The day Brian Feeney walked into a Palm Springs dealership to buy a new Nissan Leaf, he was fulfilling the dream of state policy-makers to entice Californians to break off their love affair with gas-guzzling cars. But the amount of meticulous research that went into Feeney’s purchase was ide…
On Nov. 8, Bakersfield family law attorney Bobby Cloud will attempt a feat no one has tried since 2004: he hopes to unseat Ward 6 Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan, who's seeking re-election to a sixth full term.
This is such a pivotal time for Kenny Graham that I almost didn’t write this story for fear of jinxing things.
Let’s face facts, Bakersfield. We live in the downwind end of a valley that traps and holds air pollution like no other place in the nation. So every emission counts.
Members of the Bakersfield Police Department K-9 unit will donate nearly $10,000 to the American Heart Association at Saturday's 2016 Kern County Heart and Stroke Walk.
Kern County Coroner's officials have identified a robbery suspect who died last week in a fiery crash on Highway 58 while evading police as Antonio Contreras Bustamante.
Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and now Msgr. Craig Harrison. Yep, that's quite an arrangement of names on the pavement outside the Fox Theater, where local stars continue to earn stars on the “Walk of Stars."
The Kern County District Attorney's Office today filed misdemeanor charges against a Bakersfield man who allegedly accosted a local Sikh man outside of a California Avenue restaurant on Sept. 30, cursing at him, threatening him and drenching him with a drink.
Property owners in the Kern River Valley who were displaced by last summer's Erskine Fire may apply to receive portable manufactured housing units, but the Nov. 4 deadline for applications is fast approaching.
A 44-year old San Bernardino man died early Friday morning when he ran into traffic and was struck by a big rig heading south on Interstate 5, highway patrol officials said.
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Police are searching for two vandals who graffitied over a monument late Tuesday night erected in honor of fallen Kern County California Highway Patrol officers.
County clerks and assorted local elections officials across the country have been speaking out about the assertions of a certain presidential candidate and his surrogates that this election is rigged.
Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and Democratic challenger Emilio Huerta clashed sharply over water, air quality, immigration and political attack ads during their Thursday evening debate hosted by KGET-TV 17.
A man pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony assault charge in the killing of a man in Delano while his co-defendant was ordered held for trial on charges including first-degree murder.
An agricultural waste fire at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds in Lost Hills on Wednesday caused an estimated $80,000 in damage, firefighters said.
A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening after running from a car police had tried to stop and firing a gun, police said.
Congressman David Valadao’s new attack ad churned up a lot of talk in political circles, including speculation about why his team flew the piece so close to Election Day.
The 21st Congressional District race started sizzling this week as Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, dropped a hard-hitting attack ad on Democratic opponent Emilio Huerta.
1. In 1993, The Bakersfield Californian decided to host a contest in which readers would select the best that Bakersfield had to offer. You nominate, you vote, you choose the best restaurants, shops, services and people in our community. Twenty-three years later, the contest is alive and str…
The new Hosking Avenue bridge over Highway 99 will soon be named in honor of Bakersfield Police Department Officer David Nelson, who died in a crash while chasing a suspect more than 16 months ago.
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.
The search for the two Tehachapi men and 14-year-old boy who went missing Saturday morning after their boat capsized on June Lake in Mono County ended Tuesday when their bodies were recovered shortly before noon.
The Bakersfield Police Department will be unveiling the “Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge” on Oct. 28 at the Bakersfield City Firefighter's Hall.
Disgraced former Bakersfield Police Department Detective Patrick Mara could be sentenced to between roughly 21 and 27 years in prison on Monday if a federal court judge in Fresno follows the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two men have been arrested and a third suspect remains at large in connection with an armed robbery Monday evening in northeast Bakersfield.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is investigating a complaint that a representative of the 2016 Kern County Fair falsified a document to allow a child to sell a pig that didn't meet the fair's weight requirements.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder in Friday's shooting at a Lamont gas station, and two other suspects remain at large, sheriff's officials said Monday.