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6-Year-Old Springville girl to represent California

Will attend diabetes Children’s CongressLaura Inestroza, 6, of Springville and a fifth generation farmer, has big plans for this summer. She has been selected by JDRF to join 160 other children from around the country in Washington, D.C., to remind their members of Congress of the vital need to continue supporting research that aims to reduce the burden they all share of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), until a cure becomes available.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Vaccinations now a requirement
Posted: July 03, 2015

Governor signs bill amid controversy

Not everyone is pleased after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday -— that will take effect next year — to require vaccinations for practically all California public school students. The law strikes personal belief exemptions for immunizations, a move that was greeted by sharp criticism from Republicans and certain nonprofits across the state. 


Patrols looking for illegal fireworks
Posted: July 03, 2015

Illegal fireworks users beware. Patrols will be out in force this holiday weekend, ready to give illegal users a $1,500 fine.

Cool off, learn a thing or two
Posted: July 03, 2015

City swim lessons a success

With another scorcher of a summer well under way, young and old alike in Porterville want nothing more than a place to cool off and escape the unforgiving heat.

Fugitive eludes capture
Posted: July 03, 2015

The wanted man several law enforcement officers searched the wildlands near Springville for until dark Wednesday managed to avoid capture and is still being sought.

Tipton teacher sentenced for molesting
Posted: July 03, 2015

A former after-school music teacher at Tipton Elementary School pleaded no contest Tuesday in Tulare County Superior Court to molesting or annoying a child, and other charges.

Holiday open-close
Posted: July 03, 2015

Stores and entertainment facilities, including the Galaxy 9 Theatres, will be open on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Most everything else will not.

The following will be closed Friday and Saturday:

No Recorder on Saturday
Posted: July 03, 2015

Because of the Fourth of July holiday there will not be a Porterville Recorder on Saturday.

Today’s edition of The Recorder, in addition to the usual Friday features, includes many of the Saturday features such as Religion, Health and Gardening. Also included in today’s paper are the weekly special advertising inserts typically found on Saturdays.

The Recorder office is closed today.

Advisory: Take care in the heat
Posted: July 03, 2015

With high temperatures predicted to reach 100 degrees each day this weekend, public health officials are urging Tulare County residents to take precautions.

Air officials urge fireworks restraint
Posted: July 03, 2015

Local air officials are reminding Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors.

First United Methodist Church Worship Service
Posted: July 03, 2015

Pastor James Woffinden’s Reflection for this Sunday’s worship service at First United Methodist Church in Porterville is titled “Empathy.”

Casino sets slots, blackjack tourneys
Posted: July 03, 2015

Eagle Mountain Casino will host free slot and blackjack tournaments on the Fourth of July.

Salt-n-Pepa to play Eagle Mountain Casino July 31
Posted: July 03, 2015

Salt-n-Pepa, a rap group known for its trademark anthem “Push It,” will appear at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at the Event Center at Eagle Mountain Casino. The trio will be joined by special guest Kid-n-Play for an on-your-feet dance show.

Church schedules food distribution
Posted: July 03, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a free food distribution for hungry community members from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11.

Fourth of July fireworks slated
Posted: July 03, 2015

If you’re looking for professional fireworks displays this weekend, Dinuba, Exeter, Tulare and the Visalia Rawhide minor league baseball team will be offering displays.

Mariachi Academy fundraiser slated
Posted: July 03, 2015

The Porterville Mariachi Academy for the Performing Arts Foundation will present “Noche de Garibaldi” on Saturday, July 25 at the Exeter Memorial Building at 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter.

Crime blotter: June 30 through July 1, 2015
Posted: July 03, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Officers responded at 7:33 a.m. to a minor-injury, one-vehicle collision in the area of Olive Avenue and Newcomb Street. Officers said Jesus Gonzalez, 20, was driving westbound on Olive approaching Newcomb when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a fire hydrant. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

More positive West Nile Virus samples
Posted: July 03, 2015

VISALIA - The Tulare County Health and Human Services agency and the Delta Vector Control District are asking residents to be vigilant against mosquito bites as positive mosquito samples for West Nile Virus have been extremely high.

County Fair calling for competitive entries
Posted: July 03, 2015

TULARE - The Tulare County Fair is looking for the biggest tomato worm, the tallest weed, artists, bakers, quilters, scarecrow designers and more to compete and exhibit their work at the Fair, set for Sept. 16-20.

Storm produces more showers
Posted: July 03, 2015

PORTERVILLE - Porterville has now surpassed its average rainfall for the month of July.

The blessings of a prayer support team
Posted: July 03, 2015

Our daughter, Shanda, had extensive breast cancer surgery last Monday, June 29. There were many things to pray about: her protection during the long operation; peace of mind for the entire family; wisdom and guidance for the surgeons; decisions which had to be made during the surgery; a good recovery from the anesthesia; and for our son-in-law while he waited.

Thursday 07/02/2015
Federal fugitive subject of search
Posted: July 02, 2015

Springville is area of focus

A fugitive wanted by federal law enforcement was the subject of a chase and then an intensive search in the Springville area Wednesday afternoon.

As of 6:30 p.m., the man was still at large.

Lindsay man guilty of murder
Posted: July 02, 2015

A Tulare County jury Tuesday found a Lindsay man guilty of the first-degree murder of Juan Ochoa Ibarra, 34, of Plainview.

City doing its part to conserve
Posted: July 02, 2015

Residents cut home water use 36 percent

Residents of Porterville stepped up big time during the month of May, cutting water use by a whopping 36 percent compared to May of 2013, the state reported Wednesday.

