The Delano Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to approve scaled-down graduation ceremonies for its three high schools later this summer.
Delano and McFarland youth are to share more than $11.5 million for mental health services and additionally receive almost $1 million for outpatient drug-free treatments.
Delano Police Department officers will return to live crime prevention and community outreach events, starting with Cafe con Campesinos on June 4, said community service officer Rafael Silva.
Delano police arrested a local man last week in connection with four arsons, including a September 2019 blaze that caused almost $1 million damage.
Jim LaMar doesn't think anyone who has served in America's armed forces would believe that they might someday be laid to rest in an unmarked grave.
New data shows Kern's unemployment rate surpassed the Great Recession's peak by a full point in April as bars and restaurants took the brunt of the quarantine, followed in raw numbers by health care, farming, support services and construction.
A new study questions the wisdom of California energy policies aimed at fighting climate change, concluding that their economic toll has been steep despite achieving unimpressive greenhouse-gas reductions.
The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office granted Kern County a regional variance, many businesses scrambled to reopen while others were relatively unaffected by the new state of affairs.
Not being able to celebrate with their peers at a commencement is not how many class of 2020 seniors expected their college years to end, but Glendy Ardon is just happy to be here.
Bakersfield College's summer session began Monday, and campus officials have put forth several public health guidelines to ensure safety among students and faculty who must meet in person.
When the Delano Union School District implemented school closures and adopted a distance learning model, Superintendent Rosalina Rivera made it clear that students with special needs would continue to receive the full range of support services.
Adventist Health Delano Regional Medical Center announced a partnership with Kern County to provide free COVID-19 testing to Kern County residents in the Delano community and surrounding areas.
Delano Police officers will be wearing new specially designed badges and uniform patches to commemorate the 110th anniversary of law enforcement in Delano.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic approaches two months, more and more long-planned events have been pushed back, with little certainty about when they can be held.
After COVID-19 concerns caused disruptions to operations at the Kern County Superior Court, a vast majority of the staff at the county's District Attorney’s Office has returned to work in anticipation of “more normal” operations soon according to Joseph Kinzel, spokesman for the DA’s office.
Kern County hopes to throw a lifeline to local small businesses with its own $25 million coronavirus relief fund made possible by the federal CARES Act.
California's efforts to gradually modify the stay-at-home order have always depended on the development of massive and widespread capacity for coronavirus testing.
During the May 12 Cal State University Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Timothy White outlined a virtual planning approach for the fall 2020 semester and suggested courses will be primarily delivered online with limited exceptions for in-person activities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said May 11 he's willing to work with Kern County and other large counties that face unique circumstances after local leaders raised issues with some of his administration's reopening requirements.
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Kern County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the May 5 shooting death of a Delano man, amid three separate shooting incidents that occurred within minutes of each other.
Delano's National Day of Prayer event Thursday night had plenty of pastors with positive messages and prayers to almost everyone but was missing one item: an in-person congregation.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out what the path to reopening will look like this week, one thing became clear for the faithful locally and statewide: Churches aren't reopening soon enough.
For some local businesses, the first day of Stage 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan came and went without much change.
Cal State Bakersfield students in a financial bind due to the coronavirus pandemic have some help coming: those enrolled in the spring semester will receive emergency aid in the form of a grant.
As some businesses prepare to reopen under the second stage of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four-part plan, several roadblocks have emerged that could complicate local goals of kickstarting Kern’s economy ahead of the state.
With California businesses on the verge of reopening to the public, one service wants to remind man's best friends and their owners that they're already back in the shop.
With Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ “Streets of Bakersfield” blaring in the foreground, about 300 people took to those streets downtown on May 5 to protest the shutdown of parts of the local economy and churches.
McFarland Unified School District's classified staff is making calls to kids and parents to remind them that someone has their back.
A recent community survey says McFarland residents want city officials to do a better job protecting, maintaining and enhancing community safety and quality of life.
McFarland Unified School District third grade teacher Michelle Hernandez had a great idea for a field trip: a virtual one.
Life can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Now, in the current public health crisis, the challenges for parents, guardians and caregivers can seem overwhelming, and children have worries and anxieties like nothing they have ever experienced.
The Delano Joint Union High School District is making every effort to maintain its traditional programs using a virtual platform.
Kern County's capacity to test for the coronavirus is ramping up, which will eventually provide a more accurate picture of the pandemic's local reach and pave the way for reopening locally.
In a first step aimed at reinstating a local oil-and-gas permitting system effectively struck down earlier this year in appeals court, Kern County this week began soliciting input on how to proceed with a comprehensive environmental review of drilling and other oil field activity around the county.
Fed up with sitting doing nothing during the quarantine, Wasco veteran Jessica Bell got on YouTube and looked up how to make an office desk and matching bookcase for her new home-based business growing ginseng.
Kern County plans to open three free novel coronavirus testing sites for residents by next week, following in the footsteps of Los Angeles County, which announced free tests for its residents April 29.
The number of homeless people in Kern County increased by 19 percent, or 250 people, in the past year, according to a report released April 29 from this year's homeless count.
Crime prevention and community outreach events continue to be part of Delano Police Department officers' arsenal, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, things have gone digital.
Face masks have been an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19, but wearing them for extended periods has presented nagging issues for some in the medical field.
Nueva Vista Language Academy teachers decided to show their appreciation to the administrative and support staff, both certificated and classified, by conducting a small caravan of decorated cars on April 23 through the streets adjacent to the school.
Following the American Lung Association’s State of the Air annual report for 2020, air quality experts pointed to both progress made and hurdles that remain toward achieving improved air quality locally.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved more than $2 million in spending for a field hospital at the Kern County Fairgrounds on April 21 to treat overflow patients should local hospitals become overwhelmed by COVID-19.