The California High Speed Rail Authority will hold a meeting in Wasco on March 1 to provide an update on the project.

The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Ave. Officials involved in the project will discuss high-speed rail developments in the Wasco area and other parts of Kern County, such as design completion, right-of-way acquisition and employment opportunities.

Attendees will be given the chance to comment as well as learn more about the project schedule.

For more information, call 559-274-8975.

Panda Express is donating $168,727 on Friday to the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Memorial Hospital.

A check will be given to the center, 420 34th St., at 3 p.m. Ten Panda Express locations in Kern County raised the money last year through the nonprofit organization Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Panda Express mascot will also make a stop to say hello to the children at the center.

For more information, call 427-4647.

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