After recording strong earnings over the last year, Mission Bancorp has approved a 5 percent stock dividend to be applied to shareholders as of May 22, the bank said Friday.
The ShePower Socialites held its 1st Annual Pink & Gold Gala at the Padre Hotel Thursday night in downtown Bakersfield. The women social group was founded last year in honor of Women's History Month and gathered at the Padre Hotel to honor amazing women who impact the community every day.
Houchin Community Blood Bank needs partners for additional mobile blood drives this summer and says good candidates include churches, businesses, schools, clubs, organizations and special events.
A bill by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, that intends to keep drinking water safe and affordable by expanding state assistance to water systems in larger, severely disadvantaged communities, cleared the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxics Materials Committee this week.
The Women’s and Girls’ Fund, an initiative of the Kern Community Foundation that seeks to empower females, announced its latest grant recipients and philanthropy award winners at its annual luncheon Wednesday.
"The Lily," a metal sculpture colored lively green and accented with red petals that stands across the street from The Padre in downtown Bakersfield, is moving to a new home in Shafter.
Kaiser Permanente is partnering with local agencies to help people recycle unwanted household items and to properly dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescriptions through a Spring Cleaning & Drug Take Back event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Stockdale Medical Offices, 3501 Sto…
A fundraiser for the campaign of Ward 5 Bakersfield City Council candidate Bruce Freeman will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 2 at the home of Tracey and Christy Chance and will be co-hosted by Bob and Lori Malkin.
The Kern Community Foundation and local nonprofits will count down to Kern’s second annual community giving day, Give Big Kern, with a mixer at the Padre Hotel's Prairie Fire Tuesday evening.
A May Day march and rally calling for "a culture of resistance" that holds elected leaders accountable, defends the valley's diverse communities and empowers families will be held May 1 in Bakersfield, organizers said Monday.
A bill by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, to direct more resources to fighting valley fever, passed the Assembly Committee on Health Tuesday, his office said Wednesday.
Numerous local animal welfare organizations will be on hand Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds for a first-ever "Mega Adopt Event."
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, has sold a new single-tenant corporate Starbucks with a drive-thru at Colony Street and Panama Lane in Bakersfield, it was announced Tuesday.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has settled an employment and housing discrimination case with Derrel’s Mini Storage on behalf of a Bakersfield couple that used to be facility managers for the company, state officials announced Monday.
A public meeting on proposals for aquifer exemptions for the Jasmin and Kern Front oil fields will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Ave.
The City of Bakersfield is expected to receive a combined $9.5 million in the first two fiscal years from the recently passed state transportation tax, according to initial estimates by the League of California Cities.
The Bakersfield Car Club Council, along with Bart Hall of Fred Hall Shows and Mike Hatcher of Central Valley Sportsman & RV Show, presented two checks to the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County Monday totaling $20,750, the group said this week.
On April 29, the People's Climate Movement will march in Washington, D.C., to push for a clean energy economy. In Bakersfield, local activists will gather that morning at 8 a.m. at the Liberty Bell, 1415 Truxtun Ave. (corner of Truxtun and Chester) to advocate for green energy jobs.
The Stockdale High School Color Guard took first Saturday in the Winter Guard International Scholastic Open World Championships, held in Dayton, Ohio.
Nighttime closures are scheduled for Sunday and Monday for the two outside lanes along southbound Highway 99, between Gilmore Avenue and Rosedale Highway and the Rosedale Highway off-ramp, to complete roadway striping. These closures are expected to be in place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino will speak about the worldwide fight against human trafficking at the Cal State Bakersfield Kegley Institute of Ethics' 31st Annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture 7 p.m. April 18, in the Doré Theatre.
Hundreds of families and local business leaders are expected to come together Saturday at The Park at River Walk for the 2017 March for Babies presented by Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial hospitals.
Nighttime closures have been scheduled for certain hours Tuesday night through Thursday for the two outside lanes along southbound Highway 99 between Gilmore Avenue and Rosedale Highway, and the Rosedale Highway off-ramp, to allow for roadway striping. They're expected to be in place between…
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale headlines Songwriter's Education Day on Saturday at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame as part of the weekend of festivities to honor the late Merle Haggard.