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Tina Botill

Tina is the Managing Editor at The Corcoran Journal. To contact her, please call the newspaper.

As a reminder to local residents the City of Corcoran has closed the front lobby at City Hall in order to limit exposure to and prevent the unintended transfer of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The closure will continue until further notice.
However, the closure of the City Hall front lobby will not affect the day-to-day operations of the City and is only a precautionary measure carried out with the health and safety of the public in mind.
With business continuing city staff can be contacted regarding utility payments, home loan payments, public records requests, code enforcement, and building inspections and permits.
Contact information is as follows:

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 20:52

Springfest is postponed

The 9th annual Springfest and Aftershock Car Show which was scheduled for Saturday, May 16 in downtown Corcoran has been postponed due to COVID-19. Currently a new date has yet to be determined.

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Chief Reuben Shortnacy
Corcoran Police Department
Effective at 5 p.m. Monday April 13, 2020 Kings County Superior Court, along with all other California Superior Courts, implemented an emergency bail schedule adopted by the California Judicial Council on April 6th as part of its emergency rules.
Under Emergency Rule 4, bail for all misdemeanor and many felony offenses will be set at zero dollars.  Exemptions to the new schedule include violent crimes such as murder and rape.  However, the new rules permit zero bail for crimes such as child abuse, auto theft, elder abuse, burglary and failing to register as a sex offender.  Keep in mind that this is not a complete list of those crimes now eligible under this new rule.  In addition to the crimes that I have already mentioned, those who are arrested for crimes such as drug trafficking, theft and fraud will be embolden to commit the same crimes because of the zero bail that is mandated.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 20:43

Alice L. Jones

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Alice L. Jones, 97 who died in her sleep March 26 at Valley Christian Home. 

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 20:40

Steven F. Shook

Steven Forrest Shook
June 29, 1948 - March 18, 2020 
Steven Forrest Shook was born in Hanford, CA to Forrest and Alberta Shook. Steven was the oldest of 4 children. He graduated from Corcoran High School, College of the Sequoias and attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and Pomona, CA. Steven worked in Corcoran for Salyers and AirGas. He had a long, successful career with AirGas (Air Liquide) which took him to many cities in California, Salt Lake City, UT and finally Elk Grove Village, IL.  

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Large gatherings are reportedly still being held amid the State of California’s Shelter in Place order issued by Governor Gavin Newsome. Last week, Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle led the Board of Supervisors in presenting a resolution ordering all residents to comply with the State’s stay at home orders.

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