January's annual homeless count will look a lot different this time — it will use case management data rather than having volunteers go out and count people in person.

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The governor's latest stay-at-home order, meant to crack down on the rapid increase of coronavirus cases, will take effect in Kern County at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Kern County Public Health Services said Saturday.

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Reader: Dear Mr. Feinberg, I have been a subscriber of The Californian for over 30-plus years. I enjoyed your warmhearted article on the homeless center in today's paper ("Positive vibes abound, as M Street Navigation Center hosts its first Thanksgiving," Nov. 27).

A primary incentive for developing renewable energy in California has cost Kern government $103 million in tax revenues in 10 years, according to a new county report that stops just short of suggesting the Board of Supervisors stop approving solar arrays if the state keeps attacking the far …

Kern County cattle ranchers have seen their fair share of challenges — drought, floods, catastrophic forest and rangeland fires, depressed markets, increased taxes and regulations and market uncertainty.

All 56 employees at the Foods Co at 8200 Rosedale Highway will be permanently laid off or reassigned to other stores in early February, the grocery store's operator has notified local authorities.

The annual Kern County Energy Summit is going forward under a very different format this year but with its traditionally robust mix of speakers from across the county's diverse energy industry.

During his years in the pool business Matt House has seen winds do real disservice to Bakersfield pool owners, like shattering a glass patio table underwater or dunking an awning that previously provided shade two houses away.

Bakersfield four-location gun store Second Amendment Sports has sold to a large, Rancho Cucamonga-based chain at what has been a bumpy time for the nation's firearm retailers.

Rafer Johnson won an Olympic gold medal, tackled an assassin and became a goodwill ambassador for the United States, but the decathlete might best be remembered in Bakersfield as an advocate for the local special needs community.

The Kern High School District announced that it is pausing all its in-person instruction, services, athletics and activities because of rising COVID-19 rates in the county. The district isn’t the first to announce it is switching back to distance learning just weeks after it began to open it…