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Kern County citrus grower John S. Gless doesn't want to jinx himself, and so he hesitated before admitting this Monday, but it seems like the weather these days has been close to perfect.

Renewable fuels production is becoming a bigger focus in Kern lately as investors launch projects that reinforce the county's prominence in biofuels and advanced facilities are proposed for deriving bioenergy from local waste streams.

A musician who lost all her unemployment documents when her home burned in a wildfire. An arborist who filed for unemployment assistance a year before the pandemic began. A tattoo artist who can’t prove he was working because he ran a cash operation.

Kern County joins the nation in recognizing and celebrating on Monday the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader whose name appears on local buildings and a park — tributes meant to reflect the positive impact he had on the nation, as well as his message of hope for a be…

Uncomfortable adjustments are under way now that California farm operations with 26 or more employees have to pay one and a half times the regular rate for work done after eight hours in a day and more than 40 in a week.

The bottles and debris flew, but 19-year-old Ralph Anthony kept his focus. The catcalls, the obscenities, the vulgar threats were hard to ignore, but Anthony had been warned to expect it as the marchers, perhaps 150 of them, trooped toward the city’s central business district. The harassment…

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a girl who was reported missing. Hazel Kyle was last seen Friday in the 1000 block of Pacific Street. Hazel is considered at risk as she is an 11-year-old who has no prior history of running away from home.

The latest COVID-19 surge continues to heavily impact Kern County which in turn is impacting health care workers’ morale locally, hospital workers said Friday.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office temporarily suspended all public inmate visitation at the Central Receiving Facility, the Lerdo Pretrial Facility and the Lerdo Justice Facility, effective immediately, according to KCSO news release issued Friday.

Kern County Sheriff’s Office detentions deputies from the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility found a male inmate lying on the floor of his housing cell unresponsive and not breathing around 5:25 a.m. Friday, according to a KCSO news release.

A Kern County jury convicted a Bakersfield man of six counts of child molestation against two separate victims Friday, according to a Kern County D.A.’s Office news release.

City of Bakersfield officials announced a nighttime closure on Stockdale Highway in both directions, between McDonald Way and North Stine Road, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday until Jan. 28

Cal State Bakersfield will be offering a new scholarship for kinesiology majors beginning next year, thanks to a donation from retired accountant and former Bakersfield resident Gayland Smith. 

The Indian Wells Valley groundwater plan got a thumbs-up from the state Thursday — but with a swarm of lawsuits surrounding the plan, it’s unclear what that approval will mean going forward.

Bakersfield’s public bus system operator is inviting passengers and nonpassengers to comment on an overhaul proposal that would make greater use of on-demand service to feed an enhanced north-south expressway while eliminating some underperforming peripheral routes, among other ideas, includ…

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with its investigation into an Oct. 27 business burglary to the Super Taco on 1300 East Truxtun Ave. The suspect is described as a white man, 28 years to 38 years old, with a slim …