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Home shot at on Sunday night

Residents in Corcoran were startled by the sound of gunfire Sunday night, as shooting shook the 2300 block of Patterson Avenue around 9:35 p.m. According to the Corcoran Police Department, officers rushed to the scene following reports of a shooting at an inhabited...

Two injured in shooting

Sunday, May 12 at approximately 12:22 a.m., two individuals were injured in what Corcoran Police authorities are investigating as an attempted murder. Corcoran Police Officers rushed to the 2100 block of Dairy Avenue in response to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival,...

Assault with Deadly Weapon: Three Juveniles Arrested in Corcoran

Wednesday, May 8 a disturbing incident of violence came to light when the Corcoran Police Department's School Resource Officer was informed of a physical altercation which occurred at the Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC). The incident had occurred...

Four Arrests Made in Corcoran Crime Suppression Detail

In a concerted effort to combat crime in the City of Corcoran, law enforcement conducted a crime suppression detail on Friday, resulting in the arrest of four individuals. Corcoran Police Officers, in collaboration with Investigators from the Kings County District...

Local juvenile shot while sitting in parked car

A 16 year-old juvenile from Corcoran was shot Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 6:51 p.m. According to the Corcoran Police Department, Officers were dispatched to the area of Sherman and Chittenden Avenues regarding reports of shots fired in the area....

Juvenile arrested for murder

A 17 year old male juvenile has been arrested in Texas and charged with the murder of 53 year old Richard Hernandez of Corcoran. According to the Corcoran Police Department Friday, January 5 at approximately 7:58 p.m., Corcoran Police Officers were dispatched to an...

Man suffers serious injuries after hit and run

The Corcoran Police Department is looking for help from the public to find who hit a local man and left him lying in the roadway with serious head injuries. Last Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at approximately 10:47 p.m., Corcoran police officers responded to the...

Theresa Cisneros appointed to Corcoran School Board

The Corcoran Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees held a public forum last Thursday to hold public interviews of the four candidates applying for the Area 4 Trustee position. Berenice Alvarez was the Area 4 trustee but had recently moved out of the district...

Raymond Lerma Memorial update

Raymond Lerma Memorial Update By Corcoran City Manager Greg Gatzka This coming January will mark four years since the unexpected passing of former Corcoran city council member and educator Raymond Lerma.  Undoubtedly, his contributions touched the lives of many...

Bret Harte registration, health fair

Bret Harte Elementary will hold a Registration and Health Fair for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. The event will be held Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Bret Harte Cafeteria. The fair is for students who were born between Sept. 2,...

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Local man arrested for murder

Local man arrested for murder

An argument led to the murder of a much loved local transient woman. On St. Patrick’s Day in the 1000 block of Norboe Corcoran Police Officers were called to a residence at 5:32 p.m. for a female fall victim.

Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

The homeless at John Maroot Park are hard to miss. The sight reminds Corcoran residents of the tents set up by homeless in neighboring cities next to their freeways. However, as common as it may be for larger cities Corcoran has seemed to escape the big city homeless issues in the past, until today.

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CHS Class Athletes of the Year

CHS Class Athletes of the Year

Corcoran High Class Athletes of the Year were honored during last week’s Athlete of the Year banquet which was held in the Technology Learning Center at CHS. A female and male athlete of the year are chosen in each class. The following are the winners

Alice Meik

Alice Meik

Corcoran High School Student Alice Meik is named 2018-2019 Female Athlete of the Year.

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Elvis attends administrative luncheon

Elvis attends administrative luncheon

Teresa Sherwood was named Corcoran’s administrative professional of the year, receiving recognition from the Corcoran Chamber, which hosted a luncheon Friday.

Elvis themed chamber luncheon

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is currently selling tickets to their annual Administrative Professionals’ Day luncheon which will be held at the home of Patty and Jerry Robertson, Friday, April 29.

DeVaney, Javaux, Salgado and wrestlers earn top Chamber awards

DeVaney, Javaux, Salgado and wrestlers earn top Chamber awards

Coaching girls’ basketball has given Corcoran High Coach Doug White many things. It has given him 15 league titles (11 consecutive titles), 10 section championships-the most in section history—and now it has given him is 447th win to claim the record of being the Most Winningest Girls’ Basketball Coach in the Section.

Chamber and Farmer’s Lumber Mixer

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce and Farmer’s Lumber will host a mixer next Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.

Obituaries

Donald Dean Masterson

Donald Dean Masterson was born on August 21, 1944, in Halfway, Oregon, to Russell and Grace (Tyler) Masterson. He departed this life on February 1, 2023, in Willow Springs, Missouri, at the age of 78. Donald is preceded in death by his parents,...

James Stamper

James W. Stamper, of Hanford, passed on December 24, 2022.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.  Jim was a resident of Corcoran for 57 years and worked for PG&E for 40.  He was...

Antonio Esparza Luna Jr

Combined Rosary and Mass services were held Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Antonio Esparza Luna, Jr. who died Jan. 24 following a brief illness. Mr. Luna was born in Fresno, California October 15, 1941 to...

Eddie Rodriguez

Mass services were held Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Eddie Rodriguez, 52, who died Jan. 29 in Fresno. Eddie was born in Corcoran March 16, 1970 to Felix and Maria Rodriguez. He worked as a mechanic for 30...

Ted DeWayne Pruitt Sr.

Ted DeWayne Pruitt Sr. (75) of Corcoran, CA passed away January 10, 2023. Ted was born March 23, 1947 in Delano, CA to Ted and Dorothy Pruitt. He grew up and attended schools in McFarland, CA, graduating in 1965, at which time he married the love...

Mary Belen Cavazos

Mass services were held in January in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Mary Belen Cavazos, who died Jan. 3 at her home in Corcoran following a brief illness. Mary was born in Mexico on February 22, 1938.  She worked as a farm laborer...

Ramiro Haro Cardenas

Mass services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Ramiro Haro Cardenas, who died Dec. 25 in Hanford. Cardenas was born February 23, 1953 in Jalisco, Mexico. He worked as an auto transporter for 10 years....

Robert “Bob” Theodore Geissler

Services were held Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nazarene for Robert “Bob” Theodore Geissler, who died Dec. 24, 2022. 91 years old, third child of Goldie and Theodore Geissler of Hanford, California, married twice. He had two...

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