Bakersfield College celebrated its newly granted $1 million in funding for its rural initiatives programs in north Kern — Delano, McFarland, Wasco and Shafter — June 3 alongside Assembly Member Rudy Salas, KCCD Chancellor Tom Burke and trustee Romeo Agbalog, among others. Salas presented the…
The Bakersfield Dome, one of the more notable event venues in the city's history, will soon be sold and demolished to make way for a planned expansion of the nearby Mesa Verde immigration detention center on Golden State Avenue, the property's owner said July 3.
Have you ever done a favor for someone and even did more than expected to help someone only to have them complain about you not doing enough for them? Ever loan someone money who came to you in desperation and after loaning them money, they are nowhere to be found on the date they agreed to …
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood requested the Board of Supervisors place on the November ballot a measure that would levy a 1-cent sales tax increase on transactions in unincorporated county areas.
California residents on Medicare should expect to receive new, more secure insurance cards in the mail by the end of summer, and be on the lookout for potential scams.
Even though many don’t care to admit it, there are tremendous benefits to large and consistent levels of immigration. In fact, most of the negative impacts of immigration to the United States are on older immigrant populations and individuals with less than a high school diploma: a shrinking…
Three Delano residents were among the 140 motorists cited in June by DMV investigators for fraudulently using disabled person parking placards, according to a DMV news release.
Kern County administrators believe they are well on their way to digging the county out of the hole it found itself in about three years ago, when crashing oil prices resulted in a $44.5 million deficit in the county’s general fund.
A recount prompted by the discovery of a glitch in a Kings County voting machine has changed the outcome of an Assembly primary.
Hundreds of Kern County residents made their voices heard on June 30 about their desire see immigrant families kept together at the border.
After a hard day of work in local vineyards, Teresa Ramirez offered a one-word commentary on the single-most divisive immigration reform measure being debated by Congress: “lies.”
The current ban on medicinal marijuana dispensaries will remain in place in Kern County for the time being after the Kern County Board of Supervisors took no action on a proposal that could have led to the establishment of seven legal medicinal dispensaries throughout the county at a meeting…
Drug and alcohol addiction are a real battle. Such are mind-altering. This means it has a negative controlling effect on the mind, even causing a person to lose proper rationale.
Every neighborhood in Kern County deserves beautiful parks, plenty of sidewalks and bright street lights. Sadly, low-income communities across our county lack these basics. Enough is enough. Now is the time to invest to create a healthy Kern County for everyone.
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Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell passed the baton — technically the school mace — to incoming President Lynnette Zelezny on June 28.
Students from Delano’s Mariachi Studio made their debut last month at the illustrious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
EARLIMART — About 45 youth firefighters “in-training” descended onto Earlimart Park on Wednesday, June 20, as part of a three-day camp put on by the Tulare County Fire Department.
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace hosted the Media Music Jam on Saturday night. The event — which raises money for the Kern County Cancer Fund to financially assist local patients — features live performances by TV, radio and newspaper personalities with backing band Thee Majestics, for whom Califo…
Hundreds of mourners bade farewell to Mary K. Shell, the former Bakersfield mayor and Kern County supervisor who died June 14 at the age of 91.
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative has adopted a new 10-year plan to end homelessness in the county, and the Kern County Board of Supervisors has assigned a new coordinator to help get the job done.
The votes are (almost) in. The Kern County Elections Division reported that 527 of 527 precincts have reported and no last-minute ballot-dumps have changed what was apparent from the first night of voting in local races.
After a cool weekend for mid-June in Kern County, the first day of summer is here and bringing with it triple-digit temperatures and memories of last year’s record-breaking season.
The summer season can be a difficult time of year for those whose job it is to maintain an ample supply of blood and blood products for Kern County.
On Saturday, June 16, Delano High School football traveled to Fresno to compete in the annual Fresno State Battle in the Valley passing camp.
Delano Union School District schools qualified several students for county and valley competitions this spring following outstanding showings at qualifying meets.
According to recent numbers, Kern County so far this year has experienced the highest rate of homicides in comparison to the previous two years. Such murders are senseless.
Bakersfield College is hosting more than 100 middle-and-high school students this summer to help them learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Oh, and how to build an electric guitar.