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El Duran's Taco Shop opens off Highway 43

The owner of Rocy's Mexican Food has opened a new venture in the city called El Duran's Taco Shop. Antonio Duran and his family have been in business in Shafter for a few years. Duran said that he...

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Shafter library needs new agreement to stay open

The fate of the Shafter Branch Library is in limbo as the current agreement ends in June. Over the weekend, the library held an event to make the community aware of its uncertain fate. The city...

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Wasco City Manager 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...

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Travel to Oz this weekend with Young Adult Theater

The Shafter Young Adult Theater group will be presenting their production of the old classic, "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend, Friday, May 7 and May 8. Show times are 7 p.m. for Friday and Saturday,...

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Mother's Day shopping, blood drive to be held Friday

Residents will be able to shop at the bazaar for mom and donate blood at an event held by the Truth Church. On Friday, May 7 from 2 to 7 p.m., the church is hosting a Mother's Day shopping event...

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Shopping was aplenty at pop-up event

Vendors filled the parking lot at El Pueblo Market last Sunday as shoppers milled around, browsing the various goods for sale. Jazmine Lucero was one of the vendors. Lucero was selling small bags...

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DYW awarded key to the city by City Council

The City Council presented the key to the city to Nicole Morris, the new Distinguished Young Woman, at its recent meeting. The council also honored First Alternate Natalie Olvera, Second Alternate...

City hires extra help in planning department

The City Council unanimously approved the hiring of retiree Roger Mobley as extra help in the planning department at a salary of $41 per hour for 960 hours during its May 4 meeting. “There is a vacancy that hasn’t been filled yet after Keri...

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Community enjoys giveaways, shopping at Primavera at the Park

The community enjoyed a day in the park last Saturday as they gathered for the Recreation and Parks District's Primavera at the Park. The first vendor at the event was Lupita Castro of Obsession...

Death Notices - May 6, 2021

David S. Vivas, Sr, 74, of Delano, passed away April 28 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Vernon David Lee “Shorty”, 58, of Shafter, passed away April 23 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Jose Luis Estrada Rodas,...

Arrest Report - May 6, 2021

April 28 Leonel Acosta Jr., 33, of Shafter, was arrested on the 400 block of Louise Ct. for possession of controlled substance, on a misdemeanor bench warrant and an outside agency warrant. Kaleb Anthony Alcala, 20, of Shafter, was arrested on...

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Mystery History - May 6, 2021

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 - May 6, 2021

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