Voters’ choice for U.S. Senate is between two Democratic candidates – incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Sen. Kevin de Leon. It is a one-party choice resulting from California’s top-two primary system.
Four of the seven members of the Bakersfield City Council are pressing their cases for re-election this fall and only one of them is a shoo-in.
The sparks are flying in the race for the newly reconfigured 4th District, but David Couch isn't the only Kern County supervisor facing a noteworthy challenge.
In almost any other year, in almost any other circumstance, The Californian would urge voters to re-elect Kern County Supervisor David Couch to the 4th District he has capably served for six years.
Ideally, school boards that oversee districts with demographically diverse student populations are themselves diverse. They’re comprised of trustees with an understanding of and a heart for both well-to-do and paycheck-to-paycheck families, college bound and college averse students, boys and…
When it comes to education, parents shouldn't be the only ones who want the best for students. All Kern County residents should care about our schools, whether children are in their future, their past or not at all. Children turn into adults who are either equipped for productive lives or ar…
Faced with increasing demands for public safety services and a shortage of staff to provide those services, Bakersfield city and Kern County officials have turned to voters for help.
If voter registration statistics mean anything, California is becoming more Democratic, with the Republican Party falling to third-place status behind "no party preference," the official designation for independent voters. Pre-June primary registration figures showed Democrats with 44.4 perc…
There’s a little something to interest, or concern, just about everyone on the November ballot of statewide propositions — initiatives affecting the homeless, mentally ill, seniors, dialysis patients, animal lovers, you name it.
How poor a fit for the office of California governor is John Cox? So poor, The Californian — fully cognizant of Kern County's preponderance of conservative voters — endorses Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a deep-blue Democrat whose vision for the state is not one we uniformly applaud.