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Welcome................................................... 4 Location................................................... 5 Business & Industry.............................. 6 Homes........................................................ 7 Education................................................. 8 Government........................................... 10 Health Care........................................... 12 Recreation & Tourism......................... 14 Culture & Entertainment.................. 16 Worship.................................................. 18 Closing................................................... 19 Index of Advertisers.......................... 19 Membership Directory........................ 20

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Welcome

Feel the Momentum — Many Cultures, One Spirit D

elano has grown to become Kern County’s second-largest city. Its roots have remained embedded in agriculture. Although Delano maintains its worldwide reputation as an agriculture powerhouse, it has also become an important regional trade center and a strategic location for various industries.

Today, the city’s progressive, pro-business attitude encourages growth and vitality, yet it has managed to retain its small-town atmosphere centered on family, faith and community. Delano is on the move. The local government, Chamber of Commerce, businesses and residents have joined together in a visioning process to ensure Delano has a vibrant economy, jobs, affordable housing, reliable infrastructure and public safety. Delano’s location, pro-business attitude, business incentive programs, affordable land and available workforce provide long-term

benefits to businesses seeking a centralized California location. Other benefits include a low cost of living, strong community ­leadership, and citizens who embrace their community with pride. Delano is culturally diverse and has long been regarded as an “international� community. Though the population is drawn from multiple origins, they have one thing in common: a strong sense of community. Delano: Feel the Momentum! Won’t you join us?

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estled in the San Joaquin Valley, Delano, California, is the second-largest city in Kern County, with Bakersfield being the largest. Delano is in unique proximity to major cities and natural attractions. The city lies 140 miles north of Los Angeles, 270 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 320 miles west of Las Vegas. Traveling to any of these destinations is easily possible for an enjoyable weekend getaway. Delano is 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield, Kern County’s county seat, and the two cities are connected by Highway 99. This provides "OUIPOZ.BSUJOF[*OTVSBODF"HFODZ

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a transportation artery that helps the city’s economy to thrive. The Delano Municipal Airport, located within city limits on Delano’s south side, is equipped with a 5,000-foot runway. Private jets, crop dusters and other small airplanes make up the majority of private and commercial air traffic in this community. As for natural attractions, the Pacific Ocean itself is a mere 140 miles to the west! For those who enjoy snow skiing, the Shirley Meadows ski area in the Greenhorn Mountains is only an hour’s drive east on Highway 155.

The Greenhorn Mountains were also the site of the 1853 gold rush, bringing thousands of people to the region in search of fortune. Several national forests are located nearby as well. Just north of the Greenhorn Mountains and directly east of Delano is the Sequoia National Forest. Taking Interstate 5 south to Los Angeles, the road dissects Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, where the condor sanctuary is located. With all these attractions so near to Delano, not to mention easy highway access, Delano is indeed strategically positioned in the valley.

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Business & Industry

Strength and Success D

elano is first and foremost an agricultural city. While it is a strong cultivator of almonds and citrus fruits, the area is best known for its production of table grapes. In fact, the grapes here are shipped around the world to 85 different countries! Agriculture, however, is not the only thing Delano is known for. A shortwave relay station is situated on the edge of town. This relay station is operated by the International Broadcasting Bureau (I.B.B.) and was built from 1942 to 1944. Originally it was intended as a commercial station, KCBR, a CBS affiliate. Delano’s relay station has a rare feature called a directional curtain array transmission system. The only other relay station equipped with this type of transmission capability is located in Russian Siberia! The Voice of America (V.O.A.) uses the Delano station as a transmission site for broadcasts outside the United States. Thailand, along with several other countries, uses Delano’s station for shortwave transmissions to listening audiences throughout North America. Delano’s two major employers are Paramount Citrus and Sears Logistic Services. Paramount Citrus has been in operation for

over 50 years. From the fields of Delano, citrus fruits are processed by Paramount and shipped all over the United States and overseas to Asia. Sears Logistic Services is located on Delano’s south side just off Highway 99. Sears has been a big boost to Delano’s ­economy.

Delano’s two major employers are Paramount Citrus and Sears Logistic Services. Formerly located in Los Angeles, Sears Logistic Services moved to Delano in 1993. The center is responsible for shipping goods to Sears stores throughout the Northwest, West Coast, and Alaska and Hawaii. The full line of clothing, electronics and tools carried by Sears stores in these parts of the United States first comes through Delano. The center is a large facility covering approximately 1.5 million square feet with a total of six miles of conveyor belts. With 580 ­employees, Sears Logistic Services is one of Delano’s largest employers.    &AX  

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On March 21, 2007, the groundbreaking ceremony took place for the Delano Retail Center. The three-phased masterplanned development, strategically located on 200 acres along the Highway 99 corridor, will include retail shops, restaurants, office space and residential units. The City of Delano Enterprise Zone was established in 1991. In November 2006, Delano received conditional approval for a new, expanded zone that now includes all businesses within the city limits and some county unincorporated zones. The major benefits of the Enterprise Zone program are the tax savings on California business income tax. These include sales or use tax credit, hiring tax credit, accelerated depreciation deduction, loss carry forward, net interest deduction for lenders, and preference on state contracts. For more information, contact the Delano Chamber of Commerce at 661-725-2518. Business and industry is expanding in the Delano area. The combination of a loyal and strong workforce coupled with local leadership makes it easy to open new businesses and expand existing ones.


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housing costs are very reasonable in Delano, and property taxes tend to be lower in comparison to other regions of California. Along with its more affordable housing options, Delano also offers high-end luxury living. In the area just north of the business district at Terrace Place and Terrace Drive, homes can cost up to $400,000 or more. In Montgomery Lane, another upscale area, prices range around the $500,000 mark. 3UPERINTENDENT 2OSALINA2IVERA  

  

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Habitat for Humanity had a fundraising project for Delano in 2006. Organizers are hoping to start construction on new Habitat homes soon for the deserving families in the local area. Nearly 60 percent of Delano’s population are homeowners. There are also plenty of rental properties to choose from in Delano, at relatively inexpensive rates.

  

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Education

Exceptional Educational Opportunities B

eginning with preschool and on through to the college level, Delano provides exceptional educational opportunities for its students. Delano Union School District’s Morningside School, serving grades K–5, has the honor of being named a California Distinguished School. The elementary school opened in July 2005 on a 12-acre campus with 32 classrooms. The school adopted a nautical theme. The ­students are known as the Morningside Mariners, and their motto is “Anchored in Excellence.” The progress of the students is monitored using standardized test-

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ing. Results from these tests and the overall progression of each student are reviewed with both the children and their parents. Parentteacher conferences are held in the fall and spring to review how each child is doing and to set standard goals. If a particular student

school staff also offers tutoring to students as needed. Morningside is also known as a Character Counts School, where students practice the six pillars of good character: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring,

students practice the six pillars of good character: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Trustworthiness and Citizenship. has special needs, a special education teacher or speech pathologist is brought in to provide full support to the student. The elementary

Trustworthiness and Citizenship. The students are rewarded when their behavior represents one of these characteristics. In March 2007, the California state superintendent chose 476 California schools to be recipients of the 2006–2007 Title 1 Academic Achievement Award. Delano’s two public high schools, Cesar Chavez High School and Delano High School, both met the requirements to receive this prestigious award. The Title 1 Academic Achievement award recognizes schools that are dedicated to


Education

Delano students have access to exceptional postsecondary educational opportunities at Bakersfield College’s satellite campus.

helping all students achieve California’s academic standards. Groundbreaking for the Robert F. Kennedy High School was held on July 13, 2006. Senator Kennedy, who had direct ties to the Delano community, was remembered at the ceremony for his commitment to public ­education, service and equality under the law. In March 1966, R.F.K. traveled to Delano to conduct hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. The Robert F. Kennedy

High School is scheduled to open in August 2008. Bakersfield College has had a satellite campus in Delano for the past 40 years. The college has an average enrollment of 1,800 students. This community college offers associate degrees in a wide variety of subjects and specializations. The Delano campus will soon be moving to a new location on the city’s west side, where it will be adjacent to the new Robert F. Kennedy High School.

