A century and a half ago, the land below the Panorama Bluffs was carpeted with elderberry and cottonwood, oak and sycamore, honey mesquite and mule fat — a shrub also known as water-wally.
Rumors swirled with abandon following two unrelated fights at East High School last week, including one that hospitalized a student and led to seven arrests.
For years, school discipline consisted of referrals, suspensions and expulsions. Many schools had “zero-tolerance” policies that suspended or expelled students for one violation of rules, varying from bringing a weapon to school to willful defiance.
Three men who had faced charges including first-degree murder in the beating death of a man last year have pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.
The call from my daughter-in-law Yvonne came early Thursday morning. I knew something was wrong right after she said, “Hello”. “They stole our car from the driveway,” she explained with a tone of total frustration, anger and sadness. I could hear my son Sean in the background talking to the …
Music fans at the 2nd annual Haggard Boxcar Music Festival on Sunday held at Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum ranged from their 20s all the way up to those in their 70s and 80s.
State Assemblywoman Shannon Grove is the clear favorite in the race for the 16th Senate District seat that Jean Fuller is vacating due to term limits later this year.
Paige Atkinson was trying to get better. During her junior year at Independence High School, she was trying to study for tests and navigate the obstacles high school is chock-full of, while battling something bigger: an eating disorder coming for her life.
Jousting, sword fights, music, food and more were all part of the Medieval California Festival held at the Kern County Fairgrounds Saturday.
On Tuesday the Kern County Board of Supervisors will give the Kern County Fire Department a $14 million dollar payday loan.
Two people came into the arena clad in armor from head to toe, holding swords and shields in their hands. They stared at each other, waiting for the go-ahead to begin the battle.
Gilroy has the Garlic Festival. Elko has the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Key West has Hemingway Days. The Black Rock Desert has Burning Man.
Seven students from East High School were arrested by campus police after two unrelated fights occurred on Thursday, according to the Kern High School District.
About 50 students and supporters organized by March for Our Lives Bakersfield march to the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield from Mill Creek Park on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting to bring attention to gun violence.
About 300 special education kids were hosted by Garces High High students for the annual Play Day at the school. Children were paired up Garces students to enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, and many more games and food during the special day.
Reader: In reference to your April 20 edition's "Toking up on 420," it is beyond my educated ability to comprehend why The Bakersfield Californian would promote this picture (of two men smoking marijuana) as front-page news.
Fewer than 40 students turned out to a rally and march in Bakersfield Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre and urge lawmakers to impose more restrictive legislation for gun ownership.
More than 300 students with special needs teamed up with students from Garces Memorial High School on Friday for the 25th Annual Special People Play Day at the hilltop campus.
You might want to have some cash on you this Friday because the Bakersfield Fire Department is holding its annual "Fill the Boot" fundraiser, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Since July of 2017, Danny Lommen, 15, has been working on his Eagle Scout Project. This month he completed a project of installing a misting system for the livestock at Kern County Animal Services.
The 2018 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference was held at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield with keynote speaker Laila Ali speaking at noon Thursday.
Women looking to improve or start their own business were able to get some pointers during the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference Thursday.
Despite opposition from health officers, the State Assembly unanimously passed two bills Thursday authored by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, that could streamline and standardize case reporting of valley fever, a respiratory disease endemic to Kern County and the southwestern United States.
Jared C. Lawson is so over the tired stereotype of the lazy, pot-smoking, puka-shell-wearing "dude" who floats through his days in an unproductive haze.
A Delano man who spent more than two decades on death row was released from custody Thursday after all charges against him were dismissed.
District attorney candidates Scott Spielman and Cynthia Zimmer shared their vision for the county's prosecuting office and answered questions regarding whether teachers should be armed, how to use body cameras as evidence and what they'd do to ensure wrongful convictions don't occur during a…
An admitted gang member accused of gunning down Delano grape grower Jakov Dulcich repeatedly denied involvement in the killing after being told a witness identified him as the shooter and the suspect vehicle — a silver Kia registered to his mother — was found set ablaze at the Kern-Tulare co…
Two Voorhies Elementary fifth grade students are facing criminal charges after falsely convincing police that a student was kidnapped while boarding a bus in east Bakersfield, launching an hours-long search that involved multiple agencies, dozens of officers and an airship to search for a su…
Aera Energy engineer Bill Senecal gives a simple demonstration on drilling for oil during the Aera Energy Academy Wednesday. He had students from Ramon Garza School probe a cupcake with a straw looking for a spot of chocolate. Not all the cupcakes had the chocolate spot and it was located in…
Bakersfield has ranked worst, second worst and third worst in the nation for three categories of air quality, shining a light on the community's ongoing potential for health risks associated with breathing poor air, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association in…
Mayor Karen Goh was one of 11 mayors from across the state who went to Sacramento last week to advocate for state funding to fight homelessness.
A lawsuit filed against Grimmway Enterprises, among others, in connection with a crash in Arvin that left a woman with severe burns and broken bones, is set to go to trial in Kern County Superior Court Monday.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Police say they are investigating whether three men reported missing from Bakersfield were the people found dead inside a parked car in Burbank.
(AP) — Sean Hannity is President Donald Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a ru…