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 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Red tier means more businesses open in city

Kern County entered the red tier on Tuesday, opening the doors of more businesses and public buildings. The tiers, determined by the state and Public Department of Human Safety’s Virus Grading Scale, dictate how the county is handling the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

K-9 team joins the Shafter Police Department

The Shafter Police Department has an active K-9 Unit that has been serving the city since the reinstatement of the program. The team consists of Senior Officer Kevin Green and his K-9 partner, Ecko. E...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Manuel Garcia vying to complete vision for city

There are three seats available on the City Council being contested between six candidates including the three incumbents of those seats. Current members Manuel Garcia, Gilbert Alvarado, Chad Givens...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Bakersfield College and the Shafter Library partnership being explored

In recent rulings, the City Council is looking into the possibility of the Shafter Branch Library partnering with Bakersfield College to offer the community a chance to utilize the services. Since...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Man wounded in shooting near Shafter

A 35-year-old Shafter man was seriously wounded after a shooting Saturday morning on the outskirts of town. Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were dispatched to the area of Poplar Avenue and Burbank Street after receiving reports of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Shafter man dies in accident

A Shafter man was killed on Saturday when the ATV he was riding crashed into a power pole near Wasco. Jesus Manuel Luna II, 28, was riding on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46 near Wasco. California...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020 

Students receiving meals during pandemic

The Richland School District Food Services department has been hard at work since the pandemic forced the school buildings to close its doors. Though the students are not able to attend school...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Council lowers fees for new and current businesses

The Shafter City Council approved a new pilot program that would assist new businesses interested in coming to Shafter, while also retaining those businesses already in place. The new program will...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Shafter Learning Center helping local students

With the coronavirus pandemic requiring all of Shafter's schools to begin the school year with distance learning, the Shafter Learning Center has played a vital role in the education of students, aidi...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Three people dead in Shafter accident

The California Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that left three people dead on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Orange Avenue in Shafter. According to Public...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Meet the candidate: Chad Givens

With three seats open for the Shafter City Council, there are six residents looking to fill those vacancies come November. Chad Givens is currently serving on the City Council and is looking to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 8, 2020

Police reform bill sent to governor's desk

With a large part of the nation attempting to redirect some funding for police departments, a Police Reform Bill, AB1299, has successfully passed the California Legislature with bipartisan support....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 1, 2020

Animal Control reopens for adoptions

Shafter Animal Control has opened their doors back up to the public while still adhering to the safety guidelines put forth by the County Health Department. Nick Riddick, Shafter Animal Control...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 1, 2020

Wings 'N' Wheels canceled amid virus concerns

One of Shafter’s most popular events, Minter Field’s annual Wings 'N' Wheels, which was scheduled for November, has been canceled. Organizers cited the health risks associated with the pandemic when they announced the news. The event typically br...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 1, 2020

Minter Air Museum holds drive-thru event

The Minter Field Air Museum was faced with the challenge of holding a fundraiser that would be interesting for participants, as well as adhering to the county's safety and health guidelines...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 1, 2020

Local man to oppose current Richland board president

In the only contested race this November involving Richland School Board candidates, newcomer Julian Armando Calvillo is vying for the seat in Area 3. He will be running against current president...

 

Shafter man killed in crash on Burbank

A Shafter man was killed after a crash on Burbank Avenue Monday morning. The Shafter Police Department responded to a call involving an accident at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday. A driver of a gray...

 

Help coming for those affected by virus

Residents struggling to pay their rent or mortgage now can apply for assistance. The program, sponsored by the Bakersfield Homeless Collaborative, Community Action Partnership, and the Housing...

 

Council candidate looking to make a difference

There are three seats on the City Council open this November and the race to fill them involves the three current members whose terms are expiring and three new candidates. Last week, we met...

 

Shafter welcomes new administrative services director

Bryce Atkins has been hired by the city as the new administrative services director. Atkins began working for Shafter in July and was previously with the City of Gilroy. He has been working in city government for 14 years. Atkins has experience as...

 

More local residents getting flu shots

With the covid-19 virus still in the forefront of residents’ minds, flu season is arriving, threatening to make this season one of the worst in recent memory. Kern County Public Health Department officials are urging residents to get their flu...

 

City creating a Wall of Dreams

A blank space on a building will become a Wall of Dreams after a few students in Shafter wanted to help beautify it. Advisors Melissa Bergen and Katie Wiebe, from the nonprofit organization Listen To...

 

Local race underway for Richland School Board seat

There are three seats on the Richland School Board up for grabs in November, with only one of the areas having two candidates in the race. Current Board of Trustees members Cain Maldonado and Tammy...

 

Meet the candidate: Kris Lawrence

In a series that begins this week, we will be featuring the candidates running for the three open City Council seats this year. The candidates who are running are current council members Gilbert Alvar...

 

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