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 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 8, 2020

Council told of increase in domestic violence

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Peter Martinez reported to the City Council that there has been an increase in domestic violence crimes since the pandemic began. He said he would have a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 8, 2020

Purple today, red next week?

Even though Kern County remains in the purple tier, the fourth-highest risk group, of the governor’s four-tier program, many in the county are hoping that with the decline in positive tests during...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 8, 2020

Wasco Realty puts customers first

The owners of Wasco Realty, at 116 Annin Avenue, put their clients' needs first. Owners Eric and Mary Flores conduct their real estate business in a different way than most Realtors. "If I don't...

 

Wasco resident dies in accident

The California Highway Patrol investigated an accident in which 17-year-old Wasco resident Florencio Zamora was driving a sport utility vehicle that left the roadway and overturned. Zamora was declared dead at the scene....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 8, 2020

The Wonderful Company awards 15 covid-19 grants

The Wonderful Company has awarded 15 grants through its $1 million Covid-19 Relief Fund. Recipients include Central California Food Bank, Maple Elementary School, Kern County Library, Buttonwillow...

 

Classified ads -- Oct. 8, 2020

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Shafter council lowers fees for new and current businesses

The Shafter City Council approved a new pilot program that would assist new businesses interested in coming to Shafter, while also retaining those businesses already in place. The new program will...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Shafter Learning Center helping local students

With the coronavirus pandemic requiring all of Shafter's schools to begin the school year with distance learning, the Shafter Learning Center has played a vital role in the education of students, aidi...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Three people dead in Shafter accident

The California Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that left three people dead on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Orange Avenue in Shafter. According to Public...

 

Pastor's Corner: Let's build a house

The establishment of a home varies from one family to the next. For example, a family rents a house and their home is filled with hate, family problems, financial stress, and absolutely no concern for healthy living. Another family later rents that...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Meet the candidate: Chad Givens

With three seats open for the Shafter City Council, there are six residents looking to fill those vacancies come November. Chad Givens is currently serving on the City Council and is looking to...

 

Community Calendar - Oct. 8, 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 - Oct. 8, 2010

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 Have you ever considered the power of words? Of course, you have if only subconsciously. Our lives are shaped,...

 

Couch's Corner: More testing will help county reopen

In recent months, Kern County has taken measures to reopen the economy and support small businesses with CARES Act stimulus funds. In May, the Kern County Public Health Department rescinded the local...

 

Death Notices - Oct 8, 2020

Theodore Anthony Ybarra, 65, of Bakersfield, passed away Sept 27. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Florencio Zamora, 17, of Wasco, passed away Sept 29 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Tony Yi, 79, of Bakersfield, passed away Sept. 27 in...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Police reform bill sent to governor's desk

With a large part of the nation attempting to redirect some funding for police departments, a Police Reform Bill, AB1299, has successfully passed the California Legislature with bipartisan support....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 8, 2020

Two die in early morning collision

Two Bakersfield women were killed on Friday, Oct. 2, in an early morning crash at the intersection of Highway 43 and McCombs Avenue. Martha Martinez-Rojas and YulenyElizabeth Castrejon Diaz were pinned inside their Honda Civic. The two were removed...

 

Mystery History - Oct. 8, 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)...

 

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