Business News

  1. Governor may speak at Taft oil summit

    Thursday, Apr 23 2015 12:00 PM

    Congressman Kevin McCarthy will kick things off and Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens will be the headliner, but the last word at this fall's West Kern Petroleum Summit may go to Gov. Jerry Brown.

    After declining an invitation to the previous summit, in 2013, the governor's office has called twice to express interest in speaking at this year's event, Sheri Horn-Bunk, executive director of the event's organizer, the...

  2. Worth noting: Valley Republic posts record earnings

    Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 04:14 PM

    Valley Republic Bank achieved a fifth consecutive quarter of record earnings during the first three months of this year, the Bakersfield-based institution reported.

  3. RUSS ALLRED: 10 tasks to transform your business today

    Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 12:00 PM

    MBAs plan for the future. On balance, CPAs report what happened in the past. Entrepreneurs ought to learn from both to determine the best activities for today. Following is a list of 10 things you can do today to substantially transform your...

  4. ROBIN PAGGI: Employers, make it OK to seek your help for mental illness

    Tuesday, Apr 21 2015 12:00 PM

    Because of what appears to be the deliberate crash of a plane by an airline pilot who reportedly suffered from depression, the illness is in the news again. While there is speculation the pilot had other problems and the illness had little to...

Strictly Business

  1. Business year in review: Local issues, trends came to a head in 2014

    Saturday, Dec 27 2014 05:29 PM

    For the local business community, 2014 was a long time in coming.

  2. RUSS ALLRED: Raising the grade of business friendliness

  3. ROBIN PAGGI: Managing depression in the workplace

  4. RUSS ALLRED: Management by clockworks and oranges

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Real Estate News

  1. Two local Vons stores set to close next month

    Tuesday, Apr 14 2015 04:58 PM

    Two Bakersfield supermarkets -- the Vons stores on Olive Drive and Stine Road -- will close within about a month as part of a cost-cutting measure following the acquisition of their parent company by Idaho-based Albertsons LLC.

  2. Home prices climb 10 percent in February as local market gains steam

  3. JOHN COX: What's next with Bakersfield Commons? Have a seat

  4. Restaurants, retailers sign up to occupy former Three-Way site

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Business Matters

  1. Owner of Wasco pistachio plant takes plea in federal money transmittal case

    Friday, Apr 24 2015 05:35 PM

    The owner of a Wasco pistachio processing plant recently reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to settle charges he illegally moved money between Iran and the United States, sometimes using a...

  2. Governor may speak at Taft oil summit

  3. Worth noting: Valley Republic posts record earnings

  4. Jobless rate in Kern up to 11.1 percent for March

  5. End of an ‘Aera’ as CEO of oil company set to change

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