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Month: February 2016

City council change meeting dates

Starting in April, the local city council will change its meeting time and date.

 

The council last week approved moving its meeting time to 5:30 p.m. The council also chose to change its meeting date to the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

 

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50-50 Club instrument drive

Sound the trumpet. The Corcoran 50-50 Club would like to band together with the community to dig out and dust off long forgotten musical instruments and donate them to local schools.

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Lindon Crow: Corcoran’s Best

Lindon Crow: Corcoran’s Best

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By Kirk Gilkey

 

Now that the 50th Super Bowl has come and gone, the banter on television and the radio airwaves will turn to Peyton Manning’s retirement and his ranking among the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks of all time. Where will NFL historians place Manning among todays best QBs like Brady, Rogers and Brees and the past great names like Elway, Montana and Unitas? Manning will surely be a first ballot Hall of Famer like Montana, Elway and Unitas five years after hanging up his cleats.

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City and CUSD spending comparisons

Hard economic times have taken a toll on local public agencies, including both the City of Corcoran and the Corcoran Unified School District. Schools have been able to rebound, with Gov. Jerry Brown first axing redevelopment agency (RDA) funding—which further negatively impacted the city, by the way—while increasing the state sales tax to benefit education.

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Signatures sought for water bill

For the past four years, every Californian has dealt with drought. It doesn’t matter where they live, what they do or what their political party. California residents have watched their communities dry up, seen jobs lost, been pitted against one another by politicians and bureaucrats so they hide their failure to provide real solutions and set common sense priorities.

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Lady Panthers beat Woodlake 42-30

Lady Panthers beat Woodlake 42-30

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It was a win for the record books. The Corcoran High varsity girls’ basketball team beat Woodlake 42-30 last Thursday to give Coach Doug White his 447th win and make him the most winningest girls’ basketball coach in the Section.

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