Bakersfield College’s new 50-acre campus will have a great deal more space than its current 10-acre lot. There are also plans for Bakersfield College to share facilities with the new high school, using their classrooms for evening vocational classes. This is a unique, but practical, arrangement for both of the schools. Both the college and the high school plan to open their doors by the late summer of 2008.

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Government

Community Commitment D

elano is governed by a mayor and five City Council members. Municipal elections are held every two years, and the City Council is elected by the people of Delano for a four-year term. The mayor, however, is not elected, but rather appointed by the Council. The Council members rotate the mayoral position along with a mayor pro tem, who is next in line for the top seat. All Council members share power. The position of mayor is more of an honorary position. However, the mayor does have leadership responsibilities such as presiding over meetings, public addresses, and so on. Council members do not run on a party ticket and are elected at-large, not representing separate districts. With a population of nearly 50,000, it may be surprising to learn that Delano has no fire department. In 1987, the Delano City Council made the decision that the Delano Fire Department would be operated by the county. While there may not be a city fire department, Delano does of course have two fire stations in town. These fire stations do an outstanding job for the community through a commitment to public education in fire prevention as well as excellent and professional emergency service.

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The Kern County Fire Department has a total of 45 full-time fire stations to serve California’s third-largest county. To provide better organization for the county, the fire department is divided into six battalions.

Approximately half a dozen ordained ministers work with the police and speak to young people to help sway them from a life of crime. Each battalion covers a wide area and includes seven to nine individual fire stations. The Delano Police Department has 50 officers serving the community. That number includes police patrols, detectives, motorcycle police and school resource officers. The dedication of the Delano Police Department to the welfare of the city’s youth is quite impressive. The Police Athletic League (PAL) has been a very successful program. Activities

such as boxing, judo, computer training and tutoring sessions to help students with their homework are made available. Other policesponsored youth programs include Police Explorers and Police Cadets. These programs allow young people to see the work of an officer first-hand while riding with the police on patrol! Of course the children’s safety is always a high priority. The Chaplain Program is an invaluable resource for Delano’s youth. Approximately half a dozen ordained ministers work with the police and speak to young people to help sway them from a life of crime. By sharing their own life experiences with the teens, the local ministers are able to communicate the values and immeasurable benefits of living a faithful and upstanding life. Through these investments in the city’s youth, many young people enter the Reserve Officers Program to later become full-time police officers. The chief of police, Mark DeRosia, has been serving in that capacity since 2006 and is doing a spectacular job for the city of Delano. Chief DeRosia is from the Los Angeles area. After moving to Kern County, he made the decision to live in the city he serves, making himself more accessible to the public. This


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dedication to his community fosters respect and appreciation for the police department and their role in keeping Delano safe. Chief DeRosia has been successful in putting more police officers on the street, which is instrumental in helping to decrease the crime rate. Another factor in the decreasing crime rate is the Neighborhood and Business Watch programs. Delano has five Neighborhood Watch blocks, and 22 businesses are involved in the city’s Business Watch. When residents take an active interest in their neighborhoods and communities, positive results follow. To paraphrase an old saying, “one of the most effective methods of fighting crime is the front porch.� Public transportation is a vital part of any community. The easier the access from one’s home to the marketplace, the better it is for the local economy. The City of Delano Public Transportation System has two types of service: a bus system that operates within the city limits on a planned route, and a dial-a-ride arrangement that covers both the Delano city limits and the immediate county area. Another important service the city provides to its residents is the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program. Its purpose is to help older Americans live more independently by providing good nutrition and social activities, both designed to enrich their lives. To be eligible for the program, Kern County residents must be at least 60 years of age. Their spouse, of any age, may also join the program. Voluntary donations, along with federal, state and county grants, help to pay for the program. Local grocery stores also contribute by donating food on a daily basis. Social involvement is an equally important part of the program. Activities ranging from billiards and cards to special trips and dances are offered to the participants. Helping to feed people in need, as well as providing opportunities for interaction with others, is a most basic and worthwhile commitment.

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Health Care

Kindness, Dignity and Excellence Delano Regional Medical Center Delano Community Hospital opened its doors on January 17, 1974. The hospital provided service not only to Delano, but also to the surrounding communities in Kern County. In fact, more than 50 percent of the hospital’s patients came from communities outside of Delano. In 1978, the facility was purchased by Mr. Wesley Bilson, a hospital management executive, and Delano Community Hospital became Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC). Over the past 20-plus years, the Delano Regional Medical Center has grown in both size and technological expertise. In 1983, a 32,000-square-foot medical office building was completed next door to the medical center. This added space provided needed resources for physician recruitment. Expansions in key departments such as radiology, obstetrics and the nursery also occurred. Other construction included warehouse buildings and an administrative annex. Another addition, called the Bilson Wing, was added to the hospital in September 1994. This 20,000-square-foot wing allowed the hospital to add 30 additional beds for acute care. This included a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit as well as an enlarged inpatient laboratory and pharmacy department. 12 Delano Chamber of Commerce

The California Department of Health Services awarded a sub-acute care contract to DRMC for its work with comatose and ventilator-dependent patients. The center began admitting these patients in 1988 and was the first unit in the state to be awarded such a contract. In 1990, DRMC became the first hospital in Kern County to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomies, the removal of the gallbladder through a small incision at the patient’s navel. This surgical procedure takes approximately one hour, and the vast majority of patients return home the same day.

State-of-the-art imaging and comprehensive therapy services are also available. DRMC was sold in 1993 to the Central California Foundation for Health. With a total of 156 beds, it is a not-for-profit hospital with services including an Intensive Care Unit, a Sub-Acute Care Unit, a Medical Surgical Unit and an Obstetrics/Gynecology Unit. State-ofthe-art imaging and comprehensive therapy services are also available. Other programs

include the Maternal Education Support Center, which supplies a complete range of information and referrals about prenatal and infant care. Community education that includes courses in CPR, first aid, and health and wellness is also offered. Another important addition to the medical center’s campus is the Dr. Nolan Anderson Educational Building. In his career, the late Dr. Anderson served as both chief of surgery and chief of staff at Delano Regional Medical Center. The educational building, named in his honor, is used for instructing the hospital staff in the advancement of new technologies. Another milestone for DRMC occurred in 1999, when Central Valley Bariatrics, in a joint program with DRMC, began offering the Duodenal Switch (DS) weight loss surgery procedure. DRMC became the first facility in the area to offer this weight-reduction surgery to people with dangerous levels of obesity. Patients have come to Delano from as far away as the East Coast, Alaska and Australia to seek help with this problem. Since 1999, more than 1,000 Duodenal Switch operations have been performed at DRMC. DRMC has agreements with a variety of allied health organizations to provide compre­hensive patient care more effectively.


Health Care A ­majority of local doctors organized an Independent Physicians Group, and the IPA has nearly 85 providers in its network. DRMC is also a community leader by being the first hospital in the United States to adopt the Planetree patient-centered care philosophy. The Planetree philosophy helps to give patients and their families greater control in making their health care decisions. Delano Regional Medical Center will continue its record of looking ahead to grow in order to meet future challenges. DRMC will also carry on in its dedication to meeting the health care needs of the community. This will be accomplished by fulfilling its mission to provide a safe haven of healing and wellness that serves each individual in the spirit of kindness, dignity and excellence.

