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 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Newsom lifts stay-at-home order, puts Kern back in purple tier

On Monday, Jan. 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom released the state from the curfew and placed 54 counties back in the most-restrictive purple tier. Newsom also lifted his stay-at-home order. According to Newsom, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Distance learning continues through third quarter at Wasco High

Sports practices have begun in the Wasco Union High School District although the district will be continuing distance learning throughout the third quarter and likely through the rest of the year, Superintendent Rob Cobb said. “However, some...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Wasco man charged with felony firearm offenses

A Wasco resident was charged with multiple firearm offenses after a shooting days before. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1700 block of Poplar Avenue on Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for an unlawful discharged of a firearm. They...

 
 By Sarah Velarde    News    January 28, 2021

Library offering in-person appointments, curbside services

The Kern County Wasco branch library is making the most out of its limited hours, librarian Ethan Picman said. The library is currently open Monday and Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. “It’s important we do what we can to stay open to the public,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

What to do if you have been exposed to covid-19

If you are one of the millions of people that have been exposed to the covid-19 virus, or you suspect you have, you should contact your physician and request a test. The virus has an incubation of 2 to 14 days, so you will need to personally quaranti...

 

A big move for The Press and Tribune

The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune will have new offices beginning Monday, Feb. 1. The paper's new address: 455 Kern Street, Ste E., Shafter, facing Central Avenue. The City of Shafter is selling the building at 406 Central Avenue where the Press...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Wasco man killed in shooting

A 23-year-old Wasco resident was killed after being shot on Poplar Avenue the day after Christmas. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Dec. 26, Vicente Hinojosa Regalado was shot in the 1500 block of Poplar Avenue. He died on the...

 
 By Sarah Velarde    News    January 28, 2021

Wasco High celebrates Reopening Day

Wasco High staff welcome some students back with their signature black and orange spirit. The high school opened this week for some of its students that need additional support with their distance...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Peters' Arvin location 'total loss' after fire

Peters Funeral Home in Arvin was one of several businesses damaged after a number of fires in the area. The funeral home at 600 Tucker St., two abandoned buildings and an antique boutique off Bear...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 28, 2021

First full-service car wash to come to Shafter

New businesses are popping up in Shafter as the pandemic lingers in the nation. The newest addition is going to be the Countryside Car Wash, which will be located at 406 Central Ave. The city sold the property to Rick Jara, whose family owns and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 28, 2021

200 new virus cases this past week in Shafter

The city had 200 new cases of covid-19 in the last week, according to reports. That brings total number of cases since the pandemic began to 3,085 with about 1,135 presumed as recovered. The campaign...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 28, 2021

Property crimes on the rise in Shafter

There has been a rise in property crimes, including theft, in the last year, Shafter Police Chief Kevin Zimmermann said. He said one factor that has played a "more significant role" than the pandemic...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 28, 2021

Shafter cleaning up leaves, limbs

The city is still offering free brush and limb collection until the end of February. Those residents who live south of Lerdo Highway can expect the city to pick up limbs in their neighborhoods from...

 

Arrest Report - Jan. 28, 2021

Jan. 17 Anthony Zuniga, 22, of Shafter, was arrested on an outside agency warrant, misdemeanor bench warrant and outside agency warrant. Rafael Cervantes Ramirez, 32, of Shafter, was arrested for alter firearm ID Mark and concealed firearm within a...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 28, 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...

 

Juan Diego Cantú Adame

Juan Diego Cantú, de 55 años de edad, falleció el día 8 de Enero del 2021 en Wasco. El nació en el día 30 de Noviembre del año 1965 en General Nuevo León México. Sus padres son Aureliano...

 

Antonio G. Reyna

Antonio G. Reyna, 83, passed away on Jan. 16, 2021 in Bakersfield. He was born on June 13, 1937 in Gregory, Texas to Severo and Andrea Reyna. Antonio grew up in Texas and Arizona and later made his...

 

Marciano "Don Chano" Aguayo

Marciano was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, on Oct, 16, 1932, the son of Marciano Aguayo and María Ramos. Marciano was a hard worker, a great father and provider. His unconditional love for his family...

 

Mary Idanell Nunlist

Mary Idanell Nunlist 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 26, 2021, at home in Shafter, with her loved ones by her side. Idanell was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Torrance to Ollis and Lorene...

 

Dollie Imogene Burrow

Dollie Imogene Burrow, 78, of Shafter, passed away on Jan. 18, 2021, in Bakersfield. Dollie Imogene (Whitmire) Burrow was born in Kenefic, Okla., to William E. Whitmire Sr. and Minnie M. Ritchie on...

 

Teofilo Farias

Teofilo Farias Jr., 59, passed away on Dec. 21, 2020, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield. Born on April 11, 1961 in Galveston, Texas, to Teofilo and Lupe Farias, Teofilo was one of 12...

 

Pastor's Corner: Breathe again

As they rush me to the emergency room in the ambulance, I wondered how bad my situation was. The fear of not knowing was killing me. How serious was covid affecting me? We get to the emergency room and it was a scene of organized confusion. A doctor...

 

Pet of the Week: Skip is looking for a family

Skip came in as a stray. He is approximately a 2-year-old male Pit Bull Terrier Mix, and has a medium apricot/beige short coat length. Skip is slightly timid with strangers, and his behavior will be...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 28, 2021

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 - Jan 28, 2021

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