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UPDATED: Wired water jug found in dumpster

The Kern County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad Unit was deployed to Shafter Friday when a suspicious device was found in a dumpster between the Shafter Courthouse and the Omni Health Medical Clinic on...

Valedictorian wins scholarship

Kyler Martinez, a Shafter High graduate and one of six valedictorians in 2019, was the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the Entertainment Software Association to help him pursue his goal of a...

Weeklong celebration at SHS

No one can complain there isn't anything to do in Wasco this weekend. Five full days of Homecoming ended Friday night at Shafter High School, culminating in a rout of McFarland on the field and fun...

Residents meet cops at Night Out event

The residents of Shafter had a night out filled with good conversation and valuable information, thanks to the city’s finest. The Shafter Police Department held the Police Night Out Tuesdayat...

Elks car show a tribute to longtime member

The Wasco/Shafter Elks Lodge held its third annual Blaine Willard Car Show on Saturday, with a large collection of classics and hot rods on display. Organizer Jerry Bozarth said the members of the...

A day to meet Shafter's finest

The Shafter Police Department celebrated National Coffee with a Cop Day with an event at Shafter Donuts recently. Several officers, including Police Chief Kevin Zimmermann, met with a number of...

Generals beat the Bears, 43-22

The Shafter Generals celebrated their Pink-Out Night with a whitewashing of the Arvin Bears by a 43-22 score Friday night. Shafter continued their newfound success this season with a total team...

Generals maul Wildcats, 47-7; Arvin this week

The Shafter Generals celebrated their Homecoming night with a rout of the McFarland Cougars by a score of 47-7, upping their SSL record to 2-1. Shafter kept the momentum that they created with a win...

Shafter High Football Results/Schedule

Friday Aug. 23 Mira Monte T W, 37-22 Friday Aug. 30 Highland H L, 22-16 Friday Sept. 6 North H L, 27-13 Friday Sept. 13 Atascadero T L, 28-8 Friday Sept. 20 Chavez T L, 24-13 Friday Sept. 27 Taft T W, 48-15 Friday Oct. 4 McFarland H-Homecoming W,...

Couch's Corner - Oct. 10, 2019

I recently learned of the Housing Authority of Kern’s concept of using farm labor camps they own in Shafter and Lamont to house about 50 homeless women from Kern County temporarily this winter. Having no more details than that, I let a member of...

Pastor's Corner - Oct. 10, 2019

No, I am not going to preach you a sermon this morning; this verse is just apropos to what I have been thinking about and dealing with -- thought maybe some of you have, also. Have you ever just...

Death Notices - Oct. 10, 2019

Isaac Eduardo Zavala, infant, of Shafter, passed away Oct. 4 in Bakersfield. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Diana Patricia Gamez, 55, of Shafter, passd away Oct. 7 in Bakersfield. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral...

Arrest Report - Oct. 1, 2019

Oct. 1 Ricardo Vargas Ortiz, 22, of Shafter, was arrested in the 600 block of Pacific Avenue for fighting in public place and disorderly conduct: alcohol. Oct. 3 Rogelio Barajas, 31, Shafter, was arrested in the 400 block of East Lerdo Highway on a...

Classified ads - Oct. 10, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER MOVING SALE: Sat., Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-? 1277 E. Lerdo Hwy., Shafter. Lots of stuff and goodies. 2-Family Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 438 Fairhaven Ave., Shafter. Kids, boys, girls, men, women clothing, toys, home...

Mystery History - Oct. 10, 2019

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)...

Birth Announcements - Oct. 10, 2019

Frank and Samantha Rodriguez announce the birth of their son Luca Frank Rodriguez on Sept. 29, 2019 at 1:46 p.m. at San Joaquin Hospital. Luca weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 in. long at birth. He joins big sister, Gracie Joe, and big brother,...

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