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Articles from the December 24, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

Cases continue to rise; county at a standstill

The covid-19 virus changed the landscape of education in the country in 2020 and the school districts are sticking to their previously stated positions. There are now two new vaccines available by...

 

Only small gatherings encouraged this Christmas

The city is seeing an increase in confirmed cases of covid-19, despite a face covering campaign and businesses adhering to safety guideline designed to stall the spread of the virus. City buildings...

 

Vaccine arrives; healthcare workers first in line

The covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the city and healthcare workers will be the first to receive it. The vaccine is being given out in tiers, with the first tier beginning with those persons most at...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

Wasco neighbors give back

Wasco Union Elementary School Board President Richard Reding was struggling to mow his lawn one day after a knee surgery when a tap on his shoulder by a neighbor changed everything. Reding and his...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

2020 Wasco High grad running her own business

Another in a series of articles highlighting Wasco High School graduates. Graduating from high school at 18 years old can sometimes be a stressful time when deciding on the next move. Rayanna Plazola, a 2020 Wasco High graduate, almost took a two-wee...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

Palm Avenue recognizes students

Palm Avenue announced through Facebook their October Students of the Month and Principals’ List of students from sixth through eighth grade. “During these unprecedented times, it is important for...

 

Christmas trees accepted at landfill

After your Christmas tree has lost its luster, county residents have options to dispose of their tree. Christmas trees can be composted by cutting up the tree and using a compost pile. Make sure...

 

Depot Museum lit up with Christmas cheer with tree display

The annual Christmas Tree display at the Shafter Depot Museum is in full swing and has attracted hundreds of residents to see this year's collection of decorated trees. This year's theme is the Colors...

 

Community Calendar - Dec. 24, 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 — Th...

 

Arrest Report - Dec. 24, 2020

Dec. 14 Vinson Callahan, 61, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1100 block of 11th Street for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He was cited and released at the scene. Sebastian Pedro Jose, 38, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of...

 

Court ruling clears way for indoor church services

The state ruled Dec. 10 that excluding churches from holding indoor services goes against Freedom of Religion. California Superior Court Judge Gregory Pulskamp issued an injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s planned covid-19 restrictions,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

Holiday events canceled due to pandemic

In early December Gov. Gavin Newsom stated that Kern County was back to the most restrictive purple tier and the pandemic is becoming a fact of daily life for residents. Because it’s an...

 

Pandemic brings new adventure to McFarland woman

Veronica Carmona, of McFarland, was working at the Boot Barn in Bakersfield. With the virus making the job market uncertain, a lot of people have had to find ways to support themselves and make ends m...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 24, 2020

Man dies after head-on collision; woman charged

A man died last Tuesday after a head-on collision on Highway 46 and North Leonard Avenue. Donald Frank Steinhaus, 43, was pronounced dead Dec. 15 after being struck by a vehicle driven by Margaret...

 

Pet of the Week: Blair Needs a Home

Blair, an approximately 4-year-old Shepherd mix, came in as an owner surrender. She has a black, tan and fawn short coat. Blair is timid toward staff and staff has been monitoring her. She is...

 

Alan John Jensen

Long time Brentwood and Wasco resident Alan J. Jensen passed away, Dec. 14, 2020, at his property in Wasco, Kern County, surrounded by his loving family. He was 83 at the time of his death. Alan was a...

 

Death Notices - Dec. 24, 2020

Felix Villanueva Juarez, 87, of Shafter, passed away Dec. 16 in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Marino Demetrio Escobar, 79, of Bakersfield, passed away Dec. 17 in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Ruven Marquez, 80, passed away...

 

Couch's Corner: Christmas 2020

After a tumultuous year, we as a community will hopefully get to relax and enjoy Christmas with our loved ones. During this Christmas season, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect and...

 

Pastor's Corner: God has not forgotten us

If you have ever watched a documentary about wild life on the Discovery Channel you would have seen the hunting habits of the predators in the wild. When the predator sees his/her prey, they watch,...

 

Classified Ads - Dec. 24, 2020

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Mystery History - Dec. 24, 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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