Evelyn Elliott of Bakersfield, a retired pharmacist, stepped up to the plate when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
Members of the community came out to show their support Wednesday for local victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, as well as their families.
The past president of the College Republicans organization at Cal State Bakersfield has been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his employer, KGET-TV reported Wednesday.
A memorial service held for Las Vegas shooting victim Bailey Schweitzer on Wednesday portrayed a young, giving woman who treasured her family — and they her.
A Celebration of Life service for Bailey Schweitzer is held at Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield Wednesday. Bailey Schweitzer was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1, 2017.
A friend of attorney Ben Greene said his friend was on prescription medication — not illegal drugs — when he collapsed June 20 during a 5k run in 107-degree heat.
Reacting to depressed crude oil prices that dropped by half in 2014 and have still not recovered, Chevron will reassign or lay off 26 percent of its Central California workforce — about 300 employees — the company announced Wednesday.
Joe Aleman, who announced in May he planned to run against Kevin McCarthy for his 23rd Congressional District seat, is accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl, according to court documents.
The 2017 Kern County Fair has broken its own attendance record.
Jan awakened the household last Friday morning with a terse, “Get up! Time to evacuate!” Her voice told me this was no joke. As our household assembled downstairs – daughter Alex and her family of five, plus Jan and me and our two dogs -- the phone rang and it was an updated advisory.
We often hear back from readers — with both good and bad news — and it's far preferable when it's positive. So it was a welcome email this week from Doris Duquette, who has proven herself both a friend (actually capital F Friend) of the Kern County Library as well as local theater.
Kids love many things but two of the top ones have got to be candy and zoo animals. They can enjoy both of those this weekend at CALM.
Turning 21 is always cause for a celebration and when "party" is already in the name, it's a recipe for joy. That's exactly what the Cal State Bakersfield Alumni Association is cooking up this Friday for its annual Party in the Park.
Denny's calls itself America's Diner but thanks to a remodel, one local restaurant in the chain is now more like Bakersfield's Diner. Of course, we can share it with anyone who visits.
Most opportunities to support the arts in Bakersfield are on a smaller scale — an exhibition opening, art walk or festival. But when you're gathering more than 400 artists to create work at the same time, you can only be talking about Via Arte.
Even though local Latin indie-rock heroes Velorio recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary, their recent output has been minimal, with no new recordings since 2009. That dry spell officially ends Saturday when they host a release party at Elements Venue for their new single, “Tus Labios."
A few weeks ago, the printer at home stopped working. I am the IT man in our house, which sounds good but it isn’t. Dante’s description about the entrance of hell also applies to me being the IT man: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
I’ll get this out of the way right off the bat. Hats off to Josh Bennett for a solid week of picks and beating me last week. Josh went 13-2 last week, beating me by two games.
He ran his first race here, both on the street and at the drag strip, and he had his last crash here.
Can the 26th annual edition of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion recapture some of the magic that slipped away during last year’s Silver Anniversary?