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McCarthy representative coming to Taft
Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced his December staff mobile offices in communities across the 23rd Congressional District. Taft's mobile office hours will be held at the Taft Chamber of Commerce, 400 Kern Street Wednesday Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Bakersfield man, 21, killed in Santa Maria shooting
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Bakersfield man was identified as the victim of a deadly shooting in Santa Maria. Officials identified 21-year-old Vicente De Jesus Medina Guerrero of Bakersfield as the man shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday night.
Taft Union students to perform two Christmas concerts
Taft Union High School musicians and singers are busy preparing for the upcoming performances on Dec. 11 and Dec. 14. Two holiday concerts will be performed for the public filled with Christmas music for everyone to enjoy.
35th annual Bakersfield Toy Run to benefit more than 500 local families
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - More than 6,000 motorcycles flooded the streets for the 35th annual Bakersfield Toy Run, benefiting the Salvation Army. "When we get to distribute the toys, when we get to see these families, these parents that show up, unbeknownst to their kids, they get to give their kids Chr
CALM celebrates 35 years bringing California Wildlife to Kern County, 16 years of HolidayLights
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In 1983, California Living Museum opened its doors for the first time. "Michael Hopkins had this random thought about having a zoo in Bakersfield and he got people together and the dream grew and grew and here we are," said CALM zoo manager Lana Fain.
Oil Tech Academy wins parade sweepstakes
Taft Union High School's Oil Technology Program took home the sweepstakes trophy as the Best in Show at the Taft Christmas parade Monday night. The student entry of a replica of the Oilworker Monument draped in Christmas lights was picked as the best overall entry in the parade by the panel of judge
Spectrum closing its Taft customer walk-in office
Doug KeelerMidway Driller Editordkeeler@taftmidwaydriller.com@midwaydriller — Spectrum is closing its Taft office in mid-December. Charter Communications, the parent company of the cable service, notified the City earlier this month of the decision.
Woman facing 82 felony counts of elder abuse
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman is being accused of embezzling money and physical abuse against an elderly man. Donna Crick pleaded not guilty Friday to 82 felony counts of elder abuse. She is accused of embezzling money from a 92-year-old man with dementia.
KCSO find, arrest at-large stabbing suspect in Lost Hills
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The search is over for the man accused of a stabbing near a rest stop in Lost Hills earlier this week thanks to a tip from the Secret Witness hotline. Friday morning, sheriff's deputies received a tip from the Secret Witness hotline that 46-year-old Jaime Valdez was walking off
Couple takes plea deal in death of infant son at Bakersfield motel
A Kansas man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and his wife to child cruelty in connection with the death of their infant son at a Bakersfield motel 2 1/2 years ago.
Man faked active shooter alert to 'test' police, according to court documents
Following an active shooter alert at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Mario Thompson told police he made the false report to "test" law enforcement readiness, according to court documents obtained Friday.
County Lines: Victim identified in fatal shooting in Santa Maria; Nipomo man pleads guilty to attempting escape from custody
Bakersfield man identified as victim in Thursday night's fatal shooting. Police have identified the homicide victim who was found with multiple gunshot wounds late Thursday night in northwest Santa Maria.
Jane's Front Door Decor goes from online to brick and mortar
Doug KeelerMidway Driller Editordkeeler@taftmidwaydriller.com@midwaydriller — Jane's Front Door Decor is the newest business on Center street and the newest member of the Taft Chamber of Commerce.
Thousands of motorcyclists take to the streets in 35th Annual Bakersfield Toy Run and Food Drive
Kevin O'Neill took some extra time in front of the mirror Sunday morning. After all, it's not every day he spray-paints his goatee green to match his custom-made Grinch mask and gloves.
Judge Orders Kern County to Rescind Approvals for Grapevine Development
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., December 7, 2018 — A judge today ruled that Kern County must rescind its approvals for Tejon Ranch Company’s proposed 8,000-acre Grapevine development, which would destroy wildlife habitat and greatly increase car traffic on local highways.
'It was complete and utter devastation': Bakersfield Fire captains reflect on time at scene of deadly Camp Fire
Even armed with knowledge of the destruction, the many deaths, the scores of charred buildings the conflagration had left in its wake, Bakersfield Fire Capt. Paul Briones had difficulty believing his eyes as he arrived in the town of Paradise.
R.I.P. Chuck Weldon of The Paradons
The Paradons, consisting of Weldon, West Tyler, Bill Meyers, William Powers, Edward Scott and Walter Gibson, were formed in Bakersfield, California in the late 50s, and their smooth stylings won for them a recording contract with Milestone Records. Out of that recording session came the 1960 smash h
The Logans, minus that 140-pound tumor, are back for another surgery
A dinner out, a trip to the movie theater: Those are pleasant but unremarkable diversions couples tend to take for granted. For Roger Logan and his wife Kitty, they’re the answer to prayers.
Electric scooters spotted on streets in Bakersfield; 100 believed to be dropped overnight
Electric scooters, the latest form of disruptive transportation technology, have been spotted in Bakersfield. Several were seen on streets downtown Friday morning. BIRD, an electric scooter company based in Southern California, showed the location of several scooters in Bakersfield on the company's
Prison Consultants Under Investigation For Belize Real Estate Fraud
Today our prison consulting team was contacted by federal investigators from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding a group of our competitors from a company called Prison Professors who were allegedly offering "Illegal Real Estate Investments" in Belize to their White Collar Criminal Defendan