Last week, in honor of the graduating classes of 2017, we asked readers of The Californian to cast ballots on which school they think ranks best in various categories. Here are the top five schools from each contested category.
There's school pride and there's family pride. But when the two combine, you have the makings of a Driller dynasty at the city's oldest high school.
With high school graduations filling up the rest of the May calendar, many parents will soon be watching their little birdies fly the nest, and it's going to be tough. How will they handle it? Five local parents who have already gone through this emotional passage in life agreed to help by s…
The Californian asked readers to help with a graduation-themed "Through Your Lens," and we received some great photos. The photos are from years ranging from the 1940s to 2016. We want to see more of your photos that capture Kern County. We also want to see your summer vacation photos. Send …
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.
1911: The only known date stamp on the boxcar, found on a metal plate on the subfloor. What that tells historical architect George Taylor Louden is that the boxcar itself dates to 1911 or the part that contained the stamp is that old, meaning the boxcar could be older.
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Everything about the past two weeks was uncharted territory for Cal State Bakersfield basketball. From entering the National Invitation Tournament to traveling to New York to playing in Madison Square Garden, none of the players or coaches really knew what to expect.
A year after reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the school’s Division I history, Cal State Bakersfield is making waves again in the magical basketball month of March.
The current crop of Cal State Bakersfield basketball players weren’t born during the heyday of the New York Knicks’ NBA prominence.
For Cal State Bakersfield’s basketball coaches and players, each of their games in the National Invitation Tournament has been a separate challenge, with unique strategy, focus and effort required.
They’ll have to hustle to make it, but brothers Noel and Ben Haggard are hot-footing it from a concert in Oklahoma City on April 8 to Bakersfield the next day for a reason that’s pretty hard to argue with: Their dad.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy was in a subdued mood Monday night after his team lost, but there was one topic that brightened him considerably.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — As one of the lowest seeds in the National Invitation Tournament, Cal State Bakersfield wasn’t supposed to get anywhere near the NIT semifinals in New York City.
It was an experience none of them will ever forget: Walking through the tunnels at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, past posters of Kevin Durant (remember him, OKC?) into a sea of flashbulbs and onto a court with the famed NCAA Tournament logo.
One side effect from Cal State Bakersfield’s success in men’s basketball? Head coach Rod Barnes becomes a natural target for other jobs, including those from bigger and more wealthy programs.
The WAC basketball tournament games were held earlier this week at the Orlean's Arena in Las Vegas, bringing in teams from around the state - including Bakersfield's CSUB Roadrunners.
A Phoenix-based laboratory is capturing detailed images of the fungus that causes valley fever, hoping to better understand how it works.
1 For the first time, The Californian has published online "The story of us," a collection of history pieces, old photos, columns and an exhaustive timeline chronicling 150 years of Kern County history. It had been included with the printed paper on Aug. 6, 2016, but not made available to on…
They include a longtime local political aide who decided to step out from behind the scenes. A new city school district superintendent who has begun to make his mark — and make some waves. And a young runner who may be the next big standout at storied McFarland High School.
Before Tara Crews could even open her eyes, she became a bit of a local celebrity — gracing the pages of The Californian Jan. 2, 1972, under the headline: “Year’s First Tot Arrives at Memorial.”
The most notable breaking news stories of the year are often a variation on a regular, almost expected theme.
I don't get to as many concerts as I'd like, but I go to the ones that count. This year, the one that counted most was Chris Stapleton at Rabobank Theater, just weeks after the death of Merle Haggard in April.
If the scenario sounds like a country song, maybe it's because it actually became one: Singer returns to the hometown he loved/loathed/ultimately escaped to make peace, relive his earliest memories of home and family, and say goodbye.
The election of Donald Trump as president was of course the biggest political story of the year. But our annual list is decidedly local, so he appears only tangentially here.
The Californian remembers the people we lost this year who helped shape the city’s identity and inspire us. Reflections on country music great Merle Haggard and activist Helen Chavez begin our special commemoration
The most devastating fire in Kern County history was caused by a private power line that wore down over time as it rubbed against a tree, Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall announced Thursday.
Robert Price, Senior Editor for The Bakersfield Californian and author of "The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music," sits down alongside Eye Street Editor Jennifer Self to remember the great musician Merle Haggard after his death in 2016.
Richard Nuwintore was barely three weeks into his sentence at Taft Correctional Institution when he began to cough and experience chest pain. Within a few days, it was obvious something was wrong.