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Dr. Ara Keshishian Dr. Ara Keshishian is the recipient of Delano’s 2005 Physician of the Year Award as the area’s top bariatric surgeon. Bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach to limit the intake of food and decrease absorption of food in the small intestine. This procedure is called a gastric reduction with a duodenal switch. The results from this surgery lead to less absorption of calories and fats. Dr. Keshishian has been performing this surgery technique since November 1999. He considers it a very rewarding field because obesity can lead to many different ailments such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. He enjoys the fact that he can help people get their lives back. The Delano Regional Medical Center is one of only four medical facilities in California, and the only one in Kern County, that performs this type of surgery.

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Recreation & Tourism

A Full Calendar of Events and Activities

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here are plenty of things to see and do throughout the year in the city of Delano. The city has six parks and one lake called Lake Woollomes, located just three miles east of Delano on the 150/Garces Highway. The lake is used mostly for fishing and swimming. In 2006, it became the location for Delano’s Fourth of July Spectacular. This full-day event includes music and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The first year for the fireworks display was hugely successful and it will no doubt continue to be held there for years to come. Memorial Park, well known for its many activities and festivals, is also the site for the

nine-hole Delano Golf Course. The Parks and Recreation Department’s youth activi-

The city has six parks and one lake called Lake Woollomes, located just three miles east of Delano on the 150/Garces Highway. ties, including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, and more, are held at a variety

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of city parks in Delano. Currently, the Parks and Recreation Department is building a new soccer field for the community. The new field, which is located on the city’s south side on Stradley Avenue, will be used by both children and adults. Local residents who have a strong commitment to sports and youth programs have unselfishly donated their time and labor to working on the completion of the soccer field. Basketball is the biggest sports league in the community. Games are played in February and March at the Delano Community Center Gym and the Delano City Armory on the east side of town. Delano also has a Little League


Recreation & Tourism Area golfers hone their skills at Delano Golf Course, which is located in Memorial Park.

program including baseball and basketball for children. Pee Wee Football is also available for kids age 7 to 11. The skateboard manufacturer Element holds skateboarding exhibitions at Skate Park, which is a part of Cecil Avenue Park in Delano. Delano is proud to be on Element’s schedule of skate tournaments, which includes several cities. The Delano skate competition is known as The Larry Morris Tournament in honor of City Councilman Larry Morris, who passed away from cancer in February 2007. Morris was deeply committed to the youth of Delano, and he was instrumental in bringing Element’s skate tournament to the community. If you’re interested in history, you’ll want to stop by Heritage Park, located near Memorial

Park on the east side. Visitors can tour half a dozen buildings, including a barn, farmhouse, jail, store, and more, to learn about Delano’s history as an agricultural community.

Each Christmas, the buildings are highlighted with holiday decorations and sparkling lights. Heritage is operated by the Delano Historical Society and is open to the public year-round.

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ecause Delano’s culture is rich with a diverse population, it’s only natural that there would be a variety of festivals to celebrate the unique cultures of these ethnic groups. Cinco de Mayo is an important date in Mexico’s military history. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin, was victorious against the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Each year in early May, Delano has a four-day celebration at Memorial

takes a lot of candy to pass out that many stockings filled with treats, and Cinco de Mayo Fiestas Inc. has it: 1,800 pounds of candy! Each Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance at Memorial Park to visit with the children. This local organization also supports people outside the Delano area when tragedy strikes. They contributed $10,000 to the Red Cross for aid and relief after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. They also donated $10,000 to the Red Cross in the aftermath of the 2002 earthquake near Mexico City. Cinco de Mayo Fiestas Inc. is also open to all people of all nationalities, not just those of Mexican descent. Another annual festival highlighting Mexican history is the 16th of September, which is equivalent to the United States’ Fourth of July holiday. On September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hildago brought forth the initial call for Mexico’s independence from Spain. This three-day festival is also held at Memorial Park. Festival-goers enjoy music, rides, local live entertainment and famous Hispanic entertainers as well. Delano also has a significant Filipino population. The year 2006 marked the 100th anniversary of the first Filipinos coming to America. Because many Filipinos were also farm workers, they played an important role in helping Cesar Chavez to establish better working conditions for farm laborers. A three-day festival honoring the Filipino culture, called the Philippine Weekend, has been an annual celebration in Delano for over 30 years.

A three-day festival honoring the Filipino culture, called the Philippine Weekend, has been an annual celebration in Delano for over 30 years. Park to commemorate the historical event. Thursday evening kicks off the celebration with a Grand Marshal Barbeque and Parade. A person is chosen to serve as grand marshal to recognize his or her service to the community. That decision is made by the members of Cinco de Mayo Fiestas Incorporated, a nonprofit organization. Over 15,000 people enjoy the music, arts and crafts, food booths, and folk dancing at the festival. Cinco de Mayo Fiestas Inc. not only helps put on the annual festival, but also does a number of worthwhile activities to benefit Delano. The organization provides scholarships for high school graduates to attend college. They also support youth sports programs and food-basket giveaways, as well as organize Christmas stocking giveaways for all the children of Delano and the surrounding towns. It 16 Delano Chamber of Commerce


Culture & Entertainment Admission to this festival is free to the public. The organizers rely on donations, sponsorships and the generosity of the community. The Philippine Weekend was started back in the summer of 1974 by a group of high school students. They wanted to stop the growing animosity between American-born Filipinos and Filipinos originally from the Philippines. These young people started a basketball tournament to bring the two groups together, and it worked! It was so successful that over the years more activities were added. Soon it became a Barro Fiesta, which means “an outside festival.� It didn’t take long for this festival to become popular with the community. The Philippine Weekend starts with an adobo cook-off on Friday at the Filipino Community Hall. Adobo is a traditional meal from the Philippines in which spices and soy sauce are simmered together, and then either pork or chicken is added to complete the dish. A grand parade complete with beautifully crafted floats, music from local bands, food booths, Filipino musicians, games, arts and crafts, and booths selling Filipino apparel can all be found at the three-day celebration. A Queen Pageant is also part of the festival, and a Miss Philippine Weekend is selected every year. This is not just an ordinary beauty pageant, however. The young women are required to adorn themselves in dress and formal wear native to the Philippines. Part of the pageant includes an interview session as well, so each contestant benefits from researching information to learn more about the Philippines and their ancestral culture. In 2002, a King Show was added to the festival, so both a Miss and a Mister Philippine Weekend are selected. The men are also required to dress in traditional Philippine costumes for the pageant. Children ages 5 to 7 may enter the Tiny Tots King and Queen Pageant, so there’s a pageant for everyone!

The Philippine Weekend in Delano is one of the largest Filipino festivals in the entire state of California. That first basketball tournament was held in July; to honor this tradition, the festival is held each year on the last weekend of July. After all these years, the basketball tournament is still thriving and is one of the most popular aspects of the festival. Thirty to 40 teams from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Nevada and even Hawaii come to Delano to play in these tournaments! During the second week in October, Harvest Holidays is celebrated at Memorial Park. Since Delano is primarily an agricultural area, Harvest Holidays is very similar to a county fair. This fall festival starts with a Queen’s Barbeque. The Harvest Holiday Queen and her court are present for the opening event. Approximately a dozen high school girls compete for the queen’s title in September, and the chosen queen takes part in the four-day October harvest festivities. A Kiddie Parade takes place on Friday and is made up of Delano’s elementary school children. In fact, the city’s elementary schools sponsor the parade. A second parade, the main parade of the harvest, takes place on Saturday and is complete with floats, elected city officials and high school bands. Both 4-H and FFA have livestock auctions including cattle, sheep and hogs during the festival. Harvest Holidays also has an “Old Timer’s Picnic.� Long-time Delano residents are invited to join in a picnic, situated in a particularly nice area of Memorial Park. This is a time for Delano seniors to relax and reminisce with their peers. While mostly older members of the community attend the picnic, people of all ages are welcome to join them. Harvest Holidays has been held in Delano since the mid-1940s.

