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The farming giant, led by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, continued growing its education-focused philanthropy.
June 30, 2022
Will a clamor for increased services for Kern County's unincorporated communities translate to votes to raise sales taxes? We're about to find out.
June 28, 2022
Gill kicked off the 2022 election cycle trying to defeat House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy. Now, he's the odd man out of a battle for a Supervisorial seat.
June 26, 2022
A 1-cent sales tax hike may soon be hitting the residents of unincorporated Kern County.
June 22, 2022
Bakersfield City Councilman Chris Parlier is hitting the exits at the end of 2022. His work has extended a hand, and now a Council seat, to Bakersfield's Sikh community.
June 19, 2022
Kern County voters will have the chance to weigh-in on a union-funded effort to cap Kern County Supervisors at two four-year terms of service.
June 14, 2022
Ten years after the Tejon Tribe received federal recognition, they've secured the deal that will pave the way for a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to open.
June 14, 2022
A high-stakes ruling that could have brought permitting of oil wells to a grinding halt was more of a dud for environmental advocates.
June 12, 2022
State and regional inspectors found concentrations of methane in the air around some of the east Bakersfield wells at levels considered potentially explosive.
May 26, 2022
State regulators found a pair of idle wells had "pinhole-sized leaks," causing alarm for neighbors in east Bakersfield.
May 22, 2022