Friends of NRA 2019 Delano Annual Banquet
A new bill passed by legislators earlier this month would end the use of private prisons throughout the state, and could lead to the closure of the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield within a year, advocates say.
Kern County law enforcement agencies are working to enact a new policy that would lead to stricter punishments for some convicted of low-level crimes.
GEO Group Inc. has notified Kern County supervisors it intends to conduct a “mass layoff” at a prison in McFarland the state had announced it would stop using earlier this year.
Thanks to the Delano Community Alliance for its invitation to host its meeting this month. And thanks to Steve Kinsey for facilitating this monthly meeting. It’s a great chance for the community to get together and get an update on what’s going on with all the partners in the community. As w…
We asked new Robert F. Kennedy High School Principal Dolores Rodriquez what she is looking forward to in her new position and to reflect on her time as a longtime Delano Joint Union High School District employee.
I’ve been a student of the Bible for approximately 40 years. I describe the Bible as “the Sacred Scriptures.” I own a Bible dated 1639 where the title is described as such. I’m fascinated by the teachings within its pages. In it contains the mind and will of God.
It’s hard to imagine a sharper contrast between two famous people than Donald Trump and Mahatma Gandhi. Very little more needs to be said about our president than has already been said a thousand times on the world’s various news programs and talk shows. Relatively little is said about Gandh…
The final candidates for Delano Union School District’s Pioneer School Hall of Fame are introduced in this article. The ceremony will be this Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Frank M. Herrera Multipurpose Room at 1001 Hiett Ave.
The Delano Mosquito Abatement District would like to remind residents of Delano, McFarland, Earlimart, Richgrove and other areas within its boundaries to dump any unnecessary water from all sources.
Across the country, the lights will be on for after school programs as Delano Union School District’s Powerful Outcomes in Wellness, Education, and Recreation (POWER) program will host its annual Lights On Afterschool event Oct. 24.
Anyone who spent time near Ridgecrest during July's earthquakes and is experiencing flu-like symptoms — cough, fever, even rash and extreme fatigue — might want to get tested for valley fever.
Kern County officials are proposing a low-barrier homeless shelter about a block away from a location the city of Bakersfield recently stepped back from after property owners raised concerns.
Delano people serving education, city government and services and former local business owners are among the inductees into the Delano Union School District Pioneer School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Pioneer School, 1001 Hiett Ave. in Delano.
A new school year is well underway at Cal State Bakersfield, and President Lynnette Zelezny has one thing to say about it: it's going to be a busy year.
After a two-year wait, Delano High School cross country runners will be able to use the nine-lane, artificial track surface around a lit field for the first athletic use of the facility on Saturday. The track and infield as well as stadium lights and stands add up to a $2 million investment.
Homelessness is becoming the biggest issue in a lot of communities in California these days, and Kern County is no exception. The problem has become so acute that Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, came into town last week to facilitate a discussion on how to tackle the p…
All of us embrace a worldview. For those who believe in God, we take the worldview of a Creator. Depending on your religious persuasion, God is known by a variety of names. As a Christians or followers of Christ, we embrace the Bible as our guide. In it contains the mind and will of God for …
Deputies at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will soon have a new contract in place after the Kern Law Enforcement Association narrowly voted to approve the county’s proposal, the union announced late Sept. 4.
Beginning in her first year of teaching, Janice Vargas wanted to become a school administrator. She has taken the next step in her administrative career by being named principal of Delano Union School District’s Harvest Elementary School.
For Hernan Hernandez, executive director of Delano-based California Farmworker Foundation, looking over the several thousand participants at Dia De La Familia at Cecil Park Sunday afternoon, he could only reflect positively.
When one asks Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian what the 2019-20 school year looks like, she doesn't hesitate: "It's going to be our best year yet."
Delano Union School District’s Pioneer School Hall of Fame will grow by 11 members this year, including a husband and wife team, with the introduction of community members during the annual 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony later this month.
Depression is a mental health disorder affecting millions of people which causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest of things you once enjoyed. Depression can be brought on by a number of negative experiences in life if those situations are not properly dealt with. Not every…
Samantha Ballesteros, 17, a recent Delano High School graduate, and newly crowned Miss Filipina Teen International first runner-up, answers 12 questions about what she experienced and learned about herself.
Recently, I got the chance to meet with our Congressman TJ Cox to discuss ways to work together in our district. Congressman Cox’s congressional district overlaps Kern County’s District 4 significantly. Many of the same issues affect both our overlapping districts. Back in Washington, D.C., …
The Kern County Board of Supervisors have declared an end to the fiscal emergency that has been plaguing the county for the last four years.
When Kern High School District Trustee Janice Graves taught at Foothill High School five years ago, one of her male students had a violent seizure.
Nearly 7,500 students received their associate degrees from Bakersfield College in cavernous Rabobank Arena last May. Seventeen students were similarly honored in a modest, linoleum-floored multipurpose room Aug. 28 at Kern Valley State Prison west of Delano.
A host of personal and professional stresses were swirling around the life of former McFarland City Manager John Wooner before he disappeared in mid-May, only to be found dead late last month in the Kern River Canyon, according to a police investigation report made public Aug. 29.
YK America Group will hold a grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 for the new Grapevine Villa Luxury Apartments located at 775 S. Belmont St. in Delano.
HGTV crews and a group of more than 100 cheering volunteers marched up to the Rosedale home of Jessica Mosley and her five children last Thursday to deliver a major announcement: The family had been selected by hit reality TV show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to receive a new home.
Trustees of the Delano Joint Union High School District will have about a month to mull over what voting position they will take in a request from two Cesar E. Chavez High School freshmen girls in regard to the district’s stance in athletic transfers. There are also other students in the dis…
The Bible is a compilation of books, which demonstrate God’s love to His creation. Many have rejected His love for mankind when He demonstrated this on the cross through His Son Jesus (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
On Aug. 27, the Board of Supervisors adopted the fiscal year 2019/2020 budget. In addition, we also adopted a resolution declaring the end of the county of Kern’s fiscal emergency.
Minimal restrictions, ample land and a strong farming tradition have made Kern the state's No. 1 hemp-growing county in the four months since California began registering growers of the non-psychoactive form of cannabis.