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DELANO RAMBLINGS: Lapadula, Vazquez honored at Delano High  The Bakersfield Californian

Joanna Lapadula has been selected Staff Member of the Month and Belen Vazquez the Student of the Month at Delano High School, Principal Rene Ayon has ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano High School honors two staffers and one student  The Bakersfield Californian

Two people shared the Staff Member of the Month honor at Delano High School while one senior student was also honored.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Remembering former superintendent Terri Nuckols  The Bakersfield Californian

The 38th annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Delano Kiwanis Club, the city of Delano Recreation Department, and high school Key clubs from Delano, Robert ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Introducing the new football coach at DHS  The Bakersfield Californian

Joseph "J.D." Thompson is the new head football coach for Delano High School. He met with current players and coaching staff March 13 after school. The prior ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Area high schools to begin selling graduation tickets  The Bakersfield Californian

All three local public high schools will begin selling tickets to graduation the week before the early June commencements.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano's Distinguished Young Women are 'crowned'  The Bakersfield Californian

Megan Reyna, a junior at Robert F. Kennedy High School in Delano, was selected the 26th Distinguished Young Woman for Delano in the annual scholarship ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano Joint Union High School District superintendent retires  The Bakersfield Californian

After 35 years in education and serving the Delano Joint Union High School District since 2006, Dr. Terri Nuckols has decided to retire, effective Nov. 1, 2018.

Delano High track thrower reaches historic lengths  The Bakersfield Californian

Robert F. Kennedy High School hosted an invitational track meet on April 5.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano Christmas parade draws in high number of participants  The Bakersfield Californian

The ninth annual Delano Crab Feed is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the multipurpose room located at Randolph Street and 20th Avenue.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: High schools, youth programs need more support from local businesses  The Bakersfield Californian

One of my past “Ramblings” columns was “apparently” not successfully emailed to The Record.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Youth to perform, be honored at annual Music Memorial concert  The Bakersfield Californian

The 69th annual Music Memorial concert is planned for 6:30 p.m Feb. 28 at the Delano High School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m..

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Women's scholarship pageant set for Saturday  The Bakersfield Californian

Nine junior girls from Delano high schools are contestants in the 25th Distinguished Young Women scholarship pageant that will take place Saturday at the ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Cinco de Mayo festivities begin tonight  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano's Cinco de Mayo fete kicks off tonight with the carnival at Memorial Park open from 5 to 9 p.m. Carnival grounds are to remain open Friday from 5 to.

Delano High boys baseball heads to San Diego for four-day tournament  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School's baseball team had quite a busy spring break as it traveled to San Diego for its second consecutive tournament.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Volunteers needed to survey Delano individuals considered to be homeless  The Bakersfield Californian

A second meeting was to take place this month of agencies and citizens interested in working toward a solution for the area's homeless.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: BC's Guzman lays out five-year vision  The Bakersfield Californian

Abel Guzman is the Executive Director-Rural Initiatives leader of the Bakersfield College Delano campus.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: School district takes stand with board member  The Bakersfield Californian

The Delano Union School District has taken its stiffest stand yet in reaction to school board member Ramon Cardenas whose behavior in district matters and ...

Delano welcomes its new head football coach  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School welcomed its new head football coach in a program meeting last week.

Delano High boys tennis completes perfect season  The Bakersfield Californian

The Delano High School boys varsity tennis team won the East Yosemite League title with a perfect 10-0 season, said Marc J. Gomez, Delano High School boys ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Cesar Chavez High School marching band gains honors during ‘best ever’ season  The Bakersfield Californian

The Cesar E. Chavez High School marching band has gained honors ever since its opening but recently capped what director Alex Gonzalez called the “best ...

How ICE Arrests Created Fear And Paranoia For High Schoolers In The Valley  Valley Public Radio

Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, an undocumented high schooler in Delano received a text from her parents. It was a photo of.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Eden Gabriel of Delano High School chosen Staff Member of the Month  The Bakersfield Californian

Mrs. Eden Gabriel, an English language development teacher at Delano High School, is the first instructor in the school to be chosen Staff Member of the Month ...

RFK student first Delano area student to sign a D-1 football scholarship since 1990s  The Bakersfield Californian

The moment Ivan Garza stepped into the Robert F. Kennedy High weight room as an incoming freshman, only a few days after his eighth grade graduation, we ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Memorial held for longtime high school teacher  The Bakersfield Californian

A memorial gathering for the late Vern McCorkle, a Delano High School teacher for 42 years, took place July 21 at the Delano High cafeteria.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Setting the record straight on city golf course  The Bakersfield Californian

Napoleon Madrid and Merlin Sorbito in November took over operation of the Delano Public Golf Course in November. In a recent phone call to me, Madrid ...

