Vanessa Villalvazo

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High school students in Delano harvest success: balancing work, family, and college dreams in the fields

May 25, 2023 / By
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In the community of Delano, there are many high school students who often get jobs while in school in order to save up money for college.

Mental Health Awareness Month: sparking conversations, breaking stigmas, and seeking help

May 19, 2023 / By
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May is mental health awareness month and to Yanin Ayon this month is about sparking conversations and allowing people to ask questions and be able to talk about mental health without fear of judgment. 

CCAC representatives continue working alongside community members to improve the air quality in Delano

May 11, 2023 / By

There was a case study done on the Covanta Power Plant that shut down in 2016 due to the lack of state incentive programs to keep it operating.

Jess Nieto Memorial Conference celebrates Chicano Studies founder at Bakersfield College Delano Campus

May 4, 2023 / By
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Bakersfield College’s Delano campus will host The Jess Nieto Memorial conference from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Sol on the street: If you had a magic wand what is one thing you would change in your community?

April 28, 2023 / By
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We asked Delano youth if they had a magic wand what is one thing they would change in their community and this is what they had to say: 

Segio Millan

If I could change something in my community I would make a  major decrease in inflation.

CCAC to open office in Delano to provide long-term asthma services

April 20, 2023 / By

The Central California Asthma Collaborative’s asthma program (CCAC) and Comprehensive Asthma Remediation and Education Services (CARES) have provided services for the last five years to residents in Delano and are opening an office in the community.

The city of Delano continues to hold air quality meetings to benefit its residents

April 13, 2023 / By
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The Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) continues to provide the residents of Delano with resources to become advocates within their community to improve air quality.

‘After helping a student I always feel hopeful’: local social worker talks about her journey

April 4, 2023 / By

Yanin Ayon decided that she wanted to become a school social worker to do her part in helping students feel safer at school and learn skills and techniques that they can use to enhance their mental wellness well into adulthood.

Delano residents still waiting for update on rent control

March 23, 2023 / By

On March 20, the rent control ordinance agenda item was tabled again at the Delano city council meeting.

Delano holds its third air monitoring meeting

March 17, 2023 / By
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The city of Delano held its third air monitoring meeting to expand the air monitoring network within the city and identify local sources of pollution.