Everyone has an opinion on politics, religion, sports, music, careers, world events, etc. Between family and friends, there are at times opposite opinions. Each will share their opinion, critiquing the other side in favor of their own preference. There is nothing wrong with a respectful disa…

On Tuesday, July 13, at about 10:30 p.m., Delano police officers responded to the area of County Line Road and Patton Street regarding multiple reports of shots fired in the area.

Motivational speakers are often heard encouraging people to reach their goals or “dream big.” While there is nothing wrong to set goals in life, life can throw tragic situations our way. It could be the loss of a job, a cheating spouse, a divorce, a betrayal of trust, a severe medical report…

On July 2, 2020, the young lives of Makeliah Rayann Osorno, 11, and Elayna Saidee Dorig, 12, were cut short by an individual who shot into the front yard of a home located on Oleander Street in Delano where a crowd had gathered for a birthday party. Makeliah and Elayna were innocent young gi…

In vehicles including a bicycle and a low-rider Cadillac, Delano Union School District honored 18 of its retirees during a drive-thru ceremony June 10 at the district office.

July Fourth brings the celebration of Independence Day with the display of fireworks. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Thirteen American colonies severed their political connections with Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the col…

Valley residents can receive cash back and help improve air quality and quality of life by replacing gas-powered yard care equipment with zero-emission, electric alternatives through the Valley Air District’s Clean Green Yard Machines: Residential Program (CGYM).

The Robert F. Kennedy baseball team claimed its first CIF Central Section title this past Friday in a dominant 19-0 win against opponent Fresno Christian. The valley title game served as the capstone to the single greatest season of baseball in RFK history.

I often hear the term “bigotry” used very loosely. It appears if one does not agree with the philosophical point of view being presented, the one in disagreement is labeled a “bigot.” This is unfair to label a person as such just because they do not see “eye to eye” on a given subject.

Delano Union School District held graduation ceremonies for eighth graders from Almond Tree Middle School, Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy, La Viña Middle School, and Pioneer School earlier this month.

Last year, state and local governments nationwide encountered a once in a generation global pandemic. Our community remained resilient, and the Kern County Department of Public Health ensured combating the virus was a top priority with the successful implementation of the state’s vaccination…

Many children today grow up without their biological father. I speak of those men who walked out on their children. This is an epidemic in society. Children need their mom and dad to teach them what dignity, respect and honor look like in their home. A man should never deny his own children …

In this week’s Couch’s Corner, I’d like to take the time to highlight the city of McFarland’s new police chief, Kenny Williams. Already, his positive impacts on the community since he was appointed are a testament that he was the best fit for improving public safety in McFarland.

Most people enjoy the Fourth of July celebration and the display of a fireworks show in our community. The purpose of this celebration is to commemorate the Declaration of Independence from British Rule of the 13 sovereign states on July 4, 1776. This document was signed by representatives o…

Memorial Day is often highlighted as a three-day weekend where people get together and have barbecues, travel, go to the beach or spend time relaxing. The significance of this occasion has lessened with an upcoming generation of young people. Perhaps it is due to their lack of understanding …

For years I have been proud that I was a classmate of Leamon King, a 1954 Delano High graduate. As I assembled this column item on King, I realized that I really did not know him very well but admired him from afar. Correct pronunciation was “Leamon as in Demon.”

A new, first of its kind app launched recently by the California Air Resources Board shows Californians when and where prescribed fires are being planned so they can prepare for potential smoke impacts.

Some years ago, I had just been elected to the Bakersfield City Council (November of 1998). I remember a feeling of great responsibility with this new public sector world ahead of me. In early 1999, I attended an educational forum for the new city council members and new mayors organized by …

Sharing their Filipina heritage, and 20th Avenue as a border to both their schools, Delano Union School District’s Kern County Teachers of the Year were honored by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in early May.

The McFarland Unified School District Junior High celebrated its annual eighth grade graduation ceremony on May 26.

After 39 years of barbering services to this great city of Delano, Bert B. Delarmente Sr. is retiring.

“Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air” will return to the skies over Delano as part of the new and exciting aerial fireworks show being planned for the 2021 Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Delano and the city of Delano.