This week on Couch’s Corner, I’d like to recognize an organization, The True Love Tribe, and its third annual awards banquet held on Sept. 28. True Love Tribe may sound like an odd name for an organization but it is what it sounds like: an organization that fosters goodwill and social inclus…
Health officials have raised concern over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping due to a number of reported illnesses and lung damage linked to the use of this product. As of the writing of this article, there have been at least 1,080 injuries and 18 deaths connected to e-cigarettes, battery-po…
You can't really mention Delano Police Department without the words community involvement these days, and that's definitely a good thing for everyone.
Delano Junior Livestock Show entrants, youth from Delano and McFarland, earned $70,700.25 in the annual auction that takes place the weekend of Delano’s annual Harvest Holidays festival.
A teacher at McFarland High School has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of a student, according to the school district.
The Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated will present PIZZAZZ 2019 at the Marriott Convention Center on Nov. 2 with doors opening at 10 a.m. for shopping, a luncheon and fashion show.
Except for about two minutes Friday night, the first ever "King of the Cats" football rivalry game lived up to its billing.
The Delano Junior Stallions football team looked really sharp in its red and blue uniforms Saturday night for its annual homecoming contest against the Woodlake Tiger Cubs.
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving 30 million children each day, Delano Union School District schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week through Friday.
When you sit down for a conversation with Joanna Trigo, science teacher and academic coach for the Delano Union School District, you can see why many teachers describe their work as a calling or a vocation: she has a missionary-like passion for what she does — this is someone who loves scien…
If pistachios were a football team — and sometimes it does seem like they compete against almonds — they would be climbing the tree-nut power rankings.
The widening of the last two-lane stretch of road on Highway 46 between Bakersfield and the Central Coast could be put on hold if a Caltrans proposal is approved.
The private company that runs Taft Correctional Institution, a minimum security federal prison, announced the federal government will shut down the prison as of Jan. 31, 2020.
I recently learned of the Housing Authority of Kern’s (HAKC) concept of using farm labor camps it owns in Shafter and Lamont to house about 50 homeless women from Kern County temporarily this winter. Having no more details than that, I let a member of the Shafter community know. Within days,…
I remember a saying that goes like this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As I grew older, that phrase is not true for everyone. Words can either heal or wound.
“Tons of fun” at the Kiwanis pumpkin patch at Heritage Park from Oct. 16 through Oct. 30 is promised by the Delano Kiwanis Club, according to a release from publicist Steve Kinsey.
Students in Jessica Villalobos' moderate to severe special education class at Pioneer School just want to be like everyone else.
Kern County officials are considering a vaping ban following a recent spate of injuries that have been linked to usage of e-cigarettes.
During the Cesar Chavez High Titans homecoming game against Arvin High School Friday night, Daniel Savoie and Nancy Sanchez were crowned king and queen.
Robert F. Kennedy High Thunderbirds were all business Friday night, as they beat Wasco High Tigers 45-7, continuing their undefeated season.
In the last three months, McFarland Unified School District took advantage of low interest rates and saved property owners more than $1.3 million.
The Retirement Housing Foundation Harold Olson Rotary Village celebrated its 55th anniversary in Delano on Oct. 2 and honored several residents and volunteers.
The Delano Police Department received a $40,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a one-year enforcement and education program.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey concludes oilfield activity has lowered the quality of groundwater in western Kern County, making it saltier and possibly affecting nearby irrigation sources but not harming drinking water.
Delano’s 74th annual Harvest Holidays festival kicks off tonight with the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Street Fair in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Main Street from 5 to 9 p.m.
It’s encouraging to see others reporting on the good work happening in the Delano community. Hats off to Bryana Lozoya for her excellent article in the South Kern Sol recently about some Kern County road improvements planned in the Delano area, in particular Lytle Avenue. She gives credit to…
Have you ever opened up to someone thinking you could trust them? Then you later find out they spread your information to people who have no business knowing your business. Such individuals have zero respect for any confidential information you shared with them. Trust and confidentiality are…
About 150 community members, including about 20 dignitaries, came out Friday morning for the grand opening of the first phase of the Grapevine Villa Luxury Apartments in Delano.
Anyone who knows about the livestock competitions at the Kern County Fair knows how coveted a belt buckle is.
McFarland High School Cougar football battled Cesar Chavez High School for a first half stalemate, but the Titans would win overall in the second half, 42-21.
McFarland Unified School District and Bakersfield College were invited to present at sixth annual California Coalition of Early and Middle Colleges Dual Enrollment Summit Sept. 19-20 in Riverside.
Remember the headline on the cover of The Californian's June 2 edition? Placed beside a picture of what was thought to be harmless industrial hemp, it read, "Relax. This is not actually weed growing near Arvin."
For Andrea Valladolid, Sept. 24 gave her a chance to enjoy time with her grandkids outside in her neighborhood for the first time in years.
Kern agricultural powerhouse The Wonderful Co. on Sept. 26 announced the second-largest gift ever to a U.S. academic institution: three-quarters of a billion dollars to fund cutting-edge research on environmental sustainability.
, in partnership with The Community Action Partnership of Kern, is taking a lead in ensuring Delano-area families have free access to healthy, fresh produce.
Kern County recorded its second hospitalization for vaping-related illness on Sept. 25 and local officials issued a call for all county residents to heed state and federal warnings and stop vaping immediately.
This week on Couch’s Corner, I want to share details about a specific volunteer opportunity to benefit the Delano community. As we wrap up the summer and move toward the fall and winter seasons, the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching fast. During the Thanksgiving holiday, giving back to tho…
I grew up with moral ethics. I was taught to respect my elders and show common courtesy to others. Even if I strongly disagree with another individual, I was not to engage in a witch hunt.
Back in October 2018, Kern County District 4 Supervisor David Couch announced a new outreach effort to combat the growing homelessness problem in his district, including Delano, McFarland and Wasco.