1040 Whitley Ave., Corcoran CA 93212   |   Phone: (559) 992-3115

Month: June 2016

Editorial: City must address financial crisis

The City of Corcoran is facing a budget crisis. A recent fiscal report notes that within another year, the city’s general fund will flat line. Gone will be the $5.6 million reserve that was in place in 2008; that figure is already reduced to about $1.5 million in reserve this year (the fiscal year ends June 30). By the end of the 2016-17 budget year, the reserve is projected at about $850,000.

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Jesus Mendoza Soliz

Jesus “Jesse” Mendoza Soliz was born in Buckholts, Texas on July 27, 1926 to Fidel Soliz and Tomasa Mendoza Soliz. He passed away June 6 in Corcoran with family by his side.

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Rockies draft Ryan Luna

Rockies draft Ryan Luna

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Former Sonoma State University baseball student-athlete Ryan Luna has become the 43rd player in the history of the SSU program to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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Measure K may be revisited

The city council is looking at options to increase revenues in its faltering general fund. The recent failure of Measure K, a countywide sales tax initiative, has made the issue more pressing.

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Measure K fails

Kings County voters failed to pass Measure K during last week’s California primary election, leaving county and local public safety officials looking for alternative means to fund their departments. The initiative came within about 40 voters countywide of passing.

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City starts budget talks

The city council got a first look at its 2016-17 budget proposal and it wasn’t pretty. During its regular meeting last week, staff presented a preliminary budget showing the general fund with $415,000 in red ink.

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CUSD 4th quarter stars

Corcoran Unified School District has named its Star Students for the fourth and final quarter of the 2015-16 school year.  Students are recognized for a variety of reasons, including academic improvement, behavioral changes and outstanding citizenship. One student from each local school site is selected each quarter.

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