Latest The Bakersfield Californian Stories

2008-08-05 21:00:15

By Joe Boesen, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--There's new school, old school then a mix of something in between. There's saxophonist Javon Jackson and the Javon Jackson Band, pianist Les McCann and then there is Randolph's Lounge on Friday night.

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Lois Henry, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--If you've never visited the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge area, you should. It's incredible country in southwestern Kern County. Its rugged, stark beauty can take your breath away. Unfortunately, it's being run by a unit of the U.S.

2008-08-05 21:00:11

By Joe Boesen, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--Thomas G. Robinson sang karaoke to Luther Vandross' "Here and Now" so well, someone in the audience bought him a drink.

2008-08-04 21:00:17

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 4--"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.""Maybe not today.

2008-07-31 21:00:13

By Louis Medina, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 31--The hair on my toes had never looked so good to me: It was a sign of healthy circulation, the young doctor at my HMO told me. He hadn't put on gloves to handle my feet -- which in my emotionally vulnerable state seemed a really kind gesture.

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Jenny Shearer, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 23--A Kernville property owner will seek permission Thursday night from the Kern County Planning Commission to expand the number of campsites at Frandy Park.

2008-07-16 15:00:39

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 16--When the "American Idol" machine spits you out, at least you've learned a bit about marketing. Jon Peter Lewis, 2004 "Idol" finalist and former Taft resident, originally wrote "Song for Christopher Columbus" as a joke.

2008-07-10 15:00:37

By The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 10--FRIDAY Movies in the Park, presents "Everyone's Hero," starts at dusk, Wilson Park, Wilson Road and Hughes Lane. 326-3866. "The History of Rock & Roll: Born in the U.S.A.," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Spotlight Theatre, 1622 19th St.

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 4--A lot of conservationists know exactly how I feel about the uncertainty over of the future of the California condor.

2008-07-01 21:00:00

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 1--Monty Byrom turns 50 today and is astonished he's survived this long. "You know, when you're a rock star in your 30s and you're on the road, you think, 'God, I hope I make it to 40,'" he says, laughing.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.