The column written by Bryant Baker (“Iconic landscapes threatened by drilling and fracking proposal,” Jan. 27) was in serious need of some “fact checking.” It was so far off base that I am surprised The Californian published it.
Although California’s state budget reserves have grown to a record high of more than $15 billion, new tax proposals keep popping up in Sacramento.
We have been here before, this time of political division and turmoil. Yet, because we live in the present, we tend to think of it as unique, but it’s a recurring part of human history.
A longstanding healthcare professional shortage is only expected to get worse as baby boomers reach retirement age, which will likely lead to greater difficulty finding a doctor and longer wait times when a doctor is found.
On Feb. 13, McFarland High School welcomed approximately 500 guests to its campus for the community launch of the Early College initiative through Bakersfield College. Students from all grades and their parents flooded the gym to learn more about how the McFarland High School students’ colle…
To expand their current learning theme, children from Karen Prather’s class at Del Vista Preschool in the Delano Union School District took part in a farmers market on Feb. 15.
Joanna Martinez was among the 800 or so people who packed the McFarland High School gymnasium last Wednesday evening to hear the good news for her children.
As we start the New Year with many activities and programs underway, it is one of my goals, as your supervisor, to introduce programs that will improve the quality of life within the community I represent.
The Region 10 Henry Greve Speech Contest for seventh and eighth grade students was held on Feb. 14 at the La Viña Middle School Lecture Hall.
Peddling green works. After watching Budweiser's 2019 Superbowl commercial-- the Clydesdales racing through wheat fields on Tejon Ranch, with wind turbines turning serenely in the background--I couldn't help but think, "Maybe Bud isn't so bad after all."
The Cesar Chavez High boys basketball Titans earned two wins last week to advance to the Central Section Division III semifinals on Wednesday.
More medical marijuana dispensaries withdrew their appeals to stay open at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 12, diminishing the chance that any cannabis storefronts will remain open in the county after May.
There are those who have committed crimes and other unethical activities who were caught and paid the consequences. Then there are those who got away with wrongful activity, or so it seems. Regardless of the outcome, nothing ever escapes the view of God.
The 69th annual Music Memorial concert is planned for 6:30 p.m Feb. 28 at the Delano High School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The traveling violations are not called. The defensive game is pretty much non-existent. And the Refs are part of the punchline.
Local medical marijuana dispensaries fighting to stay open did not get what they wanted during the first round of an appeals process that could reshape how cannabis is bought and sold in Kern County.
There was too much money on the line for the three dozen or so local executives in attendance to ask softball questions.
How do you humanely capture 19 full-grown tule elk in western Kern County and move them to the Owens Valley near Bishop?
After lions craving taquitos, a Mountain Dew-thieving cheetah and an environmentally conscious Melissa McCarthy, it was probably just a matter of time before the Budweiser Clydesdales put in an appearance at Tejon Ranch.
In an effort to bring college closer to home for Wasco residents, Bakersfield College announced it will offer adult education courses, advising, counseling, matriculation support and plans to offer complete services in the future at the Wasco Adult Education Center.
The family that owns about half of Kern County’s unprofitable gold and silver mine near Mojave has offered to buy the other half from the Canadian company running the operation.
The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science is all about proving that learning can — and should — be fun, no matter your age. With a new addition, the museum has one more way to do just that.
The Robert F. Kennedy cheer squad is entered in the United Spirit Association Nationals scheduled Feb. 22-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
As with almost everything else in our era of acidic political discourse, Americans passionately diverge on the essential meaning of American history.
Cal State Bakersfield players Justin Edler-Davis and Jarkel Joiner were looking forward to Feb. 9’s game against Texas-Rio Grande Valley to put what happened against New Mexico State on Feb. 7 behind them.
Back when Earle Murie and Laurette Ellis were first dating, movies cost 32 cents, fresh milk was delivered to one's front steps at the crack of dawn, and love songs were sweeter and a tad more innocent.
Sometime in life, you’ll experience or have experienced great disappointments, tragedies or setbacks. As long as you continue to exist in this world, you’ll have unfortunate events happen that will impact you.
A group of students in Delano are taking on a lot more than just school work. They are acting as advocates to better their community by raising awareness on unknown issues and encouraging their peers to get involved.
A group of high school students expecting to get a tour of the Kern County Public health facility got more than they bargained for on Feb. 6.
The national book tour kickoff of a significant children’s book about one of the co-founders of the United Farm Workers was held Feb. 8 on three Delano Union School District campuses.
The Cesar Chavez High Titans pulled out a 82-73 win in one of the most thrilling games of the 2018-19 basketball season against rival Robert F. Kennedy.
While it’s been great talking about Delano in this new feature, “Couch’s Corner,” I wanted to take this week to talk about another city whose residents read The Record: McFarland.
Perhaps you saw how those attending Tuesday night's joint session of Congress felt about President Trump's State of Union address. Perhaps you saw how the television pundits reacted.
The moment Ivan Garza stepped into the Robert F. Kennedy High weight room as an incoming freshman, only a few days after his eighth grade graduation, we knew we had something special. He was a kid that immediately grabbed our attention with his size, but very soon grabbed it with his work ethic.
Gilbert Martinez Jr. was honored at a reception at the Jefferson Center attended by about 150 family members, business associates and other friends. In January he completed 40 years of service with the city of Delano.
Recovery for the region hit by the most destructive wildfire in California history is expected to be long and hard, but some in Kern County have not backed down from the call for help.
In a continuing trend of local health-care consolidation, Kern Radiology Medical Group Inc. has been purchased by a Los Angeles outpatient medical imaging company touted as the largest company of its kind in the country.
After studying World War II and Africa the past two years for the Kern County Academic Decathlon, high-school students had a more groovy topic to learn about this year — the 1960s.
Kern Radiology's acquisition this week by Los Angeles-based RadNet will result in 173 layoffs in Bakersfield and Tehachapi effective April 1, according to an official letter that leaves open the possibility that some of those employees will be rehired.
It was another busy week making sure Delano is properly represented in Kern County. The highlight was the annual State of the County Address Jan. 30 at the Kern County Fairgrounds, where, as this year’s chair of the Board of Supervisors, I was honored to be able to do a report on the “state …