• TBC Mobile features breaking news, alerts, video, opinion, live weather and much more. Download from the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores.

    TBC Mobile apps now available

    It's been almost five years since The Bakersfield Californian launched 661411, providing mobile-optimized news and classified advertising to Bakersfield and Kern County. But it's time to step up our game, and we have launched new TBC Mobile apps and introduced changes that will affect

  • 'First Look' will add new dimension to local media

    There has been a lot said about the future of newspapers, and whether they can survive in an era of readership shifting to nimble and niche digital publications, declining revenues and shorter attention spans. Newspapers around the world are faced with this reality, but so are other legacy media

  • Great photography and Pete Tittl's 30-plus years of Bakersfield dining coverage make "Bakersfield's Best Dining of 2012" a must read for local food fans.

    New book details Bakersfield's best dining spots

    An e-book version of "Bakersfield's Best Dining of 2012" by Californian restaurant reviewer Pete Tittl is now available for Kindle readers. The 54-page e-book includes 39 color photos and Tittl's thoughts and recommendations on Bakersfield's diverse dining scene. All for

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    iPad e-book highlights BHS' 'Unbeaten' season

    The Californian has just released "Unbeaten," an iPad-only celebration of Bakersfield High School's undefeated 2011 football season. The Drillers' 13-0 season was the latest in a long string of titles for the state's most consistently successful prep-football program. The

  • "March Meet" covers the 54-year history of the event.

    March Meet e-book available for iPad, Kindle and Nook

    We have good news: It's taken far too long, but the iBookstore has finally published the enhanced iPad version of "March Meet: Bakersfield's Love Affair with Speed, Nitro & Good Times." This special e-book from The Bakersfield Californian -- also available in Kindle and

  • Video trailer for our upcoming March Meet iPad book

    A small team in The Californian newsroom is working on an iPad book chronicling the world-famous March Meet, held annually at Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield. "March Meet: Bakersfield's Love Affair with Speed, Nitro & Good Times" will take fans deep into one of

  • Our redesigned News homepage features quick views of content, section by section, as well as a new Pick 6 feature highlighting good reads in recent days.

    Changes to

    We're continuing to add new features and tweaks to the new Here are a few of the latest: * Pick 6 : We know some of our readers don't visit every day, so the Pick 6 feature on the News homepage highlights six interesting articles you might have missed in recent

  • Jonathan Walker shot the gorgeous wildflower photo for the cover of "Capture Kern County." Joseph Vasquez's cute photo of Coco graces the inside sleeve.

    Terrific 'Capture Kern' book powered by the people

    "Capture Kern County" the book debuted at an invite-only release party last week and it's as good a portrait of our region that's ever been published. Why? Because it was shaped through 21,993 submissions from 1,084 amateur and professional photographers sharing their images

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    Capture Kern County photo book goes to press

    Five months after we first began accepting your submissions, the Capture Kern County photo book has gone the printer. And we must say the proofs look fabulous! You helped us create what will be a gorgeous hardbound, full-color 128-page book that celebrates the best of Kern County landscapes,

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    Monster job section launches

    It's been about six months since purchased Yahoo HotJobs, our online recruitment partner for the last few years. Since early fall, our recruitment section has carried a HotJobs by Monster brand as we worked on a transition to Monster's software. As of this weekend, we have