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Phelps delivers message of perseverance to Hoffmann Hospice crowd


Michael Phelps is done with swimming — at least for the moment — and so he’s letting people know that his swimming career, with its 23 Olympic gold medals and worldwide glory, wasn’t always perfect. Read more


Office manager pleads not guilty to stealing from Lamont Public Utility District

The office manager of the Lamont Public Utility District pleaded not guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $200,000 in public fun… Read more

Owner of medical group fatally shoots person following altercation, police say

The owner of Oasis Medical Group in Bakersfield fatally shot a person at the business Tuesday evening, police said. Read more

Supervisors ink deal with prosecutors union

Kern County supervisors approved a short-term contract with the Kern County Prosecutors Association Tuesday that may be a possible p… Read more

Suspect wanted in Pyrenees Cafe burglary

A suspect broke into and stole items from Pyrenees Cafe last week. Read more

Suspects wanted in burglary at Union Avenue restaurant

Two men are wanted in connection with burglarizing a Union Avenue restaurant last week. Read more

Man accused of stealing purse and pointing gun at people chasing him

A man who deputies said stole a purse then pointed a gun at people pursuing him was arrested on charges including robbery, sheriff's… Read more

Opening statements heard in case of man accused of killing 4-month-old son

Two years ago, Stepfon Jones arrived home late and just wanted to sleep. Read more


Hall of Famer Faulk bestows honor on BHS' Crowley

It takes a lot for a football player to impress a Hall of Famer like Marshall Faulk, but Bakersfield High senior Ryan Crowley manage… Read more

For high jumpers, 'boom' goes the dynamite

Cal State Bakersfield’s high jumpers have an effective – if unusual – way of motivating one another. Read more

CSUB falls to Santa Barbara, 6-4

Austin Bush’s ninth home run of the season with one out in the bottom of the seventh turned out to be the winning run as the Santa B… Read more


Eva Bailey

With family by her side, Eva Mae Bailey passed away at Mercy Hospital in downtown Bakersfield on the morning of Sunday, April 23. Sh… Read more

Monica Gallegos

"Mona" was born August 16, 1968 and called home by her heavenly father April 21, 2017. Mona was a loving caretaker to all and always… Read more

Lynn Hahn

Beloved Mother, Lynn Ellen Boynton Hahn, 78, passed over peacefully on Easter evening, April 16th. A native of Bakersfield, Californ… Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Fundraiser holding all the Aces

While some expect to enjoy some tequila next week for Cinco de Mayo, the organizers of Aces & Agave aim to tempt them to imbibe … Read more

Kern County Animal Services to host volunteer open house

​The local celebration of National Volunteer Week culminates Saturday in a volunteer open house​ at Kern County Animal Services. Read more

City will not spare the rods this weekend

Like most things, they just don't make cars like they used to. Proof of that will be this weekend at the Kern County Fairgrounds, wh… Read more

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