A Shafter-based restaurant company has been ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay more than $200,000 in compensation to workers after finding that the business failed to pay overtime wages.

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber will hold a coffee meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 for members and potential members at the Chamber office located at 1725 Eye St. The meeting will highlight how businesses can get involved with the chamber and address the programs offered to its members. Those atte…

Teenage drivers, and teenagers on their way to earning a drivers license, are invited to sign up for free, two-hour classes the California Highway Patrol is offering in Bakersfield to teach safe habits behind the wheel.

Narcan, also known as Naloxone, will be distributed Saturday in Taft in an effort by Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Bakersfield Recovery Services to help people who may be at risk of an opioid overdose.

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.

Tax bills for unsecured property in Kern — business equipment, farm equipment, aircraft, boats and the like — must be paid by Aug. 31 in order to avoid a 10 percent penalty, the county has announced.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set aside $11.6 million for the Central Valley — including $4.7 million for Kern County — to support people without a home or are at risk of being put out onto the street because of hardships relating to the coronavirus crisis.

Bakersfield College on Wednesday highlighted a two-week series of events to mark Juneteenth, the annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States in 1865.

The Kern Economic Development Foundation is giving local first-responders, businesses and families $100 gasoline cards donated by Chevron Corp.

The Women's & Girls' Fund has announced up to $50,000 in grants allocated in its 13th cycle of competitive grant making to Kern County nonprofit organizations, according to a press release.