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 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020 

Reopening leaves questions

As tough as it has been for groups to get together with the quarantine and 6-foot social distancing, some activities in town have been able to move forward with a modified schedule. The Wasco...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020 

Reform WHS attacks harassment at school

Harassment, no matter what kind, often leads to serious consequences. Students at Wasco High School (WHS) who are a part of Reform WHS are getting the word out that they demand to be heard and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020 

With 31 positives, PrimeX shuts down

PrimeX, the local grower, producer and international trader, has shut down until July 3 after 31 employees tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. A worker first tested positive for the virus on June...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020 

Graduate shares dreams through his nonprofit

One group of the population that has been hit hard with the current pandemic is the animal residents of the county, with its shelters limiting their services, including suspending all adoptions and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020 

New leaders for Woman's Club

Hoping to restart meetings in August, the Wasco Woman's Club will be led by incoming President Cheryl Woody, center, First Vice President Linda Dieter, left, and outgoing President Marlene...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 25, 2020

A tale of two budgets: Getting set for deficit

The City Council unanimously approved a budget for 2020-21 that includes a $1.3 million operating deficit. The city's biggest expense is for safety (contracts with the Kern County Fire Department and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 25, 2020

Graduations were different – but safe

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Wasco High and Wasco Independence High were able to hold live graduation ceremonies, although they looked different than in years past. In order to maintain social...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Business    June 25, 2020

Fiesta Supermarket made from scratch

Around the corner from F Street on Poso Drive, Fiesta Supermarket sits within walking distance from seniors at the Poso Senior Apartments. The store is filled with food items familiar to the Hispanic...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 18, 2020

105 graduate from WIHS

There are three types of students who attend Wasco Independence High School, Principal Martin Lonza said as the school prepared its commencement ceremony for 105 graduates: students who have fared...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 18, 2020

Council hears frustration with fireworks

Comments from City Council members and the public were discussed in detail regarding the use of illegal fireworks being lit, especially in the evening and at nighttime. At the meeting Tuesday, June...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 18, 2020

Violent crime topic of discussion

Last week Kern County leaders met for an online roundtable discussion on the increased crime in Wasco. City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood, District Attorney...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 18, 2020

Mostly questions for next school year

It’s clear that the next school year is still up in the air – both physically and fiscally – as the WUESD board discussed the status of the district post-pandemic Tuesday night In an email after...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Business    June 18, 2020

Ribbon cut on Panda Express

The drive-thru line has been packed from the moment Panda Express opened this past week. Panda Express held its official ribbon cutting Saturday, with Mayor Tilo Cortez, Councilmember Gilberto Reyna,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

St. John's Church statue is vandalized

A statue at St. John's Evangelical Catholic Church was vandalized last week. The statue that stood on a pedestal at the side of the church on 9th Place was disfigured after someone removed the head an...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

Big first day for Panda

It took over four years to open the newest restaurant in Wasco. Posts were spotted on Facebook last week asking Panda Express would open – not an uncommon questions the couple of years -- and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

Man shot near school

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a shooting victim on Rose Street off Griffith near James Forrest Elementary School on Monday morning. A medivac helicopter was called when deputies...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

A fond farewell for FFA

Due to Covid-19 we had our time in the FFA cut short. Students missed out on monthly meetings, CDE completions, the chance to run for the 2020-21 officer team and our end-of-the-year friends and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

Virtual celebration for WHS grads

Graduating students at Wasco High School are highlighted in a Celebration of the Class of 2020 on the high school's Facebook page. The virtual project was filmed in May, with students volunteering to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 11, 2020

Wasco Prison manages pandemic

A one-on-one interview with staff at the Wasco State Prison was discouraged due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic; however, an online interview provided answers to many questions. Joshua Farley,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 4, 2020

Water wells under pressure

There is one aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic that will benefit everyone dining out. All restaurants must adhere to strict sanitization standards by disinfecting all seating and tables after each...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 4, 2020

The classes of coronavirus

Celebrating graduation for 2020 was a new experience for all involved, including students, staff, parents and administration as Palm Avenue and Thomas Jefferson schools celebrated their ceremonies...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 4, 2020

Restaurants beef up safety, sanitation

There is one aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic that will benefit everyone dining out. All restaurants must adhere to strict sanitization standards by disinfecting all seating and tables after each...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    June 4, 2020

Focus on Local Business: La Canasta is open and well-stocked

La Canasta Market, at 1017 7th Street, has been around for 33 years and continues to serve the community during the coronavirus restrictions. Maria Paz has owned the market since 1987. Two of her...

 

Local eateries reopen – kind of

Local restaurants are coming alive in varying degrees, with some opening fully and still others taking smaller steps. In Shafter, the entrance into Phase 2 has meant different things to different...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 28, 2020

Dates set for graduations

With the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the future has been uncertain; however, because of the governor allowing several counties to open up under Phase 3 guidelines, Principal Kevin Tallon of Wasco High School announced that two...

 

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