If it weren't for video, you would not be reading this story.
Good for Bakersfield Police Department Chief Lyle Martin for opening an investigation into the Dec. 5 arrest of two college students who were apparently guilty of nothing more than walking down the street.
The road to becoming the founder of one of the best dog rescue operations in Kern County was anything but smooth for Linda “Trixie” Hodges.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this column were about how former Chargers superstar Kenny Graham was now safely ensconced in Brookdale Senior Living, all expenses paid, courtesy of the NFL Player Foundation?
If it weren't for this being in the newspaper, 8-year-old Baden Ferguson likely would have little recollection of the extra reading help he’s been receiving this year at Franklin Elementary.
You probably didn’t know that the citizens of San Francisco own 800 acres of oil-producing lands smack in the middle of Chevron’s Kern River oil field.
According to the pundits (oh, soooo many pundits these days ... sigh), this presidential election is all about female voters as never before.
As we all eagerly await the results of three (or are there more?) separate investigations into what the H-E-double toothpicks has been going on with the Kern High School District and its police department, I thought it might be fun to go over what the district has, so far, refused to tell us.
Fruit irrigated with recycled oilfield water has no different chemical makeup than fruit watered by other sources, according to a toxicology report released Wednesday by the Cawelo Water District.
You couldn’t have asked for a better real-life, real-time example of how much Northern California’s pollution affects the valley than we got last Monday from the Soberanes Fire burning near Monterey.
It wasn’t more than two minutes between the time I was told about the unique benefits Rebecca Arnold, DVM, has brought to the Kern County Animal Services shelter and when I got to see those benefits in action.
Turns out the case against Denis Desmond, who ran a barricade during the Erskine Fire on June 23 to get to his wife, nearly went to trial because of a “failure of communication within the District Attorney’s office.”
It looks like legislation that would have shrouded how child protective agencies handle abuse and neglect cases where children nearly die has been amended to keep the public in the loop.
By now, I shouldn’t be amazed (disgusted) at the lengths to which some government agencies will go to keep the public’s business out of the public’s eye.
If you’re my age and remember the TV commercial with the crying Indian standing in garbage, I’ll bet that, like me, you’d sooner stab yourself than toss a wrapper in the street.
Almost a year ago to the day I warned you that the public would have to keep its eyes peeled for another attempt by the state Department of Social Services to try and tuck child death records away from public inspection.
A labor dispute that erupted on a blueberry farm near McFarland over Monday and Tuesday illustrates the complexities and hardships of a difficult business not just for farm workers, but farmers as well.
The mess unraveling at the Vineland School District illustrates exactly why, of all the beats I’ve covered in my career, I have avoided the education beat like the plague.