Getting a classroom ready for the school year requires more than just pencils, notebooks and glue sticks. Posters, books and decorations enhance learning, but can come at a high out-of-pocket cost.
When one local security company sent a private investigator to the supposed office of one of its competitors, it found something that didn’t sit well with its leaders.
Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts in Kern County may soon have something to cheer about after years of stagnation.
Aug. 6 was no ordinary day for students of the Delano Union School District. As they walked through the gates of the district's 12 schools, they were greeted with cheers and smiling faces from teachers, administrators and staff, who worked diligently throughout the summer to warmly welcome t…
Although the official end of summer is still weeks away, for students in the McFarland Unified School District, the new school year has arrived.
Bedbugs have apparently spread from a call center operated by the Kern County Department of Human Services to the homes of the department’s employees.
Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer took to the witness stand on Friday during a hearing for Supervisor Leticia Perez, who faces two conflict of interest charges relating to her ties to the marijuana industry.
A priest from Kern County who was accused of inappropriately touching two children will not be charged by the Tulare District Attorney's office despite a recommendation by Dinuba police investigators.
For decades, the gift Alfred Fuhrman bestowed on his beloved San Francisco worked just as he hoped it would, paying for upkeep at Golden Gate Park and helping fund the city's library system.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office on July 31 identified John Wooner, former McFarland city manager, as the man whose body was found inside a car in the Kern River.
Bakersfield College has the possibility to provide additional baccalaureate degree programs in the coming years now that its accrediting commission was granted approval to authorize community colleges for more than one baccalaureate degree.
It’s a town almost unnoticeable on a map, a dot signifying a place 18 miles west-northwest of Bakersfield: Shafter, population not-quite 20,000.
CrossPointe Baptist Church of McFarland joined forces with the McFarland Unified School District, Greater McFarland Chamber of Commerce, McFarland Lions Club, Mariela Gomez from California Assemblyman Rudy Salas' office and San Joaquin (Continuation) Learning Center for a successful back-to-…
At the mouth of the Kern River Canyon, in a relatively small corner of a legacy growing operation, sits one of Kern agriculture's most delicious ironies.
The city of McFarland will not have to pay back nearly $700,000 it owes the Kern County Fire Department under the terms of a new contract proposal the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday.
A prominent think tank is holding up a local model of workplace-based health services as an effective approach to reducing rates of type-2 diabetes.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaking with reporters in western Kern after a tour of California's largest oil spill in years, withheld judgment on the incident July 24 and said he must balance the state's low-carbon future with the needs of communities economically dependent on petroleum production.
Over the last two months, the Kern County Department of Human Services has battled encroaching bedbugs at its call center on Wilson Road in Bakersfield.
The arrest of a man in a Delano courthouse by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has raised concerns that immigrants may be discouraged from participating in the justice system, possibly threatening legal procedures.
Around the end of Saturday evening, Delano's 45th annual Philippine Weekend had one last bang for all its visitors, along with a spectacular fireworks show for neighbors living near Cecil Park, where the weekend Barrio Fiesta resided this past weekend.
Many fundamental questions about valley fever remain a mystery, but if a new study by the Kern County Public Health Services Department is successful, one may soon have an answer.
About 40 to 50 local children came out to the Delano Police Department's Play in Peace event at the city's new Park and Recreation community center at 11th Avenue and Albany Street.
Kern deputies could soon be the highest paid law enforcement officials in the county under a new contract proposal approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 23.
There are several factors that impact one's overall health — environment, exercise, eating right, health services — but one that many might not consider is in the palm of their hands.
In summer, the temperature inside a parked car can increase to 20 degrees hotter than outside the car in just 10 minutes. Because of that, children left in hot cars can suffer serious injury, such as heat stroke or hyperthermia, or even death.
April and Jennifer Davis fell in love with education very early on, all thanks to their mother who homeschooled them during their elementary days. It was no surprise when both of them decided to pursue the career path at Cal State Bakersfield.
As the number of Latinos in California's Central Valley nears 50 percent of the total population of the region, the Latino Community Foundation has announced a new initiative to fund Hispanic-led organizations up and down the valley to the tune of $1 million.
Kern County has proposed a 20-year, $218 million deal with the Tejon Indians to provide fire, law enforcement and other services at the $600 million casino and hotel the tribe and Hard Rock International plan to open half an hour south of Bakersfield.
Hundreds of Bakersfield residents could be impacted by a proposed rule change that would deny housing assistance for families living with undocumented immigrants.
The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Cal State Bakersfield has received a $2.8 million grant to increase health care providers in underserved and rural parts of the Central Valley.
After almost four hours last Monday night, not a lot happened on either side of the dais. There was a no on the resolution to adopt "In God We Trust" as the city's motto.
After more than 100 years in farming, and 50 in the almond business, the Billings family had done a lot to bring laser focus to its business. But still it lacked a direct connection to its end customers, the people eating its products.
Intent on shining a light on squalid conditions at immigrant detention facilities, Kern County residents showed up in greater numbers than expected for a protest rally Friday afternoon.