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 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Dancing your way to good health through Zumba

The California Farmworker Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of farmworkers through personal and professional development. The Zumba program it organizes for the... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

County ag queen vies for state title

Addison Tatum, the 2023 Kern County Ms. United States Agriculture, will compete for the state title on Saturday, Jan. 28. She brings a wealth of excitement and enthusiasm to the pag... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Innovative healing through the power of nature and sport

For over 25 years, Casting for Recovery has provided healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer. These retreats, using the sport of fly fishing, bring hope, inspiration a... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Man arrested for attempted murder

A Wasco man, Nestor Jose Perez, 33, was arrested for attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting from a vehicle and stalking. Accordi... — Updated 1/31/2023

 

Super Students at Karl Clemens

Karl F. Clemens Elementary School announced its Super Students for the week of Jan. 16. Criteria for selection were based on significant math improvement, showing kindness to all... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Workshops bring families together to support children

The Wasco Union Elementary School District held its monthly Parent University last week. It was an opportunity to learn about different topics and a way to empower the whole... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Redwood students compete in science fair

Fourth and 5th grade students from Redwood Elementary School participated in their Science Fair last week, showcasing their science fair projects and sharing their research and... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanis recognizes some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18, recognizing outstanding students from the Richland School District. The students... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

A fresh perspective joins City Council

Valentin Medina was recently elected to serve as a council member representing District 3. He has strong roots in Wasco and is grateful the community put trust in him to carry out t... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
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Juvenile killed in Wasco shooting

A 16-year-old male juvenile was shot, transported to a local hospital via air medic for treatment and subsequently died in an incident last Thursday at 6th Place and Cedar Avenue.... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Dog park a no-go at Mannel Park

Because the idea of a dog park within Mannel Park didn't sit well with nearby residents, the city will replace the state's contribution for the park's shade project and eliminate... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Johnny Cash tribute band appears at Ford Theater

James Garner and the Tennessee Three appeared at the Ford Theater on Saturday night, giving residents a glimpse of the artistry of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Garner channeled... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Driver dies after collision with train

One person is dead after their pickup truck collided with a train on its way to Oakland on Thursday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:45... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Scouts teach life skills and more

The Boy Scouts of America is among the nation's foremost youth programs for character development and values-based leadership training. It prepares kids for for adulthood and... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Country to come alive on stage

On the heels of its successful winter recital, Planet Dance Studio has begun preparations for its upcoming summer gala on June 17 at the Shafter High School Auditorium. The theme... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Bakery delivers the finest desserts

There is a new bakery in town that will surely delight your taste buds. Vane's Cakes and Bakery opened last November with rave reviews. Husband and wife team Wences Flores and... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

At Wasco Library, a wealth of resources, information

The Kern County Library Wasco Branch has an exciting lineup of free fun activities for January and February for young and old. The fun begins on Jan. 23, with an adult project... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

New year, new blessings for Westside Family Fellowship

Westside Family Fellowship will benefit from a generous grant awarded by the Wonderful Company to fund their free farmer's market for another year. This will help thousands of... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Wasco Council approves water and sewer rate adjustments

At the regular City Council ouncil meeting on Tuesday, a resolution was passed approving the water and sewer rates adjustments. The new rates will become effective on Feb. 1. A... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Residents don't get sandbagged when they see a need

Recently, a Shafter resident saw a need, asked for help and got it for the whole city. An employee of the Shafter Press, Erica Soriano, and her daughter, Chloe Hathcock, were concerned about the upcoming storms and how they could... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Childrens author comes to Shafter library

The latest in the Shafter Library and Learning Center's ongoing series of author appearances, featuring Saida Woolf, was a standing-room-only event. Woolf is a 19-year-old writer... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Traffic stop leads to weapons, arrest

A Shafter man was arrested when a simple traffic stop turned into more serious charges when a weapon was found in the vehicle. Kern County Sheriff's deputies stopped the man, later... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter remembers another legend, Merril Lehman

Everyone who has lived in Shafter for any length of time knows about the man who had a real train on his property. Kids growing up would marvel at the machine as it chugged along... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter celebrates historic football season with downtown rally

Shafter celebrated its most historic football season in history with a downtown rally on Friday night, honoring the Shafter High Generals, who finished the season as the State... — Updated 1/22/2023

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Wasco welcomes new leadership

Vincent R. Martinez is the new mayor of Wasco. He brings experience, enthusiasm and a willingness to work as a team. Together with the council, he hopes to empower residents and... — Updated 1/22/2023

 

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