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Salas secures grant for new training center

Assemblymember Rudy Salas gave Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development CEO David Villarino a large replica check for $8 million, representing the guaranteed funding that he has helped secure for the group and... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Generals celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities

Shafter High School had its annual Homecoming Week last week, with days filled with fun activities and big doses of Blue and Gold spirit. This year's theme was Disney, and each day... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Pay to vaccinate program continues

United Against Covid-19, in partnership with the City of Wasco and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, sponsored their monthly Covid-19 vaccination clinic. Once again, Wasco... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Carmen Beltran turns 100

Carmen Beltran Nadal has lived a life full of blessings and beautiful memories. At age 100, she appreciates her family and friends who have showered love upon her. For her recent... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Kiwanis honor some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club honored a group of Richland School District students at their recent meeting held at the Shafter Veterans Hall. Each school in the district nominates a... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Christmas to come alive on stage

Planet Dance Studio will host its annual December recital, "Sleigh Ride," on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be the first Christmas theme for the school since 2002. "We are producing 18 d... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Wasco loses a beloved friend in Stephen Janzen

Stephen Lee Janzen came from a well-respected family in Wasco. A public servant, he was active in the City Council and served as mayor. After a life of many accomplishments, he... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Generals celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities

Shafter High School had its annual Homecoming Week last week, with days filled with fun activities and big doses of Blue and Gold spirit. This year's theme was Disney, and each day... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Candidate Profile: Lopez wants to keep serving the community

Last in a series profiling candidates for the Shafter City Council election in November. Other candidates' stories can be found on TheShafterPress.com. With two seats up for grabs... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

BIRTHS: Enzo Chuy Resendis

Chuy Resendis and Mariah Mendez of Shafter are proud to announce the birth of their son, Enzo Chuy Resendis, on Sept. 10, 2022, at 1:21 p.m. at Mercy Southwest Hospital, Bakersfield. Baby Enzo weighed 6 pounds. and was 19 inches... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Mystery History - Sept. 22, 2022

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... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Leaders of the Rose Festival

The Wasco Rose Festival was spearheaded by a team of six, including Camilo Vasquez, Emma Dobbs, Sharon Sharp, Orquidia Ocampo, Traci Clendenen and Juan Gallardo.... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Cougars of the Month at TJ

Thomas Jefferson Middle School selected six students as Cougars of the Month. They are chosen based on grades, behavior, overall participation and attitude during school. 6th Grade... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Big Stop gets approval for expansion

Big Stop Market in Shafter has received approval from the Shafter Planning Commission to go ahead with expansion plans on their Shafter Avenue property.. They submitted plans to... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Richland schools host assemblies, get fast start in volleyball

The Richland School District has been busy since the beginning of the fall semester, with numerous assemblies, as well as the start of their sports seasons. This month, Sequoia... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Housing development lots approved in Wasco

One of the final steps in the development of a large-scale housing development at Poplar Avenue and Gromer Avenue was approved Tuesday night by the Wasco City Council At the... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council approves plans for a new recreation and sports park in Shafter

The Shafter City Council approved moving forward with plans of building a new recreation and sports park at Golds Avenue and East Ash Avenue. The park is to be built in two phases,... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Olvera looking to help the community grow and prosper

Latest in a series profiling the candidates for Shafter City Council prior to the Nov. 8 election. Stories on the other candidates can be seen on TheShafterPress.com. Gustavo... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

A celebration of Mexican history

Neveria la Pera hosted a Mexican Independence Day celebration as part of Hispanic Heritage month. It was a free event for young and old to unite and honor the Mexican holiday. Owner... — Updated 9/26/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wine and Roses: An enchanting night of celebration

The Wasco Elk Ladies hosted "An Evening of Wine and Roses" on Sept. 9 as part of the Rose Festival activities. It was an honored guest reception as a tribute to the 2022 Grand... — Updated 9/26/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter High celebrating stadium grand opening

The Shafter High Generals will celebrate an official grand opening of their new stadium on Homecoming night, Sept. 23, with a variety of activities on the menu. For the price of... — Updated 9/26/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

SHS celebrating Homecoming in Disney-style

Shafter High School is busy this week with their Homecoming Week activities. The week is a fun one for the students, getting to dress up the different days of the week and play... — Updated 9/26/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Evaluation: City's rail system a real asset

The Shafter City Council was given a presentation of the value and possibilities of rail system that the city owns near the Wonderful Industrial Park. In the past, Shafter had made... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Toni Johnston passes 2 weeks after husband

Just two weeks after her husband passed, longtime resident Antoinette "Toni" Johnston died Tuesday. Johnston was very active in a variety of clubs and organizations in Shafter,... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Candidate Profile: Shafter native wanting to make a difference

Second in a series on the candidates for Shafter City Council in November. Prior stories can be found at TheShafterPress.com. Rafael Zamudio wants to run for City Council to help... — Updated 9/18/2022

 

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