The Kern County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that all public visitation at the Lerdo and Central Receiving Facility jails have been suspended until further notice starting Sunday.
Final results from November's election make it clear that the Kern High School District has a new board member with deep roots in Lamont: David Manriquez.
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.
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.
Greenfield Union School District is the latest district to announce it is suspending in-person instruction and support services indefinitely because of the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Kern County.
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).
In the age of quarantine, are commemorations of major historical events held days ahead of their actual date in order to share the event virtually with the larger community?
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 …
A U.S. District Court judge has chastised those in charge of the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield, and rejected a government request to loosen restrictions on the facility.
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.
A Bakersfield Police Department Critical Incident Review Board determined that Officer Joshua Rhodes was within department policy and legal requirements when he shot at a man on March 18.
Democratic Rep. TJ Cox conceded the close race for the 21st Congressional District to former Rep. David Valadao in a phone call Friday, Cox's campaign said.
Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals will award $380,144 in grant funding to nine Kern County nonprofit organizations on Friday, Dec. 11.
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 Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 505 new coronavirus cases Friday morning and three new deaths.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for community assistance identifying two suspects wanted in a shooting that occurred Sept. 14 in front of the La Mirage Motel, 525 Union Ave.
Those fighting against human trafficking in Kern County have become increasingly concerned by what they say is the spread of false information and urban myths regarding human trafficking by users on Facebook and other social media platforms.
The rainy season is still young, but that's about the only consolation to be found in California's initial estimate this week that farmers who get water from the State Water Project will only get 10 percent of their requested allocations next year.
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.
A man who was shot by police on Truxtun Avenue near downtown Bakersfield on Monday was not in possession of a gun, according to a report from the Bakersfield Police Department on Thursday.
Kern County, along with much of the state, could soon be subjected to an even more restrictive stay-at-home order as coronavirus rates continue to rise.
The superintendent of Rio Bravo-Greeley Union School District announced in a letter to parents that the district is pausing in-person instruction because of staffing restraints related to COVID-19 exposures.
The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for three suspects in a business burglary that occurred last month in the 300 block of Union Avenue.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 418 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning and one new death.
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.
Of California’s most populous counties, Kern has reported the highest percentage of coronavirus tests with positive results.
The final tally from the Bakersfield Condors’ annual Teddy Bear Toss came in Wednesday and, as expected, donations took a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, 1925 Eye St., will host a blood donation drive in partnership with Houchin Community Blood Bank from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the gallery in downtown Bakersfield.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 323 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning and two new deaths.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company said it could shut off power to 600 customers in Kern County Wednesday night because of a strong, dry offshore wind that’s forecasted in the area starting at 5 p.m.
He has shared performance venues around the world with the likes of Soundgarden-alum Chris Cornell, Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Carlton, and classic rock and pop legends Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.
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…