Children ages 0-5 received free drive-through dental screenings during two April clinics held in the Delano Union School District in conjunction with the Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network.
Community Action Partnership of Kern has teamed up with the Kern County Library to launch Story Tours, a new bookmobile service that will bring Kern County Library services to communities across Kern County throughout 2021.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program recently released a competitive grant to support innovative local and regional farm to school projects.
From the day he was sworn in as Delano police chief in July 2018, Robert Nevarez has had the community of Delano and its residents come first.
On Tuesday, April 13, McFarland Police Chief Kenny Williams shared his vision for the direction of the McFarland Police Department at the McFarland Unified School District’s monthly school board meeting.
Delano Union School District students came away with awards during the Kern County Virtual Science Fair held the last week of March. A total of 25 DUSD scientists from Grades 4 through 8 were part of the competition.
The city of McFarland teamed up with the McFarland Lions Club, McFarland Recreation and Park District, and the McFarland Greater Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 10, to conduct a personal protection equipment distribution event for local small businesses.
The Housing Authority of the County of Kern celebrated the groundbreaking of the first new affordable housing development in Delano in more than 10 years, Parkside Apartments, on April 13.
Delano Police Cpl. Christopher Nino said he and other members of the Delano Police Officers Association wanted to spark a conversation about autism. And the best time to do it is this month, which is National Autism Awareness Month.
Delano Union School District’s Nueva Vista Language Academy made another worldwide stop during its academic “visit” to China, during its Flying Towards a First Class Education theme this school year.
One out of 10 babies born is born early or preterm and needs support from the Neonatal Infant Care Units. The American Heart Association has partnered with Kern Family Health Care to bring parents of high-risk infants born at Adventist Health Delano an American Heart Association Infant CPR A…
Two high school athletes from Delano have signed their letters of intent at a small ceremony in Bakersfield. Robert F. Kennedy’s Frankie Ruiz and Cesar Chavez’s Julianna Tabian had a joint ceremony to celebrate their futures playing collegiate baseball and softball, respectively.
First 5 Kern has been awarded a six-month grant for nearly $300,000 from the California Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with the office of the California Surgeon General, as a part of the ACEs Aware initiative.
By the words from the more than 300 family, friends, students and co-workers who came to Christi Stanford Bowman's March 18 memorial, her spirit will not be forgotten for years to come.
With sirens blaring and lights blazing, six squad cars roared up a vineyard road in Delano on June 5, 2020, halting in a cloud of dust before a group of farmworkers. But the men and women who crowded around these cars weren’t alarmed by the officers’ arrival. To the contrary, they were delig…
On March 10, a Kern County Superior Court jury found Carlos Carrillo guilty of the murder of Arturo Galvan, along with various other charges, including gun and narcotics sales charges.
Delano Union School District’s schools have capitalized on the use of video and Zoom to continue the tradition of holding virtual Read Across America events during early March.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Earlimart man this week after a probation department search netted $167,400 worth of catalytic converters.
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.
Delano Union School District leads with a heart when looking at the needs and successes of students and families through social-emotional learning.
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 …
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.