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A man was hospitalized early Saturday morning with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot in central Bakersfield, police said.

A 19-year-old man who had been swimming in the Kern River about three miles east of the mouth of the canyon drowned Friday, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials said Friday the Cedar Fire, which exploded Aug. 16 and burned more than 29,000 acres, is now fully contained.

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Kern High School District Trustee Jeff Flores has raised more than $21,000 for his re-election bid, some of it from construction outfits the district has dealings with, campaign finance filings show.

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The two main backers of the Kern High School District’s $280 million bond campaign are a construction company and architecture outfit that have captured more than $140 million in district projects since 2006, campaign finance filings released this week show.

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TEHACHAPI — The Warriors amassed 300 total yards of offense to record their first victory of the season in a 28-6 homecoming victory over North on Friday night.

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I recently had a horrible encounter with a surgery center here in Bakersfield. In July I took my husband in for a colonoscopy. Afterward he had complications and the doctor and nurses ignored him. I had a terrible time waking him.

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Thank goodness Hispanic Heritage Month is almost over. I’m not a fan, because who wants to be paid lip service for 30 days? And it’s not even a proper full month, but the latter half of September and the early part of October.

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E ureka!, with its mixture of retro cocktails, craft beers and high-end hamburgers, has been one of the fastest growing regional restaurant chains in recent years. Now it has its first locally owned imitator, Flame Burger, which opened earlier this month in the old Juicy Burger location near…

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