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 By Toni DeRosa    News

Community Breakfast updates residents on schools, services

This month's Community Breakfast helped update Wasco residents about the schools, city business and services in town. Community Development Director Keri Cobb opened the Feb. 2... — Updated 2/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

WUESD classified staff asking for new, multi-year contract

Classified employees of the Wasco Union Elementary School District are asking for a multi-year agreement with paid insurance, an over 5% salary raise for cost of living, and a 7% ra... — Updated 2/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features

Pet of the Week: Aero

Aero came into the Wasco Animal Shelter as a stray. He is approximately 1 year old and is a medium coat Terrier mix. He has only been tested with small dogs. At the time it is unkno... — Updated 2/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Palm Avenue recognizes students

On Thursday, Jan. 28, Palm Avenue Principal Zachary Ellis and Vice Principal Sandra Bailey presented students with the Principal's List for those students who earned a 4.0 or... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Clemens Elementary names Students of the Week

The following students were chosen as Students of the Week for Karl Clemens Elementary School. Top row from left, Jasmine Estrada, Principal Sam Torres and Juan Sanchez. Front row... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Thomas Jefferson selects January Students of the Month

Thomas Jefferson Middle School selects six students each month to represent the school as Cougars of the Month. They are selected based on their grades, behavior and overall... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Palm Avenue Middle names new principal, vice principal

Zachary Ellis, formerly vice principal, has been names princiapl of Palm Avenue Middle School. Sandra Bailey was also promoted from dean of students to vice principal. After Palm... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Opinion

Editor's Note: Goodbye

I’ve been putting off retiring for over a year; however, now it is time for me to say goodbye. I’ve come full circle since my first job out of Cal State Bakersfield as I was... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

1 dies after head-on collision with semi-truck

One person died Wednesday morning after a head-on collision on Highway 46, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officers responded to a crash Wednesday morning at approximately... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Local chiropractor serves with a special touch

Dennis Campbell stated that he always wanted to be an attorney; however, he took another path after a serious automobile accident that led him to founding Campbell Chiropractic. "I... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features

Pet of the Week: Meet Bluff

Make plans to visit the Wasco Animal Shelter to see Bluff. Bluff came in as a stray and is approximately a 2-year-old, male, bicolor German Shepherd. Bluff has been great with... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco grad named to Alabama Dean's List

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., named a Wasco High graduate to its Dean's List for the fall semester 2021. A total of 11,979 students enrolled during the fall 2021... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco FFA hosts job Interview, prepared speaking competition

Wasco FFA chapter hosted both job interview and prepared public speaking competitions on Jan. 22 for the South Valley Section. The FFA Job Interview Event is designed to help FFA... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wonderful Company awards $1.2M in grants

The Wonderful Company recently awarded $1.2 million in grants to 32 nonprofit organizations in the Central Valley. Since its inception, the Wonderful Community Grants program has donated over $4 million to 57 organizations and 165... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Over 1,500 newly infected people in Shafter, Wasco

There were 1,620 newly infected people in Wasco and Shafter reported by the Kern County Public Health Department on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This is a total increase from Jan.18 of 13,833 to a Jan. 25 total of 15,163 in one week’s... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Task force talks homelessness at Southgate Park

The task force focused on the issue of homelessness at Southgate Park on 15th Street and G Street during a meeting Jan. 25. During the meeting, discussion began with a definition... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

City begins preparing for redistricting

The City Council has begun preparations for redistricting due to the 2020 Census. At a special meeting on Jan. 25, City Manager Scott Hurlbert explained that although the population in the city has not changed much, there was a... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Reflecting on the second half of 2021 in Wasco

While continuing to deal with the restrictions covid-19 placed on everyone, July began with a bang as the annual fireworks show was held at the ball park. The Orange Heart... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Infection rate spikes, over 1K new cases in county

There were over 1,100 new covid-19 cases in Kern County this week, Kern County Public Health’s Michelle Corson reported. This brings the total confirmed cases to date to 175,585... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

Lost Hills runners compete at Nationals

Lost Hills School District sent five runners to the AAU Cross Country National Championship on December 4, 2021. Natali Gregory, Maria Ballesteros, Emmanuel Bustamante, Joshua Chave... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Thomas Jefferson names Cougars of the Month

Thomas Jefferson Middle School selects six students each month to represent the school as Cougars of the Month. They are selected based on their grades, behavior, and overall... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco man killed after crash

A 26-year-old Wasco man died after a crash north of the city on Tuesday, Dec. 14. His identity has not yet been confirmed. The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash in the... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco Council discusses process to fill open seat

A special City Council meeting was called on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to discuss the selection of a candidate to fill Tilo Cortez’s seat after his resignation. City Manager Scott... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Newsom declares masks are required indoors

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared everyone in the state must wear a mask indoors whether working for a private or public company. The governor made the announcement Wednesday, Dec.... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

School board selects new officers

A special City Council meeting was called on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to discuss the selection of a candidate to fill Tilo Cortez’s seat after his resignation. City Manager Scott... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

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