Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced this week it is taking a variety of steps to limit the impact wildfire-related power shutoffs have on its customers in Kern County and elsewhere.
Guidance on how small businesses can make the most of federal recovery programs is on the agenda of a free hour long webinar set to start at noon Wednesday.
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.
Local small businesses are invited to tune in Wednesday to a free webinar focusing on changes Congress recently made to the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Greenlawn Funeral Homes & Cemeteries unveiled a plan Wednesday to adorn its entryways with ribbons printed with the names of people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic but whose families were unable to attend their funeral services because of government restrictions on large ga…
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.
Mercy and Memorial Hospitals announced Monday they will once again partner with Sonder and CityServe to distribute another 11,000 meals over 10 days to vulnerable populations throughout the area.
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.
Self-Help Enterprises and North Park Apartments residents celebrated a ribbon-cutting event Friday at Oildale's new Stan Keasling Community Center, which offers amenities including a computer center.
This week the Relay for Life of Bakersfield will host its annual gathering of local cancer survivors who plan to be a part of Relay’s kick-off Survivor’s Lap, which will open the May 4 event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Students at Shafter High School have the opportunity to get an early start on their college degrees or certificates through a new partnership with Bakersfield College.
Drivers should expect delays on Wible Road the next two weeks as construction crews set falsework for the new northbound Highway 99 to eastbound Highway 58 connector bridge.
The Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, an organization dedicated to the appreciation and recognition of local history, will honor a local historian next month.
Two Rosedale Middle School and four Centennial Elementary School students will represent California in the World Robotics Competition in Louisville in April.
Retired state Sen. Jean Fuller has joined the board of directors of Tejon Ranch Co., the real estate development and agribusiness company based in Lebec.
Community college students now have the ability to transfer directly into Bakersfield College’s Industrial Automation baccalaureate program.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas is holding a highway dedication ceremony in Shafter on Wednesday in honor of a staff sergeant who died in Iraq in 2006.
Caltrans has announce a multi-day ramp closure of the off-ramp from southbound Highway 99 to Highway 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) from Sunday at 6 p.m. until Wednesday at 6 a.m. A posted detour will be available. The closure will allow for roadway maintenance.
HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital is looking to hire full-time registered nurses during an Interview Day on Thursday.
Multiple lane reductions are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the Rosedale area to allow for safety inspections on a natural gas pipeline, according to SoCalGas.
The Havilah Historical Society presented a certificate of appreciation award to Raul Estrada of the U.S. Forest Service on Sunday.