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elano is a rich religious community, with approximately 60 churches in the city and surrounding area. There is a wide variety of places of worship from which to choose, including Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran and Pentecostal. There are nondenominational churches as well. St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe have the two largest congregations in Delano. The First United Methodist Church, which has been part of the community since 1926, is one of the oldest places of worship in town. Delano’s churches provide outreach on a global level through foreign missions programs and supporting missionaries already in the field.

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The churches also accomplish a great deal for the city of Delano itself. Local pastors conduct prayers at the city and county meetings. This level of support and respect shown by the city leaders to the faith community is essential for the overall well-being of the city. In 2002, the Delano Police Department invited five local pastors to donate their time to ride with on-duty officers in an effort to minister to citizens in difficult situations. The program allows these ministers to assist and counsel local victims of domestic violence and other crimes. The ministers undergo training for this assignment. While they do not confront a perpetrator committing a crime, the

pastors are trained to help an officer subdue a criminal if necessary. The ministers also counsel and pray with police officers who have suffered under difficult situations themselves. Providing comfort and hope under tragic circumstances to people when they need it most meets a great need for the public and brings spiritual insight to the community. The Gateway Ministerial Association is a faith-based agency of regional pastors and ministers who network together to stay informed of community activities and resources that help citizens in the community, as well as to promote interdenominational prayer meetings, fellowship activities and services.


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he Delano Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delano work side-by-side to provide programs and projects designed to stimulate economic growth, a high level of public service, and a good quality of life for those who live and work here. We continue to work together, along with other community leaders, seeking opportunities to ensure that our growth is positive. Whether you are a Chamber member or a potential member, a newcomer to our community or someone who is considering moving

your family or your business here, we are pleased that you have taken the time to read this magazine and to learn more about what we have to offer. We encourage you to do business with the businesses listed in this publication and to help keep our economy strong and growing. Delano: Feel the Momentum!

A & J Seafood........................................................................Page 5 All Angel’s Recycling...........................................................Page 11 Apostolic Assembly...............................................................Page 8 Bakersfield College............................................ Inside Front Cover Bright House Networks.......................................................Page 15 California Migrant Leadership Council Preschool..............Page 21 Cayman Breadhouse & Cuisine..........................................Page 14 CM Enterprises......................................................................Page 6 Comprehensive Medical Group...........................................Page 15 Delano Adult Day Health Care Center.................................Page 11 Delano Adult School / Delano Joint Union High School District.......................Page 13 Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility................................Page 4 Delano Joint Union High School District..............................Page 7 Delano Regional Medical Center....................................Pages 2–3 Delano Surgical Group........................................................Page 13 Delano Truck Parts..............................................................Page 14 Delano Union School District................................................Page 9

Farmers Insurance Group – Anthony Martinez Insurance Agency..............................Page 5 Jasmine Vineyards................................................................Page 1 Lane Family Funeral Home...................................................Page 1 Latino Service Center – Income Tax / Notary Public............................................Page 11 Morton & Brown Plumbing, Inc.............................................Page 7 Park Family Optometric Center...........................................Page 17 North Kern Vocational Training Center.................................Page 4 Parkview Mortuary................................................................Page 6 Pro’s Ranch Markets...........................................................Page 17 Ruiz Enterprises....................................................................Page 6 San Joaquin Bank.................................................................Page 7 San Joaquin Realty – John H. Lara Broker / Realtor.........Page 17 Sevier’s Auto Supply.............................................................Page 5 Soroptimist International of Delano....................................Page 17 World Harvest International Church...................................Page 18 Xpress Lube...........................................................................Page 8

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Membership Directory The information in this membership directory has been provided and reviewed for accuracy by the Delano Chamber of Commerce. CommunityLink and Craig Williams Creative Inc. assume no responsibility for omissions or errors of any kind. a

Central Lending

Berreth Enterprises

Central Valley Office Supply

Best Western Liberty Inn

Church on 14th Ave.

Dr. Radhey Bansal 1230 Jefferson St. Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7793..........Fax: (661) 725-0595 Physicians & Surgeons

Eddie Ahumada Eddie Ahumada 1314 7th Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-3959 Individual

Alliance Title

Mr. Fortino Valdivia 1414 Jefferson St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-2760..........Fax: (661) 720-2765 Title Companies

American Business Machines

Ms. Lindsay Bynum 821 18th Street Bakersfield Ca 93301 (661) 324-4741..........Fax: (661) 324-1148 Copiers

American Cancer Society

Ms. Cherie Shoemake 1523 California Avenue Bakersfield Ca 93304 (661) 327-7827..........Fax: (661) 327-2921 Non Profit Organizations

American Health & Fitness Gym

Dora Moreno PO Box 1873 1427 S. Lexington St. #B-10 Delano CA 93216 (661) 721-7191..........Fax: (661) 721-7172 Fitness Centers

American Legion Post #124 Mr. Ed Soliven 729 Kensington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-2918 Non Profit Organizations

AmeriPride Uniform Services

Mr. David Brust 335 Washington Street Bakersfield Ca 93307 (661) 324-6751..........Fax: (661) 864-0165 Uniform Service

AP Bookkeeping & Tax Services

Ms. Dinah Parlan 1406 Main Street PO Box 20746 Bakersfield Ca 93390 (661) 725-6027..........Fax: (661) 725-0165 Bookkeeping Services

Avalor Real Estate & Mortgage

Mr. Fernando Flores 1320 5th Place Delano CA 93215 (661) 709-0921..........Fax: (661) 721-2007 Real Estate B

Ballantine Produce Co.

Ms. Janice Cox PO Box 185 Sanger CA 93657 (559) 875-2583..........Fax: (559) 875-3776 Agriculture

Bank of America

Ms. Fabiola Arias 1211 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-3213..........Fax: (661) 721-3214 Bank

Bank of the Sierra

Radhey Bansal MD

Mr. Joshua Parks 1126 Main St Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-2800..........Fax: (661) 720-0216 Bank

Mr. Ed Berreth 909 12th Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7438..........Fax: (661) 725-5868 Medical Equipment & Supplies Mr. Chan Oh 14394 County Line Road Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0976..........Fax: (661) 725-6743 Hotels & Motels

Bright House Networks

Mr. Joe Schoenstein 3701 North Sillect Avenue Bakersfield Ca 93308 (661) 327-9935..........Fax: (661) 634-2245 Television-Cable

Browning Manor Inc.

