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Estevan Parra Guerrero: Ensuring support for students

For years Estevan Parra Guerrero struggled to embrace his LGBTQ+ and Latino identity. Now he’s working in the Cross-Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) to use what he experienced to help students who may be going through something similar. When Parra Guerrero came to Fresno State, there were few resources...
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Body of 18=year-old woman pulled from Success Lake

The Tulare County Swift Water Dive Team pulled the body of an 18-year-old Porterville woman from Success Lake. TCSO reported rescue divers pulled the woman out of the lake Thursday evening. Witnesses told Deputies the woman had been standing in about three to four feet of water when she stepped into a large drop off and drowned.

Deputies help CHP make $750,000 drug bust

During their investigation, detectives with HIDTA found 150 packages, each of 1,000 fentanyl pills. In total, 150,000 pills were found hidden inside the vehicle. Each pill sells for approximately $5, making the street value of the seizure $750,000. Detectives arrested Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, both of Washington....

Powers launches remote workspace for rent, entrepreneurial classes

CoWork, Justin Powers’s new business at 11113 Kernville Road in Kernville, is a shared workspace where you can rent a desk, a room or pay to use their Wi-Fi. He explained that he opened the business because there are limited resources in the valley and people often feel very disconnected from the resources available in other parts of Kern County.
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Valadao advances to face Salas

It was officially determined late last week Republican David Valadao had held off Conservative Republican Chris Mathys to face Democratic State Assemblyman Rudy Salas in the November election to represent the 23rd District in the U.S. Congress. Valadao currently represents the 21st district in Congress but is running in the...

2 arrested after shooting outside Porterville home, police say

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Two men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a shooting outside of a home last week, according to the Porterville Police Department. Around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were called out to the area of Villa Street and Putnam Avenue after it was reported that shots had been fired […]
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A Giant Freedom Fest returns on Saturday

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Freedom Fest is back. The annual event celebrating Independence Day will be held for the first time since 2019. The event will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Porterville Sports Complex. Gates will open for the event at 5...
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Porterville Strong: Local Little League All-Stars advance to championship round

The number on the back of the orange and green jersey worn by Justin Hernandez to the Visalia players must have been an ominous sign and as large as could be. The number 13. Hernandez, the starting pitcher for the Porterville 9-10-year-old all-stars, set the tone in Monday night's District 34 Little League Tournament baseball game between Porterville and Visalia at the Burton Ballfields. And while Visalia briefly came back to take the lead, Porterville wouldn't be denied and eventually pulled away for a 12-6 win.
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'Mental Health Matters:' Kings View holds event at Zalud Park

Kings View South Valley One-Stop Clinic hosted a consumer Appreciation Day on a beautiful sunny Tuesday at Zalud Park in Porterville, which began at about 10 a.m and lasted until 2 p.m. The event was well attended by numerous people during the morning and early afternoon. Balloons decorated a spot...

Man saves 8 year-old girl from drowning in river

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK) — On Saturday, June 11th, Jimmy Camp was by the Kern River in Kernville at Frandy campground. After fly fishing, he decided to relax. That's when it happened. An 8-year-old's tube flipped over knocking her upside down. "I just kind of threw my phone on the...