Kern County's largest locally based financial institution is poised to launch a major geographical expansion and rebranding effort it sees as securing its long-term survival while also benefiting its existing membership.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball.
The majority of the Canadian public has long held a progressive view on medical assistance in dying. But an asinine law has resulted in too much red tape. How long will patients, those dying in pain, have to endure the political nonsense surrounding the law? The government has announced it w…
Avid local cyclist Pete Wollesen has ridden past the spot countless times. But on Thursday, "the spot" had changed seemingly overnight.
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to Bakersfield, this time on their all-new 'Pushing the Limits' world tour on Feb. 17, according to a press release.
Local school districts have plenty of ideas to improve their campuses and students' education, but oftentimes that comes with a hefty price tag.
In the 1960s my older brother Willie and I would drive to downtown Bakersfield and visit Booth’s Records and Appliance Store on H Street. Our intent wasn’t to purchase any appliances, it was to listen to music. Mixed in with the latest Westinghouse washers, dryers and other modern-day applia…
Two important changes — one a proverbial carrot, the other a stick — have been introduced to Covered California ahead of Friday’s deadline for getting health insurance through the Golden State’s version of Obamacare.
Bernardo Zapien, 28, was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and assault charges and to a local hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds and lacerations on Saturday night in the 4100 block of Parker Avenue, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
One person was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and a stolen vehicle was recovered at the recent Bakersfield Police Department street racing enforcement operation on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
With the hiring of Bakersfield’s new city manager recently wrapped up, the appointment of a new police chief may take a few more months to solidify.
Periodically over the years, Kern County Democrats have enjoyed spectacles of discord among Kern County Republicans. And Kern County Republicans have enjoyed spectacles of discord among Kern County Democrats.
A consumer watchdog group is calling for the California Medical Board to immediately suspend the license of Bakersfield OB-GYN Jason Helliwell after one of his patients died while in labor on Jan. 10.
The sounds of a blaring train horn and screeching wheels are a regular nuisance on the railroad tracks located near Old Town Kern in east Bakersfield, but they don't bother Curtis anymore.
Another suspect was arrested Friday in connection with the stabbing death earlier this week of a Foothill High School student, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The Bakersfield Police Department conducted an extra patrol Saturday at the Cars and Coffee event due to reports of reckless driving and street racing within the parking lot.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance in identifying suspects responsible for a Nov. 2 assault in the 2500 block of Wible Road.
An Independence High School student was presented Thursday with a first place scholarship prize in a statewide student video contest designed to promote public awareness and understanding of the special districts that provide communities with essential services like water, sanitation, health…
Kern County high school teams will compete in mock trial rounds 3 and 4 in a simulated case of People v. Matsumoto on Saturday, according to a news release.
Kern County's jobless rate went from a revised 6.4 percent in November to 7.2 percent in December, according to seasonally unadjusted data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.
An inaugural "meet and grow" for Kern's burgeoning hemp industry Thursday night drew a standing room-only audience that included representatives from some of the county's most prominent farming families.
With political division at an all-time high, and society abundant with crime, tragedy and economic challenges, it can be hard to find and make peace in our day-to-day lives. But that's what local leaders prayed for, and called on fellow citizens to strive for, early Thursday at the 40th annu…
While the Bakersfield City Council had about two months to decide where to place a new homeless shelter, after Wednesday night’s decision, details are scarce about what exactly comes next.
Another ranking of U.S. metros is out, and Bakersfield has assumed its usual spot — at the bottom. We're so accustomed to occupying the lowest rung in studies of health, education, prosperity and economic mobility, it's almost disappointing, in a resigned, jaded kind of way, when we're not. Almost.
Ever waited for what seemed like a ridiculously long period of time for a traffic signal to change? Starting Monday, drivers will be waiting a really, really long time to turn south from Stockdale Highway onto Stine Road.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department confirmed the death of two more individuals from flu-related symptoms, bringing this flu season’s total to three.
The Bakersfield Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. until midnight Friday at an undisclosed location within city limits, the agency has announced.
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking community assistance in identifying a suspect in a Nov. 14 attempted theft and vandalism at the Mister Car Wash, at 3201 Panama Lane.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying suspects responsible for a Jan. 14 vehicle burglary in the 1100 block of Noble Avenue.
CAPK Head Start/State Child Development is inviting members of the community to be special guest readers to preschoolers at one of their local Head Start Child Development Centers.
The Law Office of Chain, Cohn and Stiles has launched the Guided Partners in Safety Scholarship, which is aimed to financially support local high school students through their driver’s education training while keeping safety at the forefront.
Closing arguments wrapped up and the jury began deliberations Wednesday in the murder trial of former school principal Leslie Chance, with the defense questioning the integrity of the investigation and the prosecution acknowledging some detective work was “sloppy” but insisting the facts sti…
The Bakersfield City Council narrowly voted to purchase the headquarters of Calcot Limited for a new homeless shelter site at a meeting on Wednesday.
Maya Watson was an acquaintance of Jose Flores during their time at Foothill High School. On Tuesday, Watson held Flores in her arms after he suffered from stab wounds that ultimately led to his death.
For those Kern County residents who like to use more natural gas to heat their home up during the cold temperatures Pacific Gas and Electric Company is offering tips for customers on how to help save energy and money.