The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network is pleased to announce Drive Thru Dental Screenings, said Jessica Carrillo, of the Kern County Children's Dental Health Network.
The pandemic has caused many changes to daily routines affecting people around the world. During these uncertain times, it is easy for our students to let stress and anxiety negatively affect their mindset. School provides structure and routine. It is a home away from home.
Tulare County officials have released the names of a McFarland woman and two young boys — a 4-year-old and a 3-month-old — killed last week in a traffic crash east of Earlimart.
McFarland police filed criminal charges recently against a teen boy they say was speeding through town in an off-road motorcycle and later crashed into a parked police vehicle.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood held a press conference on Friday morning where he explained and defended two recent instances in which his deputies used deadly force during what he called “ambush” situations.
The Department of Education has awarded two five-year federal grants of $3 million to both Cal State Bakersfield and Bakersfield College aimed not just at preparing students for careers in the medical field but at improving the health of Kern County.
State officials have failed to account for all of Kern County’s coronavirus tests, according to local officials, potentially limiting the county’s ability to reopen businesses and schools.
If you close your eyes, Celeste Gonzalez’s kindergarten classroom sounds like a traditional kindergarten class. The General Shafter School teacher is conducting a lesson about counting numbers. Principal Sandra Johnson is gently reminding a student how to hold a pencil. Another student proud…
An environmental review critical to Kern's frustrated efforts to streamline local oil permitting has cleared another hurdle as it heads for what could be a final vote of the county Board of Supervisors by the end of this year.
Capitalizing on the enjoyment of fitness by the students in the district, the Delano Union School District Physical Education Department is presenting its first ever Virtual Field Day event called “Innergize!” on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
The Delano hospital’s new name – Adventist Health Delano – has received approval from federal agencies, the hospital’s president, David Butler, announced Wednesday, Aug. 9.
In an effort to meet new state coronavirus benchmarks required to reopen the economy, Kern County Supervisors approved a plan on Sept. 15 that rewards county employees for getting COVID-19 tests.
CSUB has made the cut for the annual U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Colleges report, which ranks 1,452 higher education institutions that offer bachelor's degrees.
While the Kern County Fire Department wants to explore the possibility of a potential merger with the Bakersfield Fire Department, BFD’s Chief Anthony Galagaza said late last week that his department is “not entertaining” any merger or consolidation of the two departments.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visited Bakersfield on Monday, urging residents to keep hope alive during what he portrayed as the final stretches of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Kern County's hospitals finally see a reprieve from the deluge of COVID-19 patients this summer, local medical professionals and administrators are bracing themselves for flu season.
An uptick in home mortgage defaults and trustee sales in Kern County since April may suggest foreclosures stemming from the COVID-19 economic slowdown could slow an otherwise strong local single-family housing market.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun moving detainees into one of two former state detention centers in McFarland, capping a long legal battle to expand its capabilities in Kern County.
Delano and McFarland residents can take advantage of a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Sept. 19, District 4 Supervisor David Couch's office announced.
As September is suicide prevention month, local entities are teaming up to spread awareness, as many people have struggled with mental health and addiction both locally and nationally.
What started as a local celebration of the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birthday has now grown into a major project that will become a permanent and defining feature of Bakersfield College.
For some, the coronavirus pandemic has been nothing more than a mild inconvenience. For others, the change has been devastating.
Neither kindergarten nor transitional kindergarten is a requirement in California, and many parents in Kern County this year have opted out. But educators and parents who have opted into distance learning for the youngest students say that so far they’re surprisingly optimistic about how the…
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced this week it is taking a variety of steps to limit the impact wildfire-related power shutoffs have on its customers in Kern County and elsewhere.
Only time will tell but it's looking like the pistachio harvest just now coming into full swing in Kern County will set a new record this year — without a substantial drop in prices.
Anticipating a surge in retirements in the near future, the Kern County Fire Department has begun the first of what it believes will be a multiyear hiring spree.
Delano Union School District's Nueva Vista Language Academy students "flew" Thursday to Hawaii for their first virtual field trip.
In a preemptive move against uncertain conditions ahead, the parent company of Bakersfield's Valley Republic Bank recently borrowed $20 million as a way of making sure it has enough capital to weather what it worries could be a developing economic downturn.
Over 490,000 students are enrolled in the CSU system, and for the first time in the history of the board that governs it, one of the students chosen to represent all those voices will be from Cal State Bakersfield.
An environmental group known for its frequent use of lawsuits has vowed to challenge the first federal oil and gas lease auction in Kern in eight years.
After digesting the state's new reopening plan for counties over the weekend, county leaders had a message Monday morning: The path to reopening Kern County is less about businesses taking certain actions and more about what individuals need to do.
Delano police were led on a vehicle chase on Thursday, Aug. 27, that ended up with the suspect vehicle colliding with a big rig on Highway 99 just north of the county line, according to officials.
A task force has been formed that aims to provide outreach, education and awareness on COVID-19 to the Latino community, which has been disproportionately impacted by the virus.
In an effort to better protect bees, state regulators are looking at new restrictions on the use of certain pesticides that have been valuable in helping protect California's citrus industry from a potentially devastating bacterial disease.
One benefit Bakersfield has long enjoyed — a benefit millions of Americans do not have — has been the ability to take a walk on a spring or summer evening, or sip a drink on an unprotected porch, without being “eaten up” by swarms of mosquitoes.
A coronavirus outbreak at the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield has prompted local advocates to call on Kern County Public Health Services to assert greater control over the facility.
Last week, we unveiled our newest tool to help solve the most horrific crimes occurring in our community, a Crime Scene Investigations van. I wanted to take a few minutes to explain the rationale behind this acquisition.