Dog attacks students’ lambs at Delano High School  KGET 17

Just months away from County Fair season, Delano High School students are helping their lambs recover from a brutal dog attack.

Education spotlight: The principals of DUSD  The Bakersfield Californian

Coming from various educational backgrounds, the principals of the sites in the Delano Union School District bring many years of experience of learning and ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Harvest Holidays seek ideas for grand marshal, festival theme  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano Harvest Holidays Association held its first meeting of the new year and outlined plans for the Oct. 4-6 celebration.

Delano girls basketball falls in league opening match against Tulare Western  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School girls varsity basketball dropped its league opener 58-36 against Tulare Western High School.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: 17 inducted into Delano High School Hall of Fame  The Bakersfield Californian

Araceli Meza Meza was valedictorian at the Robert F. Kennedy High School commencement.

Delano High-Cesar Chavez football rivalry results in one of the best games ever in 26-20 Tigers win  The Bakersfield Californian

For the first time in five years, the longstanding crosstown rivalry of Delano and Cesar Chavez High School was put to the test. And it went down in what may.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: All Area awards honor local athletes  The Bakersfield Californian

Several awards for students at Cesar E. Chavez High School were announced at the school's Salute to Scholars Night.

Relay for Life returns Saturday with fundraising goal, Nuckols in mind  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano's 19th annual Relay for Life will be held this weekend at Delano High School.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Council tables motion to 'read' license plates  The Bakersfield Californian

By a 3-2 vote the Delano City Council tabled a motion to approve a move to sign up for a Vigilant Solution program proposed by Police Chief Robert Nevarez.

DUSD principal spotlight: Del Rio, Ruiz  The Bakersfield Californian

This is part of a continuing series of introductions of Delano Union School District principals.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Fellow workers, family, friends honor Gilbert Martinez Jr.  The Bakersfield Californian

Gilbert Martinez Jr. was honored at a reception at the Jefferson Center attended by about 150 family members, business associates and other friends. In January ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Our students no longer write in cursive, read papers  The Bakersfield Californian

The Robert F. Kennedy cheer squad is entered in the United Spirit Association Nationals scheduled Feb. 22-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

DHS football looking to make history following last year’s postseason success  The Bakersfield Californian

Football in Delano is a tradition that's been around for nearly a century. In fact, the 2018 football team is the 99th team in Delano High School history.

Young advocates in Delano are getting loud with hopes to better their community  The Bakersfield Californian

A group of students in Delano are taking on a lot more than just school work. They are acting as advocates to better their community by raising awareness on ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Local schools announce leadership changes  The Bakersfield Californian

Elizabeth Meza won several awards at the Cesar Chavez High School senior awards day.

38th annual Easter Egg hunt to take place Saturday  The Bakersfield Californian

The 38th annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Delano, Delano Parks & Recreation and High School Key Clubs from Delano, ...

Delano High baseball is only local team to make it to the second round of playoffs  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School baseball shocked the city by prevailing over the Arvin High Bears May 8 with a score of 6-4.

Tulare Western spoils Delano High School’s homecoming  The Bakersfield Californian

The Delano High School Tigers battled the Tulare Western Mustangs for their homecoming on Friday, Sept. 28. Tulare Western, being undefeated through six ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano Relay for Life hopes to surpass $100K  The Bakersfield Californian

With a few days remaining before the 19th annual Delano Relay for Life to fight cancer, participants were nearing their money goal for the event.

Former USC player stresses D-1 reps to those with major college football dreams  The Bakersfield Californian

For two Sundays through Jan. 27, coach Anthony Brown has been pushing one simple concept to Delano area football players: D1- reps.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Area cheerleaders going to Rome, London  The Bakersfield Californian

Two Robert F. Kennedy High School cheerleaders and three cheerleaders from Delano High School departed the day after Christmas for Europe to participate ...

Thunderbirds best Tigers in first meeting of Delano schools  The Bakersfield Californian

High school basketball season has tipped off in Delano, with 2-2 Kennedy High taking on 2-6 Delano High School.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Big turnout at Harvest Holidays Grand Parade  The Bakersfield Californian

More than 1000 residents lined Delano's downtown Main and Jefferson streets to view the 73rd annual Delano Harvest Holidays Grand Parade on Oct. 6.

Delano Youth Foundation names its Man of the Year  The Bakersfield Californian

For many of us, raising two or three kids is a full-time job. Add a full-time job, and every day is a blur.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: CIF should take a long look at high school sports sections  The Bakersfield Californian

Changes in league realignment are to take effect in the fall, but maybe for the future, Delano High School and the Central Section of the California Interscholastic ...

Delano High, Porterville High meet for 'hoop-coming'  The Bakersfield Californian

On Feb. 1, Delano High varsity boys basketball hosted the Porterville High Panthers for its annual “hoop-coming” celebration.

