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…
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."
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.
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.
When things go bump in the night Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, it won’t be just your typical October ghouls and goblins.
It would be fair to say the new release, “Boxes,” isn’t just another album for the Goo Goo Dolls. And the two years that preceded the album’s release saw big changes, especially for singer/guitarist John Rzeznik.
A parade of superheroes, princesses and "Star Wars" characters will descend on Kern Pioneer Village for thrills, laughs and, most importantly, candy.
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.
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.
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.
Rural white Americans have been most of my neighbors for most of my life. That’s what makes me wonder: Why are so many of us so inclined to vote for a bloviator like Donald Trump, who represents the exact opposite of most of the values we’re supposed to believe in?
The news came like a blindside burst of machine gun fire from the evil Red Baron: Snoopy, the plucky beagle and a star of the “Peanuts” comic strip, has been shot down: Insurance giant MetLife has eliminated Snoopy as its advertising mascot.
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.