Today is Marvelous Monday: Admission is $5 for all from 3 to 9 p.m. (free for children 5 and under)
Today is Gospel Day: Performances run all day on the Frontier Stage: Maurice O'Dell, 1:30 p.m., Deedra Patrick, 2 p.m.; Bread of Life Deliverance, 2:30 p.m.; The People's Missionary Baptist Church, 3 p.m.; Valley Baptist, 3:30 p.m.; Church of Christ Christian Ministries, 4 p.m.; St. John Voi…
Many children from across Kern County who had just hopped off school buses were antsy as they waited in line outside of the Kern County Fair on Thursday morning for Special Friends Day.
Today is Special Friends Day: Gates open at 9 a.m. for people with special needs. There are several activities available throughout the morning. The gates open to the general public at 3 p.m.
It's mid-September, fall is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: It's fair time. Festivities kick off Wednesday for the 2019 Kern County Fair, which runs through Sept. 29. All hands were on deck at the fairgrounds Monday as vendors, carnival workers and food and beverage conces…
There’s always something new at the Kern County Fair and this year is no different. Along with metal detectors at the entrances, there is more in store for the fair’s 103rd year, from entertainment and rides to new food and places to eat it.
This year’s fair theme — The Food. The Fun. The Fair! — could use a slight modifier because it’s fried food that is coming in hot among the new additions to the Kern County Fair. Along with a number of new concessions, fair fare that’s had a dip in the deep fryer is going to be what you’ll w…
One day 20 years ago, a slightly flustered UPS driver asked Margaret Hoover for directions. She’d seen him drive past her house three times already, so she wasn’t surprised when he stopped. “So,” he said, trying to get his bearings. “This is 621 Walnut Drive?”
Many fundamental questions about valley fever remain a mystery, but if a new study by the Kern County Public Health Services Department is successful, one may soon have an answer.
As Ridgecrest, Trona and Inyokern residents continue to clean up damage to their homes and towns following earthquakes that recently hit the region, three local men have come together to put on a relief concert to help victims.
During the third trimester of her pregnancy, Ashley Villegas could put a name on what was making her feel miserable, more than just the usual pains that come with pregnancy.
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 — 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.
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…
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.