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Mayor sees need to listen to everyone

With the resignation of city manager and other actions involving the city government, Mayor Gilbert Alvarado is at the center of controversy. The mayor sat down for an interview recently, discussing...

Council tells of concerns

Members of the City Council gave their visions for the future and their concerns Tuesday night, and residents made their concerns known, too, at the City Council's first meeting following the...

Behind the scenes, a council recall plan

There’s a quiet effort within the community to recall members of the City Council that voted to accept the resignation of City Manager Scott Hurlbert, and who are seen to be looking to make other...

Acting city manager fills gap at City Hall

The acting city manager, James Zervis, has been with the city as administrative services director since 2011, and has experience in similar roles locally. He has been serving as the chief financial...

Historic house finds a home

A piece of Shafter history was moved to the Kern County Museum recently when one of the last original North Shafter Farm Labor Camp houses was picked up by Museum Director Mike McCoy, with the help...

Air quality panel offers 1st recommendations

Tighter restrictions on vehicle emission and burning of wood on farms, as well as policies encouraging the replacement of gas engines in farm equipment with electric engines, are some of the first...

Boxing event a big draw

The Shafter Veterans Hall was the site of a big amateur boxing event recently, attracting competitors from all over California, and even as far away as Arizona. Twenty-eight bouts were on the card,...

OBITUARY: Philip Penner

Philip James Penner was born on April 22, 1957, to Mary Lou (Williams) and John Lee Penner in Bakersfield. Phil was a preemie who grew into a strapping young man who loved to play tennis and work on...

OBITUARY: Frank Thiessen

Frank Thiessen, 81, passed away Aug. 6, in Bakersfield. Memorial service to be held at Bakersfield Christian High School gymnasium on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Peters Funeral Home,...

Death Notices - Aug. 22, 2019

Sandy W. Oliver, 68, passed away Aug. 17, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Maura Dominguez Guerrero, 74, passed away Aug. 18, in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Jona L. Feil, 86, passed away Aug. 15, in Bakersfield. Peters...

Arrest Report - Aug. 22, 2019

Aug. 13 Bianca Chamale, 34, of Shafter, was arrested for p[ossession of controlled substance paraphernalia and on an outside agency warrant. Leslie Ashlin Mendoza, 21, of Bakersfield, was arrested for disorderly conduct, showing false ID to a...

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