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Local advocates await Supreme Court decision on gay marriage issues
The Supreme Court could issue a ruling on same-sex marriage here in California as early as Monday.
8 hrs ago
Bakersfield Jazz Workshop awards $3,500 in scholarships to local students
True to its word , the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop awarded a total of $3,500 in scholarships to deserving local jazz students recently.
12 hrs ago
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God Talk: The Jesus People and the third great awakening
They came rocking and rolling into the end of the sixties and changed the personality of Church and nation as Great Awakenings do.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Where can residents drop off old medications for proper disposal?
Q: Does Kern County have a drop-off facility for expired or no longer used medications or OTC medications? I have asked my local pharmacy, and they will not take them.
Merle Haggard receives honorary doctorate
Country icon Merle Haggard can add doctor to his resume after receiving an honorary degree on Friday .
Jose Gaspar: New council member has heavy burden to bear
The special election held earlier this month produced some most interesting observations.
Shannon Grove comments on state budget
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Assemblywoman Shannon Grove today spoke out against the majority party's state budget, which will appropriate $96.3 billion dollars in General Fund monies to government programs: "This year's budget is just what you would expect from legislation drafted by Democrats, with virtually no Republican input.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Millions for vets, youth job training
Assemblymember Rudy Salas announced today that the legislature approved his proposal to allocate $3 million per year for the next five years in the state budget for job training for veterans and youth.
Gregory Porter interview
Tell anyone who knows his music that you're meeting the American vocalist Gregory Porter and they'll say, "Ask him about the hat".
Giants fan, badly beaten at Dodgers game, treated in Bakersfield
A San Francisco Giants fan, badly beaten at a Dodgers game two years ago, is home after spending more than a year in rehabilitation in Bakersfield.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Richard Beene: Bakersfield Observed, a blog about life, media, politics and people
Organizers of the first Kern County Nut Festival are hoping for a good turnout for the inaugural Saturday event, which will be held on the grounds of the Kern County Museum.
Lane expansion for north, southbound Highway 99 breaks ground
Local dignitaries attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the widening projects for both north and southbound Highway 99 within Bakersfield city limits.
High risk registered sex offender parolee at large
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is asking the public's assistance in locating Eryc Sutton.
Merle Haggard honored by Cal State Bakersfield
Country music legend Merle Haggard receives an Honorary Doctorate at the 2013 Arts and Humanities Commencement ceremonies at California State University, Bakersfield on Friday June 14, 2013.
Local icons honored at graduation
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - "I think he quit somewhere either in the 8th grade or in the first year of high school."
2 arrested after meth found in hotel
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 investigators assigned to the Kern County California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team and the Kern County Major Violator Unit conducted a probation search at hotel located in the 2300 block of Wible Road.
Walmart proposes new store in Lamont
Walmart Stores Inc. proposes to build a new store in Lamont that would anchor a 20-acre shopping center on what is now farmland.
Victims waiting for restitution following million dollar scam
Two Bakersfield business owners lost almost $20,000 to a fake debt collection service in 2009 and were told they would get some of it back.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
CAPK offers Summer Food Service Program for local kids
Community Action Partnership of Kern is making an effort to ensure kids are getting healthy meals while they're not in school.
911 tape released from shooting in northeast Bakersfield
The Bakersfield Police Department released the 911 call made early Wednesday morning from the home of Bakersfield attorney Mark Madrigali.