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Committee meetings connected to the business of the Bakersfield City Council typically are pretty quiet affairs — if not downright boring.
Kern County deputies are investigating reports of an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl.
It’s really hard to write about California City’s headlong plunge into the marijuana business without being a little snickery.
Arvin police found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound Friday night. The man later died.
Some individuals may have been inappropriately run through a sensitive police information database, the Kern High School District acknowledged in a statement to The Californian this month.
Baby Benjamin Clark is surrounded by his family at their home in Bakersfield. He was born at 9 pounds and 12 ounces but days after his birth he had to have open heart surgery to correct congenital heart defects at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.
It’s the time of year when thousands of newly minted high school graduates look ahead and see nothing but open road, dreams to chase and endless possibilities. But for the rest of us, it’s a time to look back (and for the most senior of us to look back, back, back). Californian staffers sat …
City Manager Alan Tandy's weekly memo to the mayor and Bakersfield City Council Friday had several items of note:
Our granddaughter competed in a barrel race in Porterville on May 21 to benefit the Wounded Warriors. She was lucky (and talented) enough to place and win almost $500. Imagine what a 13-year-old could do with that kind of money, yet she donated every penny of it back to the Warriors. What a …
We were at Lake Ming watching the boat drags on May 20 when at about 1:30 p.m. we spotted a wisp of smoke on a hilltop just north of the lake. It wasn't long before it started expanding and we were getting ready to call 911 as it appeared to be not far from an oilfield tank and a house, mayb…
I am quite upset and expect better from our Kern County Courthouse. Are we living in Germany or Italy? When you call, the outgoing voice mail says "Press one for English." I am thinking, Is this not Bakersfield in the USA? Why do I have to choose English? What does the future hold? How many …
Last in a three-part series
MISS: The Bakersfield City School District has lost its elder statesman: Ray Gonzales, who stepped down this past week because of health concerns.
VISALIA — Jeff Wedel is a rough and ready oil guy who grew up in Wasco, played for the Tigers more than two decades ago and now makes a living at Halliburton.
VISALIA — Rick Sawyer played thousands of games in his lifetime, including four years in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres.