The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested two Delano men on Feb. 18 on suspicion of possessing, selling and trafficking $110,000 worth of the deadly drug fentanyl.
Delano Union School District’s Harvest Elementary School set the world ablaze with kindness with activities centered around this topic during February.
After a highly competitive selection and recruitment process, the city of McFarland announced the appointment of its new police chief, Kenny Williams, effective Feb. 22.
Last week, McFarland school employees, students, friends and family paid tribute to Ada Oralla Diaz, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer, at a memorial celebration at Kern Avenue Elementary School, where she taught for two decades.
Delano Union School District Food Services staff showed their Valentine’s Day spirit on Wednesday, Feb. 10. They decorated their drive-thru location with festive Valentine’s Day decor.
California's COVID-19 positivity rate is a key indicator of community spread and as of last week, the seven-day positivity rate is 6.4 percent and the 14-day positivity rate is 7.2 percent.
On Feb. 5 at about 1 p.m., Judge Robert S. Tafoya’s staff put together a quick drive-thru parade led by the local Kern County firefighters, Delano police, sheriff’s deputy vehicles, detectives and members of his staff and friends.
On Jan. 26, members of the Delano Police Officers Association donated $2,000 to Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Brian Aguilar.
With projects ranging from color’s effect on taste buds, to pH levels in liquid, to which foam shapes reduce noise the most, Delano Union School District scientists in grades four through eight demonstrated their experiments and findings during the district's first Virtual Science Fair held …
Construction is underway for a truck scale at the McFarland-Delano Transfer Station. This project consists of installing and furnishing a truck scale and painting traffic stripes and pavement markings.
Student events in the Delano Union School District are alive and well as pupils from district schools competed through Zoom in the district’s Region 10 Oral Language Festival held the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 14.
Thirty-four years spent in any career is a noteworthy accomplishment, and Delano Police Chief Robert Nevarez is grateful to have had a fortunate career. The now 56-year-old chief of police has spent more than half of his life as a civil servant, and with crime in the city of Delano being at …
Delano Union School District leads with a heart when looking at the needs and successes of students and families through social-emotional learning.
As a Delano native, Gene has asked me to write this column documenting what has become a surprising and unexpected viral internet phenomenon: After more than 40 years of struggle with being fat, I got skinny.
In June 2020, Brian Aguilar was doing typical 5-year-old boy things: playing with his Blank Panther action figure, playing with his cousins and, yes, even getting into trouble with his parents.
Jollibee is the latest Delano Marketplace/The Vineyard business to open recently, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the second restaurant to open in less than a month, a developer said this week.
In a usual year, the McFarland Police Department takes children shopping for Christmas and offered holiday gift assistance for needy families in McFarland.
Browning Road STEAM Academy received a generous boost to its efforts to engage students during distance learning with a $5,000 donation from a local community philanthropist Idalia C. Ablin.
When he had the coronavirus, Alberto Aguado spent several lonely, harrowing days in the hospital, wondering if he would come out on the other side. When he tried to breathe, he said it was as if someone had their hands around his throat.
For Mario Nunez, it has been a labor of love for nearly three decades organizing the event that always brings smiles to the scores of children helped every year.
The first "new" Delano City Council meeting on Dec. 7 installed Bryan Osorio as mayor and newcomer Veronica Vasquez as mayor pro-tem, both nominated by fellow council newcomer Salvador Solorio-Ruiz.
At McFarland Unified School District’s Dec. 15 school board meeting, the district recognized the McFarland Lions Club for their ongoing support of McFarland schools.
McFarland City Council members appointed a new city clerk, Francisca Alvarado, then gave the oath of office to three winning election members earlier this month.
A settlement agreement between the California Department of Justice and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was met with mixed reactions the day after its announcement.
December is already the most stressful time of the year for many Americans, but add a pandemic into the mix and the stress can be too much to handle.
A new documentary series immortalizes a successful effort in Kern County to persuade local landlords to step forward and offer housing to people living on the street.
A couch on the side of the road, an old refrigerator tossed in a vacant lot, trash piled up at a highway exit — these are all common sights for many Bakersfield residents.
Methane produced at Central Valley dairies is about to take a mainstream role in California energy alongside solar and wind even as the state wrestles with questions about whether the fuel advances the state's environmental and climate-change objectives.
The COVID-19 global pandemic continued to add its twist to every-day activities, including the swearing in of the winning candidates for the Delano Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees last week.
Close to $1 billion flowed directly to businesses in Kern County this year as part of the Paycheck Protection Program meant to keep small businesses afloat amid the economic fallout of the pandemic, according to federal data released earlier this month.
Large investments are being made in the high-tech labs and experimental ag fields where Kern County scientists breed new varieties of fruit to help farmers around the world adapt to shifting consumer tastes, developing markets and changing climates.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management raised $54,254.52 this week through a series of seven online auctions totaling a little more than 4,133 acres of federal oil and gas property in Kern County.
Decorated with colorful lights and garland, the Christmas tree looked innocent enough sitting in the corner of the room. There were even a few packages underneath, neatly wrapped in green and red paper, with a bow on top.
The year 2020 has definitely been a challenging year, a year full of uncertainty for everyone. The 2020 Real Men Wear Pink campaign was no different.
McFarland City Council candidates Saul Ayon with 1,171 votes and Richard Cano with 844 votes were the winners for the two regular four-year term positions, according to final official results updated Nov. 30.