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Month: March 2018

Darin Devin Syra

Darin Devin Syra

Darin Devin Syra was born on January 22, 1993 in Corcoran, California. Darin resided in Dumfries, Virginia where he passed away March 12 at the age of 25.

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Father Wyatt Park updated

Father Wyatt Park updated

THE CITY OF CORCORAN held a ribbon cutting at Father Stephen Wyatt Park which is located at 900 Flory Avenue in Corcoran. Major improvements were recently completed at the park and it is ready to be enjoyed by local residents. Some of the improvements done include new playground equipment, upgrades to the bathroom–new doors with electric strike-timer and paint, and work done to improve the baseball field. All the work totalled nearly $60,000 which were paid for by the Housing Related Parks Grant from Housing and Community Development. Among those shown above are City Councilmembers Jeanette Zamora-Bragg, Mayor Ray Lerma, Pat Nolen and Sid Palmerin and City Manager Dr. Kindon Meik.

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Parents attend CUSD meeting to voice concerns

Despite requests to further investigate issues at the Corcoran High School agriculture department, some involving staff, the school board last week accepted the resignation of a second department teacher. The decision came after several people attending the meeting spoke out in favor of the department and its teachers.

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CUSD posts response sheet on social media

In an effort to stem the rumors that have battered social media pages in recent weeks, the local school district has taken the exceptional step of responding to them. Corcoran Unified posted a “correct information” position sheet on its Facebook page; the same response appeared on the Corcoran High School Twitter account.

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CHS FFA, Ag teachers resign

The other shoe dropped Friday. Landing with a clunk, the announcement that Kayde Naylon a tenured ag teacher and FFA advisor at Corcoran High School, had resigned her position, sent shockwaves through students, parents and community members.

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City refuse, sewer rate increases

Be prepared for sticker shock with the receipt of this month’s city utility bill. As of March 1, rate increases for both sewer and refuse have been approved, following last year’s increase to the local water rate.

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