Samantha Gonzales has been selected the Queen of the 75th annual Delano Harvest Holidays festival. She was chosen by a panel of judges at the Scarlett Oak room of the Adventist Health hospital facility Sept. 19.

The Delano Homeless Collaborative (DHC) has been such a success, it’s growing into Arvin. When a formula is working, why not repeat it? Take a group of community members who have passion and concern for the homeless, bring them into the same room, add some community leaders who can make a di…

Delano-area Supervisor David Couch voted to approve use of $1 million in coronavirus relief funds for the Housing for the Harvest program at the Sept. 15 Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting.

A woman motorist led Delano police on a slow-speed chase in a recreational vehicle on Sept. 23 before crashing and being arrested by officers, officials said.

By all accounts, there has been no significant jump in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day weekend and the spread of the virus continues to slow in Kern County. Three weeks past the early September holiday, new cases and hospitalizations in Kern remain on a downward trajectory, county data shows.

What is the chance local high school football will begin sooner than January, as major state universities are canceling spring 2021 football seasons and going back to a late fall season kickoff?

This year has been quite challenging for many. We’ve been hit with the unexpected pandemic, something none of us have experienced before. I’ve known some who were infected with COVID-19. Most have recovered. Some didn’t.

Doesn’t it seem as if the phrase “public safety” is a joke these days? I’m not talking about the performance of law enforcement; they are doing their jobs as best they can in the face of many hurdles. I support them and thank God that they’re there every single day.

Almost five years have passed since regional air quality regulators undertook a comprehensive analysis of pollution created by open burning of agricultural waste. What that means, under state law, is that it's time to do it again.

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Discussions are underway between Delano officials and the Wonderful Co. to move the city's airport hundreds of yards to the east, potentially allowing the region's largest agricultural employer to expand and create new jobs in the area.

Kern County officials pilloried Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order Wednesday accelerating California's transition away from oil and gas production and calling for a ban on most in-state sales of new internal-combustion vehicles within 15 years.

I recently was sent a poem by Susan Tamsi Melendrez, author of the poem “I am not forgotten.” This poem is a message to the murderers of those who have fallen as victims to their vicious acts of crime. I’ve been given permission by Susan to share it. The poem speaks volumes. Here it is:

The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network is pleased to announce Drive Thru Dental Screenings, said Jessica Carrillo, of the Kern County Children's Dental Health Network.

The pandemic has caused many changes to daily routines affecting people around the world. During these uncertain times, it is easy for our students to let stress and anxiety negatively affect their mindset. School provides structure and routine. It is a home away from home.

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Almonds finally overtook grapes as Kern County's most valuable crop, according to a new report that contained a few surprises pointing to fundamental shifts in local farming.

The Wonderful Co., known for its Wonderful brand pistachios, Halos mandarins, POM Wonderful juice and other products, announced Tuesday in a news release that it has chosen 15 nonprofit organizations and schools in the Central Valley to receive support from its COVID-19 relief fund.

This is a take on the age old question that older siblings have been pondering forever. Surely the wise and elegant stork that delivered me home is not the same demented or inebriated one that delivered my defective younger brother? So let’s take a look at electric vehicles and where they co…

A 47-year-old Earlimart man was killed Friday morning when he crashed his pickup truck after initiating a short pursuit with a California Highway Patrol officer.

An environmental review critical to Kern's frustrated efforts to streamline local oil permitting has cleared another hurdle as it heads for what could be a final vote of the county Board of Supervisors by the end of this year.

Our community needs to remember Nayeli Carrillo Gonzales (age 19), Adam Rene Guillen (age 21), Angel Manuel Haro Villareal (age 15), Abraham Ali Romero (age 16), Michael Ernesto Serrato Marroquin (age 21), Makeliah Rayann Osorno (age 11) and Elayna Saidee Dorig (age 12), who were victims of …

Recently, I met with Delano’s mayor, Liz Morris, and several other key community stakeholders to walk the streets of Delano. We were there to talk to neighbors of our recently funded Delano Navigation Center at 531 High St. We were there because we wanted to make sure the neighbors understoo…

Capitalizing on the enjoyment of fitness by the students in the district, the Delano Union School District Physical Education Department is presenting its first ever Virtual Field Day event called “Innergize!” on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Delano hospital’s new name – Adventist Health Delano – has received approval from federal agencies, the hospital’s president, David Butler, announced Wednesday, Aug. 9.

CSUB has made the cut for the annual U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Colleges report, which ranks 1,452 higher education institutions that offer bachelor's degrees.

While the Kern County Fire Department wants to explore the possibility of a potential merger with the Bakersfield Fire Department, BFD’s Chief Anthony Galagaza said late last week that his department is “not entertaining” any merger or consolidation of the two departments.

As Kern County's hospitals finally see a reprieve from the deluge of COVID-19 patients this summer, local medical professionals and administrators are bracing themselves for flu season.

Fires are raging throughout the state, driven by dry brush and too little rain. Our air quality, always worrisome at best, continues to rise into dangerous levels, only furthered by the smoke which is filling our air. The simple act of going outside is hazardous to our health. It’s climate c…

It’s election season, and voters, for the most part, are interested in the agenda of new candidates running for an open City Council seat. Voters deserve to know what positions candidates take and want to elect someone who best represents us, their constituents. It’s called transparency.