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…

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.

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.

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…