On Nov. 8, Bakersfield family law attorney Bobby Cloud will attempt a feat no one has tried since 2004: he hopes to unseat Ward 6 Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan, who's seeking re-election to a sixth full term.
Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and Democratic challenger Emilio Huerta clashed sharply over water, air quality, immigration and political attack ads during their Thursday evening debate hosted by KGET-TV 17.
Representatives of Kern Citizens for Patients Rights initiative announced Friday they had successfully submitted a petition to the City Clerk's Office to better regulate medical marijuana within Bakersfield.
Just hours after a federal judge sentenced former Bakersfield police Detective Patrick Mara to a five-year prison term Monday, law enforcement officials dismissed allegations of widespread corruption in the Bakersfield Police Department, insisting the rogue cop and his partner worked alone t…
Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy and 24 of his House colleagues on Monday asked the U.S. Defense Department to halt efforts to recover decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers.
Bakersfield should join the Target Zero mentoring program to further reduce euthanizations at the animal shelter, a City Council committee decided Monday after hearing its director critique efforts to cut dog and cat deaths.
The Californian on Monday obtained copies of the 64 letters that Kern County's district attorney has sent to area defense attorneys whose clients' criminal cases may have been "tainted" by the involvement of two former Bakersfield Police Department detectives.
After a relatively steady period in the Central Section rankings — with a flip-flop of Clovis and Fresno-Central at Nos. 1 and 2 the only major change — over the past month or so, Week 9 brought the Valley a major shake-up.
By virtue of having just one loss to another Central Section opponent this season, Liberty is the new top-ranked volleyball team in this week’s BVarsity Top 15.
The former Bakersfield Jam owner will help bright a mixed martial arts series to town beginning in January.
Garces girls golf coach Joan Reedy knew her team had a chance to win the Central Section South Area team title with one group left to come into the clubhouse.
The Cleveland Browns claimed quarterback Joe Callahan on Monday after starting quarterback Cody Kessler left Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a concussion.
DENVER — Quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for a touchdown and guided four other scoring drives, and the Broncos’ defense shut down Brock Osweiler in his return to Denver in a 27-9 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES — Despite the heartbreaking defeat to the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame significant obstacles to get there. Going forward, though, questions confront the front office.
Funny Car driver Jason Rupert slayed the demons that kept him from victory lane at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, and Tony Bartone remained the top dog in Top Fuel as the 25th annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion wound up on Sunday.
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.
A cultural festival that celebrates the life of deceased loved ones returns Sunday, Nov. 6 at Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum.
This is such a pivotal time for Kenny Graham that I almost didn’t write this story for fear of jinxing things.
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Did Kevin McCarthy fool us during the last open primary election? It is said that money is the mother’s milk of politics. By following the money, I will illustrate just how true this is with the congressman from Bakersfield.
On behalf of the Kern County Fair Board of Directors and staff, we extend our sincere gratitude to the residents of Kern County for making the 2016 Great Kern County Fair a resounding success.
Danny Morrison, I will be your old white guy because you would not listen to the other old white guy.
To my current high school and university students voting for the first time:
When you have nine kids, you need a lot of room. Even when some of those kids grow up and move out, and especially when the grandkids start coming.
When James “Munky” Shaffer split for Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago, he was running, like other musicians in the area have before and since, toward his rock star dreams. But he also was running from something — a town that can be hard on kids who aren’t interested in being part of the herd.
Let’s get one point out of the way: “The Serenity of Suffering,” Korn’s 12th album is the band’s strongest and most confident release in years.
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.