A local developer in escrow to buy the former Sinaloa Mexican Food Restaurant at 20th and P streets plans to demolish the 111-year-old structure and replace it with a multi-story apartment building.
It's a small sign of how different Black Friday will be this year that a shopper recently went to the Valley Plaza Macy's thinking she knew what she wanted for her fall wardrobe, only to find out she'd been all wrong.
Bill Lever can't remember ever getting cheered for making plastic machinery parts, so he was surprised and warmed by the reception he got at a local Costco store early one morning this spring.
Bakersfield officials hope to accomplish dual goals — train local tech workers and help people who lost income during the pandemic — with a contract now under negotiation with Fresno-based software hub Bitwise Industries.
Mark "Mad Dog" Rains, owner of Mad Dog Tattoo on 19th Street, had already booked a client Tuesday having been unaware Kern County had just slid back into the state's most restrictive level of pandemic orders.
Hopes for good luck are implied whenever Champagne flutes are raised to the heavens. But the symbolism seemed more confident than wishful when two dozen people did it Friday morning at 19th and Q streets.
One of Kern's favorite agricultural investments is undergoing a makeover of sorts in time for what's expected to be a record crop of 1 billion pounds.
In a feat witnessed Thursday by more than five dozen journalists and social media influencers, the Austrian-born celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck performed something few Westerners had imagined: He used pistachios as an ingredient in a savory dish as well as a sweet one.
The county's first angel investor group is halfway through its mission in one sense, or two-thirds in another. It has a dozen startup business investments under its belt and leadership is looking ahead to the endgame — and a new beginning.
One of Kern's largest employers announced Thursday it will expand its presence in the southern Central Valley through the addition of corporate offices, a training center and related facilities at a retail distribution complex it owns in Shafter.
Science has known for a while that ultraviolet light can destroy viruses and bacteria, and so now the process is used to sanitize air conditioners and hospitals. But what about a portable breathing apparatus as protection against the novel coronavirus?
Local oil producer California Resources Corp. this week recorded a $29 million loss, which widened to $55 million after excluding unusual or infrequent items, for the three-month period in which it entered and pulled out of a bankruptcy reorganization that shored up the company's finances.
Momentum is building in the push to make Kern nationally competitive in carbon management, the emerging field of trying to slow climate change by removing or reducing greenhouse gases.
Kern County rereleased an extensive environmental review of local oil and gas activity Friday, the latest move in its effort to put back in place a streamlined permitting system after an earlier version of the document was shot down in court in February.
A local health-care management company has sold its controlling stake in Bakersfield Heart Hospital to a Tennessee-based group, the 47-bed facility announced Friday.
The pending conversion of the Decatur Hotel into subsidized apartments for impoverished seniors is part of a broader redevelopment strategy that combines the "dual objectives" of making neighborhoods more attractive while also expanding Bakersfield's inventory of permanent, affordable housing.
Adventist Health announced Thursday it has appointed Daniel Wolcott, president of its hospitals in Lodi and Stockton, to oversee the organization's operations in Bakersfield, Delano and Tehachapi starting Dec. 1.
The "new stock" of local oil producer California Resources Corp. took a wild ride at its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, dropping sharply in value before making a modest recovery that left its price down 25 percent.
A two-story hotel serving low-income tenants in downtown Bakersfield is planned to be redeveloped next year into apartments for poor senior citizens with the help of a $1.5 million loan the City Council approved last week.
California Resources Corp., a major employer in Kern, marked the end of a three-month financial restructuring process by unveiling a new board of directors and announcing its new common shares will begin trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CRC."
Local businesses looking to emerge successfully from the pandemic and forge a new path for growth will learn about a wealth of available financial resources at a free webinar starting at noon Wednesday.
Residential customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. would pay a smaller share of the utility's costs than they do now while small businesses and farmers would pay substantially more under a proposal set to be aired publicly next week.
Conceptually it makes a lot of sense to farmers and oil producers alike: Use the latest filtration technology to turn one of Kern's most troublesome waste streams — oilfield produced water — into a safe irrigation source.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has accepted a reorganization plan for local oil producer California Resources Corp. that wipes away most of the company's massive debt and allows it to retain its core assets, thereby positioning the company to reemerge stronger — but leaves shareholders with nothing.
Chevron Corp. has opted to postpone six hydraulic fracturing jobs in the Lost Hills area rather than have state regulators perform an environmental assessment the company would prefer be done as part of a blanket review by Kern County.
Resources for businesses looking to reopen during the pandemic will be the focus of a free webinar being hosted Wednesday by Cal State Bakersfield's Small Business Development Center.
Before moving to Bakersfield, Quincy Jones' only memorable experience speaking with neighbors was the time someone was shot and killed across the street from his home in a gang-infested part of South Los Angeles.
Kern County's unemployment rate held at a seasonally unadjusted 12.4 percent in September despite a decline in farm payrolls, California's Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Economic stimulus efforts may have slowed on the national stage but thanks to local efforts Bakersfield businesses are still receiving grants and forgivable loans to help them through the pandemic.
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by the United Farm Workers labor union and UFW Foundation says a recent Trump administration move to stop collecting certain wage data will lead unfairly to lower wages paid to the nation's agricultural workforce.
A free, hourlong webinar starting at noon Wednesday will focus on a new, simpler way businesses that received $50,000 or less through federal Paycheck Protection Program loans can apply for forgiveness.
The recent executive order accelerating California's transition toward zero-emission vehicles may not have been the total death sentence some feared for Kern County's petroleum industry.
An environmental document central to Kern's push to reinstitute streamlined local oil permitting will be revised and put back out for public comment no later than early November, the county announced Friday.
Farm groups reacted with skepticism but no great consternation to Gov. Gavin Newsom's latest climate-change executive order — his second in as many weeks — calling for concerted action to promote biodiversity, enhance resiliency and otherwise conserve California agricultural and other lands.
Opponents of Kern's efforts to streamline local oil and gas permitting launched a campaign Thursday intended to persuade the county Board of Supervisors to back off the initiative.
Kern's prospects for expanding employment in renewable energy came into clearer focus Wednesday during an online discussion featuring a federal official's perspective on emerging clean-power technologies alongside the somewhat diverging views of the county's top planner.
A former business development officer at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station will offer tips on becoming a vendor to the federal government during a webinar being hosted Wednesday by Cal State Bakersfield's Small Business Development Center.
Bakersfield's home market continues to strengthen in one key measure and local real estate agents say it's partly because people with higher-end houses are selling to newcomers and then leaving the state.
It's a vacant, centrally located property next to one of Bakersfield's busiest intersections, and yet no one seems quite sure what should be done with it.
The last few months have revealed more to me than the three decades prior about our capacity to solitarily muscle our way through hard times — that we can’t go at it all alone.
A local developer has confirmed plans to demolish and replace Bakersfield's Greyhound station with a four-story apartment building, giving downtown its second high-density housing project in recent decades and likely nudging the bus terminal a mile east onto a city-owned spot next to the Amt…
Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday for any high-school and college students hoping to participate in a local program providing insights into energy and agricultural careers.