The Californian checked in with those that lost their home to last year's Erskine Fire after many received mobile homes through FEMA.
1. Our Best Shot. A picture is worth a thousand words, but we're not letting our award-winning photographers off the hook at TBC Media. We've asked our staff to look through their archives for the best work of their careers and explain the story behind the pictures in the new Our Best Shot s…
Billy Smith, an Oildale native, lived a quintessential patriotic life.
A wildfire that sparked Sunday morning in Rosamond charred 20 acres before fire crews could contain the blaze, fire officials said Monday.
A man and woman were injured Sunday evening in two separate vehicle collisions on opposite sides of town, police officials said.
A man was shot and killed at an apartment complex in northeast Bakersfield Sunday evening, police officials said.
It had been been awhile. Ten years since I’d gotten a ticket. Now the bubble has been busted, and the streak is over.
Gene Thome, a Bakersfield Sound loyalist and part-time musician who rubbed elbows with local country music royalty, is being remembered today as a man who gave much more than he received.
San Luis Obispo County just reported another death caused by valley fever. That makes five since the start of the year, with 48 confirmed cases reported during the same time frame. For the year 2016, Kern County reported 1,905 confirmed cases and six deaths. It doesn’t take a mathematician t…
This Memorial weekend, as we honor those killed during their service to our country, it is sobering to contemplate that the lion’s share of those killed as a direct result of military action were in their teens or 20s. Since the beginning of warfare, it has always been the young, inexperienc…
The Kern High School District deserves harsh criticism for its apparent misuse of the highly restricted police information database known as the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
Our granddaughter competed in a barrel race in Porterville on May 21 to benefit the Wounded Warriors. She was lucky (and talented) enough to place and win almost $500. Imagine what a 13-year-old could do with that kind of money, yet she donated every penny of it back to the Warriors. What a …
We were at Lake Ming watching the boat drags on May 20 when at about 1:30 p.m. we spotted a wisp of smoke on a hilltop just north of the lake. It wasn't long before it started expanding and we were getting ready to call 911 as it appeared to be not far from an oilfield tank and a house, mayb…
INDIANAPOLIS — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag.
LOS ANGELES — Two aces with three World Series titles, three Cy Young Awards and 10 All-Star nods between them struggling on the same day?
MIAMI — Mike Trout stood at his locker and frowned as he looked down at his left thumb, which was puffy and red and sending a clear signal.
VISALIA — Jeff Wedel is a rough and ready oil guy who grew up in Wasco, played for the Tigers more than two decades ago and now makes a living at Halliburton.