With early voting for the Ward 5 Bakersfield City Council special election just a few weeks away, businessman Bruce Freeman is leading in fundraising, having raised about $42,800 more than the next candidate, according to newly filed campaign finance reports.
The 41st Western Street Rod Nationals are underway at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The three-day event runs through Sunday. The annual event not only features street rods but also includes vendors, family games, Saturday night rock and roll, nighttime cruising and other things.
Five-year-old Josiah Menjivar had been hearing about Give Big Kern from his dad at home, and he decided he wanted to help.
A Taft man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years to life in prison for beating, kicking and threatening to kill his girlfriend as she held their 4-month-old child.
The indicators Friday seemed potentially encouraging for Kern's oil industry, which has been in the doldrums for more than two years, since crude prices began to fall amid declining demand and surging production.
Spirits are plentiful in Bakersfield but when you get your hands on something rare, it's worth celebrating. This weekend, KC Steakhouse kicked off a special menu highlighting its supply of Jack Daniel's single barrel whiskey.
1. With graduation season upon us, many parents will soon have to let their little birdies fly the nest. And we know that can be tough.
Readers shared their photos of rare and unusual sites spotted in Kern, and we wanted to share them with you. With graduation coming up, TBC wants to see your high school graduation photos. They could be recent or old grad photos. Let us know which high school you attended and what year you g…
With warm weather comes thoughts of lounging by the Kern River. While so many spots might end up jammed with the like-minded, a brand-new festival has just the ticket. Democrat Hot Springs River Festival on May 6 will offer guests a full day to frolic, dance and dine with a pristine river vi…
Even when you’ve played in two national championship games and are headed for an NFL tryout, being a long snapper isn’t glamourous.
BEREA, Ohio — The Browns found a quarterback right down the road.
For a 16-year old, there are very few flaws in Brandon Park’s tennis game.
There's dominance, and then there's what East High senior Kaleb Johnson has been to the rest of the South Yosemite League for the past four boys tennis seasons.
Sorry, liberals, federal courts can't make law, period. Our courts have become in some cases unconstitutional and are trying to become lawmakers. The Supreme Court must rein them in and put them back on the course of enforcing the law. If these judges don't like the law, it is too bad, they …
An Orange County Register editorial that appeared in the April 25 Californian ("Charter schools meet demand for better education") criticized a well-researched report from In the Public Interest that questioned the practice of opening charter schools in areas where there is existing classroo…
State senators and Assembly members from Bakersfield recently voted against one of the largest tax increases in California history that will ensure it becomes more expensive to live, work and raise a family in California.
According to the DMV, each year in California, more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle-automobile collisions. Bicycle-related crashes are connected to both cyclists’ and drivers’ behavior. Bakersfield is consistently ranked as one of the worst me…
As Cinco de Mayo nears, a perfect storm is swirling, threatening to leave many a tortilla chip high and dry on May 5.