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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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The holiday season has kicked off in Delano, McFarland and surrounding areas with the annual launch of Toys for Tots.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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).