U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday suspended a Pentagon order that California National Guardsmen repay thousands of dollars in enlistment bonuses and tuition assistance they had received by mistake.
A Kern County judge on Tuesday signed his order green-lighting the 24th Street widening project, but added a yellow caution beacon at the request of project opponents — halting actual demolitions until Nov. 29 to give them time to file an appeal.
TBC First News has the latest on the sentencing of a former Bakersfield Police Detective, and when Kern County Residents need to starting checking "before they burn."
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One of the county’s most crowded school board races features an incumbent accused of public corruption, his childhood pal — a soccer coach with a string of misdemeanor convictions who insists people call him “Champion” in Spanish — and a middle-aged homemaker who hung up on a reporter trying…
The current genre-defiant music scene in Bakersfield is ideal for a band like Gadfly.
We at TBC Media had an idea for a Halloween serial written by staffers one chapter at a time, each writer taking up the story where it left off, pushing the plot forward, with no one knowing exactly how it would end. A new chapter will appear every day on bakersfield.com and in The Californi…
The Dia de los Muertos Poker Run is an eclectic event — combining a motorcycle tribute ride through cemeteries, chile verde cookoff, bounce house, dancing and more — but to hear organizer Henry Marquez tell it, it’s all about the cause behind it.
Manny Rivera is racing full speed ahead as his first season as Cal State Bakersfield’s wrestling coach approaches.
Frontier senior Madison Swaney and the Garces doubles team of Anastasia and Alexsia Drulias drew the top seeds in the Central Section South Area tournament Friday and Saturday at Garces.
Liberty’s volleyball team spends a lot of time in practice simulating game-like scenarios in which the Patriots are trailing.
Bakersfield College’s women’s soccer team beat Antelope Valley 2-0 on Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium behind goals from Iris Pineda and Odalys Espinoza.
CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona saw Corey Kluber pitch like this before, and as usual, it meant a happy ending for Cleveland.
Steve Merlo, who died recently, was made for this paper. This is a hunting, fishing, camping kind of town and Merlo wrote about the outdoors faithfully in his column.
The Kern High School Board of Trustees was wrong to allow people with concealed handguns access to our schools and to our school events. They were wrong to portray what they were doing as simply protecting parents with CCW permits from inadvertently falling into an unintentional act of crimi…
I love Mickey Mouse. And there is nothing better to get me out of a funk than to watch a YouTube video of the Mickey Mouse classic “Steamboat Willie.” But I also consider myself a patriot. And, as someone who professes to care deeply about this country, I would like to invite you to particip…
After years of negotiations and input from education interest groups, teachers and their unions, the U.S. Department of Education recently released its revised Teacher Preparation Regulations, designed to help ensure that students get the best new teachers possible.
Here’s a recap of The Californian’s recommendations thus far in selected state, national and local races for the Nov. 8 general election:
When sisters Elise Modrovich and Dawn Jordan opened the Starlite Lounge in Kernville in May 2015, they were ready to dream big. Along with making a name for themselves as the Kern River Valley’s only wine bar, tasting room and restaurant, they had plans for a big event. That becomes a realit…
Every once in awhile I read about foods of the future, and when some expert isn’t insisting we’ll soon be eating crickets and other bugs instead of meat, they usually bring up jackfruit.
Artist Claudia True still gets by with a little help from her friends. For nine years, she’s put together a calendar blending her two passions — painting and cooking — into a beautiful collection of art.
Sushi is approaching Mexican food in terms of sheer growth in Bakersfield, and there are no signs the trend is flagging. Opening yet another amid such a glut is an act of bravery.