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BC baseball features new, improved 2018 squad


Bakersfield College baseball head coach Tim Painton prefers not set goals prior to seasons because of the pressure it can place on his players. But based on his analysis of his own team, it’s clear the expectations for 2018 are higher than the year before. Read more


Vehicle of interest identified in investigation into shooting of 3-year-old

Police have identified a vehicle of interest that may be connected to the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy. Read more

Woman sentenced in death of child she left in bathtub while she slept

A Bakersfield woman who fell asleep after leaving two young boys in a bathtub — including one who died after being found unresponsiv… Read more

Dust Bowl singer offers Bakersfield High students a musical lesson of their town's history

With a fiddle humming in the background, punctuated by the occasional twang of a dulcimer, Grant Maloy Smith described the worst dus… Read more

Attorney calls for forgiveness as former BCSD teacher's aide sentenced to prison for sex act with teen boy

After meeting a teenaged Facebook friend at a party, 26-year-old Edward Gonzalez invited him back to his place to play a drinking ga… Read more

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Local animal shelter offering $10 adoptions


Centennial High basketball team holds moment of silence for fallen teammate

While basketball games can often be loud and chaotic, Wednesday’s game between Centennial High and Garces Memorial started off on a … Read more

Sign-makers prepare for Women's March on Saturday

Together we rise. Women stand strong. Those were just a couple messages on more than 20 signs that were made on Wednesday for this w… Read more


Up next: Condors at Iowa

When: 5 p.m., Friday Read more

Bartlett's late goal lifts Liberty over Stockdale to remain undefeated in SWYL play

Bryanna Bartlett is aware she has grown up as a soccer player and a person since arriving at Liberty as a talented, yet wide-eyed, f… Read more

BC men's basketball holds on for slim win over LA Pierce

It was a close call, but Bakersfield College men’s basketball exited its first conference game of the season with a win. The Renegad… Read more


Patricia Burnett

Patricia Skeldon Forbes Burnett Read more

Carolyn Luttrell

Carolyn Marie Randour Luttrell Read more

Trinidad Perez

TRINIDAD PEREZ, 91 Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Louise Thomason, star of early Bakersfield TV, dies at 96

Louise Thomason, literally the first lady of Bakersfield television, died Monday in Long Beach at age 96, her son Jody said Thursday. Read more

NICK STROBEL: Trifecta of lunar events on Jan. 31

The end of this month, Jan. 31, will be a special day for those who are up in the pre-dawn hours. We’ll have a “blue moon," “supermo… Read more

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