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 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Mother and daughter taking a chance

A Shafter mother and daughter have taken a leap of faith, opening a booth in a popular antique shop in Bakersfield. Michelle and Adrianna Pompa have a display at the Timeless... — Updated 12/12/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Penny Pet giving customers a healthy option for pets

With the challenges owners face in caring for their pets, a local business is doing its part to giving customers a healthy and safe option for their four-legged family members. Bob... — Updated 11/27/2022


MV Autoworks provides reliable service

MV Autoworks Collision Center opened in 2004. Over the years, the company has earned a reputation for quality work and attention to detail. Owner Jesus Luna manages the business, al... — Updated 10/31/2022


At Sandra's, More than wedding gowns

Sandra's Wedding Shop has served the community of Wasco for the last 16 years. As the only store in town specializing in gowns for all occasions, her business has thrived. Owner... — Updated 10/15/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Sun Country Flowers under new ownership

Sun Country Flowers in Shafter is now under new ownership. Carol Reichenbach, the owner of the shop for over 17 years, has decided that it is time to move on. Enter Amanda... — Updated 10/4/2022


Credit union to open its doors

Strata Credit Union will host a groundbreaking event on Thursday, Sept. 29, to introduce its latest branch to benefit underserved communities like Wasco. "This is a $3.4 million... — Updated 9/18/2022


More than just printing – it's art

Wasco T-Shirts opened in 1999. Since then, the company has been a local leader in the industry. Victor Padilla is the owner and says he is passionate about his work. Padilla... — Updated 8/28/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Owner says Shafter Tobacco still strong

The Shafter Tobacco Shop has been serving the community for a couple of years now and the business has stayed strong, despite the challenges of the pandemic and the governor's... — Updated 8/28/2022


For 47 years, glass company shines

Wasco Glass will celebrate 47 years in business next month. Since its inception, Wasco Glass has served the community with much love and dedication. Owner Eric Schroeder manages... — Updated 8/22/2022


A venue for any occasion

Wasco K & R Banquet Halls is a beautiful and elegant venue designed for any special occasion. It is an intimate space for weddings, birthdays, quinceaneras, anniversaries,... — Updated 8/7/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Tin Cup evolving while staying true to its roots

The Tin Cup in Shafter recently unveiled its new menu, with the addition of a few new items, keeping up with trends, while staying true to its roots that made them one of the go-to... — Updated 7/31/2022


A restaurant that stands out above the rest

Cafe 101 is a beloved restaurant in Wasco. Before that, it was Perkos, and owner Fidel Alfaro worked there for 23 years. He started as a dishwasher, then cook and later... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Tacos La Villa serving up authentic Mexican fare

The new restaurant in town, Tacos La Villa, has enjoyed a great start, with lines in the drive-thru and a brisk business in the store, making their first couple of months a... — Updated 7/25/2022


Rosie's a delicious delight

Since 1991, Rosie's Cakes & Cookies has been serving up delicious treats. Prepared daily and using family recipes, owner Rosa Gonzalez brings her love and passion to the art of... — Updated 7/17/2022


Peterson's a leader in automotive sales

Peterson Auto Supply has operated in Wasco since 1948. Over the years, it has gone through multiple owners. Mathew Wankum purchased the company in January 2022 from his father, who... — Updated 7/8/2022


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

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

Local man comes back to his roots

A local man who graduated from Shafter High School has returned to town and is operating the newest barber shop here. Phatboyz Barber Shop. Edgar Gonzalez has been operating his... — Updated 6/8/2022


A cut above the rest

If you are looking for a first-class barbershop experience at a reasonable price, Wasco's Barber Lounge will provide just that. Located downtown, they pride themselves on... — Updated 6/8/2022


Guera's a good place to round up styles

Guera's Western Wear is ahead of the game when it comes to fashion. Offering a boutique shopping experience that delivers high-quality western-themed clothing, shoes and other... — Updated 5/26/2022


Montgomery Insurance: to protect and to serve

Montgomery Insurance has been a staple in the community since 1977, where they have provided high-quality service and exceptional knowledge of the industry. With competitive rates... — Updated 5/16/2022


Customer service is always first at H & H Automotive

Finding a trusty and reliable mechanic can be a challenge. Luckily for those looking for value and expertise, H & H Automotive is here to serve with a full range of services... — Updated 5/10/2022


H & A Plumbing - a one-stop-shop

H & A Plumbing has served the Wasco community for the last 25 years, bringing extensive experience and knowledge to suit one's plumbing needs. All 15 of their plumbers are... — Updated 5/10/2022


Customer service is always first at H & A Automotive

Finding a trusty and reliable mechanic can be a challenge. Luckily for those looking for value and expertise, H & A Automotive is here to serve with a full range of services... — Updated 5/1/2022


Local restaurant cooks up vibrant Mexican flavors

A family-owned business, Nayarit Restaurant has been serving up mouthwatering Mexican cuisine since 2020. "We have been operating now for two years and have enjoyed getting to know... — Updated 5/1/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Business

State Street Barber a cut above the rest

Johnny Sisneros has been on State Street for a few years now, serving the residents of Shafter, as well as a big customer base scattered over Kern County. Sisneros opened his shop... — Updated 5/1/2022


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