Giving back to the community isn't limited to one day a year, but the mother lode of philanthropic events is here: Give Big Kern Day. 

Since the Give Big Kern's website went live on April 1, community members have donated more than $30,000 to the campaign. That's more than six times the amount received last year at this point in the fundraiser, said Kern Community Foundation President and CEO Kristen Beall at a news confere…

The Bakersfield Police Department will host a "Coffee With A Cop" event on Saturday, giving residents a chance to voice concerns and get to know the officers who patrol their neighborhood.