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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Shafter to buy land for road

The city will move forward in purchasing land that will be used for the West Beltway Street Project. This project will be a portion of roadway from North Shafter east of the Target Center south to Hig...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

'China' is in Shafter?

If you ask where you are going to lunch, and someone says, "China," many people will know exactly where you will be spending your lunch hour. China Cuisine has been serving the community for almost...

 
 By Pat Coyle    Features    January 17, 2019

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 17, 2018

As we begin a New Year, my mind almost always goes to Philippians 3:1-14. In this passage, Paul is reminding the church in Philippi about the dangers of putting confidence in our “flesh,” or our own self-efforts apart from dependence on the...

 

LeRoy Weidenbach

LeRoy Melvin Weidenbach was born Dec. 18, 1931 in Scotland, S.D., to Albert and Emilia Weidenbach. The Weidenbach family moved to Shafter in 1945, beginning the farming operations when LeRoy was 16....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Strike at Wonderful ends as pay cut rescinded

Almost 1,800 workers who walked for four days in protest of a decrease in payments have returned to work at the Wonderful Orchards throughout Kern County, after the company reversed the cut. On...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Couch, residents work on La Colonia cleanup

An email sent to Supervisor David Couch's office began what is turning into a project that will help clean up the area known as La Colonia in Shafter. There are a number of violations in the area,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Weather wreaks havoc on Shafter roadways

The weather in Shafter on Monday and Tuesday was very windy and moist, which translated into major havoc on roadways in and around Shafter. There were three accidents in a 24-hour time span in which...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Shafter participates in Donate Life event

Former Shafter Mayor Cathy Prout joined representatives of 24 other cities in Southern California at the 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade Float Exclusive First Look Event held in the Fiesta Parade Floats...

 

Generals prepare for SSL season's 2nd half

The Shafter High Generals have completed the first half of SSL play in basketball and soccer, with the basketball teams in the middle of the pack with records of 2-3 on the boys side and 3-2 for the L...

 

Death notices -- Jan. 17, 2018

Roslyn Webb, 50, passed away Jan. 13 in Bakersfield. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Juan Alberto Ortiz Hernandez, 57, passed away Jan. 2 in Bakersfield. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Celia Alvarez de...

 

Eleine Soriano

Eleine Soriano was born June 13, 1995 in Compton to Esmeralda and Bernardo Soriano. In the summer of 2000, the family moved to Shafter in hopes of a fresh start and a new way of life. Eleine attended...

 

Zoo looking for docents, volunteers

A seven-week docent/biofact docent training course at the California Living Museum is scheduled, each Saturday, Feb. 23 through April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the zoo) If you love wildlife, nature, children and sharing information about CALM with t...

 

Corrections

In last week's paper, the two History stories on potato harvesting and the telephone were provided by the Shafter Historical Society, and the copyright line was omitted. It should have read:...

 

Classified ads - Jan. 17, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Yard sale: Saturday 8 a.m. to ?. Rain or shine. 549 Sycamore Ave. Baby stuff, furniture, washer and miscellaneous.1t1 #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES WANTED! Old Porsche 356/911/912 for restoration by hobbyist 1948-1973...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 17, 2018

MONDAY SRPD --The Shafter Recreation and Parks Department Board of Directors meets on the second Monday at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset, at 6 p.m. SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years + at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., at 505 Sunset Ave. Richland school board...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 17, 2019

This week’s challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. Send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 406 Central Ave., Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to myste...

 

Arrest Log - Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 7 Alyssa Nicole Hart, 21, of Shafter, was arrested for failing to stop at a red light, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol. Jan. 8 Jorge Jr Mendoza, 35, of Shafter, was arrested for battery and...

 

Pet of the Week - Jan. 17, 2019

Hi, I'm back! My name is Chloe, and I am back here at the shelter. The home I was adopted to was not a good fit for me, and it wasn't my fault. Their other dog did not like me, no matter how nice I...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 17, 2019

Geek Streak raises funds for student exams

Shafter High School held their annual Geek Streak 5K run that raises funds for the AP Exams that students take throughout the school year. Put on by the SHS AP Club, the event was held on Saturday at...

 

Church directory

Information for this listing comes from available sources or the churches directly. For additions or changes, contact Kobie Carrasco at 661-292-5100 or kcarrasco@WascoTrib.com. Apostolic Church 1820 D St. Phone: 661-758-3457 Apostolic Faith Temple...

 

Changes in law affect organic waste disposal

Shafter business owners, public entities (schools/school districts) and multifamily dwellings with 5 or more units. As a service, American Refuse would like to make you aware of a change in an...

 

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