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His final set list started with “Smile.” Most people in the church were far from pulling that off but Dominick Pisano believed in the power of music to lift people’s spirits and he wasn’t going to waste an opportunity with a captive audience.

Most people know where to go to find a new dog or cat to add to the family, since local shelters are regularly full of sweet, furry friends to adopt. But where exactly does one find a pet chameleon?

One of Donald Trump's more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices.

I don't know about you, but I sometimes tire of hearing about so much bad stuff going on in Bakersfield, Kern County, the nation and the rest of the world. It can be downright depressing. That's why when a story comes along about something good, it's something you want to share.

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Tab Hunter died this month at 86. Blond and blue-eyed with a sweet smile, Hunter fit the 1950s bill for a Hollywood heartthrob. But he had no interest in the girls who swooned over him -- or for girls in general. Hunter was one of several closeted gay movie stars leading complicated double l…

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It's a word that doesn't appear in any dictionary, but without a doubt it will: "Gohmertism," defined as an expression that is mind-bogglingly stupid and hateful. It is named after Congressman Louie Gohmert, whose nastiness and ignorance are boundless.