One of the cruelest legacies of war is that the very thing soldiers crave most -- home -- is something they can often never truly regain.
I've heard veterans explain their feeling as war seeming more "normal" than home.
How do you go to the movies when sitting in the dark with a roomful of strangers could mean certain death? How do you not react when a car blows a tire? How do you go to work every day when you're afraid to sleep at night for the nightmares?
"I had done a lot of 'self-medicating' without even realizing it," said Rob Sager, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the Marine Corps from 1998 through 2003. "I played a lot of video games. It kept me entertained and away from groups of people."
Being anywhere with lots of people made him "wiggy," he said. Isolation, though, is its own trap, often deepening PTSD symptoms.
TAFT -- Glenn Black had always loved the old State Bank building in this west Kern County oil town.
The Whiskey Flat Fall Festival has kicked off in Kernville, offering live music, a pumpkin patch, maze, Whiskey Flat Encampment and much more.
Hosking Avenue's days as a mere bridge over Highway 99 officially ended Friday when local and state officials broke ground on a nearly $23 million interchange that will widen it to six lanes and connect it to the freeway.
Dear Action Line, My dad bought a new car for me six months ago and I have had nothing but problems ever since.
New guidelines on how almond growers can help protect the honeybees they rely on for pollination focus on pesticide and fungicide application and emphasize close communication with beekeepers and other stakeholders.
RIDGECREST: Robots are the newest additions to kindergarten at St. Ann School.
The Director of Business Operations at the National Test Pilot School at the Mojave Air and Space Port, was one of two men who died Friday morning in the fatal crash of a T-67 Firefly aerobatic plane during a training flight northwest of Randsburg.
The November issue of "Bakersfield Life" magazine has everything you need to know about cars.
Amber Sikola lost her father, Bakersfield Police Department Officer William Sikola, 31 years ago and talking about it still doesn't get any easier.
If you've been looking to adopt a friendly family puppy, Scrapps is the little critter for you. The 10-month-old Pomeranian terrier mix has the sweetest face that will make you say "aww."