual banquet Wednesday, Feb.7. The 2023 Man of the Year is Jason Shaw, the Woman of the Year is Lisa Shaw and the Jr. Citizen of the Year is Kandice Hernandez. The...

CPD investigating homicide

The Corcoran Police department is currently investigating the second homicide the city has seen in the last month. While the homicide which occurred Jan. 5 may be the first homicide of the New Year it is the second man murdered in Corcoran. Last Friday, January 5 at...

Tickets on sale for World Ag Expo

Tickets are currently on sale for the biggest International Ag show around. The World Ag Expo will be held Feb. 13-Feb. 15 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person.  Tickets are $20 per person while children ages 6...

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Juvenile arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Monday, January 14, 2024 at 11:38 a.m., Corcoran Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in Corcoran regarding a 911 call of a stabbing victim.  Upon arrival, officers made contact the adult male victim who sustained stab...

Homes hit by gunfire

Homes hit by gunfire

Corcoran Police officers are searching for more information on a shooting which occurred Sunday, March 21 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of King Avenue.

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Cotton Festival returns October 2

The 60th Corcoran Cotton Festival is being planned for Saturday, October 2. With the return of the festival which was cancelled last year due to COVID—comes the return of the Amateur Rib Cook-Off. Festival activities will kick off with the Cost Less Foods parade which...

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Aftershock set for May 15

Aftershock set for May 15

After having to cancel the event last year due to COVID-19, the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is looking to hold their Aftershock Car Show, Saturday, May 15.

Nominations sought

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is in search of Corcoran’s finest for 2018. The chamber is looking for nominees for Man, Woman, Jr. Citizen and Organization of the Year.

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Corcoran Pizza Factory celebrated 30 years in business Monday, May 16. The neighborhood pizza parlor has successfully captured the taste-buds and hearts of those in Corcoran.

Obituaries

Robert (Bobby) “Big Rob” Atilano Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 5 at 1 p.m. at Salser and Dillard Funeral Home in Visalia for Robert (Bobby) “Big Rob” Atilano, 52, who died September 13, 2023 in Visalia. Bobby worked for The Corcoran Journal for nearly 25...

Michael Ernest “Mikey” Syra

Michael Ernest “Mikey” Syra was born July 28, 1950 in Corcoran to Bob and Mildred Syra, and he passed away Feb. 6 at the age of 72 following a brief battle with an illness. Mike is survived by his son, Jeffrey Michael Syra of Fresno; his brother,...

Robert Alcorn

Graveside services were held March 24, at the Corcoran Cemetery at 1p.m. for Robert Alcorn. Robert passed away March 16 and peacefully went to be with his Lord. Robert was born in Hanford, CA on July 8, 1948 to Merkel and Marjorie Alcorn, longtime...

Norman Westbay

Norman Westbay June 18, 1949 – March 13, 2023 Norman Ralph Westbay, 73, of Nipomo passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on March 13, 2023, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Norman was born on June 18, 1949 in...

Fidencia Hernandez

Services for Fidencia Hernandez were held March 17 at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Corcoran. She passed away in Hanford March 6. Fidencia was born in Vianueva, Zacatecas, Mexico on November 16, 1956 to Pantaleon and...

Mariano Montiel Montoya

Services were held Saturday, March 4 for Mariano Montiel Montoya, 85, who died Feb. 17 in Hanford. Mariano was born August 17, 1937 in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Mariano and Francisca Montoya. Mariano worked as a farm laborer for 41 years. He is...

Eugene Felix Martinez Jr.

Mass services were held Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Eugene Felix Martinez, Jr., 63, who died Feb. 26 in Corcoran. Martinez was born in Corcoran January 14, 1960 to Eugene and Frances Martinez. Eugene...

Alicia G. Oldenes

Alicia G. Oldenes, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away faithfully on February 4, 2023, with her daughters, Cynthia and Janette by her side. Born to parents Cipriano and Jenny Garcia on May 3, 1934, in Torreón,...

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