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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 7, 2021

Roundtable addresses rise in crime

Fresh on the heels of the second homicide in the city in a one-week period, a roundtable discussion was held to address the issue. Hosted by council members Tilo Cortez and Vincent Martinez, the Zoom meeting had over 20 people in attendance including...

 
 By Sarah Velarde    News    January 7, 2021

Wasco council discusses issue of public safety

The first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday night focused on the issue of public safety in Wasco. Council members hoped to shed light on rising numbers of gun crimes, and an apparent increase in general crime in the community. Thirteen communi...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 7, 2021

Company fined for failure to adequately protect workers

Primex, the Wasco nut processor, was fined over $77,000 for violations related to the coronavirus outbreak that took place at the company in June. The violations state that the company failed to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 7, 2021

Wasco was full of ups and downs in 2020

2020 will always be referred to as the Year of the Virus, but the city managed to thrive during the pandemic. Here is a brief look at the year. January In January, at a City Council meeting, three...

 
 By Sarah Velarde    News    January 7, 2021

Residents declare resolutions going into 2021

Asking someone their New Year’s resolution can be quite personal. A resolution is defined as a firm decision., and the changing of the year is the ultimate restart button. So, when asked what major life change are you determined to make, people...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 7, 2021

10% of Shafter has coronavirus

The city is still being bombarded by new coronavirus cases, as there were 127 new cases last week. This brings the total of confirmed cases in Shafter to 2,450. This figure is very high on a case per...

 

Starting the comeback year

It was a year many of us will remember for all the wrong reasons. Never has there been so much change in so little time. The coronavirus took us all by surprise, never realizing how it would affect our lives. How could we have expected everyone to...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 7, 2021

As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by...

 

Arrest Report - Jan. 7, 2021

Dec. 29 Peter Beltran Lerichi, 37, of Wasco, was arrested in the 2300 block of 7th Street for felony and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while under the influence of drugs. He was booked into the Kern County...

 

Pastor's Corner: Seeing through the fog

For the past couple of weeks there have been "dense fog" alerts on my phone's weather app. With that in mind, each morning I've looked out the window of my home to see if it's foggy or clear. Although many mornings have been clear, there have been a...

 

Death Notices - Jan. 7, 2021

Ernest “Ernie” Bon Cabrera, 79, of Bakersfield/Delano, passed away Dec. 29 in Bakersfield. Geraldine Gayle Najera, 75, of Wasco, passed away Dec. 20 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Vincent Cruz Hinojosa Regalado, 23, of Wasco,...

 

Euverto Narvaez

Euverto Narvaez, 98, of Wasco, passed away on Dec. 25 2020. Euverto was born in Buda, Texas to Fernando Narvaez Rocha and María Esther Moreno. In his early 20s, he met Maria Hiracheta and they fell...

 

Maria Graf

Maria – or Ildonete – Graf was born July 31, 1949, in the small town of Camapua, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, and passed away Jan. 1, 2021 in Bakersfield. She is preceded in passing by her parents...

 

Couch's Corner: Thanks to the California Farmworker Foundation

It’s 2021, and with 2020 in the rear view mirror, let’s all hope these vaccines, our social distancing, and our personal protective measures help eradicate this pandemic in the New Year. As we...

 

Classified Ads - Jan. 7, 2021

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Ernest "Ernie" Bon Cabrera

Ernest "Ernie" Bon Cabrera of Delano/Bakersfield was born on Dec. 5, 1941, and passed away Dec. 29, 2020. Ernie was born to the late Ernest and Mary Cabrera in Bakersfield. Ernie graduated from...

 

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