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Ex-enforcement officer charged

The city's first code enforcement officer was arrested on five counts of annoying or child molestation, all misdemeanors, a month after he resigned from his position. Matt... — Updated 1/13/2022

Party store opens new location in Wasco

Be it having some good candy, jumping in an inflatable, or partying with friends, Nancy Guardado is there to help you out. Guardado just opened a Candy Land location in Wasco,... — Updated 1/13/2022

Reflecting on the second half of 2021 in Wasco

While continuing to deal with the restrictions covid-19 placed on everyone, July began with a bang as the annual fireworks show was held at the ball park. The Orange Heart... — Updated 1/13/2022

Infection rate spikes, over 1K new cases in county

There were over 1,100 new covid-19 cases in Kern County this week, Kern County Public Health’s Michelle Corson reported. This brings the total confirmed cases to date to 175,585... — Updated 1/13/2022

OBITUARY: Erma Funk

Erma Neufeld Funk went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 13, 2021. Erma was born on Sept. 14, 1924 in Shafter, to Nicolai and Justina Neufeld. She attended Maple School and Wasco High School, graduating in... — Updated 1/13/2022

Death Notices - Jan. 13, 2022

Miguel Vera, 71, of Wasco, passed away Jan. 6, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Moises Adame Ramirez, 54, of Anaheim, passed away Jan. 4, in Lost Hills. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Martha J. Thesman, 88, of... — Updated 1/13/2022

OBITUARY: Miguel Albarran Vera

Miguel Albarran Vera, 71, of Wasco, passed away on Jan. 6, 2022. Miguel, who was known by family members as Mike, was born on Jan. 26 , 1950 to Eliborio and Juana Vera in Rio... — Updated 1/13/2022

Arrest Report - Jan. 1, 2022

Jan. 3 Jesse Rene Diaz, 30, of Shafter, was arrested on W. Lerdo Hwy. on an outside agency warrant. Jan. 5 Esteban De Jesus Villasana, 30, of Shafter, was arrested on Thomas Lane for chop shop, vehicle theft, and extortion of... — Updated 1/13/2022

Classified Ads - Jan. 22, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the... — Updated 1/13/2022

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