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Council members call for Wasco Mayor Garcia to resign

Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia is being called to resign by some City Council members after his recent arrest for driving under the influence. At the City Council meeting, council members urged City Manager Scott Hurlbert to put the possibility of...

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Over 1,000 people enjoy fireworks show

Over 1,000 people came out for the Fourth of July fireworks show this past weekend. The Shafter Chamber of Commerce helped the city celebrate the holiday with the return of its annual fireworks after...

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Hurlbert sworn in as city manager

As the city bid adieu to outgoing City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, Scott Hurlbert was sworn in Thursday, July 1. Hurlbert was sworn in Thursday evening and was joined by his family, who were all...

City celebrates holiday, less restrictions

The city is coming back alive as restrictions are lessened and residents celebrated the Fourth of July. Over 1,000 people gathered for the annual fireworks celebration for the Fourth of July, celebrating being in a large group for the first time in...

Death Notices - July 8, 2021

Irene Chance, 92, of Wasco, passed away July 5, in Madera. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Josie Jade Palominos, infant, of Bakersfield, passed away June 25 in Bakersfield. Basham-Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Micaela Roldan Barboza, 73, of Wasco, passed...

Arrest Report - July 8, 2021

June 28 Alejandro Fabian Cortez Guzman, 40, of Shafter, was arrested on Orange St. and Shafter Ave for DUI. June 30 Rodolfo Gerardo Mendoza, 31, of Shafter, was arrested on the 100 block of S. Shafter Ave for under the influence of a controlled...

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Mystery History - July 8, 2021

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 educated (or semieducated)...

Classified Ads - July 8, 2021

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