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Ctiy Council picks new city manager

Gilroy's city administrator is the City Council's selection as the next Shafter city manager. The 4-1 vote Tuesday night ended a four-month search after the controversial resignation of Scott...

Pastors finds 'a place to belong'

New pastor Steve Dobbs and his wife, Robyn, have found a "place to belong" in Shafter and believe it to be a perfect fit. Since August 4, Dobbs has held church services at the Shafter Senior Center...

State board approves air plan for Shafter

The California Air Resources Board held a meeting on Feb. 13 at the Shafter Veterans Hall to vote on the proposed Community Emissions Reduction Program for the city of Shafter. The AB617 Steering...

Art comes to life this weekend at Colours

It's showtime as the 2020 Shafter Colours Festival begins this weekend, kicking off with the Spaghetti Dinner put on by the Shafter Community Chest. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Shafter...

Pastor's Corner - Feb. 20, 2020

How many of you have bought a birthday or Christmas gift only to get it home to find out that “Batteries Not Included” was hidden in small print on the packaging. How frustrating is that? You have already bought the gift, now you have to buy...

Death Notices - Feb. 20, 2020

Dorothy Mae Lewis, 60, of Bakersfield, passed away Feb. 10. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Olana McDonald, 70, of Shafter, passed away Feb. 17. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. David Ulysses Aldape, 33, of Shafter, passed away Feb. 13 in Bakersfield....

Cherlyn Raye Sutton Glann

Cherlyn Raye Sutton Glann, beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, was born June 15, 1957, in Bakersfield. After suffering health complications, she went to be with her Lord Feb. 12, 2020. Cherie...

OBITUARY: Dwayne Douglas Hutson

Dwayne Douglas Hutson was born in Enid, Okla., to Lloyd Jackson Hutson and Ada Blanche (Mitchell), joining siblings Pauline, Lowell, Margie and L J. At the age of 8, Dwayne, along with his parents,...

Arrest Report - Feb. 22, 2020

Feb. 17 Patrick Keenom, 33, of Shafter, was arrested for disorderly conduct with alcohol. Feb. 15 Edwin Jose Vargas Garcia, 21, of Shafter, was arrested in the 29900 block of West Orange for DUI. Antonio Elias Gonzalez, 21, of Shafter, was arrested...

Mystery History - Feb. 20, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

Classified Ads - Feb. 20, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER YARD SALE -- 553 Grundy Ave., Shafter. Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Furniture, new & used clothes, misc. WASCO . #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE -- 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, non-op. NEW parts, custom rims, etc....

Community Calendar - Feb. 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Worship night -- Community Night of Worship at the Ford Theater Feb. 27 starts at 7 p.m. NEW: Musical theater — Presented by Colours, “The Big Secret!” A Farmer’s Musical written by Larry Starrh. Feb. 20-23. Everybody has...

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