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Delano Mayor Grace Vallejo will officially announce her candidacy for the Kern County Board of Supervisors District Four seat at 1 p.m. today.

  • BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com

When students work hard writing books at school, too often the only people who read them are their teachers and their family. At an event this weekend, kids will be able to widen their audience, sharing their work with anyone who wants to read it.


Bakersfield College softball picked up a win in its final conference game (and regular season game) of the season, beating Moorpark, 9-2. The Renegades improved to 31-9 overall and 13-1 in Western State North play.

  • BY CESAREO GARASA and MATT MUNOZ For The Californian

For Bakersfield Jazz Festival director Jim Scully, last year’s event — the first without festival founder Doug Davis — provided a glimpse into what works, what needs work, and what has to work in regards to this venerable musical institution.

  • The Bakersfield Californian

Fire your engines and get ready for an automotive blast from the past at this year's Western Street Rod Nationals, taking place at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Put on by the National Street Rod Association, the annual event returns to Bakersfield for its 32nd year (and 42nd for the event overall).

  • BY JON METTUS jmettus@bakersfield.com

Golf is an individualized and numbers-based sport where players’ scores are good indicators of their talent levels. So does that mean you could say Cal State Bakersfield senior women’s golfers Tori Peers and Ariel Lee — CSUB’s top two in terms of individual 18-hole and 54-hole scores — are t…

  • By Jessica Stump For The Californian

Bakersfield Christian High School invites you to be their guest for an enchanting musical rendition of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” While this may be a tale as old as time and a family favorite, the students puts a humorous and engaging twist on the Disney classic.

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