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 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 10, 2019

Ex-finance chief sues city

Former Wasco Finance Director Robert Ruiz is suing the city for breach of contract over his termination in October. And as of yet, the reasons for the dismissal are secret. Tuesday night, city officials were closed-mouthed about the reasons for...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 10, 2019

Mayor Garcia: youth, passion and experience

He's walked the streets, put up signs, addressed public forums, made political speeches and held impromptu gatherings in support of a political idea or candidate. He may be Wasco's youngest mayor, but...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 10, 2019

Dr. Renken focuses on you

In addition to skill and education, Dr. Wolfgang Renken's warmth, kindness and unassuming humor make his patients feel cared for and at ease, his top priority. Upon entering his optometry building,...

 

Tribune on the web

The Wasco Tribune is now online, too. WascoTrib.com, a freshly designed web and mobile site including all the features of the print edition – as well as some content exclusive to the web – is now live. And we’re looking for feedback on how to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 10, 2019

Wasco Rotary gives here and afar

The Wasco Rotary Club was chartered June 21, 1946 as Rotary International District 5240. This year, Independence High School Principal Martin Lonza is president of the club. Rotary is an...

 

Community calendar - Jan. 10, 2019

ANOUNCEMENTS Blood drive -- Knights of Columbus blood drive Friday, Jan. 18 2- 6 p.m. at the old courthouse on Eighth Street in Wasco. ONGOING Senior lunch – Senior center serving meal Monday-Friday at 11:25 a.m., 1280 Poplar St. MONDAY Adults Get...

 

Pet of the Week - Jan. 10, 2019

Angel came into Wasco Animal Control as a stray and is approximately 11 months old. She is medium-sized American Eskimo mix female, and is all white and very friendly. She was scanned for a...

 

Arrest log -- Jan. 10, 2019

Dec. 24 Eduardo David Lopez, 23, of Wasco, was arrested in the 800 block of 16th Street for spousal battery. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Guadalupe Nunez Carranza, 28, of Wasco, was arrested in the 300 block of F Street for possession of...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 10, 2019

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

 

Church directory

Apostolic Church 1820 D St. Apostolic Faith Temple 1802 F St. Central Missionary Baptist Church 1610 3rd St. Christ Community Church 1079 F St. 661-758-5493 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2309 7th St. 661-758-2538 Church of Nazarane 4th...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 10, 2019

City steps up with SAL kids shoes

When City of Wasco employees learned of a need for athletic shoes for needy children in town, they responded with a $1,800 donation to provide them. Thanks to the Wasco Planning Department's...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 10, 2019

Getting ready for VFW breakfast

The VFW held its monthly meeting on Jan. 3 and talk quickly turned to its upcoming pancake breakfast to be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8 to 11 a. m. at the VFW Hall on E Street. Post Commander...

 

Summer of the bulker

rowing up and being a teen was not always easy back in the early '60s. I happened to live in the small agricultural town of Shafter, just 18 miles from Bakersfield. Our family budget seemed to be...

 

The luxury telephone

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in March 1876. The first transcontinental telephone wire was connected from New York to San Francisco on June 17, 1914. The first call was not made until...

 

RECYCLE SHOUTOUT

This fall, Shafter High School started an organics diversion program with their lunch program. We just wanted to say -- You guys are doing awesome! The students put a media presentation together, for...

 

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 10, 2019

“Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” --Henry David Thoreau Ever seen the candy bar commercial on TV where...

 

Classified ads - Jan. 10, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER BIG Yard Sale: Shafter, 225 S. Shafter, Fri, Jan. 11 & Sat., Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoes, boots, winter clothes and lot of miscellaneous. Everything must go. 1t1 Yard Sale: 213 Justin Ct. Sat., Jan. 12, from 6:30...

 

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