Wasco, CA

Sheriff deputies search for two men for attempted robbery

Just before noon on Sept. 19, Tulare County Sheriff Office (TCSO) Deputies were called to the 14900 Block of Road 80 in Tipton for a robbery. When they arrived, Deputies learned two dairy workers in the area were parked on the side of the road near the dairy. Two men wearing masks drove up and tried to take their car. The victims have minor injuries from the broken glass, but will be ok.
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Golden Empire Most Wanted: Sept. 22, 2022

The U.S. Marshals are asking for your help finding a parolee with family and residential ties to Wasco. Marshals are looking for Luis Lopez, 22. Lopez is a member of the Wasco 13 criminal street gang. Lopez has a criminal history that includes robbery, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft,...
Bakersfield Californian

Berry draws fire for offering to buy up homes in McKittrick

A Kern County oil producer has stirred controversy by trying to buy up residential property in the McKittrick area in preparation for a buffer zone the state is placing between oil field operations and sensitive sites like homes. Berry Corp. recently sent out what it called fair-market offers to owners...

Delano correctional officer receives Medal of Valor

ELK GROVE, Calif. (KGET) — A Delano correctional officer from the North Kern State Prison in Delano received the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s highest award at the 37th Annual Medal of Valor ceremony Friday at the Creekside Community Church at 10 a.m., according to the CDCR. At the ceremony, the CDCR will recognize […]
L.A. Weekly

Francisco Saldivar Killed in Bicycle Accident on Highway 43 [Shafter, CA]

Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle near Cherry Street. The fatal collision happened around 2:05 a.m., north of Cherry Street, per initial reports. According to the investigators, a vehicle struck the bicyclist for reasons currently under investigation. Consequently, responding officials declared 44-year-old Francisco Saldivar dead at the scene. At this time,...

Local students receive free eye care services

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Students from the Lost Hills Union School District Thursday received much-needed eye care services at no cost. Students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, who lack access to medical care were pre-selected to visit Advanced Center for Eyecare in Northeast Bakersfield. ACE is a nonprofit that provides funding for eye care […]
Antelope Valley Press

Mojave falls to Alpaugh

MOJAVE — When Josh Waybright took the Mojave head football coaching job, he knew he was going to have to crawl before he walked. Especially when he saw the roster of young players.
Bakersfield Californian

Chavez turns in complete performance in shutout win over McFarland

In some games it feels like anyone who touches the ball anywhere on the field has a chance to score. That happened Friday at Chavez, but only for the home team. The Titans needed just 24 offensive plays to accumulate 396 yards of offense on their way to a 61-0 win over McFarland. That went down as Chavez's biggest win by margin since it started recording results on MaxPreps in 2004, and also its second shutout this season.
Bakersfield Californian

Seeing an opportunity: Advanced Center for Eyecare welcomes Lost Hills students

On her way to the Advanced Center for Eyecare, Lost Hills Elementary sixth-grader Blanca Leon shared her optimism about the trip with Principal Veronica Sanchez-Gregory. The 11-year-old girl recalled how she was looking for a metal object in her backyard her mother had asked her to find. After spending time scouring the grass, her mom saw her struggling, walked over and found it without too much trouble.

3 arrested after police find chop shop in Delano

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — Last week, officers with the Delano Police Department arrested three suspects in connection with stolen vehicles and a chop shop, according to a social media post. On Sept. 15, officers with DPD received reports of a stolen vehicle, which they tracked to a home on the 100 block of West 15th […]
Taft Midway Driller

Man arrested for thefts in Lost Hills, Buttonwillow

On the evening of Sept. 9 a farming company in Lost Hills reported one of its water pumps was damaged, and stripped of copper wire, the Kern County Sheriff said. The suspect, who was captured on surveillance cameras, stole approximately 150 feet of copper wire during the incident, causing about $15,000 in damage. During the investigation, the suspect was identified as Efrain Briones, 37 from Lost Hills.

Gang- and Drug-Related Arrests in Wasco

Originally Published By: Kern County Sheriffs Office Nixle Webpage. “On Sunday, September 11, 2022, at approximately 09:20 p.m., a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Wasco City Substation conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 46 and Central Avenue in the City of Wasco. Upon contacting the driver, Cristofher Visoso (18-year-old male from Lost Hills) was found to be driving without a valid license.

Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in California prison drinking water

Ten years after the state of California recognized the human right to water, hundreds of thousands of residents still rely on drinking water that contains dangerous levels of contaminants, including the highly toxic mineral arsenic. Many of them live in low-income and rural communities that struggle to afford the necessary infrastructure to remove arsenic from drinking water.