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 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Wasco City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez resigns

City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez presented his resignation to the City Council Tuesday night. He is expected to begin duties as city manager of Webster City, Iowa -- a city of about 8,500 where is...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 29, 2021 

County could be in yellow tier by May 12

The Kern County Public Health Department said Kern County could see a move to the least-restrictive yellow tier by May 12. An article published by the Center for Disease Control stated that those who have been fully vaccinated may now go outside...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 29, 2021 

City remember boys who died in crash with fundraiser

The community came together last weekend to host a taco fundraiser in honor of two young men who died in a crash April 20. Ricardo Antonio Trujillo Acosta, Jr., 19, and Javier Mora, Jr., 19, died from...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    April 29, 2021 

Pet of the Week: Fall in love with Amala

Amala came in as a stray and is approximately a 2-year-old female pit bull terrier. Amala has a short gray/blue/silver and white coat and is a medium size. She is great with staff and it is unknown...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 29, 2021 

DM Hair Salon ready for customers

A former stylist at Beliz Image Salon & Spa is starting out on her own with DM Hair Salon. Located at 905 7th St., Diana Martinez is ready to start doing hair. Owner of Beliz Salon Aida Moita...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 29, 2021 

Feedback wanted on city beautification

Residents are asked to fill out two surveys on the city website regarding beautification plans and what residents would like to see improved in Wasco. Mayor Pro Tem Gilberto Reyna said the beautification survey is a multiple-choice survey and can...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 29, 2021 

Salas named Legislator of the Year by dispatchers

Assembly member Rudy Salas has been named Legislator of the Year by the California Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association. Salas was recognized with the award on April 22 by the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    April 29, 2021 

East Bay Area player Sean Jackson joins Reserve

Sean Jackson joined the Reserve team this year and is an outfielder and pitcher. Jackson was born and grew up in Vallejo and Rodeo in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended John...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    April 29, 2021 

Introducing Reserve pitcher Ryan Schroeder

This year is pitcher Ryan Schroeder's first year on the Reserve team. He was born and raised in San Diego and played at University City High School and San Diego City College. Schroeder started playin...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Wasco awarded $2.2M grant for park

The city was recently awarded an Urban Greening Grant for $2.2 million for the Central Avenue Neighborhood Park, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told the City Council Tuesday night....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Incoming freshmen welcomed to campus

The spirit at Wasco High School was on full display for the drive-thru Freshman Launch on April 19. Freshman Launch was a display of school unity, ongoing spirit and a lot of orange. The buildings wer...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    April 22, 2021

Phoenix needs a new home

Phoenix came in as an owner-surrender. He was adopted not long ago and was brought back after new owners claimed to be allergic to him. He is approximately a 6-year-old, male Siberian husky. Phoenix...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Newly remodeled Taco Bell offers free tacos

Taco Bell celebrated its recent renovation by giving away hundreds of free tacos for local residents. On Saturday, April 17, Wasco's Taco Bell gave away free crunchy tacos to the first 200 customers...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Richers proposes changes to summer school, calendar

Wasco Union Elementary School District Superintendent Kelly Richers provided an update for the upcoming summer school session and start of the fall semester. "The students will be taking the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 22, 2021

Rose Queen pageant preparations have begun

The Miss Wasco/Rose Queen pageant will continue this year on Thursday, Sept. 9. Activities Coordinator Hailey Coyle said there are 12 pageant candidates preparing for their talent tryouts. She also...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

More businesses now open in orange tier

The county is beginning to reopen as it enters the orange tier. Retail no longer has capacity restrictions and museums, zoos and aquariums are now able to increase capacity to 50%. Places of worship a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

Help with funeral expenses related to covid-19 available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers an Individual Assistance Program for funeral expenses for covid-19-related deaths and officially began accepting applications on Monday, April 12. “For death to be considered for funeral assistance,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

Wasco 8th grade will have graduation ceremony

Eighth-grade students will be having a live graduation ceremony. "The district will hold live graduation ceremonies for Thomas Jefferson and Palm Avenue Middle Schools on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

Wasco Woman's Club rummage sale back in action

The community came out and bought plenty at the Wasco Woman's Club Rummage Sale. The annual sale was back this year after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Garages were filling up,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

Wasco animal shelter has 4 adoptable dogs, now taking strays

Animal Control Officers Fidel Lara, Jr., Marco Silva and Eulalia Barraza treat their shelter animals as if they were their own pets. "We only have four dogs at the shelter right now," Lara said....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Opinion    April 15, 2021

Editor's Note: Amtrak station's demolition is a loss for Wasco

I am saddened to see the demolition of the Wasco Amtrak station. I was the editor when the Wasco Amtrak station held its ribbon cutting ceremony, and I remember how proud City Manager Larry Pennell...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 15, 2021

Wasco man dies in shooting

A 27-year-old Wasco man has died after being shot, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said. Artemio Saucedo was found by deputies near Western and Poso Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 8, 2021

Kern County moves into orange tier

The state of the pandemic in Kern County is moving in the right direction as the county entered the orange tier this week. Everyone is requested to continue wearing masks and maintaining safe social distancing, Director of Public Health Michelle...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 8, 2021

Wasco city manager: High Speed Rail 'ignored' residents

The High Speed Rail Authority continues to be an ongoing problem for the city. "The reality is, Wasco was a small fish and was ignored," City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez said. "The city opposed it...

 

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