Rhonda Gale 729 Browning Road Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-2501..........Fax: (661) 725-2509 Convention Services & Facilities C

C & H Fence & Patio

Mr. Herman Chavez 1752 Girard Street PO Box 490 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3600..........Fax: (661) 725-0580 Fences

California Home Pros

Mr. Tilo Cortez 929 Jefferson St. Ste E Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7767..........Fax: (661) 721-0771 Real Estate

Care Net Pregnancy Center Mrs. Alta Powell 1420 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-3200 Non Profit Organizations

Castle Real Estate Center

Mr. Mike Ruiz 626 Main St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-0740..........Fax: (661) 720-0744 Real Estate

Ms. Bertha Velasquez 614 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-0106..........Fax: (661) 725-0304 Real Estate Loans Ms. Marilyn Clark 1023 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3060..........Fax: (661) 725-1334 Office Equip., Furn., Supplies & Service Pastor Patrick Blanton 1310 14th Avenue PO Box 908 Delano Ca 93216-0908 (661) 725-8976 Churches

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Bobby Garcia PO Box 596 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 978-8392..........Fax: (661) 720-2830 Non Profit Organizations

Citifinancial

Mr. Pierre Flores 1727 Cecil Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-1600..........Fax: (661) 721-2211 Financing

Citizens Business Bank

Carlton Lennon 300 W. Perkins Ave. McFarland CA 93250 (661) 778-5258..........Fax: (661) 792-2432 Bank

City of Delano

Mr. Abdel Salem 1015 11th Avenue PO Box 3010 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 721-3303..........Fax: (661) 721-3312 Government Agencies/Officials

City of Delano Transportation Dept Mr. John Andoh 1120 Glenwwod Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-2602..........Fax: (661) 721-2190 Transportation/ Private & Public

Clinica Sierra Vista

Mr. Steve Schilling 1430 Truxtun Avenue Suite 400 PO Box 1559 Bakersfield Ca 93302-1559 (661) 635-3050..........Fax: (661) 869-1503 Clinics & Medical Groups

Community Worship Center

Pastor Jerry Powell 1412 22nd Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5469...... Fax: (661) 725-7556 Churches Pastor Jerry Powell Sunday School 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. (Kid’s Church) Evening Worship 6 p.m. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Abundant Life Service Please contact for more info about services and activities for children, youth, adults, and much more.

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Mr. George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Road PO Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274 (800) 455-5600...... Fax: (866) 898-8307 Publishing

Comprehensive Medical Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Frank Edwards PO Box 730 Delano Ca 93216-0730 (661) 725-5252..........Fax: (661) 725-5115 Medical Laboratory

Continental Labor Resources Inc.

Ms. Jackie Marin 1412 Main Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-9671..........Fax: (661) 720-9675 Employment Agencies

Coronel Constraaction

Ms. Ramona Coronel 1727 Cecil Ave. Ste. #4 Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-4400..........Fax: (661) 725-3900 Construction Companies

County Line Chevron Inc.

Ron & Lori Mariani 2322 Girard Street PO Box 278 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-7656..........Fax: (661) 725-7243 Service Stations-Gasoline & Oil

Covanta Delano Inc

Ms. Delia Campos 31500 Pond Road PO Box 550 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 792-3067..........Fax: (661) 792-3072 Energy Company

Curves for Women

Castle Rock Vineyards

CM Enterprises

Mr. Reuben Mendoza, Jr. 731 Main Steet Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5765 Florists-Retail

Ms. Martha Florin 1700 Aubosson Ct. 1302 High Street Suite A Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-9971 Fitness Centers

Center Stage Mortage

Coachmans Inn

Cypress Gardens MPH

Centex Homes

Cole’s Medical Arts Pharmacy

Mr. Brian Crettol Rt 2 Box299 Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-1058 Agriculture

Mr. Hicham Essadki 4450 California Ave. Bakersfield CA 93309 (661) 709-9392..........Fax: (661) 679-1110 Mortgage Loans Ms. Dana Warren 801 S. Akers St Visalia CA 93277 (559) 733-2717..........Fax: (559) 625-2377 New Home Builders

Central Body & Paint

Mr. Mario Vasquez 1614 Inyo Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-4595..........Fax: (661) 725-8065 Automobile Painting

Mohamed Anwar 2231 Girard Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7551..........Fax: (661) 725-7524 Hotels & Motels Ms. Yesindia Mendoza 1205 Garces Hwy #107 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7777..........Fax: (661) 725-5278 Pharmacies

Mr. Gidon Goldstein S & G Goldstein 201 Silvia Court Los Altos CA 94024 (661) 725-6490..........Fax: (661) 725-1545 Mobile Home Park D

Dailey’s Studio & Camera Shop

Mr. Garret Lake 1025 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0248..........Fax: (661) 725-0248 Photography

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Berreth Enterprises

Mr. Ed Berreth 909 12th Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7438..........Fax: (661) 725-5868 Medical Equipment & Supplies

Eddie Ahumada Eddie Ahumada 1314 7th Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-3959 Individual

Best Western Liberty Inn

Alliance Title

Mr. Fortino Valdivia 1414 Jefferson St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-2760..........Fax: (661) 720-2765 Title Companies

American Business Machines

Ms. Lindsay Bynum 821 18th Street Bakersfield Ca 93301 (661) 324-4741..........Fax: (661) 324-1148 Copiers

American Cancer Society

Ms. Cherie Shoemake 1523 California Avenue Bakersfield Ca 93304 (661) 327-7827..........Fax: (661) 327-2921 Non Profit Organizations

American Health & Fitness Gym

Dora Moreno PO Box 1873 1427 S. Lexington St. #B-10 Delano CA 93216 (661) 721-7191..........Fax: (661) 721-7172 Fitness Centers

American Legion Post #124 Mr. Ed Soliven 729 Kensington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-2918 Non Profit Organizations

Mr. Chan Oh 14394 County Line Road Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0976..........Fax: (661) 725-6743 Hotels & Motels

Bright House Networks

Mr. Joe Schoenstein 3701 North Sillect Avenue Bakersfield Ca 93308 (661) 327-9935..........Fax: (661) 634-2245 Television-Cable

Browning Manor Inc.

Rhonda Gale 729 Browning Road Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-2501..........Fax: (661) 725-2509 Convention Services & Facilities C

C & H Fence & Patio

Mr. Herman Chavez 1752 Girard Street PO Box 490 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3600..........Fax: (661) 725-0580 Fences

California Home Pros

Mr. Tilo Cortez 929 Jefferson St. Ste E Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7767..........Fax: (661) 721-0771 Real Estate

AmeriPride Uniform Services

Mr. David Brust 335 Washington Street Bakersfield Ca 93307 (661) 324-6751..........Fax: (661) 864-0165 Uniform Service

AP Bookkeeping & Tax Services

Ms. Dinah Parlan 1406 Main Street PO Box 20746 Bakersfield Ca 93390 (661) 725-6027..........Fax: (661) 725-0165 Bookkeeping Services

Avalor Real Estate & Mortgage

Mr. Fernando Flores 1320 5th Place Delano CA 93215 (661) 709-0921..........Fax: (661) 721-2007 Real Estate B

Ballantine Produce Co.

Ms. Janice Cox PO Box 185 Sanger CA 93657 (559) 875-2583..........Fax: (559) 875-3776 Agriculture

Bank of America

Ms. Fabiola Arias 1211 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-3213..........Fax: (661) 721-3214 Bank

Bank of the Sierra

Mr. Joshua Parks 1126 Main St Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-2800..........Fax: (661) 720-0216 Bank

Radhey Bansal MD

Dr. Radhey Bansal 1230 Jefferson St. Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7793..........Fax: (661) 725-0595 Physicians & Surgeons

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Care Net Pregnancy Center Mrs. Alta Powell 1420 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-3200 Non Profit Organizations

Castle Real Estate Center

Mr. Mike Ruiz 626 Main St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-0740..........Fax: (661) 720-0744 Real Estate

Central Valley Office Supply

Ms. Marilyn Clark 1023 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3060..........Fax: (661) 725-1334 Office Equip., Furn., Supplies & Service

Church on 14th Ave. Pastor Patrick Blanton 1310 14th Avenue PO Box 908 Delano Ca 93216-0908 (661) 725-8976 Churches

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Bobby Garcia PO Box 596 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 978-8392..........Fax: (661) 720-2830 Non Profit Organizations