Gas prices drop for holiday
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 11:06 am

An estimated 4.8 million Californians expected to travel

The three-day holiday weekend is almost here and Californians — like most Americans — will flock to parties, barbecues and large bodies of water to find relief from the brutal summer heat. Gas prices promise to be a more budget friendly this year and are down nearly 70 cents from this time a year ago.

Residents to seek relief at the Lake, pool, mountains
Posted: July 02, 2015

Area residents are expected to head for the Lake, the pool and the mountains this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July in comfort.

High hopes for a wetter year
Posted: July 02, 2015

Porterville sees some rainfall

Residents of the Central Valley were hopeful Wednesday that the few showers that bathed the area may be an omen of better rainfall to come as the new rain season begins.

Homicide victim was Tulare man
Posted: July 02, 2015

CUTLER - The man found stabbed to death in Cutler Saturday has been identified as Pedro Mateo, 41, of Tulare.

Rogelio Barrera, 24, of Cutler, has been arrested in connection with the killing.

Tools taken
Posted: July 02, 2015

PIXLEY - Tools valued at $1,000 were stolen from a business in the 300 block of South Main Street in Pixley.

The crime was reported Tuesday afternoon to Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies, who are investigating.

Sunday stabbing victim identified
Posted: July 02, 2015

STRATHMORE - The man found stabbed to death in a home in Strathmore Sunday morning has been identified as Jose Castillo, 54.

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Man shot outside home early Tuesday
Posted: July 01, 2015

Shooting closes Westwood Avenue

A Porterville man was shot several times early Tuesday and was listed in serious but stable condition at a Valley hospital following surgery.

SVMC's Farmers' Market growing
Posted: July 01, 2015

Farm-fresh market promotes health, wellness

A month into its existence the Sierra View Medical Center’s Farmers’ Market is already becoming a local staple.

Cut cable cuts Internet access to Porterville
Posted: July 01, 2015

Company says third party to blame

Customers of Charter Communications in the Porterville area had their Internet service disrupted Tuesday when a third-party utility company damaged a line of fiber-optic cable attached to the local network. 

Supervisors approve Porterville water well
Posted: July 01, 2015

County will expedite work

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to proceed with plans to dig a new well to help provide water to East Porterville residents whose wells have gone dry. The well is part of a mutual aid agreement with the City of Porterville.

Local man sentenced to 20 years
Posted: July 01, 2015

A Porterville man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Monday in Tulare County Superior Court.

CHP plans DUI checkpoint
Posted: July 01, 2015

Don’t forget the designated driver if drinking alcohol is part of your Fourth of July holiday plans.

General plan housing element input needed
Posted: July 01, 2015

Porterville residents are being asked to provide input as the city updates the housing element of its general plan.

Four injured in collision
Posted: July 01, 2015

Four people from Strathmore sustained minor injuries Tuesday when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Road 200 and Road 228 in Porterville.

Crime blotter: June 28 and 29, 2015
Posted: July 01, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Under the Influence

Officers responded to the 100 block of North Beverly Street to a report of a verbal dispute. Francisco Garcia, 37, was contacted and arrested on suspicion of being under the influence.

Food 4 Less donates to food pantry
Posted: July 01, 2015

PORTERVILLE - Food 4 Less Central Valley has donated $5,000 from the proceeds of a May 7 fundraising golf tournament to the St. Anne’s Food Pantry in Porterville.

Thieves strike elementary school
Posted: July 01, 2015

VISALIA - Someone cut a chain on a perimeter gate and a padlock on a storage building to steal a gas can from Elbow Creek Elementary School near Visalia.

Free grilling tips
Posted: July 01, 2015

VALLEY - LongHorn Steakhouse’s Grill Us Hotline will be operating for the holiday, offering steak-grilling tips and advice.

Call 1-855-LH-GRILL from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday to speak to a grill master.

Water pump stolen
Posted: July 01, 2015

VISALIA - A three-horsepower Honda water pump valued at $2,500 was stolen from a water tank trailer parked in the 16300 block of Avenue 264 in Visalia.

The crime was reported Monday to Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies, who are investigating.

Saturn vehicle stolen
Posted: July 01, 2015

VISALIA - Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a business in the 1600 block of Road 132 near Visalia at about 1 p.m. Monday to a report of a stolen vehicle.

Federal fugitive subject of search
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 8:35 am

A fugitive wanted by federal law enforcement was the subject of a chase and then intensive search in the Springville area Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Tule River cleanup
Posted: June 30, 2015

Nonprofit will pick trash, repair trails at Sunday’s event

It’s time for a belated spring cleaning of the Tule River and surrounding lands.

This Sunday, the nonprofit organization Wild Places will host “The Rio Limpio: Tule River Clean-up, Outreach and Education Project” on for 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2.p.m.

Pot permits picking up pace
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 9:12 am

It’s been eight months since the City of Porterville required residents to acquire a permit to grow marijuana for medical use, and for most of that time, only one permit had been issued. However, the permits are suddenly more popular, with 10 issued recently, according to city staff.

Lindsay schools establish hot spots
Posted: June 30, 2015

Program will allow Internet access from home

In an effort to make Internet access available at home for all students, Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) has been working to establish hot spots for Wi-Fi connections throughout the city.

Man stabbed, dies Sunday in Strathmore
Posted: June 30, 2015

A Strathmore man was found stabbed to death in a home in the 19700 block of Road 231 in Strathmore early Sunday.

Firefighters warn drone operators
Posted: June 30, 2015

Drones and wildfires don’t mix.

Twice in the past week air-tanker operations were temporarily suspended after drones were spotted in airspace over wildfires in Southern California, officials said.

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