Local Rabobank branches have collected close to 3,000 pounds of non-perishable, non-expired food in just three weeks in its second annual food drive. The food drive helps replenish the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank's inventory for the holiday season.
Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman announced Monday the recent mailing of approximately 397,000 real property tax bills totaling more than $1.19 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18.
The Stine Child Development Center will become the Harvey L. Hall Child Development Center after a name-changing ceremony set for ext week, Community Action Partnership of Kern announced Monday.
Bakersfield’s Nestle ice cream facility on District Boulevard will lay off 598 employees – temporarily – in November, December and early January due to expected reductions in production.
The Kern County Board of Trade is encouraging nonprofits and small businesses that are working to promote tourism in Kern County to apply for $100,000 worth of grants.
The American Kennel Club is again sponsoring “AKC® Responsible Dog Ownership Day” with events including a Bakersfield one to educate first-time owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and to help current owners enhance their relationships with their dogs.
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union will host “Community Recycling Day” from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Saturday at its administrative offices, 11500 Bolthouse Drive, where people can bring items to shred, recyclables, e-waste and donations.
Golden Empire Transit on Tuesday started installing 11 new bus shelters in Bakersfield, offering riders covered, semi-enclosed waiting areas with benches at bus stops.
Laila Ali, a fitness expert, boxing champion, actress, cooking enthusiastic, mother and the daughter of Muhammad Ali, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference, it was announced Tuesday.
Grimmway Farms has awarded 62 college scholarships to recent Kern County high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program, it announced Tuesday.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, and the California Contractors State License Board will host a free Senior Scam Stopper workshop in Bakersfield where experts will provide tips on how seniors can protect themselves from different types of fraud and scams like identity theft, elder fina…
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will host a Maintenance Career Fair in Bakersfield Sept. 26 where people can learn about jobs available in the agency.
The California Dental Association Foundation and California Dental Association will host a CDA Cares dental clinic to provide oral health care and education for free to about 2,000 patients at the Kern County Fairgrounds in October.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and so on Friday, Houchin Community Blood Bank will hold a blood drive "in honor of the young warriors fighting for their lives," it said in a news release.
There is still time to sign up for the "Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash" event being held Saturday featuring a fun run, races and march to fight against DUI crimes and support victims of them.
The Women’s & Girls’ Fund, a leadership program of the Kern Community Foundation, is taking applications for a total of up to $50,000 in grant allocations to Kern County nonprofits serving local women or girls with education and training.
Patsy Romero, a Bakersfield cancer survivor, joined 700 others in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to meet with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and advocate for more robust cancer research funding and legislation related to care.
Girl Scouts of Central California South will recognize three "ambitious honorees" from Bakersfield next month at its annual Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon.
The Tractor Supply store in Bakersfield is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its farmers market Oct. 7, according to a news release.
Optimal Hospice Care will hold a New Volunteer Orientation for people throughout Kern County who want to help create a better quality of life for patients and families in its care.
Inc. magazine has named Visalia-based CalCom Solar to its list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, CalCom said Wednesday.
A town hall meeting will be held in Lake Isabella Aug. 28 where residents and business owners in the Kern River Valley can address concerns to law enforcement officers who work there.
Greg’s Petroleum Service is developing a new facility at the corner of Coffee Road and Downing Avenue in northwest Bakersfield to better serve the Bakersfield area as a commercial fuel and lubricants supplier, it says.
The eastbound Westside Parkway loop off-ramp to Truxtun Avenue will be reduced to one lane next week to enable work on the Kern River Bridge Improvements Project, according to the City of Bakersfield.
More than 600 people gathered Thursday and Friday in Bakersfield to participate in the annual international Global Leadership Summit, where they obtained inspiration and received practical leadership training to enhance their businesses, organizations and communities.
Several closures have been scheduled for construction work on the Beltway Operational Improvements Project for next week, the City of Bakersfield said Thursday:
Robert Barton, a former Kern County deputy district attorney who now lives in Rancho Cordova, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings, the governor's office said Thursday.
Twenty-two students and two adults were recently in Bakersfield from sister city of Wakayama, Japan, staying with host families and going on "a variety of adventures, both in Bakersfield and beyond," event participants said.
On Aug. 5, hundreds of volunteers and local children gathered at the northwest and southwest Kohl's stores to participate in the Bakersfield Active 20/30 Club’s annual Child Spree event in which club members donate back-to-school supplies and clothing to underprivileged children in Kern County.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Ford Motor Fund to launch “Ford Junior Youth of the Year” to support education for underserved youth.
The Early Childhood Council of Kern — a 30-member volunteer board that provides a forum for identifying local priorities for childcare and developing the means of meeting those needs — is taking applications to fill nine vacancies on it, according to a news release.
Power Machinery Center, which has been in Bakersfield since the mid-1950s has received the Platinum award from UniCarriers Americas Corporation as part of its Aftermarket Excellence Program Awards. The honor recognizes dealers who have excelled in aftermarket parts and service, according to …
The Kern County Heart & Stroke Walk kick-off for 5K participants to learn more about forming a team, recruiting team members and fundraising tips will be held Thursday.