The Taft College Library is being renamed in the memory of Harry Wilson, who donated $104,000 to the college in 2013 and, with his death on Sept. 10 at 95, bequeathed $1.6 million to the college.
Last week, staff from the Taft Correctional Institution delivered 20 handmade blankets to caregivers for the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County Inc. Adult Day Services during their annual caregiver appreciation ceremony, said a TCI news release.
Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman reminds the public that the first installment of your Kern County property tax will become delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11. In order to avoid a 10 percent late penalty, property tax payments must be made in person or po…
Settlement discussions regarding the City of Bakersfield’s lawsuit involving members of the Citizens Against 24th Street Widening Project will continue later this month.
Houchin Community Blood Bank is urging Kern County residents to take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping to give a gift that money can’t buy: blood.
About 600 students at Haven Middle School in Arvin were given new shoes, socks and other items on Thursday.
The Community Action Partnership of Kern is getting a $14,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to help provide food to those in need.
Clint and DeeDee Lewis, owners of the Bakersfield and Tejon Outlet Wing Stops, will be giving away 250 turkeys on Nov. 18 in recognition of Thanksgiving.
The Kegley Institute of Ethics at Cal State Bakersfield is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards. The awards recognize people who "regularly inspire through their honorable commitment to improving the lives of others," according to the institute.
Bryan Easterly has been named Mission Bank’s regional president and will lead the Bakersfield-based bank’s establishment of a new business banking center in Ventura County, the company has announced.
College-bound students can apply for up to $20,000 in scholarships thanks to Golden 1 Credit Union, which is doling out $400,000 to applicants this year, the company announced.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is participating in the nationwide Lights On Afterschool event on Thursday.
The Bakersfield Homeless Center will host its annual Halloween Carnival and Costume Party for children at the center this Saturday. The carnival will feature a “Haunted Warehouse” sponsored by Chevron, as well as carnival booths — a cakewalk, bean bag toss and face painting — and of course candy.
The South Valley Soccer Club recently donated $2,000 to Scarlett Sabin and the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, located at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Bakersfield Police Department, is encouraging local residents to join them for “Soda Pop with a Cop” Wednesday at the McDonald’s at 5363 Olive Drive.
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.