The westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp from Truxtun Avenue will be closed part of next week.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has contracted with a third-party agency to conduct an audit of an out-of state-bank account opened by the former business manager of the Taft Union High School District.
A person working at Urbane Cafe on Mount Vernon Avenue has been diagnosed with shigellosis, according to Kern County Public Health.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting public meetings in Lake Isabella and Kernville next week to discuss blasting operations for the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has redesigned portions of its website to make it easier for customers to access the most frequently used online services.
Highway 99 is scheduled to be closed to all traffic early Sunday between 1 and 6 a.m. in the vicinity of the Belle Terrace overcrossing.
As part of its annual community-wide blood drive, Houchin Community Blood Bank will conduct daily drawings June 18-23 for $50 dry cleaning gift cards. A grand prize drawing will take place June 25 for a $250 certificate to Today Cleaners.
Funeral services for Mary K. Shell, the former Bakersfield mayor and three-term Kern County supervisor, will be held June 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Kern County has its first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, the county Public Health Services department said Thursday.
Bakersfield Heart Hospital has been designated as an accredited Heart Failure Center by the American College of Cardiology. It was the only hospital in the state to receive that accreditation.
The Community Action Partnership of Kern is holding two farmers’ markets over the next two Saturdays, one in Bakersfield and the other in Wasco.
State Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, has named Houchin Community Blood Bank as the 16th Senate District’s Nonprofit of the Year as part of California Nonprofits Day.
The California State University board of trustees gave outgoing Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell the title of president emeritus on Wednesday.
The Kern County Veterans Service Department said it has drastically reduced wait times at its main office thanks to a restructuring.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office has announced the winners of its Bank of America Speech Competition held Thursday.
The Bakersfield City School District’s Family and Community Engagement Department will recognize parent volunteers of the year at its annual FACE Honor Awards on Friday.
A person who had been diagnosed with measles recently traveled through Kern County, possibly exposing residents to the disease, according to the Kern County Public Health Services Department.
PG&E will present a $30,000 grant to Kern County Aging and Adult Services to help operate cooling centers this summer.
Bakersfield is expected to receive a $25 million grant from the California Transportation Commission for the Centennial Corridor project, according an email sent out to City Council members from City Manager Alan Tandy on Thursday.