Lakers legend Magic Johnson, also a minority owner of the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Sparks, spoke with media members after his appearance at the Bakersfield Business Conference on Saturday.
It was not a great day for the Republican Party in most of the country Saturday, but you'd never suspect anything was amiss with the GOP presidential candidate at the Bakersfield Business Conference, a sea of red, white and true-blue American conservatism.
When former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson took to the stage, he said that, along with “that guy in the kitchen,” he was the only Democrat at the heavily conservative-populated Bakersfield Business Conference.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s derogatory 2005 comments about women make his defeat by Democrat Hillary Clinton a virtual certainty, nationally syndicated radio show host Bill Press told a sparse afternoon audience in the political tent at the Bakersfield Business Conference.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hinted Saturday that he might run for governor of California in two years, but would not confirm the information to reporters except to say that he would be making an announcement soon.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham addressed the 800-pound gorilla right away: She is not happy with Donald Trump’s lewd comments, recorded from a live mic 11 years ago and revealed by the Washington Post on Friday, two days before Sunday’s Trump-Clinton debate.
The American way of life is being systematically dismantled by a disconnected, self-interested ruling elite, longtime National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre told a crowded audience at the Bakersfield Business Conference.
Some people say that outer space is the final frontier, but Ann Romney, former first lady of Massachusetts and multiple sclerosis survivor, said Saturday that’s not the case. It’s neurological science.
As the political tone of the Bakersfield Business Conference reached a crescendo, with James Carville and Ann Coulter interrupting each other over who interrupted whom first, there could only be one antidote.
Dr. Ben Carson, the only Republican during the primary season to offer a true challenge to Donald Trump, said nothing about the controversy crippling his former rival during his address at the Bakersfield Business Conference.
On a day, in a place, where politics reigned supreme, actor and leading lady Diane Keaton came to the Bakersfield Business Conference on Saturday to talk about a very different subject:
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders is a lonely woman. Perhaps not literally, but certainly in a political sense. As the “token” conservative in America’s most liberal city, she routinely finds herself defending conservative positions -- any and all of them, for many years now. …
Conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, expected to talk Saturday about his tweet earlier in the day calling for Donald Trump to leave the presidential race, didn’t touch the subject during his speech.
Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy joked that his powerhouse panel of former governors would address the elephant in the room, but that’s about as close as the congressman got - even obliquely - to the controversy enveloping his party’s nominee for president.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has earned a reputation as “America’s toughest sheriff” by housing Arizona prisoners in tents and cutting meat out of their diets, but in a Bakersfield Business conference speech he said he's got a huge soft spot for Donald J. Trump.
It may have taken the last six years off, but the 2016 Bakersfield Business Conference holds a special place in the hearts of current and past attendees — even if it hasn’t been held since 2010.
With 21 Bakersfield Business Conferences of stories to tell about world leaders, A-list entertainers and sports legends, George Martin is the dream dinner companion. There was the time Jesse Ventura, Martin’s pick for all-time worst guest, nearly poked Nancy Reagan in the eye with a cigar. O…
He’s hosted dozens of the most famous people in the world — Ronald Reagan, Tom Hanks, Shimon Peres — but Bakersfield Business Conference founder George Martin said he’s never been starstruck.
The tents are going up at Cal State Bakersfield and the tickets are just about gone, no surprise considering the Bakersfield Business Conference is a once-in-six-years extravaganza put together by George Martin, the city’s impresario of impresarios.
Former presidential hopeful Ben Carson will be among the speakers at the Bakersfield Business Conference later this year, event organizers announced Thursday.
The Bakersfield Business Conference will return to Cal State Bakersfield next year, organizers said in an announcement that also named four more people — a television icon, a business leader, a political commentator and a talk show host — who have signed up to speak at the event.
A former presidential candidate, the wife of one, a syndicated columnist and a conservative radio talk-show host are the latest names added to the list of 2016 Bakersfield Business Conference speakers.