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Business chief Meadows sees bright future for city

The City of Shafter has built a reputation in the past two decades of attracting new businesses, as well as becoming one of the most financially stable cities in the state. This reputation is...

City to revisit veterans plaque

After four people urged them to revisit the issue at Tuesday's meeting, the City Council agreed to take another look at the placement of another plaque at the new Veterans Memorial. The council had...

Annexations key to Shafter's development

In the 1990s, the City of Shafter annexed a large portion of land into the city limits just south of Seventh Standard Road. "Annexation 69" was completed in July of 1997, and it laid the groundwork...

Panel working on plan to improve air quality

With the passage of AB 617, a steering committee was formed to submit a Community Emissions Plan by October. Shafter was selected as one of two communities in the San Joaquin Valley to be the pilot programs in the effort to reduce emissions in the...

Why go miles for your smile?

Pastor's Corner - July 18, 2019

In the fall of 1958, it was the day of our an annual athletic physicals in our small rural community. On this appointed day every would-be athlete walked down to the local clinic to see Dr. Helmut...

Leon Stevens

Leon Stevens was born March 26, 1944, to Gus and Rosalee Stevens in Bakersfield. Leon was the oldest of five children and was raised in Delano. Leon passed away on July 6, 2019, in Shafter. Leon is...

Death Notices - July 18, 2019

Maria Elena Macias Gonzalez, 67, of Shafter, passed away July 11, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Angelia Heredia, 74, of Shafter, passed away July 14. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. ]Jeannine Odeite Schelly, 66, of Shafter,...

Arrest Report - July 18, 2019

July 9 Carlos DeLeon, 40, of Shafter, was arrested for disorderly conduct: under the influence of drugs. Josue Javier Mendoza, 26, of Shafter, was arrested on a misdemeanor bench warrant. July 10 Adam Benjamin Coleman, 35, of Bakersfield, was...

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