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A minor earthquake was reported at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday about two miles north of Lake Isabella, according to the Southern California Seismic Network.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the 3.5 magnitude quake.
One candidate says the job requires experience. The other says the job requires someone who can cure institutional dysfunction. Kern County, three weeks away from the fall election, could not have two more disparate candidates for Assessor-Recorder.
I feel like this column should come with a diagram, a portable fan and a stiff drink. Sigh. After a week of looking into this particular subject, here's my conclusion: The closer you get to election day, the stinkier things get.
Assessor-Recorder candidate Russell Johnson brought two unhappy taxpayers with him to the Kern County Board of Supervisors' meeting Tuesday. Current Assessor-Recorder Jim Fitch, who backs Johnson's opponent, office Chief Appraiser Jon Lifquist, called the move election-year gamesmenship.
This is the eighth of 12 candidate profiles for Bakersfield City Council races in Wards 1, 3, 4 and 7. Remaining profiles will be published in subsequent days.
The latest in a series of creepy clown sightings came shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday when Bakersfield police officers near Valhalla Drive and Belle Terrace responded to a report of a person in a clown suit holding a firearm.
The plan after I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than a year ago was to write a triumphant article about how I beat it.
An alleged distracted driver struck and seriously injured two Foothill High School students who were walking to school Thursday morning, leaving one of them in critical condition.
October has long been a time when teens engage in pranks and minor acts of vandalism to coincide with Halloween.
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