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At the Delano Homeless Collaborative meeting May 9, a small group of Delano stakeholders and some key members from the Kern County Collaborative met to discuss several initiatives started by the group and working toward completion.

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The phrase “separation of church and state” cannot be found in the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. In fact, it is not found in any of our nation’s founding documents. Related to government, the phrase first appeared in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury…

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In 2014, I was given a multiple diagnosis of MCTD (a form of lupus) arthritis in my knees and to top it off, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), another autoimmune disease which causes the bony plates in the spine to grow and fuse the vertebrae together. It also causes a constant pain in the sciati…

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The TRUTH Forum happened this past Monday night and Tuesday morning at the Board of Supervisors Chambers. It was long and at times tense but successful. We had great attendance, a lot of public input and solid interaction between the public, the supervisors and the Kern County Sheriff’s Offi…

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Delano Joint Union High School District partnered with Special Olympics Kern County to encourage athletic sportsmanship in every athlete on May 3.

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This coming Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, the Board of Supervisors will be hosting TRUTH forums, and this is your opportunity to speak to us on matters relating to immigration and in particular the county’s interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The forum is special…

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The 34th annual PRCA Stampede Days Rodeo opened Friday and continued Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Entering its 34th year, it's also known as “The Biggest Little Rodeo in California” in large part because of the high number of participants that compete. The purpose of the rodeo is…

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The Bible speaks about the religious groups known as the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes. Certain leaders of these groups challenged the words of Jesus when He was on earth. They stirred up strife with lies and fault finding against the Lord. Those religious people were fixated on the Lord …

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The photo of the Chabad rabbi tending to his congregation despite his wounds and exhorting all humanity to embrace the light and fight hatred attests to his courage and resolve. The tragic death of a longstanding member of the Chabad community in protecting him from further injury demonstrat…

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Sgt. Mario Nunez remembered it happening as clear as day. Pulling up in his patrol car about 17 years ago in the neighborhood along Delano's Dover Place between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue. What was unfolding in front of the Delano Police officer? A huge fight between two families with a long …

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The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka last week was the largest of its kind since Sept. 11. Many of us were lulled into thinking that the defeat of ISIS in Syria and the pause in large-scale bombings across the world portended a steady and inevitable decline in the allure of radicalized Islam.

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McFarland High School's agriculture business program has been awarded the State K12 Strong Workforce Program Grant in the amount of $45,356 to support the program's Sustainable Ag Business Project planning.

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Delano Union School District track and field students brought home honors after top finishes in their events at the Kern County Meet held April 27 at Bakersfield’s Liberty High School.

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Valley fever, the often harmless, yet sometimes deadly respiratory disease endemic to Kern County, killed six people and infected nearly 3,000 in Kern County last year, the highest number of diagnosed cases since 1992, local public health officials announced April 24.

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A lone yellow butterfly was flying through the trees and garden at Cal State Bakersfield's Alumni Park April 24. Floating above koi fish and turtles in the park's pond, it seemed to admire a group of people gathered to celebrate the life of a student gone too soon, but who left a lasting leg…

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This is the time of year when it’s fun to be your county supervisor. A quick look at the calendar shows much is happening throughout District 4 including Delano and McFarland. Springtime is filled with cleanups, picnics, events, holidays and activities, and as your county supervisor, my staf…

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The north end of Cecil Park was dedicated to the children of Delano Union School District’s Princeton Preschool during the preschool center’s celebration of Día del Niño April 26.

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Delano’s Cinco de Mayo fete kicks off tonight with the carnival at Memorial Park open from 5 to 9 p.m. Carnival grounds are to remain open Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 11 p.m.