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 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020 

CARONAVIRUS HITS HOME

As of Sunday, the COVID-19 coronavirus has arrived in Wasco. Prayer chains have become one of several means of communication during this time of self-quarantine. A member of a local church started a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020 

Wasco schools to close for year

Schools in the Wasco Union Elementary School District will not reopen this school year, the district said in a letter to parents sent Thursday via email. More details on this story are being sought. Watch WascoTrib.com for updates...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020 

Pandemic changes life at prison

As of Sunday, the COVID-19 coronavirus has arrived in Wasco. Prayer chains have become one of several means of communication during this time of self-quarantine. A member of a local church started a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020 

New "business as usual" in crisis times

“The extension of the governor’s order through the end of April doesn’t change much in terms of the city’s operations,” City Manage Daniel Ortiz said last weekend. “Our public offices...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 26, 2020

Residents ordered to stay home

Wasco residents, like those throughout the state, are under orders to stay home and “shelter in place” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom told residents of California last...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 26, 2020

4 residents postiive with coronavirus; 1 serious

Four Wasco residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, including one in serious condition on a ventilator, according to a prayer chain request from a local church and local residents. The...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 26, 2020

Students can still get breakfast, lunch

With schools in the area closed temporarily, there was a void to fill if students were still to be served breakfast and lunch despite not having class. Details were ironed out and a plan was put into...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 26, 2020

The harsh reality of coronavirus here

The coronavirus quarantine has hit Wasco businesses, institutions and the general public in ways unknown in generations. Starbucks – an institution in its own rite -- is still in business, but only...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Business    March 26, 2020

Serving those in need with a special touch

Dennis Campbell always wanted to be an attorney; however, his life took a completely different direction after he was in an automobile accident. "I saw a chiropractor at my doctor's suggestion, and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    March 26, 2020

Reserve starts practice May 20

Spring training for this year’s edition of the Wasco Reserve begins Wednesday, May 20, at the baseball diamond on Poso Drive and Poplar Avenue. The Reserve colors are maroon, Columbia blue and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 19, 2020

CITY DECLARES EMERGENCY

An emergency special meeting was called for Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It was with a somber mood that City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez presented a resolution to outline the changes th...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 19, 2020

Food stripped from shelves

Walmart was the store that carried everything a consumer could need or want; however, times have changed, for now. Walmart has been the go-to store for many households; however, that isn't the case...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 19, 2020

Learning about the coronavirus, what you can do

Despite the onslaught of news about the coronavirus COVID-19, there are still questions to be answered. There is terminology that has become familiar such as pandemic, epidemic, isolation and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 19, 2020

WHS grad comes home to intern with vet

A graduate of Wasco High School was home from back east for an internship with local veterinarian. Miranda Medrano, a 2016 graduate of WHS, is in her last year of grad school obtaining her masters...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    March 19, 2020

Mystery History - March 19, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

School bonds defeated

Both local education bond issues lost in last week’s primary election. Measure A called for almost $40 million in bonds to build a new gymnasium and renovate the existing gym. This was the second...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

High Speed Rail benefits questioned

The High Speed Rail project is a complicated project that is being thrust upon Wasco with little to no benefits, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez said in an interview this week. It's not going to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

Spay and neuter clinic comes to Wasco

Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies showed up in Wasco for another low-cost clinic for pets. Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies pulled up in their large mobile unit at 8 a.m. on Saturda to begin their...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    March 12, 2020

Bengals usher in season with minicamp

The Wasco Bengals football coaches held a minicamp for youth ages 6-14 Saturday morning. The mini-camp was at Wasco High School, where over 100 participants displayed their skills for a spot on one of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

Enrollment decline costs WUESD

Decreased enrollment has left the Wasco Union Elementary Union School District with about $170,000 less than they expected to have available this school year. Chief Business Officer Karen Davis...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

Wasco's Champions at county History Day

More pictures from History Day in Bakersfield....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 12, 2020

Orange Heart tells of a year of activity

The Orange Heart Foundation has a full schedule of community events coming this year, and shared some of the details with the Wasco Coalition last week. Orquidea Ocampo and Ruvi Ocampo were the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

Students shadow council members

It was student government day at Wasco High School and several students shadowed the council members at Tuesday night's meeting. At the session, the City Council had the students lead the Pledge of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

High price for attacks on WHS animals

Students who are part of the Wasco High School ag farm are on high alert due to the recent killings of goats and sheep by wild dogs. "This is so sad," FAA junior Nicholas Gutierrez said about how he...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

WUESD students succeed at History Day

The Wasco Union Elementary School District had its best showing ever at the Kern County History Day competition in Bakersfield Saturday. This year's theme was Breaking Barriers in History. Five...

 

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