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 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 16, 2020

School district weighs options for reopening

The Wasco Union Elementary School District has yet to make a final decision regarding the 2020-2021 school year. However, the district has decided on several methods that will be used for teaching. In a nine-page document, the district outlined the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

Schools weigh their options

The Richland School District approved plans to begin its fall semester on August 6, with the district using an AA/BB scheduling system. Interim Superintendent Rosa Romero said the staff has been...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

PandaMania is theme at Vacation Bible School

With the community still trying to return to some semblance of normalcy, it is important that we still have certain constants in our lives. One of those in Shafter is the tradition of vacation Bible...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

City steps backward as virus cases rise

The cities of Shafter and Wasco, which had high hopes when Gov. Gavin Newsom reopened the state with certain precautions, have seen those hopes dashed with an increase in cases that has made it...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

Supervisors keep an open book on libraries' future

With the Kern County Board of Supervisors adjusting the budget for the 2020-2021 year, the future may be a little brighter for some Kern County libraries that were facing permanent closure. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

Community shows its appreciation of police

The community showed its support for and appreciation of the Shafter Police Department recently when a group presented the department with gift bags and lunch. Chief Kevin Zimmermann said the group ga...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 16, 2020

Cooling centers ready to help seniors take the heat

With the mercury climbing to the point where it's dangerous for seniors, several cooling centers are opening in Kern County, including one at the Walker Senior Center in Shafter. Located at 505...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 16, 2020

Anytime Fitness stresses safety, social distance

Anytime Fitness has reopened after being closed during the lockdown and is welcoming back its members and says it has plenty of room for newcomers. Owners Stacy Juarez and her sister, Ginger Skaggs,...

 

Mystery History - July 16, 2020

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)...

 

Community Calendar - July 16, 2020

As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by Mon...

 

Arrest Report - July 16, 2020

July 12 Armando Nunez Jr., 23, of Shafter, was arrested in the 400 block of Rodriguez Street for disorderly conduct: alcohol. July 11 Elijah Gonzalez, 29, of Shafter, was arrested in the 400 block of Klassen Street for disorderly conduct: alcohol....

 

Headlines in History - July 16, 2020

10 years ago: August 2010 A new Subway restaurant opened in the old Stringham Drugstore location at 301 Central Ave. 20 years ago: July 26, 2000 Ralph Fruguglietti, also known as the “Big...

 

Martin Rodriguez

Martin Rodriguez was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, on April 9, 1977, to parents Encarnacion and Lidia (Zavala) Rodriguez. His family moved to Shafter when he was still young; he attended...

 

Vera Streiff

Vera May Streiff was born in Wasco on May 6, 1929, to parents George and Sadie Emerson. Vera died on July 11, 2020, in Bakersfield. She attended local schools and graduated from Wasco High in 1947....

 

Death Notices - July 16, 2020

Jorge Daniel Flores, 21, of Earlimart, passed away July 7 in Earlimart. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Gordon Skeels, 87, passed away July 8. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Roberto Osorio Ortega, 76, of Shafter, passed away July 7 in Culver...

 

Classified Ads - July 16, 2020

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 By David Couch    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Couch's Corner - Victims deserve justice

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, folks started saying things like “defund the police.” In the aftermath of the gang-related killing of 11-year-old Makaliah Osomo and 12-year-old Elayna Saidee of Delano July 2, I hope those...

 

Pastor's Corner: Faith conquers fear

Fear: "An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat" (The Oxford Dictionary) Faith: "Confidence or trust in a person or thing."...

 

OBITUARY: Daniel Ynostroza Escalante

Daniel Ynostroza Escalante April 22, 1927 -- July 19, 2020 Daniel Ynostroza Escalante, known to friends as "Danny," passed away peacefully on July 19, 2020, in Shafter, at the age of 93 years. Daniel...

 

OBITUARY: June E. (Dooley) Rodriguez

June E. Rodriguez, great-granddaughter of Christian Bohna (early settler of Bakersfield), passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020. Born June Elaine Dooley on June 2, 1926, she lived in Delano where...

 

Ignacio Heriberto Mendez Dominguez

Ignacio Heriberto Mendez Dominguez lived a full life both in El Salvador and California. He was born in Olocuita, El Salvador, on April 1, 1939, to parents Miguel Mendez and Antonia Mendez and passed...

 

OBITUARY: Kenneth Lee German

Kenneth Lee German, born June 1930 in Burbank to Alfred Edwin German and Margrethe Sofia Hoffing, went home to be with the Lord July 12, 2020, in Camarillo at the age of 90. He graduated from...

 

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