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 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

New DMV rules for New Year

In addition to the numerous laws affecting business, education and privacy, there are new Department of Motor Vehicles laws that take effect in 2020. The federal REAL ID Act tightens rules on which...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

The year in review: 2019 was an eventful year for Wasco

For 2019, Wasco had an exciting year planned with the news that a professional baseball team was coming to town this spring and summer. The team is the Wasco Reserve. The Reserve is part of the Pecos...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

A player hits the road

After local resident Richard Martinez retired this year as a girls softball coach for his granddaughter Ashley Martinez's Banditas softball team, he knew it was time to hang up his glove and give Ashl...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

Everyone's New Year's something different

It’s Dec. 31, and you are at home wondering how you’re going to spend the evening. If you’re young, you might be spending it with a babysitter while your parents are out, but if you’re a teena...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 2, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Seeking all veterans -- A meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall, 309 California Ave., Shafter. Call Mike Miller for more details, 661-477-9261. Libraries closed — All Kern County libraries will...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 2, 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)...

 

Arrest Report - Jan. 2, 2020

Dec. 23 Alexis Barajas, 27, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1000 block of 13th Street for battery. She was booked into the Kern County Jail. Mario Salazar, 34, of Wasco, was arrested in the 600 block of Griffith Avenue for battery. He was booked into t...

 

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 2, 2020

Years ago (more years than I care to remember) I started an Insurance agency with my main company being one that was less than 15 years old at the time. It was a company rather unique in its...

 

Couch's Corner - Jan. 2, 2020

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great 2019 and am looking forward to 2020. It’s that time of year to look back at what we’ve accomplished, and look forward to things we can do to make things...

 

UPDATE: Robert Ashby Woolley (updated)

Robert Ashby Woolley, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Everett, Wash., following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by twin sister Bette Williams; children Kevin Woolley, Sarah...

 

Death Notices - Jan. 2, 2019

Kathleen “Kat” Quary, of Bakersfield, passed away Dec. 27, 2019. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

 

Irene M. Vono

Irene M. Vono was born in Webster City, Iowa, on June 15, 1920, to Aurelio Morandi and Seconda Semprini and was the oldest of five children. Irene was married to Charles J. Vono for 39 years and...

 

Cox backs post-traumatic stress research

Rep. TJ Cox introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense appropriations bill for the fiscal year of 2019 that increased research on post-traumatic stress disorder, and the congressman said tha...

 

Pet of the Week - Jan. 2, 2019

Jane will be available for adoption Jan. 8 from the Wasco Animal Shelter. She came in as a stray alongside Kaleb. She is approximately a 1-year-old female husky. She was scanned for a microchip and...

 

Daniel Rodriguez

PFC Daniel Rodriguez, 19, passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, in Texhoma, Texas. On his way home for the holidays. Rodriguez was born on Oct. 23, 2000, in Bakersfield to Ivonne and Dagoberto Rodriguez....

 

OBITUARY: Robert Alan Parrott

Robert Alan Parrott, 61, passed on Dec. 18, 2019, in Bakersfield. Robert is survived by his wife Debbie, son Matt and his wife Sarah, daughter Amanda and her husband Ryan, and son Brad, as well as...

 

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