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 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 23, 2020 

Going to work on graffiti

The City Council looked at ways to get rid of graffiti in the city – and is moving on a plan. Director of Public Works Biridiana Bishop introduced Deputy Public Works Director Chuck Soblewski at...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 23, 2020 

Dining with Clemens students

This is one in an occasional series detailing the everyday events of students in Wasco schools. Everyone at school has his or her favorite cafeteria lunch and a not-so-favorite one. School lunches...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 23, 2020 

A lot of winners at Forrest Science Fair

Thomas Jefferson Middle School was filled with students, parents and staff over the past weekend as over 100 students from Forrest Elementary School participated in the school's first science fair....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Business    January 23, 2020 

A special kind of doctor

There is an obstetrician-gynecologist in town who didn't become a doctor to make lots of money. Instead, he does it for the love of the communities in which he practices. Dr. Rahul Sharma has been...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 23, 2020 

Bengals do more than cheer them on

The Wasco Bengals varsity cheer team is trying something new this year. They decided to enter cheer competitions and have been successful with their first efforts. "Although their focus has shifted...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

New $30M gym for WHS?

In March, Wasco High School will be asking taxpayers to pass a bond for nearly $40 million to build a new gym and renovate the old one. A town hall meeting was held Tuesday in the cafeteria at the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

A warden with a giving heart

The twin boys had a taste of what a farmer's life would be like when they worked in the cotton, potato and alfalfa fields as young boys. Both played sports at school and were both equally talented in...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    January 16, 2020

Reserve names new assistant coach

A new coach has been added to the staff of the Wasco Reserve baseball club. Coach Jason Stowers, head coach at Kentucky Christian University, will assist Coach Bill Moore once practices begin in May....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 16, 2020

WUESD going green in moving forward

Wasco Tribune A meeting on "green" goals included a review of the WUESD's progress in dealing with longterm issues the district faced over the last decade, and how the environment was considered in...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 9, 2020

Safety fears voiced at council

Residents are concerned about what they see as a rash of increasing crime within the city. David Abernathy and Ruby Medina spoke to the City Council Tuesday night about what they think is an...

 

Service comes first here

In keeping with the tradition of providing superior customer service, two local pharmacies offer to deliver what their customers need – from Bakersfield to Delano. The Shafter and Wasco pharmacies...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 9, 2020

Winter baseball set for Wasco

There will be professional baseball in Wasco this winter. The owner of the Wasco Reserve summer baseball team, Andrew Dunn, has announced that the Bakersfield Blues will be playing at the Ball Park in...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 9, 2020

Rotary Club highlights WHS student leaders

Sixteen students at Wasco High School arrive at 7 a.m. every morning to participate in a special leadership club. Not only does the leadership club meet every morning at zero period, they also meet...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

New DMV rules for New Year

In addition to the numerous laws affecting business, education and privacy, there are new Department of Motor Vehicles laws that take effect in 2020. The federal REAL ID Act tightens rules on which...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

Everyone's New Year's something different

It’s Dec. 31, and you are at home wondering how you’re going to spend the evening. If you’re young, you might be spending it with a babysitter while your parents are out, but if you’re a teena...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

A player hits the road

After local resident Richard Martinez retired this year as a girls softball coach for his granddaughter Ashley Martinez's Banditas softball team, he knew it was time to hang up his glove and give Ashl...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 2, 2020

The year in review: 2019 was an eventful year for Wasco

For 2019, Wasco had an exciting year planned with the news that a professional baseball team was coming to town this spring and summer. The team is the Wasco Reserve. The Reserve is part of the Pecos...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 26, 2019

English up more than math

The Wasco Union Elementary School District is improving on its performance against state academic standards, with gains in English Language Arts outpacing those in math. Assistant Superintendent...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 26, 2019

Palm Avenue holds first History Day

There were several Sweepstakes winners at this year's Palm Avenue History Day, and they will continue on to the county competition Feb. 22 in downtown Bakersfield. The event was held on Dec. 19 in the...

 

Diva Hair Salon a friendly, busy shop

Diva Hair Salon, 935 7th Street, is one of the very few salons open on Mondays. Owner Juana Quintanilla has owned the salon since 2015 and after working for many years in the business, she had the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 26, 2019

Local HQ for homeless count

The Regional Homeless Collaborative announced the headquarters for the Wasco-Shafter-Lost Hills census count will be at Sunset Villa Apartments, 1950 Palm Avenue in Wasco. The apartment complex will...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 26, 2019

Chess at Palm Avenue School

Palm Avenue Middle School held its first chess tournament earlier this month On Dec. 10, 16 students displayed their game-playing abilities while competing in a chess tournament. Sixth-, seventh- and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 19, 2019

City won't OK rail pact

Under a new mayor, the City Council voted unanimously not to accept a proposed change to the city agreement with the High-Speed Rail Authority. Tilo Cortez, mayor pro-tem the last year, took Mayor...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 19, 2019

WUESD in good financial shape

Wasco schools are in good financial shape, according the latest report of budget revisions. The Wasco Union Elementary School District unanimously approved the first Interim Report representing the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    December 19, 2019

Prison PIO ready to retire

Wasco State Prison Public Information Officer Martin Herrera is ready for retirement. His last day on the job will be Dec. 26, after a career of 25 years with the State of California Department of...

 

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