• By The Bakersfield Californian
  • 0

Sixty people were evacuated and nearby roads shut down about 2 p.m. Sunday after the Kern County Fire Department found a gas leak near an apartment complex in the 200 block of West Tulare Avenue in Shafter.

  • BY JOSE GASPAR For The Californian
  • 0

The other day I caught up with Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin and we had an interesting talk as we walked around Jefferson Park. He's been on the talk circuit lately focusing on speaking to Latino students at various high schools around Bakersfield. Addressing a group of Latino student…

  • By LOIS HENRY lhenry@bakersfield.com
  • 0

Agricultural land values in the Central Valley, and Kern County, have slipped a bit but most analysts aren’t worried about a major drop.

  • By The Bakersfield Californian
  • 0

Two people were arrested and third suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting death of a man Saturday night in the 1800 block of Union Avenue, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

  • 0

Renato Soto walks through floodwater that has washed down from the mountains on Caliente Creek and down Mountain View Road causing flooding on Weedpatch Highway just north of Lamont Saturday. It is the 3rd time this year the church Soto attends, New Life Church of God on Weedpatch Highway, h…

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
  • 0

One man was rescued by Kern County Fire Department crews after his pickup was surrounded by fast-moving flood waters Friday night.

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
  • 0

The Frazier Park and Pine Mountain Club areas were hit hard by Friday's storm, the Kern County Fire Department said in a news release.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
  • 0

Responding to a dearth of homegrown public health specialists and an expanding lack of community literacy in health issues, Bakersfield College launched a Public Health Sciences transfer degree this year with plans to add a certificate program within months.

  • The Bakersfield Californian
  • 0

An inmate died Friday at Lerdo Jail, Kern County sheriff's officials said.

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
  • 0

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian's news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by Californian editors.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
  • 0

At a table set up at Independence High School’s gym Thursday, sophomore Jocelyn Serrano showed eighth graders how to play a game that looks a bit like beer pong, but replaces Coors Light with Diet Coke and challenges students to answer difficult science questions when they land a ping pong b…

  • By JENNIFER SELF jself@bakersfield.com
  • Updated
  • 0

If you want a Bud Light with your movie, you'll still need to drink it at home for now. The Bakersfield City Council, asked to usher in a new trend in movie-going Wednesday, told a theater chain seeking to sell alcohol to reapply for a permit and come back for the sequel.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
  • 0

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and Bakersfield City School District will host two job fairs downtown next month for prospective educators for the largest gathering of school district recruiters in one location.

  • The Bakersfield Californian
  • 0

Authorities are investigating the death of a 1 1/2-year-old boy in Wasco and have taken two other children living in the boy's home into protective custody.