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  • Josh Dawsey and Robert Costa The Washington Post

President Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield were alone in the presidential suite on Air Force One, flying east toward Washington in early October, when the president reached for a handful of Starbursts, the fruit-flavored, box-shaped chewy candies.

  • BY HERB BENHAM hbenham@bakersfield.com

Recently, it was Wool Growers for dinner. I assume most people in town have been to Wool Growers, but given that it is perched on East 19th Street, the East part may scare some off. If “East” deters, then they might be unfamiliar with the bustling hub of restaurants in east Bakersfield that …

  • BY STEVEN MAYER smayer@bakersfield.com

Anyone who has lived a few decades in Bakersfield knows that the city's fog problem isn't what it used to be. As sprawling urbanization has paved over more land, and drought has sucked moisture from the soil, the number of school fog delays and closures have been in serious decline — especia…

Readers submitted their photos of the animals they spotted in Kern County, and TBC wanted to share them with you. TBC wants to see more of your photos of Kern County. Send your images to photos@bakersfield.com with a caption. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our bes…

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield police arrested four juveniles for alleged carjacking early Sunday morning after the driver sped away from an attempted traffic stop, crashed into a fence and the four of them tried to run away.Officers tried to pull over what BPD characterized as a suspicious vehicle at 12:15 a.…

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I would like to make a few points in response to the Jan. 10 letter to the editor, "A Matter of ‘Privilege" regarding the Women’s March. Yes, we are accountable (liberals have nothing against that word) for our decisions. Unfortunately, many people have no disposable income and just can’t af…

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