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Kern County coroner ID’s man Wasco who died in crash

The Kern County coroner’s office identified a man who died Friday in a collision. David Cortez, 39, of Wasco, died at 12:26 a.m. May 13, according to the report, after he was in a collision at the intersection of White Lane and Hughes Lane in Bakersfield. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Man killed in alleged DUI crash identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office released the name of the man killed in a suspected DUI crash in south Bakersfield early Friday morning. David Cortez, 39, of Wasco, was driving a Toyota Camry when officials said he was hit by a BMW in the intersection of White Lane and Hughes Lane […]

Local high schools plan return to in-person grad ceremonies

TULARE COUNTY – The 2022 graduating class is gearing up for the county’s most unrestrictive commencement ceremonies since 2019. The ceremonies kick off at the end of May and last through early June. Porterville Unified School District. Porterville High School: June 1, 7:30 p.m., Jacob Rankin Stadium. Monache...

Water waste fines up $1,000 to $10,000 in Lindsay

LINDSAY – In response to ongoing drought conditions, Lindsay is increasing its penalty fees for the misuse of water. Residents will soon be charged $100 for a first violation, $500 for a second violation and $1,000 for each violation thereafter. This is a hefty increase from the current fees of $50, $100 and $250.

Loud for Tomorrow hosts housing event to petition for rent control

This past weekend, the organization gathered feedback and support from residents in Delano for their housing campaign. Gathering in front of Delano City Hall, they had flyers for residents to sign to uplift the hardship tenants have and are facing during the pandemic. “Today we are here asking the city...

'Drowsy Chaperone' on SHS stage

The Shafter High Drama Department, with the accompaniment of the SHS Band, performs the Broadway hit "The Drowsy Chaperone" this weekend. The parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s concerns a middle-aged asocial musical theater fan, played by Matthew Penner. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the show comes to life onstage, as he wryly comments on the music, story and actors.Shafter drama teacher and Bakersfield Ovation Theater artistic director Hal Friedman will direct the play.

Delano Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ robbery suspect

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — The Delano Police Department is searching for a suspect they said is connected to a string of robberies earlier this month. On May 7 around 9:02 p.m., DPD officers responded to reports of a robbery at a Fastrip at 466 Cecil Avenue. About 5 minutes...

Residents to weigh in on Lindsay’s West Hermosa Street improvements

LINDSAY – The city of Lindsay is developing a corridor and neighborhood enhancement plan to make West Hermosa Street more safe and inviting for drivers and pedestrians. “The area of West Hermosa Street between Highway 65 and Sweet Brier Avenue needs safer traffic and neighborhood options for residents,” said Edna Hubbard, engineer technician for the city.

1 dead in train collision in Shafter

SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — One person was killed and three others were hurt after a train collided into a truck Friday afternoon in Shafter, Kern County Fire officials said. The collision involving an Amtrak train and the pickup truck was reported just after 2 p.m. on the tracks along Santa Fe Way between Orange and […]

Daddy Daughter Dance a magical night to remember

The Orange Heart Foundation will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, May 13, at Palm Avenue Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an event for dads and father figures to spend a memorable evening with their daughter(s). All father figures are welcome, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant male role models.

Lindsay receives emergency water allocation, avoids state of emergency

If the allocation hadn’t been granted, Lindsay would have run out of water by July. This would have necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency and the utilization of highly contaminated well water from Well 11, which was shut down in 2007. “Now we have a little bit...

Track & Field: Mustangs finish third at D2 championships

There was nothing unlucky for Tulare Western at the Friday the 13th Central Section competition held at Groppetti Community Stadium in Visalia. Tulare Western finished third overall for the men’s and women’s competition with scores of 52 and 56.5 behind overall champion San Luis Obispo, who finished first in both men’s and women’s with scores of 133.5 and 94 respectively. El Diamante finished second in women’s and seventh in men’s with team scores of 59.5 and 33.5 respectively.