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Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the firing of California's top oil regulator after environmental activists reported a recent spike in state fracking permits and allegations that senior officials within the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources own stock in petroleum companies they oversee.

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Developers of the Amazon distribution center under construction next to Meadows Field Airport are being required to carry out a number of substantial improvements to nearby roadways, plus pay $1.4 million into a regional transportation fund to help minimize the project's impact on local traffic.

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Kern and every municipality within its borders stands to lose a degree of local control over their housing approval processes after state officials concluded not even one government in the county has made sufficient progress toward permitting affordably priced homes and apartments.

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On Saturday at the Cesar E. Chavez High School auditorium, the 2019 Miss Philippine Weekend pageant was held and crowned its Queen: Zhakeila Cabico

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Recently, I found myself in a dialogue with individuals living outside of California saying the judgment of God was on California and advising us who live here to move out. This was due to the recent earthquakes. I was appalled by their stern and condescending remarks. Some pretend to have a…

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Delano Union School District was recently informed of the passing of Milton “Milt” Woolsey, Ph.D., who served as district superintendent from 1991 to 2002.

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This week, I would like to discuss this year’s 45th annual Philippine Weekend. Known as one of the longest-running Filipino cultural festivals in California, Philippine Weekend serves a purpose of preserving the city’s Filipino heritage. The city of Delano has the ninth largest Filipino popu…

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We are amazing tool makers. We have used our observations of the natural world and our reason to create technologies and devices that have taken us to the moon and linked us instantaneously across the globe. Yet for all this tool-making progress we have not learned how to respect and love ot…

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I applaud Police Chief Robert Nevarez’s decision not to proceed with the proposed contract for implementing facial recognition and automatic license plate reading technology with Vigilant Solutions.

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This week I want to talk about a new effort our office is undertaking to build trust in our District 4 communities. In particular, the sentiment expressed to our office is that some who may be a victim of a crime, or a witness, may be afraid to report crimes due to their immigration status. …

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I grew up with an understanding of how to respect elders and those in authority. I learned to show common courtesy, say “thank you” or “excuse me” in proper situations. We opened the door for ladies. We were not to talk back to our parents or teachers in school. We stood in our classroom as …

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July 4 brings the celebration of Independence Day. Most celebrate with fireworks. In short, the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colo…

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Delano police officers along with agents from Kern County Probation, state parole and other police agencies made mid-afternoon house calls to some Delano residents who just happened to be on parole and probation.

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For this day’s column I had in mind a couple of routes to go for the lead item until I ran across Andrew Mendoza and he alerted me to the death the day before of Anthony Martinez.

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I wanted to use this week to wish everyone a Happy and Safe July 4! We have a great country and a great county and this is the day to celebrate both, with our families and friends. My office so wants to be a part of this celebration across our district that we have helped sponsor Independenc…

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The latest gasoline tax out of Sacramento, a levy of 5.6 cents per gallon took effect Monday, is fueling discussion locally over how to pay for road repairs, reduce traffic and otherwise improve the state's sprawling transportation infrastructure.

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One detainee has contracted chickenpox at the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility, according to the Kern County Public Health Department, and officials at the detention center appear to be taking precautions to prevent the contagion from spreading.