The Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission has reached out to the current and former owners of The Dome urging them to consider an alternative to demolishing the architecturally novel event venue built in 1940.
Recent water tests at Isabella Lake suggests toxicity from blue-green algae poses much less of a public health threat than it did in early summer. But for local residents and business owners, the issue remains a point of contention.
Kern apparently retained its title as the nation's top-grossing farming county as a report released Tuesday showed its 2017 agricultural bounty surpassed 2016's total by 1 percent despite declines in the value of locally produced almonds and pistachios.
I was walking downtown recently after a stop at our local post office. As I passed by the Be in Bakersfield murals behind Locale, I smiled as I saw teenagers lined up to take photos in front of the piece titled “Be Unafraid,” painted by Danielle Loustalot. The artist included an Elsie de Wol…
Bakersfield's housing boom was absurd in retrospect — giddy and wild, to be sure, but also unsustainable and, in a few cases, criminal.
The dominant narrative about Bakersfield is often inaccurate, and at the very least, incomplete. There’s a richer depth to the people that were born and nurtured here. Our history is full of fascinating and innovative individuals. Unfortunately, we don’t hear, repeat and internalize these st…
For a community anxious to diversify its job base, news that one of the world's most valuable and innovative companies is coming to town sounded almost like an answer to prayer.
Local hardware retailer Floyd’s General Store has been acquired by Standard Plumbing Supply Co., a Sandy, Utah-based chain with more than 80 locations across the western United States.
ALAN TANDY, Bakersfield city manager — maraschino cherry plant worker: "Pallets of picked cherries in wooden boxes were brought in and my job was to dump the cherries from the boxes into a belt that conveyed them into wooden vats where an acid product removed their taste and color. The boxes…
A good job can be defined as the position that pays best, or it can be the position that's easiest to get in a pinch. Or, it may just be steady employment that lasts.
Iconic Bakersfield-based grower Bolthouse Farms is being marketed for sale as part of a plan by its owner, New Jersey-based Campbell Soup Co., to refocus on its core North American businesses.
Two Bakersfield-based businesses, Grapevine MSP Technology Services and Stria LLC, have made their way onto 2018's Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies.
United Farm Workers Secretary-Treasurer Teresa Romero has been selected to replace union President Arturo S. Rodriguez upon his retirement Dec. 20, making her the first Latina to head a national union in the United States.
Kern's profile as an emerging distribution hub soared with word Monday that e-commerce giant Amazon expects to build a nearly 2.5 million-square-foot distribution center employing up to 2,000 people near Meadows Field airport.
The new logo atop Berry Petroleum Co. LLC's Truxtun Avenue headquarters is apt as symbols go — an oil droplet surrounded by a water-evoking blue curve with a lowercase "B" nestled in between. But it hardly begins to tell the story of the company's dramatic homecoming.
Hotels, restaurants, office buildings are some of the construction projects underway on Coffee Road between Stockdale Highway and Hagemen Road.
A roundtable discussion is scheduled later this week for local farmers to take up the timely topic of international trade in agriculture.
Arizona-based Mister Car Wash has purchased the locally based Cruz Thru chain — early last year. But only now is the transaction gaining notice, as the new owner works to put up new signage around town.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
The Outlets at Tejon has had a tough time financially lately and continues to experience a churn of tenants coming and going. But people familiar with the industry say it's all part of finding the right balance of tenants to persuade people to either pull off the freeway or drive a considerable distance for items they can't find closer to home.
Mexicali West is not closing — repeat: not closing. But it is for sale, and if someone comes up with the asking price of $3.85 million, the one thing it may not be is a Mexicali restaurant.
He lived there less than two years, but to his family, Merle Haggard's home on Brae Burn Drive, four houses down from the Bakersfield Country Club, was the first real tangible evidence that dad was something special. It also meant they could finally be a family again.
A year-long study of the prevailing notions about Bakersfield and Kern County suggests low self-esteem may be dragging down efforts to market the areas to outside businesses, tourists and job candidates.
One of Kern County's leading oil producers, California Resources Corp., on Thursday posted an $82 million second-quarter loss — 71 percent deeper than a year earlier — as price and production gains were outweighed by higher expenses related to oilfield operations, hedging contracts and stock…
A judge has ordered Kern County to fix a traffic-related inconsistency he identified in its environmental review of Tejon Ranch Co.'s proposed 8,000-acre, master-planned residential and commercial development at the foot of the Grapevine.
As the guy responsible for more than 2 million hens laying 1.5 million eggs per day, Jeff Peterson took no chances when news broke May 17 the chicken disease called virulent Newcastle had been confirmed in Los Angeles County.
California's largest ag trade group offered qualified thanks for the Trump administration's $12 billion pledge Tuesday to help cushion U.S. farmers from Chinese retaliatory tariffs.
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…
For all her creative energy, entrepreneur Jocelyn Dimaya could use some technological assistance from time to time. It's part of the reason she chose to work in a semi-private office suite surrounded by small-business owners like herself.
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.
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.
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.
California almond growers are on track to outdo themselves again this year, as record investment in acreage and surprisingly little weather damage raise expectations the state will see its largest-ever harvest this fall.
Bakersfield has been given a glowing, if possibly underreported, opportunity. A large portion of Bakersfield has been specially designated by the federal government, which allows private investors to receive reductions in capital gains taxes. We should seize this opportunity.
As rents rise in central Bakersfield and momentum moves eastward, a gallery and events business credited as being a catalyst for downtown's arts district is planning a half-mile move to the area known as Eastchester.