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Articles from the September 24, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 24, 2020

Conflict of interest cited by Caltrans audit

A conflict of interest was identified during a recent audit of the pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements and landscape improvements around multiple schools. Officials from the California...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 24, 2020

Former WHS grad goes from picking cotton to celebrated coach

A 1955 Wasco High School graduate, Ned Permenter, was a three-sport athlete all four years while he attended high school, and sports have been a constant throughout his life. He even has a stadium nam...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 24, 2020

WHS Superintendent Lori Albrecht retiring this December

The first time Lori Albrecht heard the sound of "Pomp and Circumstance" was when she walked along the sideline in the processional as superintendent at Wasco High School. "Turning to greet Mr. Tallon...

 

U.S. Surgeon General visits Bakersfield

In light of the ongoing battle against covid-19, Kern County received a surprise visit from the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. As the nation’s doctor, Vice Admiral Adams oversees the 6,000...

 

Help coming for those affected by virus

Residents struggling to pay their rent or mortgage now can apply for assistance. The program, sponsored by the Bakersfield Homeless Collaborative, Community Action Partnership, and the Housing...

 

Shafter man killed in crash on Burbank

A Shafter man was killed after a crash on Burbank Avenue Monday morning. The Shafter Police Department responded to a call involving an accident at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday. A driver of a gray...

 

Council candidate looking to make a difference

There are three seats on the City Council open this November and the race to fill them involves the three current members whose terms are expiring and three new candidates. Last week, we met...

 

Shafter welcomes new administrative services director

Bryce Atkins has been hired by the city as the new administrative services director. Atkins began working for Shafter in July and was previously with the City of Gilroy. He has been working in city government for 14 years. Atkins has experience as...

 

More local residents getting flu shots

With the covid-19 virus still in the forefront of residents’ minds, flu season is arriving, threatening to make this season one of the worst in recent memory. Kern County Public Health Department officials are urging residents to get their flu...

 

Death Notices - Sept. 24, 2020

Trinidad Lopez, 75, of Delano, passed away Sept. 22 in Delano. Services pending. Arnoldo Macias Sr., 61, of Shafter, passed away Sept. 15 in San Diego. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Ruben Reyna Fernandez, 41, of Shafter, passed away Sept. 19 in...

 

Arrest Report - Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 20 Earl Wayne Whygle, 47, of Shafter, was arrested for possession of controlled substance for sale, evading a public office, disregard of safety, destroying evidence and unregistered vehicle. David Becerra, 41, of Shafter, was arrested on an...

 

Community Calendar - Sept. 24, 2020

NEW: Join Congressman TJ Cox in honoring the contribution of Latinos to California’s 21st Congressional District by nominating an outstanding leader to receive the Latino Inspire Award. Anyone who resides or works in TJ Cox’s district (CA-21st)...

 

Pastor's Corner: Pray for America

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 is an election year. As the field of contenders for president has narrowed down, as well as other offices of various kinds, we’ll see more and more airtime devoted to supporting a particular candidate. I...

 

Shafter creating a Wall of Dreams

A blank space on a building will become a Wall of Dreams after a few students in Shafter wanted to help beautify it. Advisors Melissa Bergen and Katie Wiebe, from the nonprofit organization Listen To...

 

Race underway for Richland School Board seat

There are three seats on the Richland School Board up for grabs in November, with only one of the areas having two candidates in the race. Current Board of Trustees members Cain Maldonado and Tammy...

 

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