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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 Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020 

CARONAVIRUS HITS HOME

The coronavirus crisis dominated the discussion at a special City Council Tuesday night, with members of the public listening in by telephone or watching and listening on their computers. Items on...

 
 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 Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020 

Local vet still seeing patients during crisis

The Wasco Veterinary Clinic is continuing to see patients and fill medications in the midst of a quarantine that has affected the majority of the clinic's staff. On March 19, a woman came in with her...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Note to readers

he Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune are facing the same thing our readers and advertisers are living with – big changes in the world around them. In order to best serve our communities with limited staff and limited mobility, we have combined the...

 
 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 Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020 

Shafter teen tests positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has hit close to home with the information this week a teenager living Shafter had tested positive for COVID-19. Joel Herrera, 19, confirmed that he has tested positive for...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020 

Taekwondo Studio puts safety of students first

Tigers Taekwondo, the award-winning martial arts studio with another location in Shafter, has decided to close its doors until it is safe for their students to return. Rigo Solorio, owner of the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020 

Official: Census key to funding

Carla Hutcherson, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke to the Shafter Rotary Club at a recent meeting, telling the crowd about the importance of all Californians being counted in...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Police want residents on SMART911

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the community to sign up for SMART911 to enable coronavirus awareness for first responders. “Take Control, Let Us Know” campaign empowers individuals to share critical medical information for...

 
 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 Jamie Stewart    News    March 26, 2020

Teen tests positive for coronavirus; 1st confirmed case in Shafter

The coronavirus pandemic has hit close to home with the information this week a teenager living Shafter had tested positive for COVID-19. Joel Herrera, 19, confirmed that he has tested positive for...

 

City's status

City offices are currently closed to the public; however, essential services are still in operation. Water, sewer and refuse services will operate as usual. Check the city’s website for more information and updates at ci.wasco.ca.us. --The Kern...

 
 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 Jamie Stewart    News    March 26, 2020

Funeral homes adjust to new world

Funeral homes in Shafter have seen a change in services offered due to the current COVID-19 situation and the precautions recommended. Basham & Lara Funeral Care still is serving the community...

 
 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 Jamie Stewart    News    March 19, 2020

Students get up-close look at careers

Students at Teresa Burke Elementary School were able to get a personal look at a variety of future careers at their annual Career Day Friday. Over 20 local businesses were on hand to answer questions...

 

CORRECTION: Wrong caption

Due to a production error, the wrong picture was printed with the High Speed Rail story in last week's Tribune. City Manager Hernandez-Ortiz is pictured here....

 

Clemons Super Students of the Week

Front row, from left: Isis Mullen was recognized for always working on herself, Johnathan Bovadilla for great work in school and on his homework, and Daniela Hernandez shows amazing behavior and...

 

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