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Man stabbed to death downtown

A man is dead after a stabbing on F Street Wednesday. Detectives were investigating the scene Wednesday after a report of a possible homicide. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased adult...

WHS hopes for a live graduation

Wasco High School Principal Kevin Tallon sent a letter to all senior parents last week outlining options for the 2020 graduation ceremony: “The governor of California may allow the reopening of Phase III of the high school stadium to hold a...

Seniors adopted

Due to the virus pandemic and the governor's order of a state lockdown, Wasco High School graduate Ruth Loza Ramos came up with the idea to Adopt a Senior. "I did this because it's the last year of...

Shots fired near home

On Sunday at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies from the Wasco substation responded to shots fired at the 1200 block of 8th Place. During the investigation, deputies learned that Espiridon Beltran, 40, had possibly fired several shots from a firearm...

Phase 2 opening begins

There has been a lot of chatter on Facebook since the governor announced Wednesday that Kern County was eligible to implement Phase II of the coronavirus quarantine. But that doesn't mean everything...

Hoping to give city good cleaning

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, several notices were approved that gave property owners notices that their properties had been deemed nuisances and were subject to being cleaned by the City of...

Concerns about crime raised to council

A resident voiced her concerns about crime at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, after an officer-involved shooting last week. Ruby Medina asked whether the city could get more police presence in the area on from 8th to 16th Streets after...

Creating the next new world

As of Tuesday, Wasco has had 36 cases of COVID-19, with 26 recoveries. In Shafter, there have been 34 confirmed cases with 30 of those reported as recovered. No one here has died of the virus, according to the county Department of Public Health’s...

Death Notices - May 21, 2020

Vidal Martinez, 59 of Bakersfield, passed away May 10 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Manuel Gonzalez Ortega, 75, of Shafter, passed away May 13 in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Veneranda S. Torres, 82, of...

Take-Out Directory

WASCO Barraza’s Delicioso Tacos 601 F. St. 661-758-8944 Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. -midnight Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. -2 a.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Take out only Hong Kong Restaurant 912 7th St. 661-758-3338 Tues.-Sun.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Teresa’s...

OBITUARY: Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

Claude Hillis Horton Sr. was born on May 14, 1927 in Pryor, Okla., and passed from this earth on May 23, 2020, in Bakersfield at the age of 93. Claude was a foreman at McConnell Farms in Wasco for...

Arrest Report - May 21, 2020

WASCO Omar Amado Franco, 29, of Wasco, was arrested in the 2000 block of Prosperity Lane in Wasco for the felony charges of torture, aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment with violence/etc., inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant,...

Mystery History - May 21, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

Classified Ads - May 21, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, NON-OP. NEW parts, custom rims, etc. Needs work. Call 661-340-1544. Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the...

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