One of the biggest worries during the pandemic is just how far behind students have fallen academically. Now that vaccinations are rolling out, plans are being hatched that gamble on the idea that summer might be a good time to bring students on campus and begin the work of catching them up. 

A man shot in Arvin Sunday died, according to the Kern County coroner's office.


The Children First and The Hub of Bakersfield's Day of Service celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteers met at the David Nelson Pocket Park and took part in three service projects: a cleanup day in east Bakersfield, painting the second phase of the Bloom Mural under the Beale Ov…

Residents of the valley portion of Kern County can expect strong winds and blowing dust from late Monday through early Wednesday, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

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Some electric customers in Kern County may lose power Monday night because of public safety shutoffs due to expected high winds, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reported.

Golden Empire Transit District will provide free rides Sunday because of an Air Quality Index of 152.

Two bills to benefit veterans that were introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, during the 116th Congress were signed into law, he announced Friday.

The city of Bakersfield has approved more than $4.9 million in B-CARES small business assistance grants to 794 local businesses as of Friday, according to the city's weekly general information memo.

The Bakersfield College’s Student Employment Department is offering qualifying students the chance to apply for jobs in more than 60 departments at the college, according to a BC news release.

Motorists can expect nighttime closures of the northbound Highway 99 on-ramp from eastbound White Lane starting Monday, according to Caltrans.

The fallout continued Friday for Rep. Kevin McCarthy when his former boss and mentor, retired Congressman Bill Thomas, called him out for supporting “the phony lies the president perpetuated” and labeled McCarthy a "hypocrite" for putting political aspirations for party leadership before doi…

Reader: When the voting on the second impeachment of Donald Trump is complete, may I ask, if possible, to have The Californian print the voting of California’s House and Senate members?


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.