The final eight candidates for queen of the 73rd annual Delano Harvest Holidays (the first four were profiled in the Sept. 6 Delano Record) are listed prior to this Saturday’s, Sept. 22, queen scholarship program. The show is part of the Delano festival, which this year follows the theme “De…
On Friday, Sept. 14, Delano Union School District’s Harvest Elementary celebrated its first-ever Family Barbecue — ’70s style.
Linda Hylton and her late husband Bill have been selected grand marshals for this year’s 73rd annual Delano Harvest Holidays celebration. The two will be honored in the Oct. 6 Grand Parade and at the Grand Marshal/Queen’s barbecue later Oct. 6.
Every once in a while, you just need to be shot into the air, spun around or flipped upside down a couple of times. The perfect opportunity to satisfy that itch is fast approaching with opening day of the Kern County Fair right around the corner.
It's hard to miss the concerts, food and rides at the Kern County Fair, with all of them greeting guests as soon as they walk into the fairgrounds. But don't forget to head inside the buildings to check out the contests and still exhibits. Escaping the heat in there is, of course, an added bonus.
The husband of Supervisor Leticia Perez appears to have asked for money to set up a meeting between his wife and a local marijuana dispensary group as supervisors were grappling with how to regulate marijuana in Kern County, according to a text message exchange obtained by The Californian.
A Kern County judge declared a mistrial Sept. 13 after a jury deadlocked 11-1 in the murder trial of a man accused of gunning down Delano grape grower Jakov Dulcich, with the majority voting not guilty.
The man who fatally shot five people then turned the gun on himself Sept. 12 had been divorced four months and was going through court proceedings stemming from the dissolution of his marriage, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said.
Robert Faz, a next-door neighbor to Manuel Contreras for the past five years, said he got to know his neighbor pretty well over the years.
Some religious groups practice disfellowshipping or excommunication of former members of their religious sect or congregation. Reasons vary from congregation to congregation.
On Sept. 25, Horizon Elementary School in McFarland will send a team of teachers and administrators to Sacramento for the annual California PBIS Coalition Conference.
Catching a Bakersfield College football game on a Saturday night is great fun – it’s even better when BC President Sonya Christian is your host.
There are plenty of reasons people flock to the Kern County Fair but food is always at the top of the list. Along with the usual suspects — DeMolay corn dogs, JP's Old West cinnamon rolls, Basque Club lamb sandwiches, Boy Scouts baked potatoes — there are some new options sure to make your m…
Harvest Holidays chairperson Alice Luque-Duarte is urging Delano and neighboring communities to take part in the 73rd annual festivals that takes place the first weekend of October.
At times I will say: “I’m no better than you and you’re no better than me. But I am better than the person I used to be.” One of the many goals each of us should have is to make improvements for the better in our attitude and in how we treat one another.
Eight new honorees will be added to the Delano Union School District’s Pioneer School Hall of Fame. For the past three weeks, The Record has profiled each inductee. To read about the other honorees, go to www.thedelanorecord.com.
McFarland Unified’s paraphrased vision statement is graduating ALL students with the skills necessary to be college and/or career ready. While consistently having among the highest graduation rates in both Kern and Tulare counties, MUSD hasn’t lost its focus of also preparing students for ca…
A few of the majestic sunflowers growing in the school garden at Delano Union School District’s Fremont Elementary School during the summer turned into a number of classroom activities for the site’s first-grade students during August.
The McFarland Unified School District was recognized, together with the Kern High School District, Friday, Sept.7, at Freedom Middle School in Bakersfield, for its efforts to raise awareness surrounding the problem of chronic absenteeism.
A few pages of neatly organized talking points sat in front of Kern County Superior Court Judge David Wolf on July 11 as he surveyed his courtroom, now occupied by a host of criminal justice partners.
One day in the early 1980s, a 20-something named Teresa Romero arrived in Los Angeles from Mexico on a temporary visa.
Many questions remain unanswered about a new bill that eliminates cash bail in California and instead replaces it with a "pretrial risk assessment" in which a local agency will determine the risk level of those charged with a crime; report their results to the court; and make recommendations…
A 41-year-old man shot dead by a California Highway Patrol officer last month twice advanced on the officer while armed with a knife and tried to force his way into multiple vehicles on Highway 99, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors considered allowing the ride-hailing service Lyft to operate out of Meadows Field Airport during their morning meeting Sept. 11.
A third cannabis group says it has gathered enough signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot. The initiative seeks to overturn Kern County’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Kern County Supervisor David Couch has announced new office hours in the cities of Delano and Shafter as well as the unincorporated community of Lamont.
Kern County prosecutors could soon be reviewing hundreds if not thousands of cases if a bill seeking to reverse California's felony murder rule is signed into law.
The Portrait of a Warrior art gallery in downtown Bakersfield is also a portrait of local volunteerism and patriotism, donation and cooperation. And lots of hard work.
Kern's profile as an emerging distribution hub soared with word Aug. 27 that e-commerce giant Amazon expects to build a nearly 2.5 million-square-foot distribution center employing up to 2,000 people near Meadows Field airport.
SANTA RITA, Guam – A 2011 Delano High School graduate and Delano native is providing critical maintenance capability to the U.S. Navy’s submarine force in the Pacific as part of a hybrid crew of sailors and civilian mariners working aboard the expeditionary submarine tender USS Frank Cable.
Despite steps taken by Bakersfield College to ease the parking situation around campus, students continue to park in residential areas that require permits.
United Farm Workers Secretary-Treasurer Teresa Romero has been selected to replace union President Arturo S. Rodriguez upon his retirement Dec. 20, making her the first Latina to head a national union in the United States.
Depression and anxiety are deep emotions of sadness and psychological problems. Many struggle silently with depression. Depression is not to be taken lightly. To my Christian friends, as well meaning as you may be, praying over an individual with these struggles may not immediately cease. Th…