Second year Bakersfield College student Skylar Plonta has a lot to worry about now that the coronavirus has affected an important part of her life.
Delano's Relay for Life event scheduled for April 18 and 19 at Delano High School has been postponed to a later date due to coronavirus concerns.
Local school districts will continue offering free meals to students during the temporary closures and statewide stay at home order.
The Delano City Council approved a resolution proclaiming an emergency situation and local emergency on March 16 to allow the city to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease.
Delano Union School District officials, with the help of a local doctor, provided much needed, food and essentials, including toilet paper, to more than 300 families Friday morning outside the Community Connection building.
Mike Solano wasn't like so many others who stood in line last week outside Rosedale Highway gun store Second Amendment. That is, he already had a gun at home and .40-caliber ammunition — just not enough for what he considers a comfortable level of protection.
With homelessness rising both across the state and in Kern County, local leaders are betting on a reorganization of the local homeless collaborative will help reverse the trend.
The new coronavirus is expected to cause less damage to Kern County agriculture than had been feared, thanks largely to "critical infrastructure" exemptions built into Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order. But the pandemic is nevertheless complicating local farm production and highlighting…
The Delano City Council met Monday night to declare an emergency resolution proclaiming the existence of an emergency situation and local emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A rift has developed between the family of deceased McFarland City Manager John Wooner and the city in which he was employed.
An all-way stop was installed in February at Cecil Avenue and Driver Road, after a request was received by Kern County District 4 Supervisor David Couch.
Kern County educational leaders joined forces Monday morning, announcing plans to provide schoolwork, meals and childcare services to students as public schools prepare for temporary closures this week.
The luminous spotlight from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter can be easily spotted across the skyline, from the far stretches of Kern County to the heart of Bakersfield.
Cal State Bakersfield announced March 12 it is moving classes to "alternative delivery" platforms for the rest of the spring semester, while a number of classes moved online at Bakersfield College in an effort to lower the chances of coronavirus infections.
The spread of the new coronavirus has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union to request the parole of certain detainees at the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center.
Local candidates for Fourth District Kern County supervisor and a McFarland Unified School District bond measure appear to be headed for victory, according to unofficial ballot results.
Despite record-breaking high winds at the beginning of the Check Before You Burn season, it was recorded as the cleanest season in the program's 17-year history, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
There have been no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Kern County as of Friday, but that hasn't stopped local residents from changing some of their hygiene habits and preparing for the worst.
A massive federal government project that's been ramping up behind the scenes for a while now is about to go public — the U.S. census, an effort undertaken every 10 years to count every living person in the United States.
Debra Roberts has resiliently dealt with depression, homelessness, poverty and tragedy in her life, but nothing can stop her from smiling about her future.
The first time Democrat T.J. Cox faced Republican David Valadao in a primary election for California's 21st Congressional District seat, in 2018, Valadao won by a whopping 26 percentage points.
One of Kern's County's top crops just got more appealing — and potentially more marketable — with news that pistachios qualify as a "complete protein" with nutritional benefits superior to those of soybeans, quinoa and chickpeas.
Kern County has hired a new chief operating officer, one of the highest-ranking positions within the County Administrative Office.
The two measures on the ballot that would have overturned a ban on medical cannabis sales in Kern County both fared poorly in early election returns.
Supervisor incumbents David Couch and Leticia Perez received strong early indications of support as the first elections results trickled in.
Hundreds of people, including uniformed firefighters and police, turned out Feb. 25 to attend funeral services for Porterville Fire Capt. Ramon "Ray" Figueroa, who died in the line of duty fighting the Porterville library fire last week.
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Delano Union School District schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week through Friday.
Taking an active approach in helping to minimize the risk of coronavirus, the Delano Union School District is implementing procedures and adjusting practices to address the risks presented by the little-understood virus.
Kern County has been identified as a key component to the state’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, and the Board of Supervisors has taken a small step toward making that goal a reality.
Early indicators suggest California will experience a relatively dry year in 2020, meaning farmers will likely need to tap into supplies of groundwater to maintain operations.
Delano City Council unanimously approved the purchase of public safety cameras 5-0 on Feb. 18 as part of an overall effort to stem recent violence that has gripped the community.
Fourth District candidate Emilio Huerta is fighting back against allegations he does not live at the Delano residence he claims to rent.
A Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant was approved to pave dirt roads. These roads that fall under this grant consist of Mathews Avenue from Timmons Avenue to Mettler Avenue, Christina Street from Mathews Avenue to Cecil Avenue, and Brutton Street from Mathews Avenue to Cecil Avenue.
The hallway intersection outside the fourth-floor administrative offices of the Dolores Huerta Foundation was congested with foot traffic.
When Dale Lamason was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, he suddenly was faced with decisions he never expected to have to make.
Twelve people were arrested during Delano Police Department’s Multi-Agency Street Interdiction Team Operation, focused on reducing gang violence within the Delano-McFarland communities.
Robert F. Kennedy High School Cheer took second at the USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim Feb. 14-15, the highest finish ever in school history.