She tried to play it normal. She went to basketball practice and waited for her mom to pick her up. Her mom was taking longer than usual.
A company that a group of Centennial High students have formed allows students and others to purchase bulletproof backpacks, pepper spray, stun guns and other items to protect themselves in case of a shooting or similar incident on campus.
The number of local businesses that have been caught selling tobacco products to underage customers has dropped by half from 20 percent in 2007 to an expected 9 percent this year, according to Kern County Public Health.
Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball coach Rod Barnes has a similar conversation with his team every year. This season, sophomore guard Jarkel Joiner took special note of it.
About 40 students, Delano Union School District employees and other volunteers spent a few hours on Saturday creating an impromptu holiday assembly line.
A group of Delano middle school students developed a connection with freshman students at an eastern New Jersey university through a person who has ties to both schools.
One of United Way of Kern County’s focus areas is on education — early childhood literacy and development. Our emphasis is on building parents’ capacity to play the role of their child’s first teacher, making books available in the home, encouraging use of the public library and developing a…
Two weeks ago, Bakersfield College received the 2018 state Chancellor’s Student Success Award for modeling outstanding methods and outcomes that led to increased graduation and transfer from BC to four-year institutions. This is a particularly prestigious honor because the California Communi…
Darlene Doughty walked into one of several land/sea containers behind a church in south Bakersfield where her local Toys for Tots organization keeps thousands of donated toys before their distribution in mid-December.
A Mexican citizen pleaded guilty Nov. 26 to delivering 15 pounds of methamphetamine to a person in Delano who turned out to be an undercover officer.
Philanthropy would be so much easier if every year you could just choose a charity — or maybe two or three charities — and let someone else write the donation check.
Democrat TJ Cox declared victory Nov. 28 over three-term Republican incumbent David Valadao in the 21st Congressional District race after the latest ballot count showed him leading by more than 500 votes.
Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior repeatedly regardless of severe consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, opioids, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine and others or behaviors such as gamb…
United Way of Kern County has named its new president and CEO — the same woman who has been serving in that capacity for months now.
The sordid story of Sabrina Limon and Jonathan Hearn gripped Kern County last year, each day bringing forth compelling details of how their relationship evolved from an affair to a plot to kill her husband.
For the last 14 months, Bakersfield resident Eddie Laine has visited a Guatemalan immigrant held in the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility.
A Delano man charged with murder in an alleged drunken driving crash last month refused to cooperate with police and swore at hospital staff, according to court documents.
A former Kern County sheriff's deputy who pleaded no contest to a grand theft charge in connection with stealing thousands of dollars from people he arrested is due to be sentenced Nov. 29.
In making reference to God, I’d like to clarify that I’m speaking of the God spoken of in the Bible. We have people of different religious persuasions in our nation, but Christianity seems to be the most wide spread.
He was born in the Bronx and served in the European Theater during World War II, but he made his mark in Kern County in 20 years as a doctor and child advocate.
Willie Ware considers it unavoidable: Someone he rents to is going to break a window, stain a carpet or poke a hole in a wall, then leave without paying for it.
The Kiwanis Club of Delano is seeking participants for the 32nd Annual Festival of Carols to be co-hosted along with the key clubs from Delano High School, Robert F. Kennedy and Wonderful College Prep Academy on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Delano High School Auditorium.
One might not expect to see such a pristine slice of land sandwiched between the vast agricultural empire of the Central Valley and the teeming megalopolis to the south.
Joblessness in Kern County rose only slightly in October to a seasonally unadjusted 6.6 percent as the local economy continued to perform near its highest level since the housing bubble burst in 2006.
Outstanding serious and humorous interpretations of literature were performed for eager judges during the Delano Union School District-hosted Region X Oral Language Festival held Thursday, Nov. 15, at Harvest Elementary School and La Vina Middle School.
The city of Bakersfield is the latest in a long line of municipalities to be hacked by an unknown agency through its online payment system used by citizens to pay utility bills and building permit fees.
Have you said or did something wrong and felt bad for doing so? Perhaps you exaggerated a story only to correct yourself because your conscience was bothering you. It’s good to have a conscience that reminds you to do the right thing.
The importance of attending the program every day during August and/or September has paid off with a group of Delano Union School District’s Harvest School students being honored for perfect attendance in the after-school POWER program during ceremonies held Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school’…
Kern County voters will get another shot at overturning a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries on the March 2020 ballot.
Bakersfield College's new mechanized agriculture program hosted an informational event Nov. 14 aimed at building industry involvement — and judging from comments made afterward, it may have succeeded.
Bakersfield College is our community college that serves approximately 33,000 students throughout Kern County. The BC’s main campus is located at 1801 Panorama Drive in the East Bakersfield area and is not always easily accessible for many students who live in West Bakersfield and other Kern…
They spend 12 hour shifts combing through the wreckage of the Camp Fire in Butte County, looking for bodies that have been trapped in the flames.
Historic Tejon Ranch, the largest single expanse of private property in California, commemorated its 175th anniversary Nov. 14 by donating an original Rancho El Tejon land grant deed bearing the authorized signature of President Abraham Lincoln to the Autry Museum of the American West.
The longest lines on Black Friday often lead to big-box retailers, which isn't surprising given the resources they invest in the start of the holiday shopping season. But they're hardly the only stores looking to rack up big sales this week.
The Delano City Council, on Monday, Nov. 19, once again discussed its recent extension of R&F Disposal Inc., putting the contract with the McFarland-based company until 2043.