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Parent volunteer workshop

The Corcoran Unified School District is welcoming parents to become volunteers. The district will hold a presentation on the necessary steps for becoming a volunteer in the district Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 5-6 p.m. in the Technology Learning Center (TLC). Forms can be...

Holiday cookie, fudge contest

The Corcoran Journal and Corcoran Chamber of Commerce will join forces and sponsor the Holiday Cookie and Fudge Contest. Enter your favorite recipe into the contest which will be held Friday, Dec. 9. The Corcoran Journal and Corcoran Chamber of Commerce are once again...

Corcoran Christmas parade and tree lighting Dec. 1

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce’s 103rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held next Thursday, December 1. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Christmas in LegoLand”.Parade line-up is at 6:00 p.m. at Whitley and Letts (next to the High School) with the parade...

Skills USA coat drive

Skills USA Club at Corcoran High School is holding a coats for the community drive from Monday, Nov. 14 through Monday, Dec. 12. Clean, gently used or new coats can be donated at the Technology learning Center (TLC) lobby or in the Corcoran High School library...

Low cost vaccination clinic

The Valley Oak SPCA and the Corcoran Police Department will hold a low cost dog and cat vaccine clinic Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Kate H. Boswell Senior Center. Dog vaccines will cost $15 for DAPP, $10 for rabies, $15 for Leptospirosis and $15 for...

Man and Woman of the Year nominations sought

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for Man, Woman, Jr. Citizen and Organization of the Year for 2022. Nominees must be residents of Corcoran, who are actively involved in the local community. Those nominating someone must give a detailed...

American Flag project

Free American Flags are still available to Corcoran, Alpaugh and Waukena residents. The Corcoran Community Foundation partnered with the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce to offer the American Flag Replacement Program.As part of a business and residential beautification...

Veterans’ resources available at Corcoran Library

Veterans can get connected to helpful resources through the Veterans Resource Center which is in Corcoran every Wednesday at the Corcoran Branch Library. The library Veterans Benefit Coach can help with CALVET and services such as employment, education, healthcare and...

Supervisors approve microenterprise business assistance

Kings County Board of Supervisors finalized a program to roll out $500,000 in micro enterprise business assistance. This funding is intended to provide support through grants for qualifying microenterprise businesses in an amount up to $25,000. The funding is being...

Christmas t-shirt sponsors sought

Corcoran Christmas Tree Committee is selling t-shirts and is also looking for sponsors.The proceeds from the t-shirt fundraiser helps the committee continue the tradition of having a community Christmas tree; purchase and maintenance of the lights for the tree; and...

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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.

Local man arrested for murder

Local man arrested for murder

An argument led to the murder of a much loved local transient woman. On St. Patrick’s Day in the 1000 block of Norboe Corcoran Police Officers were called to a residence at 5:32 p.m. for a female fall victim.

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CHS Class Athletes of the Year

CHS Class Athletes of the Year

Corcoran High Class Athletes of the Year were honored during last week’s Athlete of the Year banquet which was held in the Technology Learning Center at CHS. A female and male athlete of the year are chosen in each class. The following are the winners

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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

Bertha Alicia Cisneros

Bertha Alicia Cisneros is a maternal angel who completed a true full circle of life. Bertha was born on Saturday, September 20, 1947, in Lomas Villas De Ixtlahuacan de Los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico, went home to be with her lord and savior Jesus...

Gilberto C. Ontiveros

Gilberto C. Ontiveros was born in Sinaloa, Mexico on February 18, 1941 to Mateo Ontiveros and Manuela Camacho Ontiveros. He passed away September 16, 2022 in Corcoran.Gilberto married Mary E. Renteria on April 20, 1972. He was a heavy equipment...

James Edward Cole

Services were held Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in The Church of Light for James Edward Cole, 69, who died Sept. 3.James was born June 15, 1953.Survivors include five brothers, Ernest Cole, Edward Cole, Bobby Cole and Randy Cole, all of Corcoran and...

Eligio “Rick” Bocanegra-Burnias

Eligio “Rick” Bocanegra-Burnias went to meet Our Lord on the 31st of August 2022 at the age of 82.He is survived by his wife, Ruth Valdez Burnias and his five children, Ruth Rodriguez, Angela Navrozally (spouse Moeen), Eligio "Ricky" Burnias Jr....

Danny Burden Sr.

Danny Burden Sr. passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 14, 2022 in Grabill, Indiana. He was born on October 30, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Danny came to California as a young boy where his family eventually settled in...

Mary Teresa Gabrielson

Mary Teresa Gabrielson passed away at her home on July 20, 2022 at the age of 78.Mary was born on August 28, 1943 to Nick and Ruth Gabrielson of Corcoran, California and is predeceased by her brother John Gabrielson and sister Ruth Fuller both from...

Donovan Joseph Menvielle

Donovan Joseph Menvielle was born January 2, 1995. Donovan grew up in Corcoran with his mother and stepdad and was surrounded by many cousins. His young life was tragically taken by violence on July 22, 2022.He is preceded in death by his father,...

Joseph Cruz Chavez

Joseph Cruz Chavez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Urbano Chavez and Antonia Rivera Chavez on June 3, 1935. Cruz died in Hanford, August 6, 2022 at the age of 87.Cruz was a farm laborer for 60 years and had lived in Kings County since...

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