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Bakersfield city officials are poised to work with Bird, a scooter share company that deployed 200 scooters on city streets late last week, and are already in talks with a second company that wants to start scooter service here as well.

Since Bakersfield does little to conjure up the cold, icy image of winter sports, you could be forgiven for not knowing that our town has a figure skating community. An upcoming event, though, is the perfect way to catch local talent in action.

The show must go on, especially at Christmas. So when a lead actor calls in sick, as one did for the opening weekend of Bakersfield Community Theatre's "A Coney Island Christmas," someone just has to fill in.

What's in a name? Would an acoustic rock band by any other name sound as folksy? That's the question for Glitterfox, the acoustic rock duo of multi-instrumentalists Andrea Walker, 36, and Bakersfield native Solange Igoa, 27, formerly known as Bearcoon.

Bakersfield National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony, to honor and remember the nation’s veterans at 8:50 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery assembly area located at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd. in Arvin.

Local advocacy groups and private citizens criticized collaboration between the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency known as ICE during a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

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