A surge in farm hiring helped pull Kern County's unemployment rate down to a seasonally unadjusted 8.4 percent in April from 10 percent the month before, the state reported Friday.

California Resources Corp., one of Kern's largest oil producers, reported a $67-million loss in the first quarter, up from a $2-million loss during the same period a year before.

A public auction of East Hills Mall has been rescheduled to next Monday at the request of the shopping center's former owner, according to information provided by the company handling the property's foreclosure.

All over the country, the effects of the emerging women’s empowerment movement can be felt. Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, on the television show "Parks and Rec," might embody the movement better than real-life individuals. I always wish I could grab a stack of pancakes with Leslie, g…

The federal Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public comments on its draft environment review of potential Central California impacts of hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas stimulation technique also known as "fracking."

Pilot Flying J has scheduled an in-person and online hiring event for May 2 as it looks to fill more than 5,000 positions at its more than 750 travel centers in North America.

A new study says there's no more affordable place to live in the entire country than Bakersfield, though another report out Wednesday shows a different side of the picture: The poorest local residents are seeing their housing costs rise as the wealthiest watch theirs fall.

Maybe it's the celebrity factor or maybe it's the local success story. Whatever the reason, one of the biggest local events geared toward women in business appears to be experiencing a surge of interest.

New uncertainty overtook California gasoline prices Monday as a sudden jump in oil prices overshadowed reports that some of the state's largest refineries may soon come back online, likely increasing the state's fuel supply.

The wellness movement, seeking to bridge the gaps left by western medicine, seems to be here to stay. A quick scan of the most popular shows on the subscription service Netflix reveals that we’re hungry for answers to health problems. I recently watched Forks Over Knives (promoting a plant-b…

The gradual improvement that has characterized Bakersfield single-family home sales in recent years is widely expected to carry on this year, or possibly accelerate, even as higher-price markets cool elsewhere in the state.

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Bakersfield carrot giant Bolthouse Farms will be sold to a Los Angeles-based private equity firm for $510 million in cash — roughly a third what it went for seven years ago — and welcome back its former CEO under a pending transaction announced Friday.

Refining problems at half a dozen California refineries helped push the average price of unleaded gasoline in Bakersfield up 3 cents Monday, raising it to $3.57 per gallon, an increase of 13 cents in the past week.