PPD range is only open to the public for special events - I know they've got a ladies class coming up, not sure when specifically. There's a flier posted for it at Sierra Sportsman in Porterville (Olive, just east of Newcomb).
I usually go to Rankin Field. They've made a lot of improvements there over the last couple years, with the clubhouse/classroom, and the covered bays with fans. Bug improvement - and has been said, the folks over there are really friendly and helpful.
I think the range fees for non-members are $15 - they've got a couple good membership deals, then it's free to shoot. I'd definitely say to check them out.
Bill (also in Porterville)