The annual Delano Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will take place Dec. 6, starting at 6 p.m. on Main Street. The theme is “A Delano Wonderland of Sounds and Light.”
A spiritual life and leaving a spiritual heritage should be essential to every theist or believer in God. As a professing Christian, I live by the principles outlined in the Scriptures to the best of my ability. I do not take the Scriptures, my God or my walk with God for granted. When Jesus…
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I did. District 4 staff and I attended Tony’s Pizza’s Thanksgiving Community Luncheon in Delano, where we, along with about 200 volunteers, helped serve the traditional holiday feast to about 600 attendees. Seventy turkeys were cooked to support this…
In this current political climate, I have been thinking lately about an early November day in 2008. Barack Obama was our new president in a historic election. Getting ready for work, I remember telling my wife, "Well, we didn't vote for him, but he is now our president. Let's give him the be…
Josiah Thomas served in the Navy for four years overseas and in San Diego, and when he finished his service in 2012, he decided to pursue his education.
The madness of Black Friday may have died down since stores started debuting their doorbuster deals on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, but that didn’t keep many Bakersfield residents from heading out to their local outlets to do some Christmas shopping.
Taft College freshman Nekol Dummett had a plan to cook up something special for classmates and staff members for Thanksgiving this year.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has raised concern over Kern County’s plans to build an emergency homeless shelter near downtown Bakersfield.
The Pond Running Club is seeking monetary donations to send 11 runners to the Junior National Olympics that will be held Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Kiwanis Club of Delano is seeking participants for the 33rd annual Festival of Carols, which will be co-hosted with the Key Clubs from Delano High School, Robert F. Kennedy High School and Wonderful College Prep Academy at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Delano High School auditorium.
In November, Delano Police Chief Robert Nevarez said the city received permission from Union Pacific Railroad to paint the "Sukit" graffiti painted on the bridge on High Street, south of Delano's downtown section, as part of his agency's Problem-Oriented Policing program.
Hundreds of volunteers turned out on a cold, wet Thanksgiving morning to be part of the new version of Delano's Thanksgiving Community Luncheon.
As we approach the holiday season, my office always wants to focus our efforts on giving back to the district. Last year, our office hosted a Warm Clothes Drive. We had tremendous success with donations considering it was our very first year. We donated warm clothes back into the communities…
Thanksgiving is a tradition in America where family and friends gather for a feast over a large meal. Regardless of how people spend Thanksgiving, I believe if we view things from God’s perspective, we can find much to be grateful for. Paul the Apostle writes, “in everything give thanks for …
Droves of friends and family attended funeral services on Nov. 26 for Kern County Sheriff Commander Ian Chandler, who passed away suddenly at the age of 48 on Nov. 17.
In an effort to capture as accurate a snapshot as possible of Kern County’s homeless population, the Board of Supervisors hopes to recruit more volunteers than ever before for January’s point-in-time count.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy is not hiding his angst and frustration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
A Delano resident was one of two men indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 21 for allegedly receiving more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine in a cargo truck.
Three Delano Police Department members have been recognized for their community efforts at the the Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation’s Officer of the Year event.
Although not surprising to its own team members, coaches and supporters, the No. 6 seed Robert F. Kennedy High Division 4 playoff odyssey is over after Friday's 27-7 loss to No. 2 seed Selma High.
The annual McFarland High Cougars vs. Delano High Tigers boys and girls basketball games held at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles went smoothly, as the two programs split games.
Fourth through eighth grade students from Delano Union School District converged upon Harvest Elementary School on Nov. 21 for the district’s Region 10 Oral Language Festival.
Delano Manong Larry Itliong's birthday on Oct. 25 was celebrated at schools in the Delano Union School District during commemoration of Filipino-American History Month.
The three-person Wedel household received two new presents Friday — in the form of R.J., 3, and Rose, 1 — just in time for the holidays.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an $8 million grant for Mojave Air and Space Port through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.
A Delano Wonderland of Sounds and Light is the theme of this year’s Delano Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade planned for Dec. 6 starting at 6 p.m. In recent years the parade has been on a Tuesday.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, church congregations from Pixley, Earlimart, Delano, McFarland and Bakersfield will gather under one roof for the Community Thanksgiving Service. The Delano First Assembly of God has allowed the use of its facility to host this event. At this service, various pastors/min…
On Nov. 15, a group of us traveled to Fresno to testify at a hearing of the California Transportation Commission. I was in attendance with Councilwoman Cathy Prout of Shafter and Councilwoman Olivia Trujilo of Arvin. Also in attendance was Ahron Hakami, who is the executive director of the K…
From a farmer's perspective, Kern County's top-grossing crop is performing better this year than it did last year. But that's the end of the good news as far as local table grape growers are concerned.
There were jokes and laughter, and there was even a moment of silence for a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy that recently passed away, but there was little mention of a scathing California State Auditor’s report at the Kern County Fair Board meeting on Monday.
The Kern County Sheriff's SWAT team responded to an incident Nov. 11 evening in Delano after reports that shots were fired inside a residence.
Robert F. Kennedy High defeated Templeton High on the road Friday night, winning 28-21 in a Division 4 quarterfinal battle.
Even though playoff football in the Delano area is still wrapping up, high school basketball is already in full effect.
Delano residents are bringing back the free Thanksgiving community luncheon later this month, but organizers still need volunteers to help make it happen for the event scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local advocates like myself with the American Cancer Society's policy affiliate were aghast to learn that the Kern County Board of Supervisors is backing away from efforts to pass protections desperately needed to keep our youth from a potential lifetime addiction to tobacco ("Kern superviso…
This week’s Couch’s Corner will focus on another positive asset in District 4. While others focus on the negative, it has been a delight to focus on the many positive things going on in Kern County. Today let’s talk about Grimmway’s 50th anniversary and the Farm-to-Fork Tour and Celebration …
As a student of the Scriptures for almost 40 years, I find the Bible is the most interesting book ever written. I have many books in my personal library but none compares to the insight within the pages of this ancient yet sacred book of books. In it contains the plan, mind and will of God f…
McFarland Unified School District and the Kern County Probation Department have started a new partnership aimed at providing additional safety and support services to McFarland schools.