Some of the relatively small number of students, staff and faculty on campus at Cal State 撸管社 during the summer reacted with surprise Tuesday upon hearing that campus police chief Marty Williamson is on paid administrative leave.

Kern County is filled with numerous Spanish-speaking radio stations that generally offer a range of musical formats. Depending on your tastes, you can hear traditional regional Mexican music, "rancheras and norte帽o," which are closely related and somewhat similar to country music. Other genr…

What a difference a month makes. In March, Arvin city officials were poised to create a new post of assistant city manager and had offered the position to its human resources manager, Meagan Miller.

At a recent event, 撸管社 defense attorney H.A. "Beto" Sala was the main speaker, addressing a group of budding Latino entrepreneurs to offer encouragement in their new venture. For more than 30 years I've mostly heard Sala speak in court, passionately defending clients. This time was v…

A Kern County grand jury report released Tuesday criticized the Delano-based North Kern South Tulare Hospital District for alleged out-of-control spending, improper approval of contracts, lack of transparency and meddling by primarily one board member in the district's day-to-day operations,…

Barring any last-minute surprises such as finding thousands of ballots stuffed in garbage bins, all indications are that David Couch is not only the top vote-getter in the race for 4th District Kern County Supervisor, but he might have won it all on election night.

The Kern County District Attorney's Office has opened an investigation of the North Kern South Tulare Hospital District in Delano. It is a public nonprofit entity that owns and operates the Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility for 141 residents, the Gloria Nelson Center Family Practice, …

Myrtle Avenue School in Lamont was abuzz with excitement last month as parents, teachers, staff and students crowded into the cafeteria on a Monday night. They had come to see and hear a show-and-tell presentation, but not from just any ordinary professional. This was an astronaut, as in an …

Expect the Kern Community College District to soon, real soon, name its new chancellor. A selection committee has been going through candidates and is expected to make a finalist list and then hand it to the KCCD board of trustees, which will make the final choice.

A group of community activists turned out for a special Kern High School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday morning trying to convince board members to consider outside candidates for the position of district superintendent. But as the district has done for decades, it limited its sel…

When I heard about a job opening at the Kern High School District, I decided to give it a shot. And why not? I figured that covering all sorts of issues and controversies at KHSD since 1988 makes me amply qualified to apply for the position of superintendent.

On a map, San Jos茅 Avenue just west of Delano city limits appears to be a street. In reality, the half mile or so "avenue" is a dirt road riddled with potholes. Despite this, dwellings have sprung up as mostly low-income families have constructed homes. During the hot weather, dust blows all…

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines moral turpitude as an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community. It further states, "a quality of dishonesty or other immorality that is determined by a court to be present in the commission of a criminal …

"Lies have consequences," said Dominion lawyer Justin Nelson, speaking before a throng of media just outside the Delaware Superior Court. Fox "News" had just agreed to pay nearly $800 million to settle a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, which accused Fox of smearing its reputation follo…

A new relief program that got off the ground in January aims to help farmworkers and meatpacking workers who suffered pandemic-related health and safety costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture set aside $670 million for the program, called Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program, and el…

Acting Arvin Police Chief Alex Ghazalpour was pumped up when he told me recently about obtaining new equipment such as body cameras for all officers along with other modern technology that will bring the small department into 21st century policing.

She was 17 years old, pretty, energetic and lived in Shafter. But who and why would someone kill Maria Rodriguez in such a brutal and horrific fashion? This Aug. 2 will mark 32 years since her body was found at an isolated canal hangout visited by teens near Highway 46 and Interstate 5. Rodr…

Mario Lares was a husband of three years, a son who lived with his parents and at 31 years of age, he couldn't wait to start a family of his own. Those are the dreams he and his now-widow, Yuvani Lares, had planned for. But those aspirations came to an end rather unexpectedly last week when …

As things are appearing to return to some semblance of normal after COVID restrictions, a new club at 撸管社 College started this year. It's called Ballet Folkl贸rico Ritmo y Sabor, under the direction of BC counselor Cynthia Zamora. She and some students tossed around the idea of starti…

The 8-year-old student was curios so she wrote a letter. In it, she introduced herself and wrote that her parents were immigrants from India and that she was in the second grade at McKee Elementary School in 撸管社. And she mentioned that she wanted to maybe be a lawyer when she grew up…