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March 25 2010

Local thefts on the rise

Corcoran has been experiencing a spike in thefts, many from unlocked vehicles—but also residential burglaries and thefts of vehicles themselves.

Chief of Police Reuben Shortnacy said many of the vehicles are being recovered outside the area.

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Water workshop

The Kings County Water Commission will host a special water workshop this morning (Thursday) in Hanford at the Kings County Government Center.

The water commission will discuss the agricultural water supply outlook for Kings County in 2010, before covering municipal districts discuss their problems and urban water management plans and goals. Also on the agenda will be groundwater issues, with information from the Kings River Conservation District on overdraft, state control, regional water planning and future water planning.

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Poor Performing Schools Named

Schools in districts in Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties recently got the good news and the bad news: more than a dozen sites have been placed on a preliminary list by the State of California as some of the state’s persistently low-achieving schools.
The California Department of Education identified 188 public schools it put on the preliminary list; once the list is finalized by the state board of education, those still on the list will be forced to adopt one of four reform models. Waukena is the closest school to Corcoran that was put on the preliminary list.

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COS Strategic Plan Forum Scheduled

Local residents interested in helping the College of the Sequoias shape its five-year strategic plan are encouraged to attend an open forum at the Technology Learning Center (TLC) on Tuesday, April 6, beginning at 5 p.m.
The college is seeking community input on how better to serve local its Corcoran college students. Residents will be asked to comment on the following areas:

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