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Graduations were different – but safe

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Wasco High and Wasco Independence High were able to hold live graduation ceremonies, although they looked different than in years past. In order to maintain social...

Illegal fireworks go viral

An arrest was made over the weekend and three other cases were handed to the Kern County District Attorney's Office for investigation regarding a slew of illegal fireworks activity in and around...

A split over face masks

There is a conundrum in Shafter and Wasco that has the cities split on the issue of wearing masks. Since the governor mandated the wearing of masks in public buildings and in situations where social...

A tale of two budgets: Getting set for deficit

The City Council unanimously approved a budget for 2020-21 that includes a $1.3 million operating deficit. The city's biggest expense is for safety (contracts with the Kern County Fire Department and...

A tale of two budgets: Shafter sales tax decline seen

The Shafter City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday night and approved the budget for 2020-21with a unanimous vote. The budget proposal was the same one that had been discussed over the past...

Tigers roar back to the mats

Tigers' Taekwondo, with studios in Shafter and Wasco, were back in action as training sessions began on Monday June 15. The studios had been closed for almost three months due to the coronavirus...

Dining Directory - June 25, 2020

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...

Fiesta Supermarket made from scratch

Around the corner from F Street on Poso Drive, Fiesta Supermarket sits within walking distance from seniors at the Poso Senior Apartments. The store is filled with food items familiar to the Hispanic...

Pastor's Corner: Build on the good stuff

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” --Admiral Richard E. Byrd Born in the later...

Couch's Corner: Cooling center open in Shafter

With the summer months starting to get into full swing and triple-digit temperatures heading to the Fourth District, our office is pleased to announce that cooling centers will be open again this...

Death Notices - June 25, 2020

Mario Mejia, 72, of Wasco, passed away June 17 in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Jerry Wayne Worthy, 56, of Bakersfield, passed away June 15. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Charles Ray Bohannan, 85, of Wasco, passed away June 18. Peters Funeral...

Sidney Toliver Jr.

Sidney Toliver Jr., a long-time Wasco resident and a fixture in the Wasco/Shafter farming community for 55 years, passed away June 22, 2020, at age 86. Visitation will be held at the Basham &...

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