Citifinancial

Mr. Pierre Flores 1727 Cecil Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-1600..........Fax: (661) 721-2211 Financing

Citizens Business Bank

Carlton Lennon 300 W. Perkins Ave. McFarland CA 93250 (661) 778-5258..........Fax: (661) 792-2432 Bank

City of Delano

Mr. Abdel Salem 1015 11th Avenue PO Box 3010 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 721-3303..........Fax: (661) 721-3312 Government Agencies/Officials

City of Delano Transportation Dept Mr. John Andoh 1120 Glenwwod Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-2602..........Fax: (661) 721-2190 Transportation/ Private & Public

Clinica Sierra Vista

Mr. Steve Schilling 1430 Truxtun Avenue Suite 400 PO Box 1559 Bakersfield Ca 93302-1559 (661) 635-3050..........Fax: (661) 869-1503 Clinics & Medical Groups

Castle Rock Vineyards

CM Enterprises

Center Stage Mortage

Coachmans Inn

Mr. Brian Crettol Rt 2 Box299 Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-1058 Agriculture

Mr. Hicham Essadki 4450 California Ave. Bakersfield CA 93309 (661) 709-9392..........Fax: (661) 679-1110 Mortgage Loans

Centex Homes

Ms. Dana Warren 801 S. Akers St Visalia CA 93277 (559) 733-2717..........Fax: (559) 625-2377 New Home Builders

Central Body & Paint

Mr. Mario Vasquez 1614 Inyo Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-4595..........Fax: (661) 725-8065 Automobile Painting

Central Lending

Ms. Bertha Velasquez 614 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-0106..........Fax: (661) 725-0304 Real Estate Loans

Mr. Reuben Mendoza, Jr. 731 Main Steet Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5765 Florists-Retail Mohamed Anwar 2231 Girard Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7551..........Fax: (661) 725-7524 Hotels & Motels

Cole’s Medical Arts Pharmacy

Ms. Yesindia Mendoza 1205 Garces Hwy #107 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7777..........Fax: (661) 725-5278 Pharmacies

Community Worship Center

Pastor Jerry Powell 1412 22nd Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5469...... Fax: (661) 725-7556 Churches Pastor Jerry Powell Sunday School 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. (Kid’s Church) Evening Worship 6 p.m. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Abundant Life Service Please contact for more info about services and activities for children, youth, adults, and much more.

CommunityLink

Mr. George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Road PO Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274 (800) 455-5600...... Fax: (866) 898-8307 Publishing

Comprehensive Medical Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Frank Edwards PO Box 730 Delano Ca 93216-0730 (661) 725-5252..........Fax: (661) 725-5115 Medical Laboratory

Continental Labor Resources Inc.

Ms. Jackie Marin 1412 Main Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-9671..........Fax: (661) 720-9675 Employment Agencies

Coronel Constraaction

Ms. Ramona Coronel 1727 Cecil Ave. Ste. #4 Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-4400..........Fax: (661) 725-3900 Construction Companies

County Line Chevron Inc.

Ron & Lori Mariani 2322 Girard Street PO Box 278 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-7656..........Fax: (661) 725-7243 Service Stations-Gasoline & Oil

Covanta Delano Inc

Ms. Delia Campos 31500 Pond Road PO Box 550 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 792-3067..........Fax: (661) 792-3072 Energy Company

Curves for Women

Ms. Martha Florin 1700 Aubosson Ct. 1302 High Street Suite A Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-9971 Fitness Centers

Cypress Gardens MPH

Mr. Gidon Goldstein S & G Goldstein 201 Silvia Court Los Altos CA 94024 (661) 725-6490..........Fax: (661) 725-1545 Mobile Home Park D

Dailey’s Studio & Camera Shop

Mr. Garret Lake 1025 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0248..........Fax: (661) 725-0248 Photography

David H. Berg & Co., Inc.

Mr. David Berg 31110 Schuster Rd. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-7900..........Fax: (661) 721-7910 Agriculture

Delano Ag 4-H

Ms. Brenda Delay 2001 8th Avenue Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-8634 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Ambulance

Ms. Patsi Carpenter PO Box 283 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3499..........Fax: (661) 725-0521 Ambulance Service


Membership Directory Delano Association for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. Mr. Mike Gutierrez 612 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-3220........ Fax: (661) 721-3225 Developmental Disabilities Services

Delano Building Materials

Mr. Richard Beyer 1434 Glenwood Street PO Box 696 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-0880..........Fax: (661) 725-0645 Building Materials

Delano College Center Foundation

Mr. Mike Velten 1942 Randolph Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-8020..........Fax: (661) 725-3901 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Community Correctional Facility Mr. George Galaza PO Box 1060 Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-3270..........Fax: (661) 721-7030 Correctional Facility

Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility Mr. Dan Murray 1509 Tokay Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 720-2100..........Fax: (661) 720-2177 Hospitals/Convalescent

Delano Elk’s Lodge #1761

Mr. Rudy Guerra PO Box 577 708 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-8523..........Fax: (661) 725-3086 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Equipment Rental

Mr. Randy Beyer 600 Glenwood St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-8601..........Fax: (661) 721-8601 Eqipment, Rentals & Sales

Delano Family Motors

Mr. Robert Munoz 600 1st Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3272..........Fax: (661) 725-3097 Automobile Dealers-New

Delano Handi-Directory

Mr. Wallace Lyons 69 West Putnam PO Box 2440 Porterville Ca 93258-2440 (800) 782-5681..........Fax: (559) 782-5683 Advertising & Yellow Pages

Delano Harvest Holidays Inc.

Ms. Janet Rabanal PO Box 791 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3012..........Fax: (661) 725-0072 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Historical Society

Mr. Jim Sevier 330 Lexington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-6730..........Fax: (661) 725-2344 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Joint High School District

Ms. Roselina Rivera 1747 Princeton Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-4000..........Fax: (661) 721-9390 Schools, Colleges & Education

Delano Lions Club

Mr. Jim Bartleson PO Box 851 1823 Main Street Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-0641 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Mortuary

Empire Ag Transport Inc.

Delano Motors / Autobody & Paint

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Ms. Rosa Martinez 707 Browning Road Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0330..........Fax: (661) 725-8751 Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks Mrs. Claudia Diaz 1109 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-9433..........Fax: (661) 725-9404 Automobile Sales & Service

Mr. Andy Kouklis 15374 County Line Road Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1270..........Fax: (661) 725-7729 Transportation/ Private & Public Mr. Daniel McWilliams PO Box 1394 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 721-0700..........Fax: (661) 721-8140 Automobile Renting & Leasing

Delano Ranch Market

Mr. Mike Provenzano 820 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-8920..........Fax: (661) 725-4836 Markets

Delano Record

Mr. Bob Cane 1625 Cecil Ave. Suite B Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0600..........Fax: (661) 725-4373 Media Guide

Delano Regional Medical Center

Ms. Nancy Johnnson 1401 Garces Highway PO Box 460 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-4800..........Fax: (661) 721-5211 Hospitals/Convalescent

Delano Rotary Club Mr. Nick Ruiz PO Box 566 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-6399 Non Profit Organizations

Delano Sporting Goods

Ms. Susana Garcia 1111 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5195..........Fax: (661) 725-5195 Athletic Shoes

Delano Surgical Group

Mrs. Dawn Keshishian 1205 Garces Hwy Suite #303 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-4847..........Fax: (661) 725-8051 Physicians & Surgeons

Delano Union Elementary School District Mr. Ronald A. Garcia 1405 12th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-5000..........Fax: (661) 725-2201 Schools, Colleges & Education

Discoteca 3 Hermanos

Mr. Pedro Ballesteros 1212 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-2311..........Fax: (661) 721-2311 Records, Tapes & Compact Discs -Retail

