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Up and coming talent performs locally

Redemption – or Redencion – is a Wasco band formed in 2021. They play for all occasions, including weddings, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, quinceaneras, night clubs and... — Updated 6/14/2022

Correction - June 9, 2022

In last week's paper, a student was misidentified in the photo accompanying the Wasco Independence High School article (reprinted here). He was Joseph Gamboa. In the article about... — Updated 6/14/2022

New graduates christen a 'new' stadium

[CLICK ON THE E-EDITION TO SEE PICTURES OF SHAFTER HIGH GRADUATES] Shafter High School's Class of 2022 walked across the stage at the newly renovated Shafter High Stadium on... — Updated 6/14/2022

New solid waste service rates OKd by council

City users of solid waste collection will pay less – or more, if they have alley service now. And the alley service is going away, as of July 1. The Shafter City Council on the... — Updated 6/14/2022

East Coast Wasco Reserve player connects with fans

The Wasco Reserve professional baseball team recruits players from throughout the United States and abroad. One particular player that stands out is Ryan Osborne. He brings the... — Updated 6/14/2022

Trojans get promoted to Generals

The Richland Junior High Trojans spent their last day as 8th graders walking across the stage to celebrate the completion of their junior high careers, promoted to high school... — Updated 6/14/2022

Program provides child care and early education

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program in Wasco provides high-quality, no-cost child care, early childhood education and... — Updated 6/14/2022

City to pay to vaccinate

The city will give up to 500 residents $50 gift cards to get vaccinated, the City Council determined Tuesday night. The $25,000 investment (plus any additional surcharge fees... — Updated 6/14/2022

Buttonwillow hosts Cal Club Regionals

Buttonwillow Raceway was the site of the Cal Club's Regionals this past weekend, with over 300 racers on the track competing for in the Regional Championships. There were six... — Updated 6/14/2022

Shafter PD hosts Coffee with a Cop

The residents of Gossamer Grove were able to meet the men and women in blue serving the city of Shafter as members of the Shafter Police Department on Saturday, with a Flight Park... — Updated 6/14/2022

Market brings colorful taste of Mexico

La Canasta Market has been a staple in the Wasco community for 34 years. The family-owned business focuses on providing quality produce, meats and other traditional Mexican items.... — Updated 6/14/2022

Death Notices - June 9, 2022

Ma. Dolores “Lola” Obeso de Montoya, 85, of Shafter, passed away May 25, in Sinaloa, Mexico. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Octavio Torres Parada, 77, of Bakersfield, passed away May 26, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara... — Updated 6/14/2022

Mary Rexius dies at 102

Mary Ellen Rexius, a long time Wasco resident, will be remembered as a loving and giving woman who loved life and gave of herself, her time and passion for her hometown, a true and... — Updated 6/14/2022

Arrest Report - June 9, 2022

May 18 Fernando Garcia Jr., 35, of Shafter, was arrested in the 100 block of Shafter Avenue for obstruction and resisting an executive officer, obstruction of a public officer and disorderly conduct: under the influence of a... — Updated 6/14/2022

Mystery History - June 9, 2022

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your... — Updated 6/14/2022

Pastor's Corner: Time to press on

As we start each new year, many of us make resolutions and set goals to improve our lives personally, financially, spiritually or in terms of our health or relationships. Even in the least chaotic years, those good intentions are... — Updated 6/14/2022

Classified Ads - June 9, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the... — Updated 6/14/2022

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