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.
Bakersfield Police Department Chief Greg Williamson announced Friday he will retire by the end of the year.
Officials said Friday the Cedar Fire, which exploded Aug. 16 and burned more than 29,000 acres, is now fully contained.
A motorcyclist died after crashing into a pickup that pulled into his path at a southwest Bakersfield intersection.
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.
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.
Paul Golla saw something he didn’t like. Shoot, everyone in the stadium saw the same thing.
TAFT — The first drive felt familiar for Taft’s high-powered offense: A short field, some power runs and a Robert Cozine touchdown.
Four of the first five passes Bakersfield Christian quarterback Braden Wingle attempted against Kennedy on Friday night fell incomplete.
Sophomore Ceyontay Bell put up the big numbers, but the Rebels had plenty of other weapons that dominated West High Friday night.
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.
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.
I am very proud of Barry Bowser for his forthright, and I think genuine, apology in your Sept. 24 Cheers and Jeers section regarding the losses he has sustained for a foolish action. We have all done foolish things.
In case country music fans have doubts about whether Ben Haggard is all-in on this music-business thing, consider this ultimate indication: He’s looking for a house in Nashville.
Naomi Judd didn’t waste any time warming up to the crowd at the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference on Thursday.
Their sound is haunting and cinematic with an ambiance that can enchant listeners with dark, delicate romanticism.
Things are heating up at Fresco Mexican Grill and it’s not just the salsa. Along with a name change (formerly El Taco Fresco), the California Avenue restaurant is adding some spice to its menu with new dishes and dining deals.
Reader Leonel Martinez first tipped us off to the new casual downtown Mexican restaurant Santa Fe Mexican Grill, not to be confused with a now-defunct casual burrito place that used the same name on California Avenue. That spot is now home to a Boss Pizza.
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…