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Members of the Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern and nonprofit leaders held a check presentation Thursday, to honor the fundraising achievements of Mukul Anand, a Stockdale high school senior who raised $5,000 for victims of human trafficking.

The retirement of Tehachapi Police Chief Kent Kroeger was announced by the city of Tehachapi early Thursday afternoon, effective the same day. City Manager Greg Garrett said the chief's retirement was not sudden or unexpected.

The American Heart Association is encouraging Kern residents to wear red Friday to raise awareness around heart disease, the leading cause of death in the country.


Clinica Sierra Vista will pay almost $26 million to resolve Medi-Cal overpayments the nonprofit itself flagged in 2019 after finding fault with a practice the founder and former CEO defended Thursday as a give-and-take negotiation.

The run-up in natural gas prices that sent home heating bills through the roof last month has begun settling down, meaning residents who froze through January might consider turning up their thermostat just a little.

Pacific Gas & Electric company announced Wednesday that its customers qualify for a discount upon purchase of a used electric car.

When Gary Hill spoke about the orchestral piece “Dusk,” performed during Tuesday’s It’s a Grand Night for Music, he could have easily been referring to the high school students performing in the annual musical event featuring Kern County’s best of the best, honor band, orchestra and chorus.

Small businesses can gain insights on the local labor market and other relevant aspects of the regional economy during a free, one-hour webinar starting at noon Wednesday.

The Bakersfield City Council is seeking a new member for the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee, which recommends ordinances and ideas that keep our public spaces tidy.

Theresa Price, founder of National College Resources Foundation, shouted into a microphone, announcing that five students from Bakersfield had been accepted into a Historically Black College or University with some scholarship money.

The Bakersfield Fire Department said Monday arson investigators couldn’t determine a cause behind a downtown Bakersfield apartment explosion last year that killed a man and injured at least two people.

A former Bakersfield Police Department assistant chief was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday.

A coterie of silent machines have been let loose on our streets and are now coming for Oildale kids. And the kids? They couldn't be more excited.