Owner Carly Gragnani
Opened on 9-17-12

Located at:  295 North 5th Street

Hours of operation are: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm .

Phone Number: (559) 935-9909


The Fashionista is a boutique featuring an upscale, no-pressure environment with beautiful decor, soft background music, offering low prices and quality items, and is currently selling cloths and accessories like purses, shoes, watches, earrings, jewelry, scarfs and other accessories.

We spoke with owner Carly and asked her a couple of questions.

What made you choose Coalinga to open a business?  Carly said “she saw an opportunity and couldn’t pass it up”. Carly also shared with us that she has a  Bachelors Degree from Fresno State in Fashion Merchandise , with a minor in Marketing and has worked in a retail environment.

What sets you apart from others ?  Carly said “We will offer unique merchandise that have patterns and styles that you won’t find elsewhere. Somewhat of  ”One of a kind things”  you won’t see other people wearing. We will be providing a variety of sizes including plus-size without sacrificing style and offering a no-pressure shopping experience.

When asked about supporting local businesses Carly replied that she shops in Coalinga at local businesses and hopes to move here soon  from her current home in Kerman.

Also located inside Fashionista is Beene Screen Printing. Owner Ryan Beene does screen printing, business cards, custom shirts and graphic designs.  We will have a full article on Beene Screen Printing featured soon!!! Visit them on facebook



Save a Lot

Coalinga will soon have another in-town  grocery store opening at the mall right in between the Dollar Store and Big 5. We visited Save a Lot for a sneak-peek at the newest store arrangements and preview some of the item selection and pricing. The official expected opening date is Dec 3rd 2012, but there may be a quiet soft open sooner than that if everything goes as planned.

We spoke with Coalinga Save a Lot owner Nassri Jaber. He said he was committed to offering low-prices for quality products all year-round. Offering a truck-to-shelf grocery store that will have fresh products filling the shelves and lining the store. When asked why he chose to open a store in Coalinga Jaber said, “I saw a need in Coalinga to offer quality food at a cheap price,” and that being cheap everyday, with quality customer service, would be the reason that customers would come back to his store everyday.

Nassri said he plans on being a community supporter by hiring local, using local services, and donating food to the local food banks. Currently he has 20-25 employees all hired local with a few positions left to fill and a pile of applications to go through.


Here are just a few of the departments that we saw on our visit

  • Meat Department (with a meat manager) no red dye, no repackaging, and no marinating
  • Produce Department (OK Produce) fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Bread and Bakery Section
  • Frozen Foods
  • Cereals and Baking Goods
  • Sodas Chips and Snacks
  • Milk and Dairy
  • Lunch Meats
  • Canned Goods
  • Juices
  • Paper Products and Cleaning Supplies
  • Medicines and Vitamins

Store manager Jode Mayer and Meat Manager Miguel Maldonado said that providing great customer service would be one of the major goals of the store. Jode will be on-site and available to answer any questions ranging from pricing and availability, to quality, and complaints.

Be on the lookout for upcoming sales that feature “buy 10″ deals where you save even more by buying 10 at a time, and the 5 for $19.99 frozen food packages where you can pick 5 frozen foods for $19.99. Products and pricing may vary.

Store hours will be 8:00 am to 9:00pm 7 days a week 365 days a year.

203 West Polk

Coalinga, Ca 93210


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Press Release


WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network


WHAT: Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is expanding in Fresno County on Nov. 15.  Verizon Wireless customers in Coalinga, Mendota, and Reedley will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the innovative solutions available on its 4G LTE network when the company expands the service on Thursday.


WHERE: Coverage area includes parts of Fresno County along I-5, the town of Reedley, and the Coalinga area.


For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit


WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

BACKGROUND: The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors’ networks combined.  The network is currently available to more than 250 million people throughout the United States.  On Nov. 15, the network will expand to offer 4G LTE service in more than 440 markets throughout the country.


RootMetrics recently awarded Verizon Wireless the RootScore Award for the fastest speeds and strongest network reliability in Fresno. Additionally, it was awarded for call quality and text message delivery.


To learn more about how 4G LTE is changing the ways Verizon Wireless customers communicate, please visit the Verizon Wireless News Center.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at


Tonight at 7:00pm the Coalinga Horned Toads (8-2) will battle Mclane (5-5) at the Coalinga Stadium.

Come and support the horned toads in the Central Valley Playoff games.


