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.

How do you avoid the pressure of directing a musical based on a popular 2002 Oscar-nominated film? For Bruce Saathoff, who’s directed “Catch Me If You Can” opening Friday at Stars, you don’t worry about the movie.

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…

I hope you had a chance to read our in-depth, semi-official commemoration of The Bakersfield Californian’s first 150 years, published in Sunday’s editions. It only stands to reason, I guess, that today’s edition marks the first day of our next century-and-a-half as this city’s preeminent new…

Last week was a good week for solar system exploration. Earlier in the week, the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko finally located the Philae lander, less than 30 days before the Rosetta mission ends on Sept. 30. Back in mid-November 2014, the Philae lander became t…

September feels like a good month for resolutions, as it is a kind of a new year, at least for anyone whose daily life is affected by the school calendar. In September, our babies go off to kindergarten, kids start new grades, teens move up in the high school hierarchy, college students retu…

A couple of days ago, I forgot my belt. After showering at the pool, I reached for the black belt in the backpack and it wasn’t there.

Two days ago Maggie Baker loaded her parents’ purple 1995 Honda Odyssey van with clothes, photos, succulents she bought at the swap meet, Nana’s blanket knitted a long time ago and her running spikes, said goodbye to her parents and drove away from her home on Round Mountain Road, where she …

Friday morning, I walked by Rabobank Arena. The circus was in town but at 5:15 a.m., the circus was asleep. The parking lot south of Rabobank was filled with red trailers and semis with “Ringling Brothers, the Greatest Show on Earth” written on the side.

Comedian Tim Meadows might be best known for his “Saturday Night Live” character Leon Phelps, the titular Ladies Man of the 2000 film “The Ladies Man.” But for those expecting his set next Thursday at Temblor Brewing Company to be an hour or so of “The Ladies Man’s Greatest Hits,” put down t…