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Billy Wayne Walker

Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:00 Written by

Services were held for Billy Wayne Walker, who passed away quietly at his home October 7, 2016 at the age of 62.  Billy was born February 22, 1954 in Corcoran, California to Osa A. Walker and Barbara B. Nearn Walker. 

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Graciano Diaz, 67

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:00 Written by


Mass services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Graciano Diaz, 67, of Corcoran.


Mr. Diaz was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus Diaz and Aurelia Diaz; sisters, Virginia Salazar and Antonia Mayorga; and brothers, Benjamin Diaz and Angel Diaz.


Graciano is survived by one brother, Hermelindo Diaz of Corcoran.

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Two running for school board

Friday, 07 October 2016 07:00 Written by

Four incumbents are up for reelection to the Corcoran Unified School District’s board of trustees in November. However, three are unopposed in the election and will be reappointed to their area seats. They include Karen Frey, Bob Toney and Patty Robertson. In Area 2, Trustee Mary Wadsworth is being challenged by newcomer Sam Ramirez. Those two candidates are highlighted this week.
In upcoming weeks, The Journal will report on the many ballot measures on the November ballot.

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Drug war under attack

Friday, 07 October 2016 07:00 Written by

Speaking to the Rotary Club Thursday, Gary Cramer, deputy chief of the local police department, talked about the proposed merger of the Kings County gang task force with the county’s narcotics task force. Cramer currently heads both multi-agency units.

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Kassner seeks city seat

Friday, 07 October 2016 07:00 Written by

A total of six candidates are vying for voter approval as they seek a pair of openings on the local city council in the Nov. 8 general election. The Journal has presented profiles of five of those individuals and this week finishes the field with an interview with Karl Kassner.
Next week, the newspaper will focus on the school board election, in which incumbent Mary Wadsworth will face challenger Sam Ramirez in the Area 2 race.

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