Domino’s Pizza

Mr. Edgar Gomez 1609 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0770..........Fax: (661) 725-7912 Restaurants E

Ms. Maria Merrill 1223 Airport Drive Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5022 Restaurants

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Galvan Fine Lines Signs

Mr. Ricardo Galvan 1806-A High Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-4870..........Fax: (661) 725-4870 Signs

Golden State Phone & Wireless

Farmers Machine

Goodwill Industries

Ms. Jessica Llamas 626 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3346..........Fax: (661) 725-5742 Automobile Dealers-New Mr. Fred Longaker 1325 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-5555..........Fax: (661) 720-0000 Eqipment, Rentals & Sales

Fast Lube & Smog

Ms. Violet Goodell 305 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-8232..........Fax: (661) 725-2548 Service Stations-Gasoline & Oil Mr. Fred Faulkner 1123 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9593..........Fax: (661) 725-6688 Groceries

Ms. Melissa Hall 415 South Lexington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7291..........Fax: (661) 725-4096 Storage

Mr. Martin Cervantes 28788 Cecil Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-8445..........Fax: (661) 725-8544 Agriculture

Family Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge

Fastrip Food Store #635

Delano Self Storage

El DelFin Restaurant

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Frutas Finas Alcantar

Ms. Letty Ramerez 1207 Main St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7969..........Fax: (661) 725-7663 Wireless/Cellular Ms. Selah Perez 902 Main Street PO Box 11239 Bakersfield Ca 93389-1238 (661) 725-6125..........Fax: (661) 725-6125 Clothing/Merchandise

Greater Delano Area Youth Foundation Mr. Pat Lane PO Box 135 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-1234 Non Profit Organizations

Greg’s Petroleum Service

Mr. Ron Mariani 621 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2078..........Fax: (661) 725-4292 Petroleum Companies & Products

Fastrip Food Store #903

Mr. Fred Faulkner 466 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9296..........Fax: (661) 725-2937 Groceries

Finance & Thrift

Mr. Juan Bernal 1202 Main Street PO Box 516 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3361..........Fax: (661) 725-8735 Bank

First United Methodist Church

Mr. Elmar de Ocera 1002 11th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1348..........Fax: (661) 725-2449 Churches

Five Star Carpet

Mr. Jose Cervantes 827 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 619-9261..........Fax: (661) 721-1118 Carpets & Rugs-Dealers-New

Flores Central Valley Security

Mr. Jimmy D. Flores 428 Catalina Place Delano CA 93215 (661) 778-9217..........Fax: (661) 721-7786 Security Service & Systems

Floyd’s General Stores

Ms. Myrel Lutz PO Box 2940 1225 High St. Delano Ca. Ca 93215 (661) 725-2551..........Fax: (661) 725-6116 Building Materials

Fruit Royale Inc.

Mr. Louie Galvan PO Box 970 1427 S. Lexington St. Suite A-6 Delano CA 93216 (661) 720-2740..........Fax: (661) 720-2745 Importers/Exporters

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Headrick Inc.

Mr. Butch Headrick 11287 South Garzoli Street PO Box 1030 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-0734..........Fax: (661) 725-0766 Eqipment, Rentals & Sales

Kathleen Heinz

Ms. Kathleen Heinz 1230 Union St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-5725 Individual

Help-U-Sell All American RealEstate Mr. Louis Duarte 1727 Cecil Ave. #3 Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-2121..........Fax: (661) 725-6797 Real Estate

Henrietta Weill Child Guidance Clinic Ms. Susanne Campbell 1318 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1042 Mental Health Services

Hocking Denton Palmquist

Mr. Tom Hocking 912 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3246..........Fax: (661) 725-2658 All

Holiday Ford Lincoln Mercury

Mr. Dan Smith 1100 East Lerdo Hwy Shafter Ca 93263 (661) 746-6000..........Fax: (661) 746-5649 Automobile Dealers-New

Holiday Inn Express Delano

Ms. Stacy Park 2222 Girard St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-7272..........Fax: (661) 725-6300 Hotels & Motels

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Mr. Tony Unknown 601 Wollomes Ave Delano CA 93215 (661) 720-0926 .........Fax: (661) 721-6474 Home Improvement

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Ms. Rhonda Mills 812 Cecil Avenue PO Box 10839 Bakersfield Ca 93389 (661) 725-4155 .........Fax: (661) 725-6780 Restaurants

Honey Bucket Farms

Mr. Shane Magan PO Box 819 Delano CA 93216 (661) 725-9395 .........Fax: (661) 725-9397 Agriculture

Hospice of Delano area, Inc.

Mr. Todd Jefferies 1613 Inyo Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0136 .........Fax: (661) 664-0315 Non Profit Organizations

Hronis Inc.

Mr. Pete Hronis 10443 Hronis Rd. Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2503 .........Fax: (661) 725-5403 Agriculture

Linda K. Hylton Mrs. Linda Hylton 1631 16th Place Delano CA 93215 (661) 203-0243 Individual

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Darlene Maddox 1101 Cecil ave a Delano CCa a 93215 (661) 833-7999 ..... Fax: (661) 396-4479 Bank June Campos, Branch Manager Phone: 661-833-7900 www.ksfcu.org

Kiwanis Club of Delano Susan Villaruz 2101 5th Drive Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1286 Non Profit Organizations

Komoto Pharmacy

Mr. Brian Komoto 1017 Ellington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9489 .........Fax: (661) 725-3640 Pharmacies

Kong’s Dynasty I

Imexca Produce

Mr. Mike Amaya 2125 Princeton St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-4038 .........Fax: (661) 860-8436 Agriculture

Intenzity Boutique Ms. Silvia Ramirez 908 11th Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 586-4993 Clothing/Merchandise

Ms. Lynn Chan 2200 Girard Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0918 .........Fax: (661) 725-9594 Restaurants L

L.S. Sandrini Farms

Ms. Antonette Anich 11011 Hwy. 43 1823 Terrace Place Delano Ca 93215 (661) 792-3192 .........Fax: (661) 792-6512 Agriculture

Ladine’s Flower & Gift Shop

Interstate Land Company

Mr. Michael Hair 462 Taylor Rd. PO Box 368 McFarland Ca 93250 (661) 792-1333 .........Fax: (661) 792-1337 Builders-Developers-Management J

Jasmine Vineyards

Mr. Martin Zaninovich 11239 Famosa-Port Hwy Delano Ca 93215 (661) 792-2141 .........Fax: (661) 792-6365 Agriculture

John P. Drow Mobile Glass Service Mr. John Drow 805 18th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-4370 .........Fax: (661) 725-1455 Glass/Doors/Windows K

Kay Equipment & Rentals

Mr. Raymond Kay 314 Front Street PO Box 39 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-2727 .........Fax: (661) 725-4167 Eqipment, Rentals & Sales

KCHJ Radio Station-El Gallito

Mr. Mike Allen 5100 Commerce Dr. Bakersfield Ca 93309 (661) 327-9711 .........Fax: (661) 327-0797 Mexican Restaurants

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Ms. Jacklyn, V. Contreras 1208 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-0131 Florists-Retail

Lane Family Funeral Home

Mr. Padraic C. “Pat” Lane 1303 Glenwood Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1234 .........Fax: (661) 720-0623 Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks

Latin american Citizens association Ms. Jean Flores 1225 Jefferson St Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-7089 Non Profit Organizations

Leslie’s Custom Floral

Mrs. Rosa Kaehler 1205 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2946 .........Fax: (562) 286-8004 Florists-Wholesale

Leyva’s Security

Mr. Ralph Leyva 1212 1/2 Main Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-7033 .........Fax: (661) 721-7033 Security Service & Systems

Liberty One Real Estate

Mr. Carlos Ortiz II 1427 S. Lexington Bld. A Suite 2 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2271 .........Fax: (661) 721-2406 Real Estate-Comercial & Residential

Liberty Tax Service

Miragrafx

Lindo Michoacan Market

Monarch Nut Company

Little Flower Shop

Moonlight Enterprises

Lorta’s Memorials & Engraving

Morton & Brown Plumbing

Mr. Glen Cannon 920 1/2 Main St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-2100 .........Fax: (661) 721-2722 Tax Preparation Mr. Sergio Perez 1103 Glenwood Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-0190 .........Fax: (661) 725-0502 Groceries Ms. Ann & Barbara Sheeter 616 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2541 Florists-Retail Ralph Lorta 1332 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-0496 Monuments

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M. Caratan, Inc.

