Delano, California

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Delano is a city in Kern County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Kern County, California

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Delano is a city in Kern County, California, United States.
Its northernmost city is Delano, and its southern reach expands just beyond Lebec to Grapevine, and the northern extremity of the parallel Antelope Valley.

North Kern State Prison

Delano is also home to two California state prisons, North Kern State Prison and Kern Valley State Prison.
North Kern State Prison (NKSP) is a medium-security prison located in Delano, Kern County, California.

Kern County Fire Department

The city has its own police department and contracts with the Kern County Fire Department for fire services, EMS services are privately provided by local company, Delano Ambulance Service.
In addition to the unincorporated areas of Kern County, the department also services the cities of Arvin, Delano, Maricopa, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi and Wasco.

Delano grape strike

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On September 8, 1965, Larry Itliong and other Filipino leaders led the predominantly Filipino Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) in a "walk off" from table grape farms, now known as the Delano grape strike.
The Delano grape strike was a labor strike organized by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), a predominantly Filipino and AFL-CIO-sponsored labor organization, against table grape growers in Delano, California to fight against the exploitation of farm workers.

Cesar Chavez

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The National Farm Workers' Association (NFWA), a largely Hispanic union led by Cesar Chavez, joined the strike within a week.
In 1962 he left the CSO to co-found the UFW, based in Delano, California.

United Farm Workers

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During the strike, the two groups joined forces and formed the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
They became allied and transformed from workers' rights organizations into a union as a result of a series of strikes in 1965, when the mostly Filipino farmworkers of the AWOC in Delano, California initiated a grape strike, and the NFWA went on strike in support.

Delano Police Department

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The city has its own police department and contracts with the Kern County Fire Department for fire services, EMS services are privately provided by local company, Delano Ambulance Service.
The Delano Police Department is the agency responsible for law enforcement within the City of Delano, California.

Kern Valley State Prison

Delano is also home to two California state prisons, North Kern State Prison and Kern Valley State Prison.
Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) is a male-only state prison in Delano, California.

Larry Itliong

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Filipino immigrants Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Dulay Itliong were instrumental in shaping the direction of farm worker movement in the 1950s.
Following the success in Southern California, on 8 September 1965 the Agriculture Workers Organizing Committee voted to strike against grape growers in Delano, California, where the grape season starts in September.

Bakersfield, California

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Delano is located 31 mi north-northwest of Bakersfield at an elevation of 315 feet. Bakersfield College, a community college, serves the community of Delano and the rural communities of northern Kern and southern Tulare counties with a satellite campus at the Delano Center, approximately 35 miles north of the main campus in Bakersfield, California.
KCFD provides fire protection services for over 500,000 citizens living in the unincorporated areas of Kern County and the cities of Arvin, Delano, Maricopa, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi and Wasco.

Philip Vera Cruz

Filipino immigrants Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Dulay Itliong were instrumental in shaping the direction of farm worker movement in the 1950s.
His union local, based in Delano, California, had an Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC).

San Joaquin Valley

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Delano's climate is typical of the San Joaquin Valley.
Other correctional facilities in the valley are at Avenal, Chowchilla, Tracy, Delano, Coalinga, and Wasco.

Delano Municipal Airport

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The Delano Municipal Airport is an uncontrolled airfield offering a 5,651 foot runway and light aviation services, and is open to the public.
Delano Municipal Airport is two miles southeast of Delano, in Kern County, California.

Bakersfield College

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Bakersfield College, a community college, serves the community of Delano and the rural communities of northern Kern and southern Tulare counties with a satellite campus at the Delano Center, approximately 35 miles north of the main campus in Bakersfield, California.
The main campus is located on a 153 acre plot in Northeast Bakersfield, and it also operates three satellite campuses: the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, shared by the Kern Community College District, the SouthWest Campus also located in Bakersfield, and the Delano Campus in Delano, California, approximately 35 mi north of Bakersfield.

Delano Union Elementary School District

Other major employers include Delano Regional Medical Center, Walmart, The Home Depot, Sears, Kmart, Vallarta Supermarkets, Delano Joint Union High School District, Delano Union Elementary School District, and the North Kern-South Tulare Hospital District.
It is located in Delano, California.

Voice of America

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The Voice of America once operated its largest, most powerful shortwave broadcast facility outside Delano at 35.75417°N, -119.28528°W.
Other former sites include California (Dixon, Delano), Hawaii, Okinawa, (Monrovia) Liberia, Costa Rica, Belize, and at least two in Greece.

Harold Kelley

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His family moved to the rural town of Delano, California when he was 10; while there, Kelley met and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge

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The Kern National Wildlife Refuge is nearby.
Kern National Wildlife Refuge is a 1249 acre protected area located in the southern portion of California's San Joaquin Valley, 20 miles west of the city of Delano.

Luis Valdez

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Valdez was born in Delano, California, to migrant farm worker parents from Mexico, Armeda and Francisco Valdez.

Delano Joint Union High School District

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Other major employers include Delano Regional Medical Center, Walmart, The Home Depot, Sears, Kmart, Vallarta Supermarkets, Delano Joint Union High School District, Delano Union Elementary School District, and the North Kern-South Tulare Hospital District.

Lake Isabella

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The nearby Kern River and Isabella Lake are popular during the summer.
Lake Isabella can be reached by car from Bakersfield via state Highway 178 and from Delano via Highway 155.

Lonnie Spurrier

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He was one of six children of John and Golda Spurrier, who migrated to the Central Valley of California during the Dust Bowl, eventually settling in the agricultural town of Delano, about a half-hour north of Bakersfield.