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Amazon bringing about 1,000 jobs to Shafter

The new Amazon fulfillment center in the Wonderful Industrial Park will bring about 1,000 jobs to Shafter. Public Relations Specialist Eileen Hards said the Amazon location will bring a mix of full-...

Community mourns loss of Danny Rueda

Former VFW Post 6742 Commander and Wasco Union Elementary School District board member Danny Rueda has died. Danny had recently been sick and hospitalized. Danny was born in Wasco and attended city...

Deputy killed

The Kern County Sheriff's Office lost one of their own Sunday after a standoff left five people dead. Deputy Philip Campas, 35, was killed when a suspect opened fire during an incident on 1st Street...

Man found guilty in Shafter rape and robbery

A man faces multiple life sentences after being found guilty in a 2019 rape and robbery in Shafter. William Jack Hopkins, 46, was convicted of kidnapping to commit rape, forcible rape, assault with...

Residents walk to show support of sheriff's office

Council member Vince Martinez gathered residents to walk around Westside Park to show support for the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Martinez thought about how he could bring the Wasco community...

Bakersfield College to host open house Aug. 4

Bakersfield College will be holding an open house at the Shafter Learning Center on Aug. 4 to give the public information on the services that they are offering for residents. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Bakersfield College has been helping...

Death Notices - July 29, 2020

Clarita Evans, 82, of Bakersfield, passed away July 23, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Sharon Ann Runyan, 78, of Bakersfield, passed away July 25, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,...

Arrest Report - July 29, 2020

July 19 Anthony Isaac Lugo, 20, of Shafter, was arrested on the E. Los Angeles on an outside agency warrant. July 20 Jorge Armando Castillo Lopez, 39, of Shafter, was arrested on the 600 block of Vasquez Ave for inflicting corporal injury onto...

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