Justin Fleeman has been fired as chief deputy at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, he confirmed on June 6.
Word last week that Hard Rock International will develop and manage the Tejon Indian Tribe's proposed $600 million hotel and casino in Mettler is the latest in a series of steps laid out in laws regulating such collaborations — but by no means is the project a done deal.
A report released this week by a Los Angeles law firm says 16 Catholic clergymen with Kern County connections have been accused of sexual misconduct, including five who did not show up on a separate list put out recently by a group advocating for abuse survivors.
Hard Rock International, the global hospitality company known for its rock 'n' roll-themed restaurants, has agreed to develop and manage a $600 million hotel and casino the Tejon Indian Tribe has proposed on farmland just west of Highway 99 half an hour south of Bakersfield.
Bakersfield College is making education a bit more accessible to students who have busy schedules by bringing several Career and Technical Education programs online starting in fall 2020.
With its city manager still missing amid mysterious circumstances, the McFarland City Council voted unanimously in closed session June 5 to appoint a new interim city manager and assistant city manager.
Nearly 1,000 high school graduates from the class of 2019 went through graduation ceremonies last week at Cesar Chavez, Delano and Robert F. Kennedy high schools to the cheers and acknowledgements of thousands of their family and friends.
A cattle dog puppy that had been found shot in the head twice with buckshot earlier this month is doing well after getting her eye removed last week.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is looking to expand its immigrant detention operations throughout California, including in Bakersfield.
Hemp is California's new cash crop. The non-intoxicating form of cannabis now covers more than 3,000 acres in Kern since it became legal to grow last year.
Kern County Judge Thomas Clark has denied a temporary restraining order that could have prevented the county’s ban on sales of marijuana from being implemented.
Kern County is in need of 19 additional judges to address the Superior Court’s rising caseloads, according to a new state assessment.
The Kern County Fire Department is planning millions of dollars in budget cuts in its first real attempt to grapple with a structural deficit that has gone on for years.
Seven state-funded air-quality monitors are being set up around Lost Hills area as part of an effort to protect the health of the area's largely immigrant community.
Stickers spotted on Bakersfield College's campus have brought concerns among various faculty members, many believing the stickers question issues regarding free speech and vandalism.
New restrictions on the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos have greatly diminished its use in Kern County even before the chemical is phased out statewide.
Dying isn’t something most people want to think about, but a local funeral home is working to bring more comfort and awareness to funeral planning.
More than 600 Delano Union School District students were honored during three middle school graduation ceremonies held last week. Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy, Almond Tree Middle School and La Viña Middle School held their commencements at Robert F. Kennedy High School's stadium.
Students at Delano Union School District's Morningside Elementary got a visit from a dairy cow and calf during a Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly on May 30.
For McFarland High School, a lot will be different with its incoming freshman class and Early College curriculum partnership with Bakersfield College starting this August.
The Kern County District Attorney’s Office has cleared multiple county officials of bribery allegations and numerous other violations relating to the cannabis industry.
District officials broke ground Wednesday on the Horizon Elementary School project, which includes nine classrooms and bathrooms for students. Special thanks to the district's MOTF staff for all their help.
With the threat of rain moving it inside, Delano Union School District’s Pioneer School celebrated the graduation of 122 eighth grade students Thursday evening during ceremonies held in the Cesar E. Chavez High School gymnasium.
Associated Students Inc. President Ashley Schmidt had several multicolored cords, stoles and pins draped around her, representing the organizations she has been involved with at Cal State Bakersfield.
Kern's oil industry took a pass May 21 on a public hearing focused on the environmental impacts of fracking, handing the day to dozens of anti-oil activists who convened in downtown Bakersfield to rail against the technique and the threat of climate change.
Delano Union School District’s Albany Park II preschool received a visit from California’s first and current surgeon general during her visit to Kern County on May 23.
Across Kern County, medical marijuana users are flocking to dispensaries in anticipation of a ban set by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
A high honor has been bestowed upon the Delano Union School District superintendent and one principal by the United States Department of Defense for their support of National Guard and Reserve members who work in their district.
Cal State Bakersfield has several reasons to celebrate as commencement approaches: it will be graduating its highest number of graduates ever and its first class of doctoral students.
By a 3-2 vote the Delano City Council tabled a motion to approve a move to sign up for a Vigilant Solution program proposed by Police Chief Robert Nevarez.
A surge in farm hiring helped pull Kern County's unemployment rate down to a seasonally unadjusted 8.4 percent in April from 10 percent the month before, the state reported Friday.
California Resources Corp., one of Kern's largest oil producers, reported a $67-million loss in the first quarter, up from a $2-million loss during the same period a year before.
Kiwanis Club of Delano has put on the city's Fourth of July fireworks show for more than a dozen years, since 2006, officials wrote in a letter to the Delano City Council last month.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office held its annual countywide Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony on May 16 at the Kern County Peace Officer Memorial on Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield. The event was part of National Police Week as law enforcement personnel were being remembered and honored for the …
Following a press conference held last month on the topic of valley fever, Russell Judd, the CEO of Kern Medical, said something about the disease that struck a chord for many who live in the southern valley.
Last fall the organizers of the Lightning in a Bottle festival promised their slightly wary Kern County landlords they would be responsible guests.