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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 …

Keith Brice, president and CEO of Mid State Development Corp., will be awarded the prestigious John Brock Community Service Award, it was announced Wednesday.