In this photo released by Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo glides toward the earth on an earlier test flight after release from the mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, over the Mojave area. SpaceShipTwo reached suborbital space for the first time Thursday morning.
Daisy is one of the dogs who was fostered for a weekend through Kern County Animal Services new program called Holiday Hounds. She got a cozy place to spend the weekend, and the shelter got important information about how she did in the home, which can help place her with the right adopter.
Vietnam veteran Hector Madrid’s one wish was to be able to spend Christmas at home with his wife and family, but doctors would not release him until he had an ADA-compliant bathroom. With the help of Rebuilding Together Kern County, Madrid will have a remodeled bathroom featuring a walk-in shower in time for the holidays.
Melania Delis placed third with Allen Fisher her pairs partner at the US Figure Skating Sectional Championships in Salt Lake City. They are now qualified for the 2019 US National Figure Skating Championships which will be held in Detroit.
Carl Jones, center, smiles at Bakersfield High teammate Cameron Williams during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Little Harvey Autitorium at BHS on Wednesday. Jones signed with UCLA while Willams (right) signed with Washigton as Isaiah Jernagin signed with Cal Poly.
"Oildale, CA: Home of Good Schools, Good Homes and Good Citizens." That's the slogan that Linda and Fred Enyeart use to promote their love for Oildale. The flyer, conceived, designed and posted by the Enyearts, conveys admirable aspirations and some core truths about Oildale.
The Rainbow Family of Living Light, part of the Family of Living Light founded in 1972 in the United States, is gathering for the holidays in the Sequoia National Forest outside Kernville. Items shared freely at the weeks-long gathering include food, water and medicine. Rainbow kitchens sometimes perform grass-roots disaster relief functions, as well as site-restoration work and reseeding efforts. Among many opportunities to pray for peace, the Rainbow Family plans to celebrate what it calls Black Sheep Xmas.
Found injured back in September, this golden eagle was released east of Interstate 5 near the base of the Grapevine by the Tejon Ranch Conservancy following recovery its injuries. Wildlife technician Johanna Molina, center, and friend Chris Rodriguez record the eagle as it returns to the Tehachapi Mountains. Local wildlife rehabilitation conservationist Vicki Bingaman is at right.
Sub-contractor InteriorDemolition uses a large excavator to remove concrete and re-bar from the old Campus Center. Bakersfield College has just started work on its new Campus Center, one of the projects funded through Measure J. The $38 million center will house several departments including administration, food services and student government. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for January 16.