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Grand jurors described the northern Kern County city as being "The report described the city as being "at an intersection where politics, special interests and conflicting public sentiments come head to head."
December 15, 2021
The Kern Community Foundation will have a new boss to kick off 2022, the philanthropy's board of directors announced on Wednesday.
December 2, 2021
As President Joe Biden dips into the U.S. strategic energy reserve to bring costs down, California energy producers are striking at a de facto ban on fracking.
November 28, 2021
Jose Bello made national headlines after media portrayals painted ICE as targeting a simple Bakersfield College student. Now, authorities have him in custody for a murder.
November 23, 2021
Another changing of the guard on the Kern Co. Board of Supervisors on the horizon? Here’s what we know.
Could one of Kern County's most senior lawmakers be heading for the exits?
November 22, 2021
The ban, while narrow enough to survive scrutiny from courts, is still reliant on adequate resources from Kern County officials for enforcement.
November 9, 2021
A highly-publicized battle with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement turned Jose Bello into a brief local celebrity. Now, he's wanted in connection with a murder.
November 2, 2021
While home ownership among millennials is on the rise, one Valley community finds itself among the worst in the nation for that demographic.
November 2, 2021
The announcement fuels speculation that the lone Democrat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors will run to replace Asm. Rudy Salas.
October 27, 2021
“It’s not about money," Kern County Donny Youngblood said. "It’s about bodies.”
October 25, 2021