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City commission urges preservation of The Dome


The Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission has reached out to the current and former owners of The Dome urging them to consider an alternative to demolishing the architecturally novel event venue built in 1940. Read more


County downsizes groundwater management role, raising concerns of state intervention

Concerns are rising Kern might lose local control over groundwater pumping — an activity vital to farmers, ranchers, oil producers and othe… Read more

WORTH NOTING: CHP issues 4 citations during school bus pedestrian safety operation

The California Highway Patrol issued four citations and two warnings during a school bus pedestrian safety enforcement operation focusing o… Read more

Kern's unemployment rate fell to 7.3% in August

Though still well behind the rest of the state, Kern posted a big improvement in its jobless rate last month, dropping from a seasonally un… Read more

99-acre fire reported east of Highway 65 by Poso Creek

The Kern County Fire Department is responding to a grass fire east of Highway 65 in the area of Poso Creek, according to tweets by the depa… Read more

PHOTO GALLERY: Senior Day at the Kern County Fair

William Cooper's laugh fills the animal barn at the Kern County Fair as he tells how much he enjoys going to the fair. He especially likes … Read more

City and county vie for voters for sales tax initiatives

The two local sales tax initiatives that will appear on the ballot this November are essentially the same, but they will impact completely … Read more

DUI attorney who authorities say drove under the influence in crash that injured four is out of custody

A Bakersfield DUI attorney charged in connection with an alleged drunken driving crash that injured four has been released from custody aft… Read more


High school football roundup: Wasco edges Delano

Wasco improved to 4-1 on the season with a 26-21 win over Delano behind a balanced rushing attack. Read more

High school football scores: Week 6

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Rough night for BCHS on national TV against Oaks Christian

Bakersfield Christian knew it had a difficult task in matching up against state-ranked No. 5 WestLake Village-Oaks Christian. Read more


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Arts & Entertainment

THE DISH: Let's dig into what's new at the fair

By the time you read this, you may have already been out to the Kern County Fair, which kicked off Wednesday. Then you would have certainly… Read more

Seniors in step for big day out at fair

It might not be the only day they come out to the Kern County Fair, but for those 62 and older, Senior Day is the best day to come. After a… Read more

CASA of Kern County celebrates 25 years of championing children in need

It takes a special person to volunteer for what could be a months- or even years-long commitment of being an advocate for children in need,… Read more

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