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Taft Police activity for August 4-5

Officer initiated activity at Kern St, Taft. Disposition: Completed. Occurred at Westamerica Bank on Center St. . Disposition: Animal Pickup. Occurred at Tradewind Apartments on Woodrow St. . Disposition: Arrest Made. 1:17 Public Intoxication. Occurred at Domino's Pizza on Kern St. . Disposition: Arrest Made. 2:03 Medical Aid. Occurred at...
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Timothy Moncier

Timothy Conway Moncier, a resident of Lompoc, died from natural causes on July 9, 2022. He was 71. Tim was born in the Kern County community of Taft on April 23, 1951. He was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Moncier Casparis, father, Ray Moncier, his brother, Ray Moncier Jr., and his stepfather Ken Casparis. He is survived by his wife, Ana, of Lompoc.
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TUHS football schedule features two Thursday night games

Taft Union High School's 2022 football schedule is going to feature a couple of Thursday night games and a different South Sequoia League schedule. Arvin has moved out of the SSL and been replaced by Delano High School, putting all three Delano schools in the SSL. Both Thursday night games...
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Public invited for free burgers at Taft College

Everyone is welcome to come down to Taft College on Aug. 19 for a birthday party and burger bash as TC celebrates its 100th year. The public is invited to enjoy free food, free fun and with a showing of the movie Sandlot to follow. The event will be held...
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Taft Pawn Shop opens its doors Friday

Taft's newest business is opening its doors this week and celebrating with a grand opening and a barbecue on Friday. Taft Pawn Shop is opening at 315B Center Street, and owner Ron Throckmorton said business is booming for pawnshops in a tough economy with inflation making life more expensive. "All...
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Rec wants to open Natatorium by next summer

When the Natatorium was closed due to deteriorating equipment and decking, the West Side Recreation and Park District said it was going to cost about $1 million to fix it up and reopen it. Last month, the District got a $600,000 state grant and is going to start work on...
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James Andrew Moore

James Andrew Moore went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the. evening of July 25, 2022, at the age of 81. He passed peacefully in his sleep at the Schneidmiller Hospice House after saying goodbye and telling his wife and family he loved them. His family was honored to be able to care for him at home until his very last day. He had finally been diagnosed with ALS in October, 2021.
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Teen girl injured in accidental shooting

A teenage girl was seriously wounded in an accidental shooting in Taft last week and a now Taft man faces several felony counts. The victim was shot in the shoulder by an unregistered AR-15 type assault rifle at a "social gathering" on about 1 a.m. on July 27, Taft Police Sgt. Corey Beilby said.
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Attempted murder suspect to stand trial

The Taft man charged with attempted murder in connection with a July 2 stabbing has been ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing in Kern County Superior Court. Jose Manuel Ernesto Lopez, 21, was held to answer on all counts, including the attempted murder charge, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury and making criminal threats.
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Dollar General to build third store in Taft

Taft's third Dollar General store is going to be built on the east side of town. City official said earlier this year the company was looking for a location to build a third store in Taft but was still looking for a suitable site. Last week, City Planner Mark Staples...
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Fire destroys vacant house, damages home next door

Fire destroyed a vacant house and danged an occupied home next door in South Taft Saturday evening. No injuries were reported, and Kern County firefighters rescued numerous pets from the damaged house. The fire was reported at 5:20 p.m. on the 400 block of Montview. Arriving firefighters found the remnants...
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Taft Police activity for July 29-30

Occurred on Franklin Av. . Disposition: Towed Vehicle. Officer initiated activity at Fourth St/Center St, Taft. . Disposition: Animal Pickup. Occurred at Gardner Field Rd/Gas Company Rd. . Disposition: Report Taken. 6:14 Suspicious Circumstances. Occurred on San Emidio St. . Disposition: Checks Ok. 10:59 Disturbing the Peace. Occurred on Calvin...
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Taft Police activity for July 27-28

Officer initiated activity at North St, Taft. . Disposition: Completed. Occurred on Warren St. . Disposition: Report Taken. Occurred at Albertsons on Kern St. . Disposition: Warning (Verbal/Written). 8:01 Follow Up Investigation. Officer initiated activity at Rose Av, South Taft. . Disposition: Completed. 8:12 Follow Up Investigation. Officer initiated activity...
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