Pastor Phil Corr said the McFarland Church of the Living Savior will be celebrating something that has been a long time coming: a new roof.
There was a successful parent turnout at McFarland Junior High School for the Parenting Partner workshop program, which provided an opportunity for parents to learn about effective parenting strategies and to share laughs with one another.
Delano city officials said Jan. 14 they plan to rebuild the recently wrecked International Community, Working Together handmade sign because it shows a lot of deterioration.
With projects ranging from if plants like certain types of music, to how earth’s layers filter water, to polar bear blubber, scientists from grades fourth through eighth around the Delano Union School District demonstrated their experimentation skills during the district's annual science fai…
Community Action Partnership of Kern announced Friday that 512 tax records of CAPK’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program have been accessed in an unauthorized manner by two former VITA employees.
Questions have arisen over the residence of Emilio Huerta, who is running for 4th District supervisor against incumbent David Couch.
There is an important decision coming up in Kern County that tackles a critical "wicked problem." A wicked problem, of course, is what two political scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber titled a poli-social issue that is forever incomplete, contradictory and never requiring just one solution.
A senior state official in town Jan. 14 for a record-setting meeting on the future of Kern's oil and gas industry said Jan. 15 that Gov. Gavin Newsom's representatives will be back in the county soon to continue a dialogue on how to achieve California's climate-change goals without ruining t…
Kern supervisors joined oil industry representatives, local politicians and residents on Jan. 14 in warning state officials that Gov. Gavin Newsom's regulatory crackdown and moves to wind down in-state petroleum production gravely threaten the county's economy and tax base.
Human trafficking remains prevalent in Kern County but the fight against sex and labor traffickers has not wavered, advocates for awareness said at a public event on Jan. 14.
I like McFarland. I really do. This working-class northern Kern County city of slightly more than 15,000 souls has had a colorful history and has come back from adversity a number of times in several ways. Disney even made a movie about it aptly titled "McFarland, USA." But the city today is…
Delano Regional Medical Center is now being operated by Adventist Health, blending the hospital’s personal hometown care with the expertise and resources of a large healthcare system.
A Trump administration official visiting a Bakersfield church Sunday challenged faith communities to find permanent homes for young people struggling in the foster care system.
Voters in McFarland and Wasco will decide the fate of three school bond measures in March that, if passed, will lead to the construction of new facilities and revitalization of several schools.
An Arizona-based environmental group has again challenged plans for a large, master-planned community just north of the Grapevine, saying Kern County's amended environmental review of the project underestimates its potential impacts on wildlife and air quality.
Clinica Sierra Vista has been providing health care services for nearly five decades to patients in the Central Valley who otherwise might not have access.
Hemp production continues to spark the imagination of Kern County farmers, investors and government officials despite a high-profile incident that led to the destruction last year of close to 500 acres of the plant by the Sheriff's Office and a subsequent $1 billion claim against the county.
Computer technology designed to protect honeybees from chemical threats is about to get its first big test as beekeepers from across the country prepare to descend on Central Valley almond orchards for the world's largest annual pollination event.
Going to the gym and staying healthy are some of the most popular New Year's resolutions out there, and local fitness centers are seeing people make their goals a reality.
Who says staying up until midnight is the only way to celebrate the new year? Sometimes dancing the afternoon away, watching the ball drop hours before midnight and being tucked into bed all by 8 p.m. is the perfect way to say hello to 2020.
Bakersfield restaurateur Rick Mossman hadn't even finished drinking his daily cup of orange juice when he noticed a pair of customers sitting at the counter reading the newspaper and snickering behind his back.
The company that operates the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center has sued the state to stop the implementation of a law that would close for-profit detention facilities throughout California.
The McFarland Lions Club, established in 1945 and currently with a membership of 32 Lions, continues the tradition of service to community members and those in need.
The fight over the upcoming medical marijuana vote in March has already gotten off to a rough start. Local activists are protesting a decision by a Kern County Superior Court judge to change wording on the ballot argument Kern County officials claimed was misleading to voters.
The way Chabad of Bakersfield's Rabbi Shmuli Schlanger sees it, there are thousands and thousands of good people going up against a few crazy people. The crazy people being those who kill people in a church or attack people at the home of a rabbi with a machete, both of which happened in Tex…
Delano police officers were busy with their regular patrol work, as well as putting in time with community involvement activities and crime prevention, even with an uptick in gun violence this past fall.
A Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant was approved to pave local dirt roads, said Zachary Wakefield, field representative for Kern County District 4 Supervisor David Couch.
With the arrival of a new year, a slew of new state laws will come into effect. As is the case every year, these laws will impact Bakersfield residents for the foreseeable future. Some of these new laws will be hugely consequential. Others may not make much of a splash. Below is a rundown of…
Meeting minutes and financial documents link the Kern County Fair to an anonymous state audit that alleged hundreds of thousands of dollars had been mismanaged from 2016 through 2018.
Kern County had fewer homicides in 2019 than in the previous year, halting a four-year streak in which homicides increased each year, according to numbers issued by the Kern County District Attorney's office Monday.
State officials plan to attend a January Board of Supervisors meeting on the condition of Kern County’s oil industry, potentially allowing local leaders to directly question those who will be overseeing the state’s planned crackdown on one of the county’s defining products.
Officials at Kern Valley State Prison are investigating what they describe as an attempted murder of a peace officer.
Early this year, incoming Delano Mayor Joe Aguirre sat down for a question and answer in his hopes to set a tone with a sense of direction for the entire City Council.
The federal government is gearing up to drastically expand immigrant detention capacity in Kern County, despite a state law meant to ban such action.
California's oil industry faces a familiar but growing regulatory challenge as the Newsom administration prepares to decide whether to establish buffer zones between petroleum production facilities and environmentally sensitive sites such as homes and schools.
It wasn't yet 4 a.m. Dec. 19 when Jerome Walker awoke coughing. The smell of smoke was spreading through the house on Water Street in east Bakersfield and he immediately woke up his girlfriend, Stacy Kight.
Having quality educators teach the next generation in Kern County is becoming more and more crucial, but California's teacher shortage makes those professionals hard to come by at times.
Changes are in store for Kern Health Systems, the authority that oversees the medical well-being of 256,000 local Medi-Cal recipients through Kern Family Health Care.
As negotiations between the Kern County Board of Supervisors and the firefighters union over a new contract continue, the two sides have entered into somewhat of a war of words.
Four months ago, Bakersfield College student Jose Bello was confined inside the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility after reading a poem critical of the federal agency. On Dec. 10, the student activist welcomed the two NFL players who freed him to the BC stage.
Delano police and Mayor Pro Tem Joe Alindajao were ready Dec. 9 to provide answers to residents attending the Public Safety Town Hall meeting.