Projected California Ballot Measure Results

Results posted 11/7/12 @ 3:00pm via

Yes 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education 4,959,206 53.9% 4,241,246 46.1%
No 31 State Budget, State and Local Government 3,369,175 39.2% 5,220,193 60.8%
No 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction 3,973,720 43.9% 5,086,590 56.1%
No 33 Auto Insurance Prices Based on Driver History 4,046,275 45.4% 4,872,423 54.6%
No 34 Death Penalty 4,269,535 47.2% 4,776,815 52.8%
Yes 35 Human Trafficking 7,309,737 81.1% 1,698,939 18.9%
Yes 36 Three Strikes Law 6,181,771 68.6% 2,826,624 31.4%
No 37 Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling 4,277,985 46.9% 4,835,045 53.1%
No 38 Tax for Education. Early Childhood Programs 2,489,028 27.7% 6,495,745 72.3%
Yes 39 Business Tax for Energy Funding 5,295,968 60.1% 3,522,579 39.9%
Yes 40 Redistricting State Senate 6,068,518 71.4% 2,427,514 28.6%

Projected Election Results for the City of Coalinga

According to the Fresno County unofficial Report via

11/7/12   4:00am PST

Number of Precincts 5
Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 %
Times Counted 1256/4329 29.0 %
Total Votes 1918

RON LANDER 602 31.39%
RICHARD HILL 290 15.12%


Number of Precincts 5
Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 %
Times Counted 1256/4329 29.0 %
Total Votes 1165

OLGA KEOUGH 680 58.37%
JIM APPLEGATE 482 41.37%


Number of Precincts 4
Precincts Reporting 4 100.0 %
Times Counted 282/1543 18.3 %
Total Votes 271



Number of Precincts 6
Precincts Reporting 6 100.0 %
Times Counted 1256/4453 28.2 %
Total Votes 1971

TOM CRAWFORD 537 27.25%
RAMON J. ZUBIRI 454 23.03%
SYLVIA HUNT 275 13.95%

This information was obtained by the Coalinga Post on 11/7/12 at 4:00am PST via The Fresno County Website located here. These are projected results listed by the county website and are subject to change if the information is updated via the Fresno Website listed above. The Coalinga Post is not affiliated with the City of Coalinga or any other local or government agency and cannot certify these results. We suggest checking the website listed above for changing results.


Coalinga Police Department · 270 N. Sixth Street · Coalinga, CA 93210-1908 · (559) 935-2313 · Fax: (559) 935-1756
Calvin D. Minor
Chief of Police
For Immediate Release:
Date: October 31, 2020
Prepared By/Contact Person: Lt. Darren Blevins


On Saturday October 27, 2021 at approximately 9:30 pm officers responded to the
basketball courts behind the high school on a report of Coalinga Fire EMS out with a
stabbing victim. Officers arrived on scene and found the 18 year old male suffering
from 4 stab wounds to his back.
The victim and his friends were walking from the WHC football game back to the dorms
on campus. As they approached the Coalinga Swim Complex they noticed a Hispanic
male walking towards them with a black hooded sweat shirt on and his head down. As
they passed the subject they noticed the subject turn around and grabbed the victim at
which time the subject began to stab the victim in the back. After the subject stabbed
the victim he took off running towards Buchanan Street. The victim was treated at the
scene and flown to Regional Medical Center in Fresno for further evaluation.
The investigation lead officers to the suspect identified as 18 year old Coalinga resident
Jonathon Bazan. Officer’s recovered evidence at Bazan’s home that is possibly related
to the crime.
On Tuesday October 30, 2012, officers attempted to locate Bazan at his father and
grandmother’s home. Bazan was not located however at 12:30 pm that same day,
Bazan came to the police department and turned himself in. Bazan was arrested at
that time and booked into the Coalinga City Jail and later transported to Fresno County
Jail on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
No Photo Available
Subject identified above is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Coalinga Police Department · 270 N. Sixth Street · Coalinga, CA 93210-1908 · (559) 935-2313 · Fax: (559) 935-1756
Calvin D. Minor
Chief of Police
For Immediate Release:
Date: October 8, 2021
Prepared By/Contact Person: Lt. Darren Blevins


On October 3, 2021 officers from the Coalinga Police Department executed a search
warrant in the 28000 block of Jayne Avenue. On officers arrival they followed a vehicle
down the dirt driveway and made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle
who were identified as 45 year old Bakersfield resident Larry Cullins and 43 year old
Bakersfield resident Carol Bryant and detained them outside. Officers then approached
the home and contacted the resident who was identified as 54 year old Coalinga
resident Ty Johnson. Johnson was detained and a search of the home and property
was conducted for any additional people or contraband.
As officers were checking the trailers on the property, they located 48 year old Coalinga
Resident Christine Turpin inside one of them Turpin was detained and moved to the
front house with the rest of the subjects. The search of the home and property was
conducted. Officers located a methamphetamine approximately 58 marijuana plants,
equipment to make Hashish oil and narcotic paraphernalia.
The marijuana plants were dug up, destroyed and later disposed of. The equipment for
cultivating the marijuana and to produce the Hashish oil was confiscated and taken to
the police department.
Johnson was arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of a
controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sales; plant/cultivate
marijuana/hashish and possession of a firearm by a felon or narcotic user.
Turpin, Cullins and Bryant were arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
Cullins had an additional charge of driving on a suspended drivers license.
Ty Johnson Larry Cullins
Christine Turpin Carol Bryant
Subjects shown above are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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