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 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 21, 2021 

Council prohibits street parking along Highway 43

There will be no more parking along the corridor between Lerdo Highway and Central Avenue. The City Council recently voted to prohibit on-street parking there because of the car wash being built in...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 21, 2021 

'A Christmas with CS Lewis' coming to Ford Theater in November

David Payne will be presenting his production of "A Christmas with CS Lewis" Nov. 26-28 at the Ford Theater in Shafter. Payne has performed at the Ford Theater three previous times, portraying the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 21, 2021 

Residents drop off bulk waste at event

Residents hauled their bulky waste to the Shafter Aquatic Center last Saturday, ready to dispose of it. The City of Shafter, Kern County Public Works, and American Refuse teamed up to hold the event....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    October 21, 2021 

Generals to face title contenders

The Shafter High Generals football team is undefeated in SSL play, dominating their opponents for the most part. It hasn't always been pretty, but the Generals have found ways to win every SSL contest...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 14, 2021

Fall/winter water restriction schedule is now active

Residents must now adhere to the fall/winter water restriction schedule, city officials said. The schedule is to encourage water conservation efforts. For those residents that live north of Lerdo...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 14, 2021

Tin Cup hosts pop-up event

Over 40 vendors gathered at the Tin Cup Saturday to offer a variety of goods including clothing, accessories, baked goods and homemade creations. One of the vendors was Kristen Page. Page and her...

 

Generals celebrate Homecoming with win over Arvin

The Shafter High Generals celebrated their Homecoming night with a big win against the Arvin Bears 47-7, keeping their SSL record unblemished at 4-0. Shafter's stadium is in the middle of a major...

 

Richland talks about heroes, learn new math techniques

The Richland School District has been working to enrich their students' lives and educational experiences by teaching them new techniques, as well as keeping the tried and true ways that students...

 

Local veterans take the trip of a lifetime

Two local veterans joined about 170 other veterans on a recent Honor Flight to the nation's capitol, where they took in all of the memorials and monuments, and likely garnered memories that will last...

 

Suspect arrested after traffic stop leads to car chase

A routine traffic stop turned into a car chase through the outskirts of Shafter that ended in front of the suspect’s residence in the city. On Friday night, at approximately 8 p.m., an officer from...

 

Chamber of Commerce invites nominations for community service awards

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their 2022 Annual Awards Banquet. The event honors individuals, service groups, clubs, and businesses who have made significant...

 

Generals stay unbeaten in SSL play

The Shafter High Generals were perfect in SSL play on Friday night, playing arguably the most complete game of their season to date, beating the Taft Wildcats by a score of 34-13. The Generals have al...

 

Grow Academy helping students stay healthy

The Grow Academy, formerly known as Grimmway Academy, in Shafter, is working to keep children healthy as they learn. With a mission that includes a commitment to improving the health and wellness of...

 

Fire Department makes kid's dream come true

Elardio Garcia has always loved firefighters. He loves the fire trucks, the uniforms and the people that save others by their bravery. Garcia had a dream to meet his heroes and see where they do that...

 

Generals still looking for win

The Shafter High Generals dropped their matchup with the Highland Scots on Friday night, 20-13. For the second straight week, the Generals failed to capitalize on scoring opportunities in the first...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 29, 2021

Deputy killed

The Kern County Sheriff's Office lost one of their own Sunday after a standoff left five people dead. Deputy Philip Campas, 35, was killed when a suspect opened fire during an incident on 1st Street...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arraigned in Shafter co...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Farmers struggle to water fields during drought

Area farmers are having a tough time watering their fields as this year’s Shafter Wasco Irrigation District allocation is a half acre foot of water for every acre of land the farmer owns. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Wasco asking visitors to City Hall to declare vaccination status

The City of Wasco has put out a Vaccination Declaration asking residents to inform the city of vaccination status when they visit City Hall. “We will also have one for city employees,” City Clerk Maria Martinez said Wednesday. “It’s just part...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

SHS graduate makes Deans' List

A former Shafter High student from Wasco has been named to the spring dean's list at the University of Nebraska. Willem Neufeld Waterhouse, of Wasco, has been named to the Dean's List at the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Illegal fireworks still an issue locally

If you wander outside in the evening at this time of year, you are more than likely to see a light show in the sky, thanks to the continuing issue of illegal fireworks in the area. The Shafter Police...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Shafter shot putter ranked number one in the world

Ken Hurlbert, of Shafter, is now ranked number one in the world in his age division in the shot put. Hurlbert, after a 15-month hiatus because of the covid-19 closures of track meet events, competed i...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021

Teen takes third at national track and field competition

Joslyn Pierucci, 13, of Shafter, has won third place at a national track and field competition. Pierucci, a thrower, competed in Rome, Georgia at the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships last...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arraigned in Shafter co...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Lerdo runaway inmate arrested after months-long search

Tyrone Johnson, a Lerdo Justice Facility inmate who escaped in April, was apprehended by Bakersfield Police after a short pursuit. Johnson, along with David Palms, escaped from Lerdo on April 28....

 

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