Wasco City Manager Ortiz-Hernandez resigns

City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez presented his resignation to the City Council Tuesday night. He is expected to begin duties as city manager of Webster City, Iowa -- a city of about 8,500 where...

Wasco awarded $2.2M grant for park

The city was recently awarded an Urban Greening Grant for $2.2 million for the Central Avenue Neighborhood Park, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told the City Council Tuesday night....

City hires extra help in planning department

The City Council unanimously approved the hiring of retiree Roger Mobley as extra help in the planning department at a salary of $41 per hour for 960 hours during its May 4 meeting. “There is a vacancy that hasn’t been filled yet after Keri...

Community enjoys giveaways, shopping at Primavera at the Park

The community enjoyed a day in the park last Saturday as they gathered for the Recreation and Parks District's Primavera at the Park. The first vendor at the event was Lupita Castro of Obsession...

Shopping was aplenty at pop-up event

Vendors filled the parking lot at El Pueblo Market last Sunday as shoppers milled around, browsing the various goods for sale. Jazmine Lucero was one of the vendors. Lucero was selling small bags...

First Shafter student in 20 years to attend military academy

Jensen Boyt, a Shafter High senior, will be attending the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It has been over a little over 20 years since a Shafter High School student had been nominated to one...

El Duran's Taco Shop opens off Highway 43

The owner of Rocy's Mexican Food has opened a new venture in the city called El Duran's Taco Shop. Antonio Duran and his family have been in business in Shafter for a few years. Duran said that he...

Travel to Oz this weekend with Young Adult Theater

The Shafter Young Adult Theater group will be presenting their production of the old classic, "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend, Friday, May 7 and May 8. Show times are 7 p.m. for Friday and Saturday,...

Shafter library needs new agreement to stay open

The fate of the Shafter Branch Library is in limbo as the current agreement ends in June. Over the weekend, the library held an event to make the community aware of its uncertain fate. The city...

Mother's Day shopping, blood drive to be held Friday

Residents will be able to shop at the bazaar for mom and donate blood at an event held by the Truth Church. On Friday, May 7 from 2 to 7 p.m., the church is hosting a Mother's Day shopping event...

Death Notices - May 6, 2021

David S. Vivas, Sr, 74, of Delano, passed away April 28 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Vernon David Lee “Shorty”, 58, of Shafter, passed away April 23 in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Jose Luis Estrada Rodas,...

Mystery History - May 6, 2021

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)...

Classified Ads - May 6, 2021

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