Delano High graduates from three classes meet for reunion  The Bakersfield Californian

Graduates from Delano High School classes of 1948, 1949 and 1950 enjoyed their reunions on Saturday at the Delano Elks Lodge.

Medical Academy Camp exposes students to health care careers  The Bakersfield Californian

Students from all three Delano high schools came together for a first-ever medical camp for high school students.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Should DHS exit East Yosemite League athletics?  The Bakersfield Californian

Christmas Around the World” is the theme of the annual Delano Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade which is scheduled the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Delano can’t overcome slow start in loss to Monache  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School football faced the Monache High Marauders Thursday night in a 37-13 loss, where the Tigers struggled to score despite moving the ball.

Delano middle school students connect with freshmen at Seton Hall University  The Bakersfield Californian

A group of Delano middle school students developed a connection with freshman students at an eastern New Jersey university through a person who has ties to ...

DUSD principal spotlight: Oropeza-Gonzalez, Hennessee  The Bakersfield Californian

This is part of a continuing series of introductions of Delano Union School District principals. As students at elementary schools, most pupils do not plan to come ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Music certificate of merit winners to be introduced  The Bakersfield Californian

There are 23 Delano Music Memorial Association certificate of merit winners who will be introduced at the 69th annual Spring Concert tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the ...

Rivera talks female strength during BC’s Women in Leadership  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano Union School District Superintendent Rosalina Rivera was one of four featured speakers March 1 during Bakersfield College's Women in Leadership ...

Delano bounces back with 20-14 win over East  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School football sought redemption Friday as they took on the East High School Blades. With the team coming off of a 60-6 loss, the Tigers had a lot.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Meeting set to discuss plight of homeless  The Bakersfield Californian

A meeting is planned Tuesday at Delano's DADD, 612 Main St., at 3 p.m. of the Kern County Homeless Coalition in reference to what the needs are in Delano.

Students in Delano Joint Union High School District head back to school today  KERO 23ABC News

Students in the Delano Joint Union High School District headed back to school this morning Wednesday August 9th, after their summer break.

Hall of Fame Spotlight: Teresita Santiago, Jennie Harris  The Bakersfield Californian

A total of eight new honorees will be added to the Delano Union School District's Pioneer School Hall of Fame with the introduction of community members ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Transit departments plans 'Tour of Lights'  The Bakersfield Californian

During the Christmas season, it's always enjoyable seeing the lighted homes, and now the Delano Transit Department is going to make it easy to see them and ...

International melodies performed at Music in our Schools concert  The Bakersfield Californian

Melodies from around the world were heard March 28 during the Delano Union School District's Music in our Schools concert.

Delano's young women participate in competition  The Bakersfield Californian

A handful of high school girls throughout Delano participated in the Distinguish Young Women competition Saturday at Delano High School.

Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy: Top 20 Scholars  The Bakersfield Californian

Graduating as No. 1 in the top 20 with a GPA of 4.35 is Rica Ballesteros. Rica will attend Delano High School after which she would like to attend UCLA.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Maizy Garza crowned Harvest Holidays queen  The Bakersfield Californian

Maizy Garza, a Cesar E. Chavez High School senior and the daughter of Miguel and Aline Garza, was crowned Delano's 73rd annual Harvest Holidays queen ...

Hall of Fame Spotlight: Arthur B. Armendariz, Ralph Carpenter, M. Dwain Smith  The Bakersfield Californian

The introduction of three additional former and current community members being added to the. Delano Union School District's Hall of Fame during the annual ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Next festival up: The Fall Street Fair  The Bakersfield Californian

The Fall Street Fair sponsored by the Delano Chamber of Commerce will take place tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Main Street.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: First Presidential Award winner at Cesar Chavez High School  The Bakersfield Californian

Vivian Han, a senior at Cesar Chavez High School, has become the first Presidential Award winner at her school and probably the first in the Delano Joint Union ...

RFK tests skills, strength and coaching ability against Delano prior to season opener  The Bakersfield Californian

This past Friday evening, the Thunderbirds of Kennedy High School traveled a few miles east to scrimmage Delano High School. It was the first time we have ...

Local Sports Roundup: 9 advance to Area tennis  Porterville Recorder

Nine boys tennis players from Porterville and Monache High School advanced to the CIF Central Section Central Area tournament after placing in the top six at ...

Delano High FFA sheep show at Kern County Fair after dog attack  KGET 17

The Delano High School Future Farmers of America showed their sheep at the Kern County Fair after overcoming a dog attack two months prior.

BRIEFS: Participants wanted for annual music program  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kiwanis Club of Delano is seeking participants for the 32nd Annual Festival of Carols, co-hosted by the key clubs from Delano High School, Robert F.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano to hold Job Fest at Cesar E. Chavez High School  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano's Job Fest 2018 is planned for Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cesar E. Chavez High School, 800 Browning Road, Delano.

