Police Chief reflects on Hanford career before move to new position in Utah
In his final weeks as Hanford's police chief, Parker Sever praised the work of his department while reflecting on his long tenure as a police officer in Kings County. “Sometimes I think I had a good idea, presented a good idea and an officer would run with it,” Sever said. “They’re the ones who actually got the work done. They’re the ones that accomplished the goals. You can’t be the chief without public support and officer support. If you’re lacking those things, you’re never going to be successful.”
How powerful land barons shaped the epic floods in California's heartland
Land barons seized control of the Tulare Lake Basin generations ago. This year's destructive flooding left troubling questions about the power they wield.
Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County-area home sales: Real estate prices in Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County the week of Sep. 17
The median price per square foot for a home in Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County remained at $200 in the past week, which is the lowest in the county. Prior to this, the median price per square foot of a home sold in Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County was $200. The most...
Last day for Best of Kings County Nominations
Today is the last day to nominate businesses for the Best of Kings County 2023. Nominate all of your favorite Kings County businesses HERE. Nominations close at 11:59 pm tonight.
18-year-old woman killed in crash involving semi-truck in Kings County, CHP says
An 18-year-old woman has died following a crash involving a semi-truck in Kings County.
Hanford Health Update: 7 Lifestyle Tweaks to Reduce Depression. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Adriana Davis says, "...recognizing the outsized role of lifestyle choices on depression risk is important!" Doctor’s Expert Insights About Lifestyle Choices and Depression in California. Know this: "Studies like this continue to underscore how much our lifestyle choices influence our health outcomes and mental health....
Supervisors approve nearly $20K in new firefighting equipment
During Tuesday’s brief meeting, the Kings County Board of Supervisors approved just under $20,000 in new equipment purchases for the Kings County Fire Department. All of the purchase will be funded by CalOES funds awarded to the department.
Clovis man busted for stealing $1.4 million in PPP loans
A Clovis man accused of stealing $1.4 million in COVID-19 relief money pleaded guilty in federal court. U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced the guilty plea on Monday for Ruben Mireles. Driving the news: Mireles was the owner of Vista Pacific Labor Solutions Inc. (VPLS), a farm labor contracting business in...
Top 10 most expensive homes sold in Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County the week of Sep. 17
A house in Hanford that sold for $530,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Hanford, Lemoore, Kings County in the past week. In total, 13 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $350,123. The average price per square foot ended up at $201.
2023 Paint the Town Pink activities
Sept. 30: Lace’n It Up Run/Walk – The Park at River Walk, 8:30 a.m. Register at linksforlife.org/linksevents. Oct. 3: Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Helping our Latina breast cancer patients overcome cancer while facing financial obstacles. To register, visit kerncountycancerfoundation.org. Oct. 3: Links for Life Survivor Group, 6:30 p.m....
Kings County Superior Court to offer ability to pay for infractions online
Kings County Superior Court has become the newest California court to begin using MyCitations: an online option for people to pay fines related to infractions. In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice “Price of Justice Initiative” grant was awarded to the Judicial Council of California. Grant funds were used for development and implementation of the MyCitations program.
Clovis Man Admits to Stealing $1.4 Million in COVID Relief Funds
A Clovis man admitted in federal court on Monday to a fraud scheme in which he illegally obtained $1.4 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. Ruben Mireles, 48, faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 20, 2024. According to court documents, Mireles owned a...
Have you nominated your favorite Kings County business?
There are only a few days left to nominate all of your favorite businesses for the Best of Kings County 2023. Nominations continue until Friday, September 29, at 11:59 pm. Nominate all of your favorite businesses HERE.
Kings River’s 2022-23 Runoff Sets a Record
The 2023-24 WATER YEAR still has a week to go but Kings River runoff has already established an all-time record as a result of the past winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowstorms and significant summer rainfall. The Kings River Water Association now expects that when the current water year concludes Saturday, September 30, the river’s annual runoff will total approximately 4.5 million acre-feet.
Clovis businessman pleads guilty to PPP loan fraud of $1.4M
Ruben Mireles, 48, of Clovis, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $1.4 million in COVID-19 relief money, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. The post Clovis businessman pleads guilty to PPP loan fraud of $1.4M appeared first on The Business Journal.
Kings County, California Farm Labor Contractor Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief Money – Lives in Fresno County
September 25, 2023 - FRESNO, Calif. — Ruben Mireles, 48, of Clovis, pleaded guilty today to stealing $1.4 million in COVID-19 relief money, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Mireles owned and operated a farm labor contracting business in Kings County. His business initially went...
DOJ: Clovis man enters plea in $1.4M COVID relief fraud
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Clovis businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing $1.4 million in COVID-19 relief money, according to the Department of Justice. According to court documents, 48-year-old Ruben Mireles, of Clovis, owned and operated a farm labor contracting business in Kings County. His business initially went by the name Vista Pacific Labor Solutions […]
Almonds take $50 million dip in Kings County in 2022 compared to 2021
According to a recently released report from the Kings County Department of Agriculture, the total value of all harvested almond crops in Kings County in 2022 saw a decrease of over $50 million compared to the value in 2021. In 2021, almonds created a total value of $178,750,000. In 2022,...
Kings County saw 10-percent increase in farm receipts last year
The 2022 Kings County Crop Report tallied a 10-percent increase in revenue from ag crops and products. In 2022, the The post Kings County saw 10-percent increase in farm receipts last year appeared first on The Business Journal.