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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The original intentions may have been good, but not one of the items scattered on the floor of a South Mount Vernon Avenue recycling processing center the other day belonged there.

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…

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.

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.

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.