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Some type of response was expected from the Board of Trustees of the Delano Joint Union High School District at the Aug. 13 meeting regarding a request of several students at the last board meeting to reconsider the district’s rule requiring a one-year sit-out for athletes who transfer to an…

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Earlier this month, Calgren Dairy Fuels in neighboring Tulare County celebrated the completion of its renewable natural gas facility in Pixley, an operation that’s gathering biogas from multiple dairy farms and turning it into pipeline quality renewable methane. I couldn’t be more pleased th…

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We have entered a time where the words of Jesus are becoming more apparent concerning “lawlessness.” This has to do with people living in disobedience, breaking the rules, having unruly lives, chaos, disorder, head-strong and total disregard to the laws of the land. The hearts of many are be…

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The State Water Project, commonly known as the SWP, is a lifeline for Kern County and California that each day delivers water to a large portion of Bakersfield’s homes and Kern County farms and business. The SWP helped make Kern County the number one agricultural county in the nation and ens…

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Aug. 6 was no ordinary day for students of the Delano Union School District. As they walked through the gates of the district's 12 schools, they were greeted with cheers and smiling faces from teachers, administrators and staff, who worked diligently throughout the summer to warmly welcome t…

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A new elementary school that will welcome around 600 inaugural Wasco students on Aug. 12 opened its doors July 30 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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One of the most prevalent issues in mental health throughout Kern County and the United States as a whole is the opioid epidemic. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 11.5 million adults misuse prescription opioids, and 1.9 million have opioid use disorder. Gen…

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CrossPointe Baptist Church of McFarland joined forces with the McFarland Unified School District, Greater McFarland Chamber of Commerce, McFarland Lions Club, Mariela Gomez from California Assemblyman Rudy Salas' office and San Joaquin (Continuation) Learning Center for a successful back-to-…

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I would think most people who are theists or believers in God would never take on the attitude of “hating on God.” The fact remains some do. Perhaps not in their words, but their actions will say it.

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Just recently, I travelled to Italy and Sicily for the trip of a lifetime and got some life lessons along the way. As I am born of Sicilian parents, it was as if I was returning home, to a place I barely knew. And the lessons learned I can bring back and share with you, lessons we need to le…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaking with reporters in western Kern after a tour of California's largest oil spill in years, withheld judgment on the incident July 24 and said he must balance the state's low-carbon future with the needs of communities economically dependent on petroleum production.

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Delano Stallions junior and senior teams played very well back on July 21, not losing a game during its first 7-on-7 football passing tournament to kick off its 39th annual season.

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When I think of Jesus Christ the Son of God, I remember all the good things He did recorded in the Gospels found in the New Testament. He showed compassion to the most despised people of His day. He loved everyone though He didn’t agree with all. He had no malice, hate or deceptive agenda. H…

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As the Kern County Fire Department Chief and Director of Emergency Services, I would like to thank our fire department personnel, local elected leaders and allied agencies for their assistance during the recent earthquakes in the city of Ridgecrest.

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The forces of left- and right-wing extremism are tearing the USA asunder. The radical left, as spearheaded by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders and others, unflinchingly propose socialist policies that have been repeatedly discredited in practice. They ignore the lasting damage to glo…

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Around the end of Saturday evening, Delano's 45th annual Philippine Weekend had one last bang for all its visitors, along with a spectacular fireworks show for neighbors living near Cecil Park, where the weekend Barrio Fiesta resided this past weekend.