Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace Music Hall celebrating Buck Owens and the Bakersfield sound.
- Former Secretary of State Pompeo speaks about Newsom, oil and inflation at annual Lincoln Day Dinnerby By EMMA GALLEGOS email@example.com on July 24, 2021 at 3:30 am
Rep. Kevin McCarthy brought former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to speak to a sold-out crowd of 500 Republicans gathered for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center Friday night.
- 5th District Court of Appeal finds right to fair trial not violated when Pledge of Allegiance recitedby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 2:18 am
The 5th District Court of Appeal ruled that the voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in a Kern County courtroom did not violate a defendant’s right to a fair trial.
- Coroner's office identifies 28-year-old found in vehicleby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 1:38 am
The coroner’s office on Friday released the name of a 28-year-old found dead in a vehicle along Jawbone Canyon and Kelso Valley roads in Mojave.
- Coroner's office identifies 23-year-old homicide victimby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 1:33 am
The coroner’s office identified a 23-year-old shot on May 18 at Vagabond Inn on 6501 Colony St. in Bakersfield.
- Kern County Probation arrests man on firearm chargesby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 1:27 am
The Kern County Probation Department’s Adult Felony Supervision Unit arrested 34-year-old Luis Paramo on suspicion of firearm and ammunition charges Wednesday.
- KSCO arrests woman on suspicion of child crueltyby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 1:18 am
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38-year-old Melissa Medel on suspicion of felony child cruelty along with several warrants.
- Martha Knight brought the gift of ballet to her adoptive cityby BY STEVEN MAYER firstname.lastname@example.org on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am
Those who adored her, and there are many, say Martha Knight was the dancer they aspired to, the artist they admired, the taskmaster they obeyed and the mentor and friend they grew to love.
- Bakersfield asks customers to reduce water usage by 15 percentby The Bakersfield Californian on July 24, 2021 at 12:11 am
The city of Bakersfield is asking customers to reduce their water use by 15 percent following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s drought declaration on July 8.
- State model predicts third wave of COVID-19 headed for Kern Countyby By SAM MORGEN email@example.com on July 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm
A predictive model managed by the California Department of Public Health says Kern County is at the start of a third wave of coronavirus infections that will continue to increase over the next several months.
- KSCO sees improvements with new mental health program for inmatesby By ISHANI DESAI firstname.lastname@example.org on July 23, 2021 at 10:59 pm
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office's creation of a full-time staff position charged with responding quickly to mental health needs of inmates has reduced suicide attempts within Lerdo Jail, according to the KSCO.
- Closures on Highway 58 ramp to Highway 99 starting Sunday nightby The Bakersfield Californian on July 23, 2021 at 6:12 pm
The westbound Highway 58 connector ramp to southbound Highway 99 will be closed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday.
- Kern Public Health reports 1 new coronavirus death, 255 new cases Fridayby The Bakersfield Californian on July 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Kern County Public Health Services reported one new coronavirus death and 255 new confirmed cases Friday.
- UPDATE: Peak Fire, day 4: 1 firefighter injured, one trailer destroyedby The Bakersfield Californian on July 23, 2021 at 3:57 pm
The Peak Fire south of Lake Isabella has grown to 2,096 acres and is 57 percent contained as of 7:30 p.m. Friday, said Kate Kramer, the public information officer for the California Interagency Management Team 11, which is overseeing the…
- BPD searching for 17-year-old boyby The Bakersfield Californian on July 23, 2021 at 3:20 pm
The Bakersfield Police Department asks the community’s help to look for a missing teen.
- Neighboring oil producers head to trial over lost production linked to fatal sinkhole near Taftby BY JOHN COX email@example.com on July 23, 2021 at 2:45 am
A jury trial is about to begin in a years-long dispute between two Kern County oil companies accusing each other of damaging their property and limiting production on a scale of tens of millions of dollars.
- Local parent group lobbies for students to take off masks in schoolsby By EMMA GALLEGOS firstname.lastname@example.org on July 23, 2021 at 2:00 am
During the last school year, when and how to reopen K-12 classrooms to students became a thorny issue that involved not only questions of health and education, but also politics. Now, as the beginning of the new school year approaches,…
- Aera appeals state's fracking permit denialby BY JOHN COX email@example.com on July 23, 2021 at 12:00 am
Aera Energy LLC has filed a 59-page appeal of the state's high-profile decision July 8 to deny the company permission to perform 21 fracking jobs on oil wells in western Kern.
- Assessed value of Kern County properties pushes to highest-ever recorded despite oil slumpby By SAM MORGEN firstname.lastname@example.org on July 22, 2021 at 11:43 pm
A booming real estate market overcame a slump in oil prices to lead to the highest-ever assessed value for properties in Kern County, the Assessor’s Office reports.
- Construction causes closures on Golden State Avenueby The Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2021 at 11:17 pm
Roadway operations will close Highway 204, Golden State Avenue, beginning Thursday in Bakersfield.
- UPDATE: Peak Fire, day 3by The Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Piute Peak, south of Lake Isabella, is still engulfed in flames. As of Thursday 3:17 p.m., the fire covers 2,000 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to the California Interagency Incident Management Team 11, which is overseeing the fire.
- Man found guilty of rape, assault and robberyby The Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2021 at 6:08 pm
A Kern County jury found William Jack Hopkins guilty on Wednesday of kidnapping to commit rape, forcible rape, assault with the intent to commit sodomy, two counts of robbery, two counts of criminal threats and felon in possession of a…
- Traffic Alert: Road closures along North Stine and Stockdale coming upby The Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm
The city of Bakersfield announced closures along North Stine Road and Stockdale Highway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday because of construction.
- Coroner's office identifies man involved in car crashby The Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2021 at 4:06 pm
The coroner’s office identified a 72-year-old man who died in a collision going south on Highway 99, north of Gilmore Avenue.
- During vigil, community mourns 10-year-old girl shot by unknown suspectby By ISHANI DESAI email@example.com on July 22, 2021 at 4:15 am
ARVIN — Solemn silence descended upon North Hill Street on Wednesday night as scores of Arvin community members gathered to remember 10-year-old Liliana Jimenez, brutally gunned down Saturday night.
- UPDATE: Peak Fire in Lake Isabella growsby By ISHANI DESAI firstname.lastname@example.org on July 22, 2021 at 1:45 am
The Peak Fire, a conflagration on Piute Peak, grew to 2,000 acres and was 10 percent contained as of Wednesday evening, according to the Bureau of Land Management.