Sierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, is acquiring Ojai Community Bank from OCB Bancorp, it was announced this week.
Likely your mother warned you about the dangers of the “dreaded” company holiday party. Don’t get drunk. Don’t make a fool of yourself. It could ruin your career.
The dust is still settling and Californians are trying to figure out how this sometimes crazy 2016 election will affect them. This is especially true regarding the passage of Proposition 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana.
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…
The story of Stockdale Tower, Bakersfield’s tallest building, is entering a whole new chapter and the authors intend to make it a page-turner.
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself.
Bakersfield’s city zoning board green-lighted a key permit Tuesday that paves the way for the sale of a long-vacant southwest Target building to U-Haul, which will convert it into a truck rental and storage facility.
The total gross value of Kern County’s agricultural products fell by 9 percent last year, but the dip came after five solid years of increases, the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner’s office said Monday in its annual crop report.
The Bakersfield accounting firm Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock announced the promotions of four employees, certified public accountants BILL FLYNN, EMILY PACHECO, STEPHANIE PETERS and SALVADOR SAAVEDRA.
Two public hearings Monday in Bakersfield will gather public comment on Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s proposal to raise its core revenues almost 17 percent during the next three years, bringing them to nearly double what they were 10 years ago.
This year’s California almond crop is expected to total 2.05 billion pounds, a 7.9 percent increase from last year’s production and the first time the state’s output of the nut will have topped 2 billion pounds since 2013, according to a report released Wednesday.
Tech entrepreneur Austin Llach didn't want to leave Bakersfield for Silicon Valley again, but he felt like he had to if he was going to find an "angel investor" for the fitness smartphone app he was developing.
RJ’s Bar & Grill, a northwest Bakersfield restaurant, has closed due to “creative differences” between the partners, owner Russell Carter announced Friday.
Tejon Ranch Co. plans to host a dinner Tuesday for a small group of people it hopes will show their support for one of the company’s development projects at a public workshop later in the evening.
At the far southern end of the Central Valley, along a remote stretch of Interstate 5, Tejon Ranch Co. hopes to turn a staffing dilemma into a major business opportunity.
Some may say that Joel and Marcy Brust live exotic lives as owners of Indian Point Ostrich Ranch. Exciting as it may be, however, the Brusts are looking to retire after 26 years operating their working farm, which is tucked against a mountainside above Cummings Valley in Tehachapi.
Two years after moving its headquarters to Texas, Bakersfield’s biggest home-grown tech company is pulling out of California as part of a consolidation it hopes will make the company more nimble and surround it with like-minded firms.
State figures released Friday show Kern County’s unemployment rate slid to a seasonally unadjusted 9.7 percent in May, down from April’s 10.6 percent and March’s 11.6 percent, as local farmers continued to add jobs and oil companies went on slashing them.
More than 70 employers in Kern and Tulare counties are expected to attend a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Delano’s Cesar E. Chavez High School, 800 Browning Road.
A senior executive with one of Kern County’s largest oil producers sat on stage in front of hundreds of his peers, chatting with a prominent congressman, when someone from the audience put him on the spot.
Bakersfield home sales were “as normal as it gets” in May, according to a report showing moderate increases in supply, demand and median price.
Kern’s Sacramento delegation, joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is voicing fresh optimism it can leverage bipartisan support this legislative session to help reform a 2004 measure that has been used to negotiate hefty legal settlements from dozens of local businesses accused of…
Almond production remains profitable for most California growers despite a sharp drop in prices since last summer, according to a recent report highlighting strong consumer demand but also looming challenges for nut growers in the southern Central Valley.
Just because Ernie Phoenix is a newcomer to Bakersfield’s banking scene, don’t assume he’s coming in with the superficial notion that the local economy revolves exclusively around oil and agriculture.
Cal-OSHA issued fines totaling $40,250 Wednesday against the McFarland ag contractor whose employee accidentally ruptured a PG&E pipeline south of Bakersfield in November, causing an explosion that killed him and badly injured two women living in a nearby home destroyed by the blast.
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital defended its nurse staffing levels Tuesday in advance of a labor union-led informational picketing event set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the medical center.
One of the country’s largest waste service companies is in the process of buying Tehachapi-based Benz Sanitation Inc. and its two sister companies, Tehachapi Recycling Inc. and Benz Propane Co. Inc.
Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital plan to picket Wednesday to draw attention to what their labor union says are inadequate staffing and unsafe working conditions at the medical center.
The Junior League of Bakersfield has announced its 2016-17 board. President CHARLIE VALLICELLA is a teacher at the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. Administrative Council Director JESSICA MATHEWS is executive director for the League of Dreams. Communications Council Director ALYSHIA…
Kern’s jobless rate dropped a full percentage point in April as local farming created 10,000 new positions, bringing unemployment in the county to a seasonally unadjusted 10.6 percent, the same rate as one year before.
OMAR SANCHEZ has become an officer with the California Highway Patrol after completing a 27-week cadet-training course. Sanchez is a 2012 graduate of Golden Valley High School who also attended Cal State Bakersfield. He has been assigned to duty at the CHP’s Newhall-area office.
State regulators voiced tentative support Thursday for allowing oil producers to continue injecting wastewater or steam into federally protected aquifers about nine miles northeast of central Bakersfield in the Round Mountain oil field.
A Los Angeles-based maker of plant-based beverages has expanded its Kern County presence by opening a 52,000-square-foot distribution center employing about 100 people along Lerdo Highway.
When oil prices plummeted in 2014, and failed to recover last year, local housing market observers worried the toll on Kern home sales would be heavy.
JACOB L. EATON has been certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Eaton is a partner at the Bakersfield law firm of Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball LLP. His practice focuses on representing debtors in C…
Mission Bancorp posted net income of $1.2 million during the three months that ended March 31, a 65 percent increase over a year earlier. It was the Bakersfield-based bank company’s 68th consecutive profitable quarter.