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Jeremy Freitas inducted into Hanford 'Hall of Fame'

The Longfield Center and the Hanford Parks and Recreation Department presented the 15th Annual Hall of fame program on Saturday morning. The awards, meant to be an inspiration to Hanford’s youth, are given out every year to individuals in the professional or athletic fields that have made significant contributions to the City of Hanford and its youth.
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CASA of Kings County brings back 'Light of Hope'

The Hanford Civic Auditorium was packed with more than 300 people for CASA of Kings County's "Light of Hope" fundraiser Saturday evening. "We sold about 310 tickets to the Elite Cocktail Party," said CASA Executive Director Nathan Lee about the tenth annual event. Among the attendees were Hanford City Councilwoman...
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California death row inmate convicted in 1993 murder dies of natural causes

CORCORAN — A California inmate sentenced to death for killing a bartender during a robbery has died at an outside hospital of natural causes, prison officials said Monday.Thomas Lenart, 75, was pronounced dead Friday. The Kern County Coroner will determine his official cause of death.He was sentenced to death in 1995 for the first-degree murder of Oberta Toney in Shasta County. She was found in a closet behind the bar at the Anderson Lounge, lying face down, hands crossed under her chest, in 1993.Lenart was originally sent to San Quentin State Prison but had been in California State Prison, Corcoran since 2020.Gov. Gavin Newsom has imposed a moratorium on executions while he is governor, and is moving to dismantle the United States' largest death row by moving all condemned inmates to other prisons.
CORCORAN, CA
Hanford Sentinel

Lemoore Cemetery Walk brings history to life

The 4th Annual Legends of Lemoore Cemetery walk was held on Saturday morning at the Lemoore cemetery on 18th Avenue. Around 100 people took part in the walk, which featured members of the Kings Players dressed as the notable citizens of Lemoore’s past. The players recited the lives of...
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Hanford Sentinel

Construction begins on Hanford Police Department parking lot

The City of Hanford began construction on improvements to the parking lot behind the Hanford Police Station on Monday. The parking lot extends from behind the police station on Irwin Street to the opposite side of the block on Douty Street, and extends northward between Dellaville Laboratories on the corner of Douty and Center streets, and an optometrist office on the corner of Irwin and Center streets.
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Hanford City Councilman Ramirez addresses recent accusations of misconduct

Hanford City Councilman Francisco Ramirez (District D) publicly apologized for and addressed accusations of misconduct made about him on social media, during Tuesday's City Council meeting. Mayor Kalish Morrow privately requested he make the apology during the Council General Reports at the beginning of the meeting, according to Ramirez, who...
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Why the A&W in Hanford is closing its doors

HANFORD, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A fast food chain restaurant in Kings County is closing its doors. The A&W in Hanford is closing its doors after almost 28 years. The news was announced on Facebook by Councilman Francisco Ramirez. Pictures show a note posted on the door saying that due to a conflict of interest in […]
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Hanford to become a 'Winter Wonderland' once again

It’s officially autumn and with cooler weather approaching, Hanford is beginning its transition into the Valley’s winter wonderland. Launched last year, the Winter Wonderland ice rink has already proven itself as an instant Hanford tradition. “We want everything to be bigger and better,” ice rink manager Jaime Silva...
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Hanford's iconic A&W to close doors, signaling end of an era

Since opening its doors in the late 1940s, the A&W drive-in restaurant in Hanford has been a popular fixture in the community. The owners have owned and operated the establishment for the last 28 years, and announced this week that the iconic drive-in will close its doors by posting a note on the building.
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County, city meetings, Hanford council candidates forum slated for Tuesday

The Kings County Board of Supervisors and the Hanford Planning Commission will both be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for their regular meetings. The Board of Supervisors will be meeting at 9 a.m. in the board chambers located at 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Building 1 in Hanford. The agenda for the meeting will be focused on the Human Resources, Public Works, Administration, and Public Health departments.
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Mojave falls to Alpaugh

MOJAVE — When Josh Waybright took the Mojave head football coaching job, he knew he was going to have to crawl before he walked. Especially when he saw the roster of young players.
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Local author pens book about growing up in haunted house

Growing up in an old Hanford farmhouse, Albert Garcia’s days were full of sunshine and family time while his nights were often terrifying. Garcia has channeled the horror and trauma of growing up in what he and his mother believe to be a haunted house into his first novel, “Rivulet of Darkness.”
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Standup comedy show and more planned | HMTC This Week

Have we got events for you! Wild Boyz Comedy Show, Puppet Show+, Hanford Dia de Los Muertos at the Hanford Mall, Indigenous Voices, and the International 5th annual Hanford Monologue Slam. This is all unique programming for our small town, yet here we are making it happen. First up, Wild...
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Mile-long Hanford viaduct taking shape | John Lindt

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, this month announced the opening of the Jackson Avenue grade separation, the first completed high-speed rail structure in Kings County. The new overcrossing is located between State Route 43 and Seventh Avenue, south of the city of Hanford. It...
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Renaissance of Kings Faire returns to Hanford

HANFORD, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The 43rd annual Renaissance of Kings Faire is returning to Hanford in October. The two-day free event will take place on October 1 and October 2 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium where participants travel back in time to experience the English Renaissance with Henry VIII and his court. The faire will […]
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