Mr. Alex Shafer 33787 Cecil Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-2566 .........Fax: (661) 725-7233 Agriculture

Mr. Michael Urioste 402 Calderwood Lane Bakersfield CA 93307 (661) 319-3759 Advertising Ms. Martha Aguilera 786 Road 188 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-6458 .........Fax: (661) 725-5408 Agriculture/Processing Mr. Darrell Stinnett 1831 9th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9648 .........Fax: (661) 725-9648 Retail Mr. Mike Brown 1810 Inyo Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1847 .........Fax: (661) 725-0510 Plumbing Services

MRV Service air Manual Valdovinos 827 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-3400 Air Conditioning

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Majestic Palm Realty

Ms. Sherri Camargo 1420 High St. Suite C Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-9111 .........Fax: (661) 721-8111 Real Estate

Paul Mallouk, DDS

Dr. Paul Mallouk 1319 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9105 .........Fax: (661) 720-9123 Dentists/Dental Labs Dental Care

Marlin’s Fashion Boutique Ms. Blandina Nuno 1225 Main Street Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-0217 Clothing/Merchandise

National Health Services

Ms. Mona Dewar PO Box 1060 Shafter Ca 93263 (661) 459-1900 ..... Fax: (661) 459-1944 Clinics & Medical Groups Family Medical Center 1001 Main Street Delano, Ca Ca 93215 Tel. 661.721.7080 Fax 661.721.8944 www.nhsinc.org Delano Family Dental & Women’s Health Center 1215 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 957 Delano, Ca Ca 93215 Tel. 661.454.1700 Fax 661.454.1728

Martinez Insurance agency-Farmers Group Mr. Tony Martinez 811 11th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-7055 .........Fax: (661) 721-2176 Insurance

Supervisor Jon McQuiston

Mr. Jon McQuiston PO Box 2695 1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield Ca 93303 (661) 868-3650 .........Fax: (661) 868-3657 Government Agencies/Officials

Mexican-american Pioneers Mr. Vincent Zaragoza PO Box 657 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-1865 Non Profit Organizations

Michael Burger & associates

Mr. Michael Burger 7702 Meany Ave. Ste. 103 Bakersfield Ca 93308 (661) 587-1010 .........Fax: (661) 834-0748 Real Estate Appraisers

Mid State Development Corportation Ms. Anita Cook 5555 California Avenue, Suite 105 Bakersfield Ca 93309 (661) 322-4241 .........Fax: (661) 322-0536 Bank

North Kern Machinery

Mr. George Pierce 310 High Street PO Box 1240 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-3841 .........Fax: (661) 725-6660 Tractors O

Olson Rotary Village

Ms. Cathy Gonzalez 1635 Randolph Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9049 .........Fax: (661) 725-0591 Retirement -Facilities/Services/Housing P

Pandol Brothers Inc.

Ms. Cheri Diebel 401 Road 192 Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3755 .........Fax: (661) 725-4741 Agriculture

Pandols

Jack Pandol 10003 Pandol Way Delano CA 93215 Individual


Membership Directory Paramount Citrus Association

Ms. Lupe Garza 1901 South Lexington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 720-2451..........Fax: (661) 720-2403 Agriculture

Park Family Optometric Center

Dr. Mark, J. Park 919 13th Avenue Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-3795........ Fax: (661) 725-3795 Optical, Optometrists, Opticians

Parks & Recreation-City of Delano Mr. Phil Newhouse 925 Ellington Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-3335..........Fax: (661) 720-9760 Recreation

Paychex

Mr. Jason Pine 901 Tower Way # 305 Bakersfield CA 93309 (661) 633-2049..........Fax: (661) 633-0812 Payroll Preparation Services

Pearsey’s Rentals

Mr. Scott Pearsey 801 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1900..........Fax: (661) 725-5836 Furniture Sales, Rental/Leasing

Perko’s Cafe

Peter Pan Shop

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Ms. Veronica Zaccaria 1206 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9040..........Fax: (661) 725-9040 Clothes-Children & Infant Retail

Safe 1 Credit Union

Ralph & Jan Carpenter

S. SALMASSI, M.D., INC.

Ms. Sylvia Velasco PO Box 425 McFarland CA 93250 (661) 792-3937..........Fax: (661) 792-3204 Recycling Company

Philippine Weekend Ms. Christine San Juan PO Box 237 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 586-2592 Non Profit Organizations

M&M Ralph Carpenter 1126 Rounds Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9000 Associate Members

Pichflo Window Covering

Mr. Jorge Pichardo 827 Main St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 586-7771..........Fax: (661) 721-1118 Window Covering

Mr. Joshua Garcia 1012 Jefferson St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 454-1770..........Fax: (661) 454-1775 Real Estate

Premium Wireless

Omar Ceja 1727 Cecil Ave Ste 10 Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-1265..........Fax: (661) 721-2355 Cellular Telephone Equip, Supplies & Service

Primerica Financial Service

Ms. Felly Cabrillas 1720 High St. Delano CA 93215 (661) 721-8030..........Fax: (661) 721-8101 Financhial Services

Rite Aid Drug Store # 5794

Mr. Sal Magana 1809 Cecil Ave. Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-1312..........Fax: (661) 725-2338 Drug Store/Pharmacy

Rodeway Inn

Mr. Dilip Patel 2211 Girard Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-1022........ Fax: (661) 725-1104 Hotels & Motels

Mrs. Lita San Pedro 1816 Cecil Ave. Delano Ca 93215 (661) 721-5800..........Fax: (661) 721-5850 Employment Agencies

Ms. Lydia Chavez 1704 High Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9429..........Fax: (661) 725-1241 Financhial Services Dr. Sadegh Salmassi 719 Main Street PO Box 26 Delano Ca 93216 (661) 725-5877..........Fax: (661) 725-4636 Physicians & Surgeons

Re/Max New Generation

Proteus Incorporated

Mr. Sergio Herrera 2343 Girard Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-9532 Restaurants

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R&F Disposal Inc.

Ruiz Enterprises

Linda Ruiz 1002 Dover Pl.,Ste. 102 Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-6400..........Fax: (661) 725-6500 Tax Preparation

San Joaquin Bank

Ms. Diana Headrick 1613 Inyo Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-8888..........Fax: (661) 721-2569 Financhial Services

San Joaquin Paint & Glass Co.

Mr. Nick Ruiz 710 Main Street Delano Ca 93215 (661) 725-6399..........Fax: (661) 725-0842 Paints & Supplies

San Joaquin Realty

John Lara 640 High St Suite A Delano CA 93215 (661) 725-0106..........Fax: (661) 725-0304 Real Estate

San Joaquin Security

Mr. Bob Gray 442 North Main Street Porterville Ca 93257 (559) 781-8180..........Fax: (559) 784-5683 Security Service & Systems

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