The Ming Avenue exit on Highway 99 will be closed Wednesday to Thursday while the road is paved, according to the city of Bakersfield.
Due to a reported increase in mosquito numbers, officials will close parts of the Bakersfield bike path Wednesday to conduct an aerial treatment over several recharge basins.
While its biggest cities grew, Kern was among 46 California counties whose population shrank in 2022, according to a new report that pointed to a 1% decline countywide.
Scores nationwide testing eighth graders’ understanding of U.S. history continued a decade of decline in 2022 and fell for the first time in civics, according to data released Tuesday.
Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with Bakersfield police and other agencies, is hosting an event marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday for anyone looking to discard unwanted medications, electronics and other detritus.
Anyone interested in learning about Bakersfield College’s Public Safety Training pathway is invited to two introductory events scheduled for later this month.
Registration has opened for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County Spring Break Day Camps, set for April 3-7.
Highway 58 at Chester Avenue will be closed from Tuesday to Thursday when workers are installing signs.
An inaugural fundraiser for a youth development program held on a slain Kern County Sheriff’s deputy birthday in his honor raised $5,200, according to event organizers.
The Mission at Kern County, a nonprofit providing services for people without homes, announced renovations to its homeless intervention day center.
The Bakersfield National Cemetery is seeking volunteers Saturday to remove wreaths placed on graves during Wreaths Across America, a nationwide effort to remember veterans.
Grimmway Farms’ seventh-annual canned food drive netted more than 7,300 pounds for distribution to needy communities in Kern County and south Georgia, the Bakersfield-based grower of carrots and organic produce announced Tuesday.
United Way of Kern County gathered and dropped off 10 bicycles, 10 books and 10 toy bears to the Region V Migrant Education Program as part of the local nonprofit’s holiday outreach.
A Dec. 10 dedication ceremony has been scheduled for the Kern County WWII Veterans Memorial under construction at Jastro Park since June.
Delta Liquid Energy is collecting donations and matching cash contributions toward its annual holiday drive running through Dec. 5.
Construction is set to begin this weekend in Delano on a $12 million, 5-acre park honoring Filipino labor leader Larry Itliong.
Keep Bakersfield Beautiful and several others are hosting a local effort to promote recycling Saturday for Bakersfield Recycles Day.
The Kern County World War II Veterans Memorial Committee announced the effort to build a monument to Kern veterans who died in World War II is set to be dedicated Dec. 10.
The Delano Police Department announced the route for the city's inaugural Veterans Day Parade, which is set to take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be the featured speaker for the Kegley Institute of Ethics’ 18th annual Fall Lecture.
The M Street Navigation Center and Community Action Partnership of Kern have begun collections for the annual Warm for Winter Coat Drive, which will run through Jan. 31.
The business of retail will take the spotlight Wednesday during a free webinar being hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Cal State Bakersfield.
Today Cleaners announced it is once again taking part in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive for the month of November.
Tuesday marks the beginning of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Residential Wood Smoke Reduction Program, with the district asking residents to do their part to protect public health and improve wintertime air quality.
The Portrait of a Warrior Gallery will conduct a pinning ceremony for veterans on Nov. 4 at the Magnolia Place Senior Assisted Living & Memory Care Community building, where a traveling memorial piece will be on display.
The United States Postal Service announced that a longtime employee from Shafter would be taking the helm of the Wasco Post Office with a ceremony Thursday.
The city of Bakersfield announced several road closures expected to impact local motorists starting Sunday.
Rosamond's new postmaster, Sarah Stiles, is being sworn in at a ceremony 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Rosamond Post Office.
Adventist Health is holding a drive-thru flu-shot clinic for adults starting at 7 a.m. Saturday.
The city of Bakersfield announced several temporary road closures scheduled to take place over the next week.
Caltrans and Pavement Recycling Systems announced plans for one-way traffic control between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Highway 33 in the city of Maricopa for roadway operations.
Zerker Road between 7th Standard Road and Snow Road will be closed for repaving on Saturday, according to the city of Bakersfield.
In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated against the flu, Kern Public Health is holding a drive-thru vaccination event at Kern County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
The Kern County Fire Department announced the agency is hosting its inaugural CERT Rodeo Day on Saturday.
The city of Bakersfield announced Monday a pair of nighttime, temporary road closures.
Adventist Health is hosting a series of vaccine clinics and other screenings in October, according to news releases from the local health care provider.
The Valley Center for the Blind announced Dining in the Dark is making its Bakersfield debut Nov. 18, to support the nonprofit organization that helps individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
The Bakersfield Police Department is inviting the community to take part in its 38th Memorial Run on Oct. 22, which is being hosted at The Park at River Walk.
The Alzheimer’s Association is holding its Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 15 at The Park at River Walk, according to a news release from the nonprofit.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas announced a half-million-dollar investment for ShePower Leadership Academy, a local nonprofit organization started by Arleana Waller.
The Bakersfield City Council is looking for someone who can serve a two-year term on the Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan Trust Group.
Taft College Foundation has announced plans to honor three civic leaders Thursday with its annual Community Spirit Award at its Centennial Cougar Cookout.
Kern County Public Works is hosting a bulky waste collection event at several locations in Bakersfield and another in Shafter in the coming weeks.
The Bakersfield Police Department is inviting residents to join the BPD for National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at Yokuts Park.
The United Way of Kern County is partnering with No Kid Hungry, State Farm, Community Action Partnership of Kern and Capital Dental to bring another installment of Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies to Fairfax Junior High on Wednesday.
United Way of Kern County is hosting a resume-building workshop in partnership with Citizens Business Bank.
Fastrip stores in Kern County are collecting donations for the Golden Empire Gleaners and The Mission at Kern County starting Monday and continuing until Nov. 4.
The Community Action Partnership of Kern is once again celebrating Feed the Need at the Kern County Fair from 4 to 11 p.m. Monday.
The ninth annual walk hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be held Saturday morning.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office announced promotions and an honoree Tuesday in a KCSO news release.