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Early findings indicate excessive velocity and alcohol intoxication led a driver to slide down the Panorama Bluffs to her death Thursday night, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Data released Friday show Kern’s unemployment rate rose again in February, after a bigger jump in January, but this time the gauge’s climb to 8.9 percent was viewed less as a sign of economic slowing than a result of seasonal fluctuations and people reentering the local labor force.


A claim filed by a local law firm representing the family of a man who died in a collision with a Bakersfield Police Department patrol car revealed previously unknown details of the fatal crash, such as the name of the patrol car’s driver and the alleged negligence that caused the wreck, acc…

The Bakersfield Public Works Department announced four major street projects Thursday as part of a $1.5 million state Highway Safety Improvement Program grant awarded earlier this week.


Nearly 1,800 people — clad in KT tape, utility belts and headlamps — will descend upon Bakersfield this weekend to join in the international tradition of paying to run an arbitrary distance set a century ago. So if you see swells of people running by with crazed eyes and dogged determination…

Bakersfield's evening City Council meeting began more like a Sotheby's event on Wednesday, as Mayor Karen Goh played auctioneer to the members of the audience who raised fingers like paddles for her attention. The lot in question: the few open chamber seats.

A Kern County Superior Court judge clarified a gag order Wednesday issued in the California City brothers adoptive parents’ murder trial and agreed with The Californian’s stance: A gag order doesn’t bar the release of records requested by this newspaper about the brothers’ interactions with …

Signs of economic slowing surfaced in a state unemployment report released Wednesday showing Kern County’s unemployment rate rose by more than one full percentage point in January even without a notable bump in the local labor force.

It was one year ago when Delano Growers Grape Products, a cooperative of area growers that produces white grape juice concentrate, decided it needed to fight back against unfair trade practices, including unfair pricing of subsided product exported to the United States from Argentina.

Will Gadd, a prominent Canadian ice climber and paraglider pilot, is scheduled to speak Thursday at Bakersfield College as part of the BC Distinguished Speaker Series.

The California Center on Teaching Careers, in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, will host an education employment fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mechanics Bank Convention Center.