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 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 20, 2020

Fire cost-sharing pact eyed

Shafter will host a group of representatives from nine cities to review a new reimbursement proposal that was put before the Kern County Board of Supervisors. The proposal would drastically increase...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    August 20, 2020

Fire cost-sharing pact eyed

With the cost of Kern County Fire Department service expected to rise, the city manager of Shafter suggested that his city and Wasco jointly seek alternatives to the KCFD with a cost-sharing...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 20, 2020

Children's Theater's Starrh honored

Cris Starrh was recently recognized for the 25 years she has served the youth of Shafter by founding the Shafter Children's Summer Theater, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year with its...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 20, 2020

Emissions reduction incentives

The Community Emissions Reduction Plan, which was created by a committee made up of Shafter community members, city officials and business owners, has seen some implementation since it was approved late last year. In a move to lower emissions and...

 

Community Bible Study to begin 36th year

Shafter's Community Bible Study class will begin Sept. 1. This will be the study's 36th year. Community Bible Study is an in-depth study open to all. CBS is a nondenominational study; members...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 20, 2020

A teacher describes her distance learning day

The Richland School District had planned to begin in-person schooling on Aug. 6, but that was before Governor Newsom restricted school districts to distance learning in counties on the state's watch...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    August 20, 2020

Face it, wearing masks has caught on

You can't walk anywhere in Wasco without seeing people wearing masks. Businesses are now requiring customers to wear a mask in order to enter enter the establishment. Masks are the first line of prote...

 

Mystery History - Aug. 20, 2020

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)...

 

Community Calendar - Aug. 20, 2020

ONGOING Cooling off -- Shafter’s cooling center will be open at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents using the center are encouraged to bring their favorite nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, reading materials,...

 

Headlines in History - Aug. 20, 2020

10 years ago: 2010 After 20 years of business in Shafter, Holiday Ford decides to close its doors. Today, the Ford Theater and Tin Cup are in the location at 1101 E. Lerdo Highway 20 years ago: 2000...

 

Arrest Report - Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 15 Stephen Noe Gutierrez, 21, of Shafter, was arrested for domestic violence, disorderly conduct: under the influence of drugs, and possessing controlled substance paraphernalia. Jose Isaac Gomez, 31, of Shafter, was arrested on an outside...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    August 20, 2020

Pandemic precautions at Primex

Primex has taken precautions to protect its workers during the covid-19 pandemic. Mojhan Amin, the company’s chief operating officer, says Primex has been in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kern County Health...

 

C R Swanbeck, MD FACA

Dr. C R Swanbeck was born Aug. 8, 1929, and passed away on Aug. 18, 2020, at the age of 91. He had been a resident of Golden Living in Shafter. He received caring treatment from the wonderful nurses and staff. Dr. Swanbeck was born in Lewiston,...

 

Death Notices - Aug. 20, 2020

Uriel Lopez, 0, of Wasco, passed away Aug. 12 in Delano. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Julia S. Rodriguez, 89, of Shafter, passed, away Aug. 13 in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. David W. Northam, 79, of Bakersfield, passed away Aug. 13....

 

Pastor's Corner: Being thankful

As the month of September is getting closer, our thoughts often go to the “normal” events of the fall season, such as school, gathering around a table of food with family and friends at Thanksgiving, football games galore, and, hopefully, a good...

 

Classified ads - Aug. 20, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER YARD SALE: 561 Harris, Drive, Shafter. Saturday, Aug. 22. 7:30 a.m. Furniture, lots of children’s toys and clothes, bedroom sets, dresssers, etc. Wear a mask. Please! #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2005...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    August 20, 2020

City manager criticizes high-speed rail

High Speed Rail has had a negative impact on Wasco, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez said in a memo this month. Ortiz-Hernandez said at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting that he asked the HSR if...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    August 20, 2020

No virus deaths at state prison

Wasco State Prison has released a total of 195 non-violent inmates as of Tuesday, Aug. 18, and has identified another 237 non-violent inmates who could be released in the future, said Lieutenant...

 

OBITUARY: Ana María Barajas de Esparza

Ana María Barajas de Esparza, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 18, 2020, at her ranch in Buttonwillow. Ana María was born in Mexicali, México, on Dec. 11, 1953, to her father,...

 

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