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 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

City awarded $2.2M grant for park

The city was recently awarded an Urban Greening Grant for $2.2 million for the Central Avenue Neighborhood Park, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told the City Council. Ortiz-Hernandez reported that the Natural Resources Agency announced $28 milli...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez resigns

City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez presented his resignation to the City Council Tuesday night. He is expected to begin duties as city manager of Webster City, Iowa -- a city of about 8,500 where is...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Incoming freshmen welcomed to campus

The spirit at Wasco High School was on full display for the drive-thru Freshman Launch on April 19. Freshman Launch was a display of school unity, ongoing spirit and a lot of orange. The buildings wer...

 

Former labor camp building to become animal shelter

The city is taking bids for asbestos abatement at the former farm labor administration building in preparation for it to become a larger animal shelter. “The new shelter will have a minimum of 40 kennels,” said Public Works Director Birdiana...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Rose Queen pageant preparations have begun

The Miss Wasco/Rose Queen pageant will continue this year on Thursday, Sept. 9. Activities Coordinator Hailey Coyle said there are 12 pageant candidates preparing for their talent tryouts. She also...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Newly remodeled Taco Bell offers free tacos

Taco Bell celebrated its recent renovation by giving away hundreds of free tacos for local residents. On Saturday, April 17, Wasco's Taco Bell gave away free crunchy tacos to the first 200 customers...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Richers proposes changes to summer school, calendar

Wasco Union Elementary School District Superintendent Kelly Richers provided an update for the upcoming summer school session and start of the fall semester. "The students will be taking the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Three killed in crash

Three people were killed on Tuesday night as a result of a collision at the intersection of Fresno Avenue and Central Valley Highway. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Shafter Police Department...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

More businesses now open in orange tier

The county is beginning to reopen as it enters the orange tier. Retail no longer has capacity restrictions and museums, zoos and aquariums are now able to increase capacity to 50%. Places of worship are able to increase indoor capacity to 50%. Movie...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Meeting to discuss funds for air quality

Residents can learn about funding available to improve air quality during a virtual town hall meeting on April 30. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and will discuss funding for residents and businesses. With the passage of AB 617, a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Over 40 vendors will be at pop-up event

One of the area's largest shopping events will pop up on E. Lerdo Highway Saturday. The Tin Cup, at 1101 E. Lerdo Highway, is hosting a pop-up shopping day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 vendors are...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    April 22, 2021

Generals stay undefeated with blowout of Mira Monte

The Shafter High Generals proved on Friday night that they are able to step up and win even when they are not at the top of their game. Against the Lions of Mira Monte, the Generals' offense started...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Ex-Junior Miss makes history as part of cryptocurrency company

The city's 2005 Junior Miss Julie Strauss is part of the first cryptocurrency company to go public on the stock market. Strauss, a 2006 graduate of Shafter High School, is a member of the CoinBase...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Restaurant honored for recycling efforts

The City Council, along with American Refuse's Lynnda Martin, recently presented a Recycling Award to Don Pepe's Bar and Grill. Martin said that the local business has been working with American...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic to be held

Shafter Animal Control will be holding a low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at 18849 Shafter Ave. The procedure will cost $25 for any residents in the 93263...

 

Community Calendar - Apriul 22, 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 - April 22, 2021

April 12 Jose Santana Ayon Aragon, 20, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of Central Avenue and 7th Street on his active misdemeanor bench warrant. He was cited and released at the scene. Pamela Figueroa, 38, of Wasco, was arrested at the...

 

Mystery History - April 22, 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 - April 22, 2021

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

 

Corrections - April 22, 2021

In a recent article regarding vandalism at the Green Hotel, Roy Shaffner was misidentified as the president of the Shafter Historical Society. Shaffner is the president of the Green Hotel Restoration Foundation. Helen Gaede is the president of the...

 

John Gordon Drescher

John Gordon Drescher was born Aug. 11, 1954 in Wasco. He passed away Aug. 30, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was survived by his wife Janet, daughter Melissa, son Marshall, granddaughter Cassie, father Gordon (Jill), sister Cherith Merson...

 

Patsy Jean Criswell-Hammett

Our loving mother, Patsy (Pat) Jean Criswell-Hammett, 84, slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Lord Jesus the morning of April 15. Patsy Jean was born on May 25, 1936 in Calumet, Okla., to...

 

Death Notices - April 22, 2021

Jose Carmen Zamudio Rodriguez, 62, of Shafter, passed away April 13 in Los Angeles. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Terry L. Navarrete, 54, of Wasco, passed away April 8 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Patricia Matthews, 83, of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    April 22, 2021

Phoenix needs a new home

Phoenix came in as an owner-surrender. He was adopted not long ago and was brought back after new owners claimed to be allergic to him. He is approximately a 6-year-old, male Siberian husky. Phoenix...

 

Chase is ready for a new family

Chase, a red and white Siberian husky, is still a puppy at 8 months old with big blue eyes. He may get bigger than he is since he is not full grown. Chase came to the Shafter Animal Shelter as a...

 

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