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 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 12, 2019 

Aquatics gets OK

The city of Shafter has received the go-ahead to begin their planned improvements to the Shafter Aquatic Center. The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a release of funds and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 12, 2019 

Chalk this up to dedication

Listen to Shafter, an organization that celebrates the Shafter community, is holding a “Walk and Chalk” event that will give the community an opportunity to get some exercise and spread some good...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 12, 2019 

50 years at the keyboard

The Congregational Bible Church of Shafter is celebrating their organist, Marcia Krause, for faithfully playing the organ for the worship services the past 50 years. Marcia started playing as a teenag...

 

Arrest Report - Sept. 12, 2012

Sept. 3 Christopher Quintanilla, 20, of Shafter, was arrested on an outside agency warrant and a misdemeanor bench warrant. Dirk Barton Underwood, 49, of Shafter, was arrested on an outside agency warrant. Erik Joseph Gonzalez, 36, of Shafter, was...

 

Women's & Girls' Fund offers grants

The Women’s & Girls’ Fund, a leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation, announced up to $50,000 in grant allocations in its 13th cycle of competitive grant making to Kern County nonprofit organizations that serve local women or girls...

 

4 more officers for SPD

The Shafter City Council Tuesday added four new officers in the Shafter Police Department by a unanimous vote on Tuesday night. Chief Kevin Zimmermann had looked for authorization to hire the...

 

New stadium for Generals

The Shafter Generals will be calling a new stadium home starting in the fall of 2021 as a result of a $7 million rebuild of their current stadium site. Principal Russell Shipley said that the dream...

 

Martinez retiring after 45 years at Richland

Richland Chevrolet is saying goodbye to one of its most senior executives as Santos Martinez is parking his career in the garage after almost 45 years of serving the community. Martinez, originally...

 

App offers inside look at crimefighting

For those interested in how Shafter is fighting crime on a daily basis, there is a valuable tool that can give residents a peek into what is going on in their city, even their neighborhood. At the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Richland looking for new superintendent

The Richland School District is in the process of finding a new superintendent after the resignation of Dago Garcia at the end of last school year. In the interim, Rosa Romero has been named interim s...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Tulare murder suspect arrested in SWAT search

A murder suspect was arrested in Shafter Tuesday night at an Atkinson Avenue residence by the officers of the Tulare Police Department. The department arrived at the location with a SWAT vehicle and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Sequoia races to the finish

Sequoia Elementary School welcomed their students back to school in style with a Race to the Finish event that had all of the students grab a race car and follow a road course to the finish line. It...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Hall adds Autopulse to ambulances

Hall Ambulance Service announced details recently about its implementation of the new ZOLL Autopulse, making it the largest deployment in North America. “This system will save many more lives than...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Council tells of concerns

Members of the City Council gave their visions for the future and their concerns Tuesday night, and residents made their concerns known, too, at the City Council's first meeting following the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Mayor sees need to listen to everyone

With the resignation of city manager and other actions involving the city government, Mayor Gilbert Alvarado is at the center of controversy. The mayor sat down for an interview recently, discussing...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Behind the scenes, a council recall plan

There’s a quiet effort within the community to recall members of the City Council that voted to accept the resignation of City Manager Scott Hurlbert, and who are seen to be looking to make other...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Air quality panel offers 1st recommendations

Tighter restrictions on vehicle emission and burning of wood on farms, as well as policies encouraging the replacement of gas engines in farm equipment with electric engines, are some of the first...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Acting city manager fills gap at City Hall

The acting city manager, James Zervis, has been with the city as administrative services director since 2011, and has experience in similar roles locally. He has been serving as the chief financial...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Historic house finds a home

A piece of Shafter history was moved to the Kern County Museum recently when one of the last original North Shafter Farm Labor Camp houses was picked up by Museum Director Mike McCoy, with the help...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 15, 2019

CITY MANAGER IS OUT

The City Council, by a 3-2 vote, accepted City Manager Scott Hurlbert's resignation at a special meeting of the council on Tuesday night. Mayor Gilbert Alvarado, Mayor Pro-tem Cesar Lopez and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 15, 2019

Man was smothered In farm silo

A Bakersfield man whose body was found in a Shafter farm silo was smothered, the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. The Coroner's Office released its findings after an autopsy and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 15, 2019

Arena Day kicks off school

With the upcoming school year nearing, Richland Junior High held their annual Arena Day event last Thursday at the Richland Activities Center. Arena Day is a one-stop shop for students entering the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 15, 2019

Kiwanis welcomes new teachers

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their annual New Teachers Luncheon last Friday, welcoming them to Shafter with a lunch of tri-tip, pasta, salad, and an array of desserts. This tradition has been going...

 

CBS is a different kind of network

Coffee time brings together the ladies of Shafter, Wasco and even Bakersfield this next Tuesday to begin another year of Community Bible Study. There may even be snacks, too. CBS meets at Valley Bible...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 8, 2019

Memorial marker rejected

The Shafter City Council reversed their decision made on July 2 when they voted 3-2 to put a marker at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park with their names and titles on it. There will be no...

 

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