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Month: August 2017

Tom Allyn Ayers

Tom Allyn Ayers

Tom Allyn Ayers left this earthly realm on Friday, July 28, at home surrounded by his loved ones just a few days short of his 87th birthday.

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SSEP at John Muir

Students and staff at John Muir Middle School have been selected to be a part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) Mission 12 to the international space station. John Muir will be joining approximately two dozen other schools from the United States and Canada to be part of Mission 12.

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CUSD dress code

August is here and that means school is not far behind. For those who need a reminder, Corcoran Unified School District (CUSD) does enforce a uniform dress code in grades kindergarten through eight.

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New PD is moving forward

New PD is moving forward

After 10 years of hoping, planning and gathering funding, it looks like the City of Corcoran’s police department is moving closer to constructing a new police building. During last week’s city council meeting, council members approved moving ahead with an architectural and engineering design for the new facility, along with prepared plans for construction.

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Council discusses marijuana

Not quite hopping on the bandwagon, the City of Corcoran is taking a measured approach when it comes to allowing legalized cannabis businesses. The city is also moving forward on a policy process to cover the personal cultivation of recreational marijuana within its boundaries.

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City alerted to mosquitoes

It’s bad enough that Kings County has already reported its first human case of West Nile Virus this year. The mosquito-borne virus has alerted residents to watch for any standing water hazards around their properties. However, there’s more cause for concern. The Kings County Mosquito Abatement Authority has now reported that its first detection of Aedes aegypti has been captured in the county—three adult mosquitoes collected from the City of Corcoran. This mosquito is not native to California, but has established itself in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and throughout portions of Southern California.

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CDCR accepting public input

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has begun accepting public comments on the Proposition 57 regulations, a bill recently approved by voters to—as proposed—enhance public safety, stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation and prevent federal courts from indiscriminately releasing inmates.

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