RIDGECREST — Nearly a thousand people took a seat in the Burroughs High School gymnasium Friday morning to hear an update from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s leadership.
The city of Ridgecrest continues to assess widespread damage caused by two earthquakes last week, but all levels of government have aligned to help the community’s ongoing recovery efforts.
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake still remains “mission unsustainable until further notice” following the 6.4 magnitude Independence Day earthquake and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that followed Friday night.
RIDGECREST — Richmond Elementary School aboard Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was in shambles Tuesday morning. Cracks were visible in the floors and ceilings. Books were strewn across the floor.
RIDGECREST — Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake still remains “mission unsustainable until further notice” following the 6.4 magnitude Independence Day earthquake and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that followed Friday night.
Kern County residents are being warned by District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer about illegal price gouging or charitable solicitation fraud following last week's earthquakes just outside of Ridgecrest.
Businesses and homes in the Ridgecrest area suffered major structural damage during last week's earthquakes, according to preliminary assessments officials say will be followed later this week by inspections that will determine how much state and federal money will be set aside to support ea…
As aftershocks continued to roll through Ridgecrest on Monday, the city slowly began to try to find a sense of normalcy following two large earthquakes that occurred over Fourth of July weekend.
RIDGECREST — Public safety officials at a press conference on Sunday at Ridgecrest City Hall said that now things appear to have settled down following a set of powerful earthquakes on Thursday and Friday, the time has come to reflect on what occurred and move forward.
RIDGECREST — A Town Hall meeting held Sunday afternoon started with a calm but serious bit of instruction about keeping the aisles clear and how to exit safely in the case of another quake.
The city of Ridgecrest is beginning to transition into recovery mode following two earthquakes centered near the city this past week.
The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damages weren't worse.
RIDGECREST — Carmen Morena pulled out a mattress onto her front lawn, dressed it, and laid on top of it after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Ridgecrest on Friday night.
RIDGECREST — California Gov. Gavin Newsom took a tour of some of the impacted Ridgecrest businesses and residential areas hardest hit by the recent earthquakes on Saturday, including Trousdale Estates Mobile Home Park on West Ward Avenue.
"By the grace of God," there were only minor injuries and no casualties reported after the second — and more powerful — earthquake centered near Ridgecrest and rocked its citizens. That's according to Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin, who stressed that "it's hard for the world to know …
RIDGECREST, Calif. — Matt and Denise Warren sat on the curb in front of their home on West Dolphin Avenue as they petted Hallie, a 4-year old lab.
TRONA, Calif. — The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Southern California on Friday night tipped buildings off their foundations and left residents on edge but did not cause any fatalities or major injuries, officials said.
RIDGECREST — Several Kern County Fire Department engine crews responded to a mobile fire at the Town and Country Mobile Home Park on Atkins early Saturday morning.
A bevy of public safety personnel from throughout Kern County — and beyond — have descended upon Ridgecrest to assist following the two major earthquakes that struck just 34 hours apart, officials said Saturday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Southern California on Friday night, the second major temblor in less than two days and one that rocked buildings across Southern California, adding more jitters to an already nervous region.
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California the day after a large quake hit the region.
RIDGECREST, Calif. — Residents of Ridgecrest and other communities began focusing on recovery after the largest earthquake in nearly two decades, but that proved difficult as a series of powerful aftershocks strained nerves and brought sleepless nights.
RIDGECREST — After a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the city of Ridgecrest on Thursday, and was followed by Friday morning aftershocks, Sharon Smith decided to stay active.
RIDGECREST — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Ridgecrest and the Mojave Desert on Thursday, prompting California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in Kern County and President Donald Trump to tweet that he had been fully briefed. The temblor hit Searles Valley, near the Kern…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.
RIDGECREST — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Ridgecrest and the Mojave Desert on Thursday, prompting California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in Kern County and President Donald Trump to tweet that he had been fully briefed.
Let's get something straight: That lovely and historic home of yours two or three blocks from 100-year-old Jastro Park is not in Westchester.
1866: Kern County’s first newspaper, the Weekly Courier, makes its debut on Aug. 18, 1866, in Havilah, a small mining town about 50 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
The good news is that the Mission at Kern County has the funding for 40 additional beds that will help address Bakersfield's escalating homeless problem.
Which city has the best tacos in California? Bakersfield, according to Thrillist. Specifically, the travel/entertainment/lifestyle website recommends Nuestro Mexico on 21st Street.
Anti-semitic hate crimes are on the rise — in the U.S., in Canada and in Europe. Just Monday, in Long Beach, the FBI foiled a plan that targeted the Jewish community, among other groups. But it's not just synagogues. Houses of Worship of every mainstream faith are under siege. What can we do…
Some neighborhoods are working class. Some are white-collar professional. Some are retirement, some are historic, some are Bohemian.
Paul Golla, the new head coach at Garces High School, likes what he sees of his new team thus far, even without the pads and footballs.
In what will be his first extended interview with local media, Michael Stewart will sit down with The Californian's Robert Price for a special installment of TBC Media's "One on One" webcast to talk about his new job — head football coach at Bakersfield High School.
Paul Golla, who shocked many when he resigned from Bakersfield High School's storied football program in February to take the head coaching reins at crosstown rival Garces, another historic Bakersfield program, will be in TBC Media's webcast studio this Wednesday.
The late, great food critic Jonathan Gold was known to have visited Old Town Kern even when he had no intention of writing anything about the trip.
Wondering what's so pleasantly different about that chile verde? Wide-eyed over that steaming platter of garlicky Basque fried chicken? Sizing up an angle of attack on that briny, rich clam linguine?