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Death Notices - June 24, 2021

Francisco Alvarez Cisneros, 29, of Lost Hills, passed away June 7, in Lost Hills. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Yatzil Chavez, infant, of Wasco, passed away June 18, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Francisco Versace... — Updated 6/29/2021


Pastor's Corner: Time is a present

Time is a present. As King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, KJV). The book... — Updated 6/29/2021


Couch's Corner:

Last year, state and local governments nationwide encountered a once-in- a-generation global pandemic. Our community remained resilient, and the Kern County Department of Public... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

Supporters of raising Pride flag held rally before council vote

Before the City Council denied a motion to raise the Pride flag in the month of June, a group of supporters rallied in front of City Hall. On the June 17 agenda, Mayor Alex Garcia... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

Businesses searching for help at job fair

Over two dozen employers worked to entice new employees last Friday during a job fair held at Cormack Park. The job fair was hosted by Wasco Career Awareness Recruitment Education (... — Updated 6/29/2021


OPINION: Creating an impact in many fields

Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development enjoyed participating in the Wasco C.A.R.E event this past Friday and wanted to pass this on to share a little more... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco council discusses budget changes

Director of Finance Isarel Perez-Hernandez gave a presentation to the City Council during a special meeting on some increases that will occur during the fiscal year 2021-22.... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Lady Generals runner-up in Valley

The Valley Championship title slipped away from the Shafter High Lady Generals during the final game, losing 9-0 to the Highland Scots. Shafter's softball team had only one loss in... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Children learn about The Good Kingdom during Vacation Bible School

At Shafter's Ford Theater this past week, a group of children were learning about how to suit up and go to battle at the Annual Community Vacation Bible School. Multiple churches... — Updated 6/29/2021


Mystery History - June 24, 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... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter recreation department hosting summer day camp

The Recreation and Parks Department has started their summer activities, and there are a lot to choose from. With the covid-19 restrictions easing, the department has opened its... — Updated 6/29/2021


Community Calendar - June 24, 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... — Updated 6/29/2021


Classified Ads - June 24, 2021

To see see this week's Classified Ads, click on the PDF.... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco community celebrates Juneteenth with festivities

The name Juneteenth has been spoken a lot in 2021. It's called Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day by many and the day commemorates the end of slavery in t... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Local author to speak at Kern County Museum

Shafter native Barry Bongberg will be appearing at the Kern County Museum on Saturday, July 10 for a book signing and presentation involving several military themed authors and... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arra... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Lerdo runaway inmate arrested after months-long search

Tyrone Johnson, a Lerdo Justice Facility inmate who escaped in April, was apprehended by Bakersfield Police after a short pursuit. Johnson, along with David Palms, escaped from... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter man arrested for stealing copper wire

A city man was arrested for allegedly stealing copper wire from different locations around Kern County. Juan Regalado, 44, was charged on June 15 in connection with thefts of... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    News

Meet the next city manager, Scott Hurlbert

As Scott Hurlbert prepares to take the reins from outgoing City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, he sat down with the Tribune to talk about his background and goals for the city.... — Updated 6/29/2021


Arrest Report - June 24, 2021

June 15 Jessica Gonzalez Zapien, 40, of Shafter, was arrested for theft/extortion of vehicle, controlled substance paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, on an outside agency warrant and for scavenging. Brian James... — Updated 6/29/2021


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