Delano’s Toys for Tots program organized through the Marine Corps. is off and running again for the 25th year.
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.
It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting colder. The season is getting merrier. And for those who might want to warm things up a little with a crackling fire, it’s time to check before you burn.
A new report shows market conditions in local agriculture are generally stabilizing — though not improving much — as investors in Kern County farmland take in the bad news about upcoming restrictions on groundwater pumping and, to a lesser degree, lower commodity prices and a continuing labo…
The Kern County Board of Supervisors pulled back from a potential vaping ban at a meeting Nov. 5, calling efforts to limit the use of e-cigarettes premature.
Everything we do, everything we believe is about creating HavoCC on the basketball court. One of the ways we do it is by working hard to be the best conditioned team in the section. The focus of this year’s off-season training program was to build endurance, speed and strength.
For the second time in three years, Delano has two high school football teams headed to the second round in the CIF Central Section playoffs.
Monte Harrelson, Delano's American Legion Hall commander, and Casey Rhodes, the hall's adjunct, had a long list of "honey-dos" to help give the almost century-old building a boost.
California's high-speed rail agency on Friday finalized a route between Shafter and Bakersfield, allowing it to move forward with acquisition of property including the long-awaited purchase of Golden Empire Transit District's F Street headquarters.
The Delano Police Department has requested criminal charges against football players from Delano and Mission Oak high schools following an investigation into a brawl that broke out at a game last week.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, and community partners in Kings and Kern counties concluded a week of successful Trunk or Treat celebrations throughout the Valley including Delano.
Despite Delano Police Department's best efforts of community-based involvement programs, it's not always coming up roses on Delano streets.
Each week we fill Couch’s Corner with stories and happenings from District 4 and, in particular, Delano. One might think that the duties of your Kern County supervisor are limited to district activities but that is not so. The business of running the county includes so many things — balancin…
Many would say they have a belief in God. Some may be dedicated to their faith while others take it casually. There are those who know about God but will not take time to study the Bible.
More than $1.7 million in street improvements in Delano are set to conclude in November, reports Roman Dowling, public works director/city engineer for Delano.
While watching the Democratic debates and trying to muddle through all the different ideas from the presidential candidates, I had an “out of the box” epiphany. Without going into detail about all of the candidates' positions, or their fundamental political ideologies, I noticed that one par…
California's future depends on a strong Latino middle class, one researcher suggests, but the group has been struggling in categories such as income distribution, education, housing and employment and entrepreneurship.
Delano High School officials said Sunday they will continue to investigate an alleged Friday night game attack along the Tigers' sideline by at least 16 uniformed Delano football players against a lone Mission Oak player.
Recently the smells of homemade menudo and pozole were in the air at the third annual Menudo and Pozole Cook-Off and Silent Auction at the Jim White "Blanco" Park in McFarland.
Diana Shalabi had to be sure. She was 15 when she told her dad she needed cash for a high school football game. Actually, it was for pregnancy tests. Test after test confirmed the news she wasn’t ready to face.
The Cesar Chavez Titans have claimed the title of best team in Delano after beating Robert F. Kennedy 21-17 in a game that wasn’t decided until the final "extra" play of regulation.
The U.S. Department of Justice will reevaluate a plan to shutter the Taft Correctional Institute and has stopped the drawdown of inmates there, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has announced.
I got the chance to speak at the second annual Civil Rights for Immigrants Conference recently Oct. 16 at Hodel’s. It was an honor to be invited by the host, the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA), to welcome the attendees (about 280 people) from around the country. The following is…
A character named Polonius (who was William Shakespeare’s chief counselor to King Claudius in "Hamlet") said, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be. For loan oft loses both itself and a friend.” To put it plain, “if you loan money to a friend, say ‘goodbye’ to the money and the friendship.” Lo…
New numbers coming in from water districts to the Kern Groundwater Authority show a groundwater overdraft of 249,644 acre-feet a year — and that’s a good thing.
When a medical call came in on June 24, 2015, to assist an intoxicated man at a trolley station, San Diego firefighter Ben Vernon thought it would be a routine situation.
Kern County’s plan to reduce homelessness by jailing low-level offenders has raised concern among mental health experts who say the tactic will do more harm than good.
The Greater McFarland Chamber of Commerce held its annual Evening of the Stars gala and announced winners of the business awards.
The Delano Police Department is launching a gun violence response operation in following multiple shootings throughout the last two months.
Three local high school volleyball teams will begin their trek through the CIF Central Section playoffs next week: Cesar Chavez High, McFarland High and Robert F. Kennedy High.
We asked sophomore Fresno State cheerleader Marlie Ruanto 15 questions related to college life and her background as a two-year veteran of the cheer squad.
Through the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, staff and parents, Delano Union School District students are exceeding county averages on the 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
Delano Stallion youth football cheerleaders have been struck by a theft that has left the organization about $3,000 short in its fundraising.
A $50,000 grant received by Migrant Region 14 will assist the Delano Union School District Migrant Department in building bi-literacy skills in children ages 3-5.