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Russell Lee Riggs, 69, of Weldon, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana grown in the Sequoia National Forest, the U.S. Attorneys Office said.

Coming up in today's edition of TBC's Five @ 4: more Hearn testimony, Feed the Need Food Drive at the Kern County Fair and a CalTrans career fair tomorrow. Catch The FIVE @ 4 every weekday at 4 p.m. on


A national public policy organization analyzed neighborhoods across the United States based on economic prosperity, and the data show just what Kern County already knew: that neighborhoods west of Highway 99 are more prosperous than the rest of the county.

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I could not believe the Sept. 22 letter, "Report illegal immigrants," written by a physician. It is hard to believe that a doctor could be so cold-hearted. Try to imagine what Bakersfield would be like without our immigrants, legal or otherwise. Who would tend to the agriculture farms in Ker…

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There was an air of excitement inside Bakersfield Ice Sports Center on Monday morning as the Condors hit the ice for the first time with the opening of their American Hockey League training camp.

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LOS ANGELES — Yu Darvish pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached 100 wins in a season for the first time in 43 years, beating the San Diego Padres 9-3 on Monday night.

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