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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 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 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

 
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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

 
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Mystery History - Sept. 22, 2022

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated... — 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

 
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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 

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

 
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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 9/27/2022

 
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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 9/27/2022

 
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An enchanting night of Wine and Roses

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 9/27/2022

 
 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

 
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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 9/27/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Woman's Club back after summer break

After a summer hiatus, the Wasco Woman's Club returned with their first meeting. Noelia Valera, a Miss Wasco Rose Queen contestant, HOBY candidate Addiston Vasquez and Steven Kemp f... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Blaine Willard memorial car show makes its way back

On Saturday, October 1st, the Wasco Elks Lodge #2419 will proudly host its annual car show and cornhole tournament. The free event will be in memory of long-time Elks Lodge member... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Rose Festival ends with a bang

It was a jam-packed lineup of events for the Wasco Rose Festival, beginning with a pageant on Thursday and "An Evening of Wine and Roses" reception on Friday. On Saturday, there wer... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Rotarians get a visit from an old friend

The Wasco Rotary Club played host this last month to an old friend, when former a finance director for Wasco and Shafter, Jim Zervis, came to talk about the proposed one cent tax... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter High celebrating stadium grand opening

The Shafter High Generals christened their new stadium on Friday night with a 25-6 victory over the Orosi Cardinal. They will be celebrating an official Grand Opening of the... — Updated 9/18/2022

 

Shafter grad staying connected to sports through writing

First in a series on Shafter High alumni and their experiences after graduation. Jackson Sanchez, a 2020 Shafter High graduate, is continuing his love affair with sports through... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Miss Wasco Rose Queen contestants shine

The Miss Wasco Rose Queen Pageant last Thursday was nothing but spectacular. All seven contestants sparkled on stage. The competition was fierce, but Ensley Mehlberg took home the... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 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 9/18/2022

 
 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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