Instead of driving an electric car, it might be better to plant a tree.
The sentencing of a woman who pleaded no contest to stealing thousands of dollars in court fines and a competency hearing for a man charged with killing his cellmate at a Delano prison are among the cases expected to be heard in Kern County Superior Court this week.
The California Underground Facilities Excavation or "Dig Safe" Board is hosting a workshop on Tuesday for landowners, ranchers and growers. This meeting is for people to provide feedback to help the board develop regulations for a new 811 ticket process, which permits year-long excavation ti…
A house fire in Delano on Sunday caused an estimated $130,000 in damages and minor injuries to one adult male, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
Depending when you are reading this, we will have either just started to head out on a Wavehog chartered deep sea fishing boat from Dana Point in Southern California, or already stopped at our first fishing spot with our poles in the deep Pacific Ocean waters, or headed back to our San Cleme…
For the 1878 Paris Exhibition, a couple of highly prominent chaps named J.P. Morgan and Spencer Trask decided to back a crazy idea called “electricity” that was being pitched by none other than Thomas Edison. His brilliant concept was made possible by these early angel investors. Without the…
An elderly homeowner allegedly shot Joshua Zorilla, 22, during a residential burglary in northeast Bakersfield, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release.
With most Bakersfield schools starting up in less than a month, districts are putting the finishing touches on construction and maintenance work and making last-minute hires.
Custom clothing designer Jocelyn Dimaya knows she's terrible with numbers. It's part of the reason she chose to work in a semi-private office suite surrounded by small-business owners like herself.
The Kern County Museum and its adjacent Pioneer Village are treasure troves of historic artifacts. The buildings, vehicles and thousands of items of historic interest are lovingly preserved and exhibited to help us understand not only who we were then, but who we are today.
Intermittent nighttime lane closures have been scheduled for next week on Highway 58 between Highway 99 and Union Avenue, as well as on Highway 99 between Ming Avenue and Wilson Road.
Reader: Are you out of your minds to run this on the front page of the paper? And as the section-front headline ("Trump heads to Putin summit with no clear goal — and worries that he’ll make concessions," July 14).
The Bakersfield Police Department has received a $98,000 grant to fight alcohol-related crime from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control organization.
Moving from high school to college can be scary and stressful, but Bakersfield College is trying to make the transition a bit easier for incoming freshmen.
Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez's court date on two misdemeanor charges is still more than two months away, but the legal maneuvering is already in high gear.
No charges will be filed against two Tehachapi Police Department officers who shot an unarmed man on May 24, 2017, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Friday.
Kern County Supervisor Mike Maggard is hosting a free pet adoption fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Kern County Animal Services in Bakersfield, Lake Isabella and Mojave.
Tehachapi Winery is in the process of securing permits so that it can produce its first batch of wine on-site in the fall to be exported to Asia.
The local unemployment rate jumped a full point in June as more people entered the workforce, the state reported Friday, even as it noted job gains in key sectors.
Bakersfield College will be offering a new degree, with new courses, in process technology. The degree will prepare students for jobs such as chemical system, water and gas system and petroleum pump operators.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized 21 pounds and 12 ounces of methamphetamine from a residence on the 2400 block of Paradise Point Place on Thursday.
The Bakersfield Police Department has identified four suspects from the Nov. 24 shooting death of 33-year-old Hardeep Singh in the 8200 block of North Laurelglen Boulevard.
The illegal “We Buy Houses” signs that are posted across town haven’t just been an irritant for residents and city government officials. They have also become a problem for a nationwide business with the same moniker.
Valley Republic Bank's Bakersfield-based holding company on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings 41 percent greater than the same period a year earlier, as net loans grew 12 percent over the same period.
A Bakersfield motorcyclist died late Thursday morning after failing to safely negotiate a sharp curve in the roadway and crashing, according to the California Highway Patrol.
On June 30, 2015, Jessica Hayes' boyfriend got an early-morning text message from her phone saying her ex-boyfriend had shown up unexpectedly at her Bakersfield apartment.
A convicted child molester who authorities say was attacked by another inmate in Wasco State Prison died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to a coroner's release.
Berry Petroleum Corp. continues its rise from ashes with news this week that the Bakersfield-based oil producer has launched an initial public offering that could bolster its finances following the bankruptcy of its former Texas parent company.
The president of the Kern Law Enforcement Association, which represents more than 500 deputy sheriffs and District Attorney investigators, has been recalled following the race in which Donny Youngblood was re-elected as Kern County Sheriff.
April 10 will be known as Dolores Huerta Day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2644 Wednesday, which had been introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes.
To the owners of five of the most reported stolen vehicles in the Bakersfield area — which itself has been at the top of auto theft lists for years — help is on the way.
When the Arvin City Council began working on an ordinance that would place restrictions on new oil and gas operations near neighborhoods in Arvin, the local oil industry began to get a little nervous.