Football in Delano is close to hitting its peak as two teams picked up league wins on Oct. 15. Both Cesar Chavez and Robert F. Kennedy high schools were heading into their final two regular season games of the season with wins, while Delano High School continued to struggle against their lea…

It’s common to see some little children act up or throw temper tantrums in public when they can’t get their way. However, when an adult child (18 years and over) tells their elderly parent(s) off with rude and insulting remarks, such verbiage is disrespectful. A mean and disrespectful son or…

With the giving season upon us, we will have so many opportunities to give. If you’re like me, sometimes you wonder where our donations actually go. For instance, it’s not unusual to walk up to a cash register at a grocery store and be asked if you want to donate to some cause. This week my …

The Hispanic-American experience was explored by students and staff at Delano Union School District’s Harvest Elementary School during September and early October. Students learned about accomplishments of Hispanic Americans during their classroom social emotional learning time.

To the Biblical student, the name Jezebel is attributed to an evil queen married to king Ahab of Israel (see 1 Kings 16). Jezebel convinced her husband to abandon worship to Jehovah God and introduced Baal worship to Israel. This was considered an abomination to the Lord God.

Frequently, I’ve reported on the status of the Delano Navigation Center as it was a project initiated from our office and now successfully serves the community and the homeless of Delano. As Delano is Kern’s second largest city, it was satisfying to initiate this effort, to bring in the stak…

McFarland High School celebrated homecoming the first week of October, beginning with a Monday rally to pump up the students and players. After all the games were played and the judging was completed, the juniors were the champions of the rally.

I recently read an article by Jenni Bergal (www.pewtrusts.org) on how deadly crashes on rural roads are prompting new safety efforts in the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill being debated in Washington, D.C. The article, although written to a national audience, had relevance for Kern…

An accusation is a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong. If an accusation is made against an individual, it may or may not be true. The ugly side of an accusation made by an accuser is that the accused is often viewed in a bad light, even though the accused may be…

Gurnoor Bhatti was crowned queen of the 76th annual Delano Harvest Holidays celebration and Morrison Dobere as king of the first-ever scholarship program including senior boys as well as senior girls.

This past week on Sept. 30 was the 66th anniversary of the fatal crash that killed James Dean on Highway 46. For those of you who remember, James Dean was an icon of the film industry and a bit of a folk hero. Between Paso Robles and Kern County, memorials to his life and his tragic accident…

Students and staff from Delano Union School District’s Harvest Elementary School honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11 during a presentation at the school on Friday, Sept. 10.

After a delayed and somewhat contentious opening for the Delano Navigation Center, things are looking brighter for the people of Delano and their homeless community. We haven’t solved the problem of homelessness in Delano, but at least we are doing something about it and getting some positiv…

Robert F. Kennedy High School earned their first win over in-town rival Delano High School during a Thursday night thriller last week. The Thunderbirds ended the game with a 41-14 victory over the Tigers, however the game was not as big of a blowout as it seems.

There are some elected officials who have a heart for their constituents and community. Then there are those who sit in an official capacity, abusing their authority, speaking down to their constituents and exchanging favors under the table. Such have their own agenda, pushing their own ideo…

The Kern County Board of Supervisors met last week and highlighted two water conservation programs available to Cal Water customers and also implemented a $3,000 premium pay to all county essential workers.

I ask this question to those who believe in the God of the Bible. While I recognize there are others with various religious persuasions outside of Christianity, I ask this question to those who say they believe in the God of the Bible. What makes you so sure God is real? Does the Bible have …

An evacuation order and shelter-in-place advisory early Sept. 3 were lifted hours after an on-site ammonia hazard was discovered at Solorio and Sons Cold Storage in Delano.

Two Delano men died Sept. 1 in a morning car crash south of Porterville along Road 192 north of Avenue 104.

In this week’s Couch’s Corner, I wanted to showcase a new and exciting recycling program in Kern County. Americans dispose of approximately 10 million metric tons of glass annually. Most of it ends up in the trash. Only about a third gets recycled. Glass has an unlimited life and can be recy…

As a Christian believer, I do believe in life after this current life. We are all living between two eternities. Our Lord Jesus spoke about eternal life for believers who have fully committed their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. And there is an eternity for those who rejected Christ …

Two Delano schools walked away with a win again in Week 2 as all three local teams took to the road. Delano and Robert F. Kennedy High School each earned their respective wins in blowout fashion, while Cesar Chavez felt the effects of COVID-19 in defeat.

This week, let me take time and discuss a very special visit that Kern County had from a high-level official in the state of California. In the community of McFarland, we received a visit from the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross. Last week, Ross visi…

Why does a woman continue to stay with a man who physically abuses, humiliates and insults her with vulgar language? Why does she permit a man to punch or hit her? Why doesn’t she leave or report him to the authorities? Why would a woman stay with a man who constantly goes out on her with ot…

Football in the city of Delano is back, as two of the three high schools pick up wins in Week 1 to begin their season. Both Robert F. Kennedy and Delano earned their first wins of the season.

Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, honored Fil-Bake Shop as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2021 Small Business of the Year, acknowledging their years of service giving back to Delano and supporting the Filipino community.

Delano police traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to arrest teenager Anthony Ray Torres in connection with the 6-month-old slaying at the Delano cemetery, officials announced last week.

The Kern County Department of Aging and Adult Services serves the community by responding to allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly and dependent adults. Also, Aging and Adult Services coordinates the delivery of in-home domestic services. The agency administers a senior nu…

Parents with strong principles and values should be the greatest influencers to their children. At home, children should learn what it means to respect their elders, treat others with common courtesy, form good manners, exercise integrity, learn what it means to respect law enforcement offic…