DELANO — Officials have confirmed the ages — 11 and 12 years old — of the two girls who died in a Thursday night shooting that also left three others injured in a north Delano neighborhood.
The Kern County Department of Human Services, in partnership with First 5 Kern, the Kern County Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Bakersfield Police Department and California Highway Patrol, is recognizing July as Purple Ribbon Month.
The graduation procedures for the three comprehensive high schools of the Delano Joint Union High School District have had the format changed.
Though COVID-19 is dominating the headlines, I wanted you to know that the work in District 4 continues. This week, we have a few successes to report on that will help the people of Delano and make Delano a better place to call home. Even though Delano is an incorporated city that manages ma…
We all have our faults, failures, shortcomings and character flaws. However, some won’t admit to having them. Interestingly, the Bible points out how some people think they are right in their own eyes (Proverbs 16:2; 21:2).
DelanoNow.com was founded on the principle of highlighting our local students and athletes way back in 2008. My wife, Maria's, great idea!
The Delano Joint Union High School District has decided to hold a drive-thru alternative graduation ceremony for its three high schools "in an effort to comply with County Health Department recommendations and State guidelines," according to the district.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement on June 16 with Community Action Partnership of Kern for $2 million to enhance local safety net services by delivering basic food boxes to citizens vulnerable to infection by the COVID-19 virus.
The California Strategic Growth Council on June 25 awarded more than $16 million to the city of McFarland and Milestone Housing Group for the construction of the Sherwood Avenue Family Apartments.
For the first time since 2006, the Kiwanis Club of Delano and the city of Delano will not have an outdoor fireworks show due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The state Attorney General's Office is investigating whether California agricultural employers are doing enough to protect their workforce from the spread of COVID-19.
Inspired by his friend’s success in Los Angeles with scanner chasing and selling footage to local news stations, Bakersfield native Alexander Rodarte tried his luck in his home market with his Facebook page, Califield Lives, in 2018.
More than 20 million children in America live in a home without a father. Millions more children don’t receive the support (emotionally speaking) from a father who is present in the home. It’s been said if “fatherlessness” were a disease, it would be an epidemic and declared a national emergency.
Those interested in applying for the Delano Harvest Holidays Queen pageant must contact chairperson Maizy Garza as soon as possible as only the first 12 candidates for the scholarship program will be accepted.
In recent months, communities across the United States have witnessed health care workers’ commitment to improving the health of their patients and fellow community members. Everyday our health care providers in Kern County assist residents of underserved communities receive the preventative…
Independently owned local restaurants have been the primary beneficiaries of Kern's pandemic recovery program, followed by insurance agencies, bars and real estate offices, as the county prepares to distribute the remaining three-fifths of a fund lenders say has already helped the area's economy.
Jose Cota, of Robert F. Kennedy High School, and Bryan Hernandez, of Delano HIgh School, were named the recipients of Delano Energy Center’s seventh annual college scholarship program.
Arvin and Lamont, two small, poor and predominantly Hispanic communities in Kern County, have seen some of the highest rates of COVID-19 countywide.
As the CIF delays its ruling on the upcoming fall sports season, football fans in Delano are beginning to lose what little hope they have left of an actual 2020 season.
Southern California Gas Co. and the Latino Restaurant Association held a meal distribution event June 15 at Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center.
I remember back to about 1986. One of my best friends, Jerome, dropped by our house before he, his wife and their three beautiful babies were driving from Tucson, Ariz., to Indiana. That's where his wife, Charlene, was from, and they were going to move there.
Delano Police Department saved more than 100 lives by collecting 37 units of blood during the June 18 blood drive at the agency's headquarters.
The absence of magazines, toys and other people in the waiting room might come as a shock to some patients, but that won't be their first indication that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the experience of going to see a dentist.
A determination earlier this year that California has missed federal highway safety targets in recent years has renewed criticisms that Sacramento is prioritizing climate change policies over driver safety and jeopardizing completion of important transportation projects in Kern County.
One’s life story begins at home. A life trajectory is profoundly affected by the presence or absence of a committed father in a child’s life, whether biological or not. This sacred relationship between father and child is recognized as essential to a stable community that every country in th…
The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced masks would be required in most public spaces, Kern County officials remained in the dark about how such an order would be enforced.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has provided its own guidance to local school districts planning to safely reopen this fall.
With the summer months starting to get into full swing and triple-digit temperatures heading to the Fourth District, our office is pleased to announce that cooling centers will be open again this summer. Please see the attached information below. Our office will notify you what days and loca…
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has finished a draft environmental impact statement for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino proposed for a 306-acre plot of land just west of Mettler.
A growing sense of dread that Kern County’s 19 skilled nursing facilities are not doing enough to stop the spread of coronavirus left local officials scrambling for answers during the June 16 Board of Supervisors meeting.
There will be an absolute public auction live onsite and online of Union Pacific Railroad surplus equipment starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Delano Union School District announced that April Gregerson, assistant superintendent for instructional programs, has been selected as the Administrator of the Year in the area of curriculum and instruction by the West Kern Chapter of the Association of California School Administrators.
The line outside the HomeGoods store on Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield Friday afternoon presented a kind of cross-section of local attitudes toward what seemed an unsettled question of whether people should wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you missed the sounds of weights hitting the ground, the stinky smell of sweat and the feeling of pure adrenaline and strength, Kern County's latest reopening stage has brought back a comfort for many: fitness facilities.
Slumping employment levels during the coronavirus crisis has provided the California High-Speed Rail Authority an opportune moment to tout a new job-creation milestone in the Central Valley.
Kern County is no longer meeting state thresholds for managing COVID-19 transmission as of June 11 and is now one of 11 counties on a state watchlist.
Recent events have demonstrated that we are still a divided nation. It doesn’t have to be this way in Kern County. In my years of political experience, I have seen and talked to folks from all over the county. I have heard from them what matters, and I have listened. My findings will not sur…