Two former Delano High employees sentenced in case involving sex with minors  The Bakersfield Californian

The young woman, speaking rapidly, told a Kern County judge she remains in love with the 29-year-old former Delano High School employee who engaged in ...

Delano celebrates Filipino community with Philippine Weekend  The Bakersfield Californian

DELANO — Despite the 100-plus degree heat, residents and those from outside the area came together this week to celebrate the Filipino culture and ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: DUSD staff and students honored for 2017-18 school year  The Bakersfield Californian

Outstanding staff and students at the schools of the Delano Union School District are being honored for the 2017-18 school year. Each of the schools honored ...

Juan Brito officially charged in Delano High School sex scandal  23ABC News

Juan Brito was officially charged Monday following his involvement in a Delano High School sex scandal back in May.

DHS drops season finale against Mission Oak; chooses not to go to playoffs  The Bakersfield Californian

Mission Oak, 2-8 overall, 1-4 in league play, took out Delano 44-13, and knocked the Tigers into last place with a 3-7 overall record, and an 0-5 East Yosemite ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Distinguished Young Woman named  The Bakersfield Californian

Rose Marie Bermudez, a junior at Cesar Chavez High School and the daughter of Sylvia and Carlos Bermudez, was selected Delano's Distinguished Young ...

Hall of Fame Spotlight: Grace Vallejo, Max P. Bacerra, Mary F. Salber  The Bakersfield Californian

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 ...

Reports: Delano counselor attempted to set others up with underage girls  The Bakersfield Californian

A Delano High School security guard asked Juan Brito, a student affairs specialist on campus who was arrested in connection with a sexual misconduct case ...

Local high schools to hold graduation ceremonies  KGET 17

Local high schoolers will begin the next phases of their lives when they graduate beginning this week. Seniors from Garces Memorial High School will be first ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Migrant students tour Washington, D.C.  The Bakersfield Californian

Eight students in the Migrant Program of the Delano Joint Union High School District enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime recently with a week-long stay in ...

Overcoming up-and-down season, Cesar Chavez boys soccer makes history, becomes first Delano team to win state playoff game  The Bakersfield Californian

The Cesar Chavez High School boys soccer program began the season with many questions.

Loud for Tomorrow  KGET 17

They're "Loud for Tomorrow." A young group in Delano is determined to encourage others to exercise their right to vote.

Three Kern County schools receive Distinguished School banner  The Bakersfield Californian

Three Kern County schools had a lot to celebrate this week as they were recognized for their commitment to education.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Council vacancies lead to uncertain times  The Bakersfield Californian

Only certain matters from the Delano City Council's executive sessions become public knowledge, but I would guess that the resignation this spring of ...

New lawsuit filed against Delano district after another alleged victim emerges  The Bakersfield Californian

The attorney representing an underage girl filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Delano Joint Union High School District alleging that a former student affairs ...

Three male educators on administrative leave with Kern High School District  KGET 17

Dozens of parents have reached out to our newsroom, concerned about why educators are on administrative leave with the Kern High School District.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Harvest festival plans begin  The Bakersfield Californian

Plans for the fall Delano Harvest Holidays were begun at a March 8 meeting of interested people with vice-chair Alice Luque-Duarte welcoming community ...

Delano Stallions football team continues tradition of excellence  The Bakersfield Californian

As he has done for more than 30 years, Eddie Espitia is readying himself for another Delano Stallions football season.

Reports: Arrested Delano counselor repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct  The Bakersfield Californian

Allegations of sexual misconduct with underage girls have dogged Delano High School counselor Bobby-Scott Campos Perigo — who resigned Friday — for ...

Delano parents, students claim school employee poses threat  Bakersfield Now

An employee at Delano High School is allowed to return to work after a police investigation, but some feel Alex Lopez still poses a threat to students.

From Guam to Princeton: Foothill senior has eyes set on Ivy League after life's long journey  The Bakersfield Californian

Finding out whether or not one has been accepted to a university is a momentous occasion, especially if it is a "dream school."

ICE enforcement ends in death of farmworkers, leaving anger and questions  Los Angeles Times

Blame — laid by various parties on ICE, the Trump administration and California's "sanctuary" policies — has been a recurrent theme since the deaths of a ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Teddy bears donated to Delano Police Department  The Bakersfield Californian

About 150 teddy bears have been donated to the Delano Police Department, officer Darian Santaella reports. The stuffed animals will be distributed in Delano to ...

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Fireworks display set for July 3  The Bakersfield Californian

Kiwanis Club of Delano is co-sponsoring with the city of Delano the annual Community Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 3, at the Delano Airport.

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