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  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a possible phone scam in which someone solicits people for personal information after telling them they missed jury duty.

  • By MATT MUNOZ For The Californian

It's a Bakersfield as opposed to the Bakersfield. That's the way comedian Louie Anderson explains the setting of his hit FX comedy "Baskets," for which he has won an Emmy playing the mother — yes, mother — of a down-and-out rodeo clown.

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Michael Alvarado, 49, died of blunt force injuries as a result of a traffic accident on Highway 223 on Feb. 13, and it was an accident, according to the coroner's office.

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As of Dec. 1, 2016, the salary threshold for exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act has been increased from $455 per week ($23,660 annually, roughly $11.38 hourly) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually, roughly $22.83 hourly).

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A better title for Danny Morrison’s Feb. 14 column would have been: “Trump won, get over it.” Morrison joked that it’s laughable that President Trump won 107,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton did in the combined swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania because those voters “co…

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