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 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

Cortez wins council seat by 1 vote

Incumbent Mayor Tilo Cortez won by one vote over City Council candidate Eddie Saldana in the District 4 race. For most of the race, Cortez has led. As of Nov. 25, both were tied at 434 votes until Cor...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

Cobb steps up as superintendent in January

Beginning on Jan. 1, Assistant Superintendent Rob Cobb will officially become superintendent. Current Wasco Union High School District Superintendent Laurie Albrecht is retiring at the end of this...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

New principal knows what it means to be a Tiger

Everyone in Sunni Dobbs' family bleeds "orange and black" and now Dobbs is the school's principal. Both Dobbs and her husband and their two daughters are graduates of Wasco High School. Dobbs...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

Teacher: Distance learning not working for some

Distance learning has been bad for some students, teacher Eddie Crane said. Distance learning has allowed teachers to observe which students are lazy by not turning in their work, Crane said....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

Governor threatening curfew

The number of covid-19 cases continues to rise in Wasco and Shafter, much like those of the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the numbers have surged to their highest level since the pandemic began...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    December 3, 2020

Espinoza joins Alvarado and Givens on council

Gilbert Alvarado, Chad Givens and Pete Espinoza won seats on the City Council after the count was completed. Newcomer Espinoza was the top candidate with over 20% of the vote with incumbents Givens...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 3, 2020

Violent crimes increase in county

There has been an increase in crime in 2020 over 2019, said Sgt. Pete Martinez to the Wasco City Council. Citing statistics from Wasco, Bakersfield and Kern County overall, Martinez said that violent...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    December 3, 2020

Shafter council debates how mayor is selected

The Shafter City Council tabled a discussion in how the way the Mayor of Shafter is selected. Currently, the selection of mayor is done by a majority vote. Mayor Gilbert Alvarado proposed this should...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    December 3, 2020

Thanksgiving event helped lift holiday spirit

This holiday season has been difficult for many families dealing not only with the pandemic, but with job loss, businesses closing, and social distancing restrictions. During these times, the...

 

Arrest Report - Dec. 3, 2020

Nov. 23 Fernando Raya Almanza, 23, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of F Street on his active misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released at the scene. Robert Vincent Lopez, 26, of Bakersfield, was arrested at the intersection of Highway...

 

Mystery History - Dec. 3, 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)...

 

Community Calendar - Dec. 3, 2020

Ongoing Warm clothing drive — District 4 Supervisor David Couch is collecting blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks. Donations will benefit families in District 4. To schedule an in-person pickup, call 661- 868-3680. Utility bills ...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    December 3, 2020

Santa Claus is coming to Minter Field Jamie Stewart

The Minter Field Air Museum will be hosting a special visitor on Saturday, Dec. 5 as Santa Claus will be touching down at 11 a.m. to visit with local families and hand out some presents for the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    December 3, 2020

Economic assistance program launched

The City of Shafter introduced a new program for new and existing businesses. The Business Expansion, Attraction, and Retention Economic Incentive Program helps businesses put down roots in Shafter....

 

Classified Ads - Dec. 3, 2020

Click on the pdf to see this week's Classified Ads....

 

Death Notices - Dec. 3, 2020

Jose Herrera, 61, of Arvin, passed away Nov. 25 in Arvin. Peters Funeral Home Arvin. Joyce Wolf, 76, of Bakersfield, passed away Nov. 23 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home Shafter. Celeste Turner, 20, of Delano, passed away Nov.9 in Wasco....

 

Pastor's Corner: Open the eyes of my heart

Here comes the bride, all dressed and white … Congratulations to Santiago and Kristy! At their wedding, I told them, “You’ve actually made my year!” It really was a very beautiful day. In the midst of hate and chaos, their wedding...

 

Maria Elena Trejo Gonzalez

Maria Elena Trejo Gonzalez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, on Aug. 5, 1940. She was the daughter of Rito Trejo and Maria Gudalupe De Los Santos, and one of their seven children. Maria Elena moved to...

 

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