A Bakersfield Police Department review board has determined that all shots fired by an officer in connection with the January killing of an attempted murder suspect were within department policy and state and federal guidelines.
Word of mouth and media are usual means of promoting an event but there's something to be said about people just walking up and asking what's going on. That was the case last year at the Park at River Walk for the first Bakersfield Sikh Women's Association 5K.
Readers shared their photos of poppies blooming all over California, and we wanted to share them with you. Now we want to see photos that capture Kern County. Send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org with a caption. They will be in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish…
Loretta Shaver doesn’t want to remember her mother, Terry Smith, as the woman whose death might have been avoided at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.
A man who was charged last month in the fatal accidental shooting of a 14-year-old Rosamond boy accepted a plea agreement Thursday.
1 Are you tired of hearing all the debate about who’s going to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall?
In what could be interpreted as a vote of confidence in Centennial graduate Cody Kessler, the Cleveland Browns, with three picks in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, declined to select a quarterback with any of them.
Braxton Huggins, the local product who was one of New Mexico State’s basketball stars this past season, has been given his release and will transfer, he confirmed via text message Thursday night.
When Ryan Branson looked at his players Thursday evening, he saw a team rolling through the Southeast Yosemite League and nothing like the one that went 3-11 in non-league games.
The passage of Measure J on November ballots hasn’t quite had a huge effect on Bakersfield College’s campus, but it’s coming.
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.
HIT: County Counsel Mark Nations wisely denied a request by Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood that the Board of Supervisors declare this a “non-sanctuary county” for illegal immigrants, though Nations didn’t take the action for the same reasons we cited in a Wednesday editorial.
The Californian's April 25 Our View, titled "'Non-sanctuary' proposal sends a bad message" is definitely a bad message. It uses name calling, such a "smacks of intolerance" and "a bastion of belligerence." It is illogical. On the one hand it accepts cities declaring themselves as sanctuaries…
“Food grows where water flows,” read signs that scatter the 99. As a community raised up from the humble beginnings of fields and orchards that now scatter the Central Valley, we of all people know that water has been an integral part of our thriving community for generations.
I am writing this letter from the gulf coast of Texas, near Houston, a state that was one of President Trump's strongest supporters. Like Kern County, it has a very high percentage of Hispanics. And it is a border state. I did hear a local radio commentary that a word used by President Bush,…