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Plans forming for a new thrift store

Shafter shoppers may be getting a new option – with budget prices. Listen to Shafter and the Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Shop Network plan to open a new thrift store in... — Updated 6/27/2022

Shafter man convicted of murder in fatal DUI crash

Steven Flores Garza, who killed two people and injured a third when his vehicle collided with a Honda sedan in 2018, was convicted of six charges, including two charges of... — Updated 6/27/2022

Council approves surplus budget for 2022-23

The Shafter City Council, after several workshop, unanimously approved a budget with a modest surplus in 2022-23 The budget approved Tuesday night projects operations revenue of... — Updated 6/27/2022

Headlines in History - June 23, 2022

10 years ago: June 13, 2012 City of Shafter broke ground on the new Veterans Park site. The park, at Schnaidt and West Los Angeles, now features a water park, soccer field,... — Updated 6/27/2022

Water rate hikes could reach 56%

The city's consulting firm presented scenarios for the proposed water and sewer rate increases. All proposed options raise the price of those services 56% over five years to meet... — Updated 6/27/2022

430 homes planned for open land

The City Council Tuesday night approved a two-year deadline extension for CJ Development’s plan for two land tracts near the area of Fresno Avenue, Beech Avenue and East Tulare... — Updated 6/27/2022

Pastor's Corner: The real answer to gun violence

I am sure by now most of you reading this have heard about the many mass shootings throughout the last few decades. It is tragic all of the lives that have been lost to senseless... — Updated 6/27/2022

Obituary: Mae P. Murphy

On June 11, 2022, at 4 a.m., on the 44th anniversary of our family's arrival in California from New York, our Mom, Mae P. Murphy, 85, was finally able to reunite with the love of... — Updated 6/27/2022

Obituary: Randall Jerome Penner

Randall Jerome Penner was born on Aug. 2, 1952, in Bakersfield, to Arthur and Donna Penner. He died on June 12, 2022, at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Randy, the... — Updated 6/27/2022

Death Notices - June 23, 2022

Rita Gay James, 77, of Bakersfield, passed away June 12, in Arvin. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Felipe Quijas, 67, of Shafter, passed away May 16, in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home,... — Updated 6/27/2022

Arrest Report - June 23, 2022

June 13 Juan Jose Flores, 46, of Shafter, was arrested in the 500 block of Mettler Avenue on a felony bench warrant. June 15 Jose Reyes Soto, 39, of Shafter, was arrested on North Shafter Avenue and West Lerdo Highway for arson:... — Updated 6/27/2022

Mystery History - June 23, 2022

Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455... — Updated 6/27/2022

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