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Companies and developers from out-of-the-area are looking to expand operations in the Golden Empire.
January 25, 2023
The major ag irrigation company is receiving a grant from the city to move its headquarters to the Central Valley.
January 12, 2023
California now requires oil fields have a hefty, 3,200-foot setback from residential areas or gathering spaces.
January 11, 2023
The unveiling of the Central Valley Holocaust Memorial drew over 100 people to see the completion of a project that was over a decade in the making.
December 14, 2022
A new local movement designed to fight for California’s oil and gas industry has sprung up to raise awareness against competing interests in the state.
December 1, 2022
Former top Bakersfield police official files whistleblower suit, claims retaliation over probe into chief’s son
A former assistant chief of the Bakersfield Police Department said he was forced out of law enforcement because he cooperated with the Attorney General’s Office investigation of a deadly shooting by the son of the then-Bakersfield police chief.
November 29, 2022
Dr. Olga Meave brings new leadership to a venerable organization that, since the retirement of its longtime leader in 2017, has suffered a string of internal problems the organization tried hard to keep a lid on.
November 13, 2022
During an economic summit in Bakersfield last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom told attendees California taxpayers would "backfill" Kern County's budget deficit from loss of oil revenues. Is that really true?
November 6, 2022
Chad Drown, the former head athletic trainer of the Bakersfield Condors was charged this week with two felonies for attempting to meet a minor to commit a sex act.
November 2, 2022
A Kern County judge ruled Friday that Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller cannot be forced to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
October 23, 2022