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Here is the latest news and updates around the City of Kingsburg.

Golden State Groundbreaking

The Golden State Blvd. project held it's official groundbreaking last week!

The project was originally approved by the voters in 2006 as a regional project identified within the Measure C Extension Expenditure Plan. Following the Measure’s passage, the Fresno Council of Governments was asked to oversee the project’s design phase. By Spring 2010 preliminary planning and engineering commenced and was completed two years later. The Final Engineering Phase began in 2016 and Phase 1 was completed this last summer.


Due to extensive involvement with the Union Pacific Railroad, it was decided to split the project into two Phases. The first phase will concentrate on improvements such as:

  • pavement rehabilitation
  • intersection signalization and channelization
  • fifty thousand square feet of sidewalks, crosswalks and median improvements including ADA ramps, street lighting, drainage facilities, bicycle lanes and minor landscaping

Measure C has committed $53.1 million for the design, right-of-way and construction of the 14.1 mile Golden State Boulevard Corridor from Kingsburg through Fowler. The project also received $7 million in State funding from a Local Partnership Program Grant, which allows for reinvestment into more safety rehab projects throughout Fresno County.

The Road to Valley

The Vikings will be playing against Frontier High School of Bakersfield on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 7 p.m at the Kingsburg High School Stadium. Come out and support Kingsburg High Varsity Football on their road to a Valley Championship. For additional information check out the Vikings Calendar. Let's Go Vikings, Beat the Titans.

Veteran's Day Breakfast

The Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Kingsburg Lions Club will be hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The breakfast will be offered free of charge for Veterans at the Senior Center (located at 1450 Ellis St). For additional information contact the Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce at 559-897-1111.

Thanksgiving Drive

The Kingsburg Community Assistance Programs and Services (KCAPS) is doing their annual Thanksgiving food drive, seeking 28,000 lbs. of food! Bags will be delivered to doors prior to Nov. 13 - the bags include a list of greatest need.

Items can be dropped off at 1139 Draper St. from Monday, November 14, 2022, through Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Drop off hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for office door delivery and Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for back-of-store delivery. If you would like to volunteer for bag drop off or shelving donations, contact KCAPS at 559-897-7961.

Time to Check

Colder weather is here! Make sure you are following the correct guidelines before you start up your fireplace this winter. The particles released by wood smoke can be harmful to public health, and increase air pollution.


Beginning in November, The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District releases a rating on whether burning wood fireplaces and stoves is permissible. The ratings range from "no burning for all", to "burning discouraged." Burning wood stoves and fireplaces on a no-burn day can result in fines. Check before you burn to avoid fines and help air pollution in the Valley. The daily ratings can be found online.

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Taste of KESD

Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District presents "Taste of K.E.S.D.". The event will give parents a chance to speak to Kingsburg Elementary Child Nutrition Director. The Director will answer questions and concerns regarding current dietary information, vendors who supply the school's food, as well as providing a cooking demonstration and opportunity for parents to sample the food their kids are eating. The meeting will take place at Lincoln Elementary on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For further information contact Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District at 559-897-2331.

City Offices Closed

The City of Kingsburg's Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day - honoring all those who served. Utility payments can still be done by visiting the online payment option. We will resume normal office hours on Monday, November 14, 2022. Some gave all, all gave some.


The season is here! On Friday, November 25, 2022. Kingsburg will be celebrating Julgransfest when jolly holiday carols can be heard drifting through the streets. Follow the sound of the holiday cheer and it will lead straight to the annual tree-lighting followed by a celebratory Swedish folk dance around the tree. Even Santa makes his appearance at the festival, taking pictures with the children and celebrating the season with the city. The event starts at Memorial Park at 6 p.m. For further information contact Kingsburg District Chamber of Commerce at 559-897-1111.

Next City Council Meeting:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers. 

This Week in History

On November 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, tens of millions of Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.

On January 2, 1892, 15-year-old Annie Moore, from Ireland, became the first person to pass through the newly opened Ellis Island, which President Benjamin Harrison designated as America’s first federal immigration center in 1890. Before that time, the processing of immigrants had been handled by individual states.

Not all immigrants who sailed into New York had to go through Ellis Island. First- and second-class passengers submitted to a brief shipboard inspection and then disembarked at the piers in New York or New Jersey, where they passed through customs. People in third class, though, were transported to Ellis Island, where they underwent medical and legal inspections to ensure they didn’t have a contagious disease or some condition that would make them a burden to the government. Only two percent of all immigrants were denied entrance into the U.S.

Immigration to Ellis Island peaked between 1892 and 1924, during which time the 3.3-acre island was enlarged with landfill (by the 1930s it reached its current 27.5-acre size) and additional buildings were constructed to handle the massive influx of immigrants. During the busiest year of operation, 1907, over 1 million people were processed at Ellis Island.

With America’s entrance into World War I, immigration declined and Ellis Island was used as a detention center for suspected enemies. Following the war, Congress passed quota laws and the Immigration Act of 1924, which sharply reduced the number of newcomers allowed into the country and also enabled immigrants to be processed at U.S. consulates abroad. After 1924, Ellis Island switched from a processing center to serving other purposes, such as a detention and deportation center, a hospital for wounded soldiers during World War II and a Coast Guard training center. In November 1954, the last detainee, a Norwegian merchant seaman, was released and Ellis Island officially closed.

Beginning in 1984, Ellis Island underwent a $160 million renovation, the largest historic restoration project in U.S. history. In September 1990, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened to the public and today is visited by almost 2 million people each year.

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