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City sees 10% spike in new covid cases

Shafter saw 47 new cases of covid-19 in the last week, which is an increase of about 10 percent over the week before. With most of the businesses in town following the safety precautions set by the Ke...

 

Local agency thriving with a little help from its friends

As many businesses, clubs and organizations face challenges due to the pandemic, a local non-profit is thriving due to a tremendous show of support from its friends in the community. Shafter Healthy...

 

Community Calendar - Sept. 10, 2020

NEW: Rose Queen Virtual Pageant Thursday, Sept 10. Tickets for online are $25, login for payment to [email protected] Put your email and phone number in the description and you will be emailed the link access code and more information by...

 

Six candidates vying for three seats on Council

There will be six candidates on the ballot come November for the Shafter City Council. Three seats will be up for grabs, with Mayor Gilbert Alvarado, Chad Givens and Manuel Garcia having their terms e...

 

Shafter looking for planning commission members

The City Council is looking to appoint three people to each serve a four-year term on the Shafter Planning Commission beginning in January. The commission is made up of five members appointed by the City Council. Current members of the commission...

 

Mystery History - Sept. 10, 2020

LAST WEEK: The picture of the triangle building is of the KOA Campground on Lerdo Highway near the Freeway in the '80s and '90s. It's been closed for many years....

 

Arrest Report - Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 7 Hector Perez, 46, of Shafter, was arrested for DUI. Allen Ray Forker, 26, of Shafter, was arrested for controlled substance paraphernalia and disorderly conduct: Alcohol. Sept. 6 Sergio Acosta Jr., 24, of Shafter, was arrested for burglary:...

 

Headlines in History - Sept. 20, 2020

10 Years Ago: 2010 Shafter Homecoming King was Arturo Valle and Queen was Katarina Plaza. 30 Years Ago: 1990 Shafter resident Joe Kirk visited Galesburg, Mich., the hometown of Gen. Williams Rufus...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

VFW holds fundraising raffle

Because of the covid-19 pandemic, The VFW has canceled a couple of their well-known breakfasts and barbecues this year. Instead, the VFW held a raffle where the lucky winner would go home with $500....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

Home access grants available for people with disabilities

If you have a disability, accessibility improvements on your home are still available through the Kern County Home Access Grant Program. If, for example, you need to widen your doorways for...

 

Salas' police reform bill sent to governor

With much of the nation attempting to reduce funding for police departments, a Police Reform Bill, AB1299, has passed the California Legislature with bipartisan support. The bill was authored by local Assemblyman Rudy Salas. It is designed to help...

 

2019 Rose Queen says farewell

It has been the most memorable year any girl could dream of. The people, the places and moments that were made are forever cherished as the new pageant comes closer and closer every day as Queen. Now,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

Rose Queen virtual pageant today

Covid-19 has changed the landscape of community activities such as fundraisers, meetings and the traditional Rose Queen pageant, which takes place the first Thursday after Labor Day. This week, the pageant is today, Thursday, Sept. 10. However,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

WUESD to distance learn through December

Wasco Unified Elementary School District Superintendent Kelly Richers said distance learning has been successfully implemented, with the district at 92% attendance. Richers said some special education and English language learner students have been...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

Community Coalition provides updates

The second virtual Wasco Community Coalition meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, took place online with various groups reporting on their recent activities: 1. Keri Cobb from the City’s planning department updated attendees on the city’s procedures....

 

Pastor's Corner: The best is yet to come

How many of you have somebody in your life that you can say you look up to? It may be a parent, an athlete, actor, teacher, world leader or anybody else in or around your life. Sometimes we try to pat...

 

OBITUARY: Tony Perez

Tony Perez, 45, was called home to be home with God on Sept. 12, 2020, in Bakersfield. He was born on Oct. 30, 1974, in Tulare to Carlos and Imelda Perez. Tony grew up in Buttonwillow and graduated...

 

Willie Abernathy

Willie Eugene Abernathy went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2020. Willie was born March 29, 1936, in White, Georgia, to "Son" Marvin Edward Abernathy and "Lee" Sally Leah Abernathy. He lived a very...

 

Barbara Ann Terry

Barbara Ann Terry was born Aug. 29, 1943, to William E. and Eula Wooten in Olney, Texas. She lived with her family for a time in Arizona, then moved to McFarland, where she attended the local schools...

 

Francisco "Kiko" Verdugo

It is with great sadness that the family of Francisco "Kiko" Verdugo announce his passing after a tough battle. He entered the floodgates of Heaven on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at the age of 33. Kiko wil...

 

Death Notices - Sept. 10, 2020

Robert E. Duke, 85, of Bakersfield, passed away Sept. 1 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Rodolfo Garcia Velarde, 33, of Shafter, passed away in Shafter Sept. 3. Basham- & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Axel Matias Garin, 19, of Wasco, passed...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 10, 2020

City offers grant opportunity

Wasco is now accepting applications for the Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program. The program aims to alleviate the impact of the virus on small businesses and their employees. The city has committed up to $150,000 in one-time funds to...

 

OBITUARY: Edna Ruth Shepherd

Edna Ruth Shepherd was born to Henry Ramsey and Ethel Smith in Bangs, Texas, and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2020 in Bakersfield. Edna Ruth was 78 years old when she passed from this life...

 

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