State regulators are gathering public input before making an environmental recommendation that could have big implications for local oil production.
For nine years, the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House has offered three guest rooms where out-of-town families can stay for free when a child undergoes medical treatment locally.
Farmers receiving allocations from the State Water Project can expect a bigger allotment this year than they anticipated as recently as last month, thanks to late-season precipitation.
There is a quietly growing movement brewing in the interior of America. Pretty soon it will boil over. And it’s about time somebody covered it.
Diego Ramos's parents haven't started pestering him, yet, but as a graduating high school senior he'd like to pick up a little spending money. So, he's considering applying for a summer job.
Recent agricultural hiring combined with positive trends in oil, manufacturing and professional services helped lower Kern's unemployment rate by more than 1 percentage point in April to a seasonally unadjusted 8.3 percent, the county's lowest level since November.
FRESNO — Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board members voted Thursday to require an oil wastewater dump site operator in McKittrick suspected of polluting nearby groundwater to install a network of wells monitoring contamination. That falls short of environmentalists’ demands f…
Roughly 100 Chevron employees working for the San Joaquin Valley Business Unit received layoff notices Thursday, but they won’t actually be let go until after the holidays, the company announced.
In a move touted as a boon to air quality, Aera Energy and GlassPoint Solar officials announced plans Wednesday to build the state's largest solar field. The project, which would assist Aera's oil extraction operations, would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions throughout Kern County, the p…
Hungry customers lined up Wednesday for the grand opening of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, which was handing out free meals to the first 300 people to reach the front counter.
Morgan Burnard had dreamed of owning her own coffee shop for quite some time. She eventually turned that dream into a reality, but not in a way she might have envisioned.
One decade after Bass Pro Shops announced its intention to build a store in Bakersfield — a plan that has been marked with uncertainty amid economic downturn — the outdoor retail giant announced Wednesday that it would build its fifth California location in Kern County.
Despite Chevron's announcement this week that it would reassign or lay off roughly 300 employees in the coming months, energy insiders say they do not expect, even amid waning petroleum prices, further cuts in the Kern County oil patch.
Bakersfield’s Nestle ice cream facility on District Boulevard will lay off 598 employees – temporarily – in November, December and early January due to expected reductions in production.
The Kern County Board of Trade is encouraging nonprofits and small businesses that are working to promote tourism in Kern County to apply for $100,000 worth of grants.
Like most local married couples with children, Aileen Saucedo and her husband, Abram, lived closer to the suburban edges of Bakersfield than they did to the city's urban center.
Stinson's Stationers prides itself on being a model of efficiency. If the longtime Bakersfield office supply company delivers its wares with half the competence it exhibited at Tuesday morning's nonprofit donation breakfast, the Pentagon may want to take notes.
Stinson's Stationers, the longtime Bakersfield office supply company, is celebrating its 70th birthday in a unique way: It's giving away a lot of money.
Power Machinery Center, which has been in Bakersfield since the mid-1950s has received the Platinum award from UniCarriers Americas Corporation as part of its Aftermarket Excellence Program Awards. The honor recognizes dealers who have excelled in aftermarket parts and service, according to …
After recording strong earnings over the last year, Mission Bancorp has approved a 5 percent stock dividend to be applied to shareholders as of May 22, the bank said Friday.
Likely your mother warned you about the dangers of the “dreaded” company holiday party. Don’t get drunk. Don’t make a fool of yourself. It could ruin your career.
The dust is still settling and Californians are trying to figure out how this sometimes crazy 2016 election will affect them. This is especially true regarding the passage of Proposition 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana.
The day Brian Feeney walked into a Palm Springs dealership to buy a new Nissan Leaf, he was fulfilling the dream of state policy-makers to entice Californians to break off their love affair with gas-guzzling cars. But the amount of meticulous research that went into Feeney’s purchase was ide…
The story of Stockdale Tower, Bakersfield’s tallest building, is entering a whole new chapter and the authors intend to make it a page-turner.
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself.
Bakersfield’s city zoning board green-lighted a key permit Tuesday that paves the way for the sale of a long-vacant southwest Target building to U-Haul, which will convert it into a truck rental and storage facility.
The total gross value of Kern County’s agricultural products fell by 9 percent last year, but the dip came after five solid years of increases, the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner’s office said Monday in its annual crop report.
The Bakersfield accounting firm Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock announced the promotions of four employees, certified public accountants BILL FLYNN, EMILY PACHECO, STEPHANIE PETERS and SALVADOR SAAVEDRA.
Two public hearings Monday in Bakersfield will gather public comment on Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s proposal to raise its core revenues almost 17 percent during the next three years, bringing them to nearly double what they were 10 years ago.
This year’s California almond crop is expected to total 2.05 billion pounds, a 7.9 percent increase from last year’s production and the first time the state’s output of the nut will have topped 2 billion pounds since 2013, according to a report released Wednesday.
Tech entrepreneur Austin Llach didn't want to leave Bakersfield for Silicon Valley again, but he felt like he had to if he was going to find an "angel investor" for the fitness smartphone app he was developing.
RJ’s Bar & Grill, a northwest Bakersfield restaurant, has closed due to “creative differences” between the partners, owner Russell Carter announced Friday.
Tejon Ranch Co. plans to host a dinner Tuesday for a small group of people it hopes will show their support for one of the company’s development projects at a public workshop later in the evening.
At the far southern end of the Central Valley, along a remote stretch of Interstate 5, Tejon Ranch Co. hopes to turn a staffing dilemma into a major business opportunity.
Some may say that Joel and Marcy Brust live exotic lives as owners of Indian Point Ostrich Ranch. Exciting as it may be, however, the Brusts are looking to retire after 26 years operating their working farm, which is tucked against a mountainside above Cummings Valley in Tehachapi.
Two years after moving its headquarters to Texas, Bakersfield’s biggest home-grown tech company is pulling out of California as part of a consolidation it hopes will make the company more nimble and surround it with like-minded firms.
State figures released Friday show Kern County’s unemployment rate slid to a seasonally unadjusted 9.7 percent in May, down from April’s 10.6 percent and March’s 11.6 percent, as local farmers continued to add jobs and oil companies went on slashing them.