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'Seriously Ill' Charles Manson Taken To Hospital

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a California prison, where he is serving a life term, to a hospital for an undisclosed medical i...

Thousand Flags Event in Bakersfield Honors Heroes

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News
Cheryl Scott

As the sun rises on Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, CA, more than 100 volunteers will converge on a popular local park to transform the lush green landscape into a sea of red, white, and blue. Crews will spend their Saturday morning attaching 1,000 American flags to metal poles, then strategically placing them across the park's hills and around the lake. The result is a spectacle that has become the city's newest, yet most visible Memorial Day tradition.

Earn It, Keep It, Save It

Fiona Ma | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Fiona Ma

This past weekend, my staff and I went to Bakersfield and spent an afternoon helping folks prepare their income tax forms. I was there with the CalEITC4Me bus tour, which was stopping in Bakersfield before heading on to other Central Valley cities.

Merle Haggard and Me....

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

He'll tell you he's a country singer, but to me the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion.

Ron and Laura Take Back America Rocks NYC

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.23.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Get ready New York City - Ron and Laura Grawsill of Bakersfield, California are going to be taking over for the next week.

Kern County: The Best Investment High Speed Rail Can Make

Cheryl Scott | Posted 02.12.2017 | Los Angeles
Cheryl Scott

If it's true that "what you see depends on where you sit," then we in Bakersfield and Kern County seem to have packed up all our belongings and moved ...

Military Helped Attorney Realize College Was For Him After All

Cheryl Scott | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Cheryl Scott

When James Brannen was a 17-year-old junior at Foothill High School in Bakersfield, CA, no one really expected him to attend college. That, however, w...

Bakersfield Teacher Creates Clothing Bank For Students

Nadine Cheung | Posted 05.20.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Entrepreneurshi#!

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Chicago
Jon Vaughn

I called a friend. He said, "Pick five scenarios that you think MIGHT happen at this investor presentation, write them down and get it out of your head." It reminded me of the chorus to The Cranberries' "Zombie." I've been here before, I'll keep fighting.

Educator Defends His Right To Bring Gun To Middle School

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

A middle school administrator in Bakersfield, California, has sued the city and its police department after he was arrested for bringing a handgun on ...

Farmer John and the Cow-Flop

Carl Pope | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

As Congressman George Miller, who has led the Northern California team at water negotiating tables for decades, commented, Boehner's proposal "has little or nothing to do with water policy in the state" and everything to do with the politics of the Republican caucus.

The Sad Ironies in Paul Walker's Life and Death

Steve Parker | Posted 02.01.2014 | Celebrity
Steve Parker

The first, obvious and most powerful ironic comparison, especially to those of us in southern California's car culture, is to James Dean.

Aunt Charged With Torture, Murder In Death Of Niece

David Lohr | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

Authorities in California said a 2-year-old girl was abused and tortured by her aunt for months before the child died. The aunt, Wendy Guadalupe Go...

"Charity Begins at Home," Says the Resnicks!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Lynda Resnick at Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Lynda and Stewart Resnick are world-class philanthropists. In the past they have invested their c...

Honky Tonk: Chatting With Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Plus Longreef's 'She Likes The Ladies' Video Exclusive and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Aussie rock band Longreef are back on the road in support of their latest EP Dirty Motel. The band recently shot a video for their second single "She Likes The Ladies," the song being a crowd favorite.

MAP: Thousands Killed Since Newtown

data.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

The Huffington Post compiled news reports of gun-related homicides and accidental deaths in the U.S. since the massacre in Newtown, Conn. on the morni...

Jason Cherkis

'I Dropped The Phone And I Ran To Him, Screaming'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

One Month On the morning of his murder, Feb. 11, Devin Aryal, 9, dressed to the ticking of his race car clock. His collection of stuffed animal...

Who's Watching Out for Farm Workers Left Out in the Heat?

Hernan Vera | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.

Emily Cohn

Mom Sues Son For Stealing Lotto Jackpot

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

A 76-year-old woman claims her son stole her $51 million winning lottery ticket and filed suit against him a California state court. The saga bega...

Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration

John Seed | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
John Seed

Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration honors and celebrates a way of thinking about painting that continues to touch a new generation of artists.

PLAN ForYourArt: February 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Under the Big Black Sun features more than 130 artists working in an array of mediums and addresses the period in American art when modernism reached its end and a multiplicity of movements began to take shape.

Christina's World: 'It's Not The Bakersfield I Remember It To Be'

Laura Paull | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

"My return to Bakersfield has made me personally aware of the economic situation this region of the state is facing. Not only have I, like many 2011 college graduates throughout the country, been having a hard time finding a job in this jobless economy, but as I look around my neighborhood I see abandoned houses everywhere."

Destination Thrifting: Get Out of LA for the Best Vintage

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Secondhand shopping, with all of its required digging and rummaging, is more treasure hunt that traditional shopping trip. Turn your thrifting into an...

Homeless Man Saves Clarice Jeffrey, 97-Year-Old Woman, From Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ninety-seven-year-old Clarice Jeffrey was sound asleep in her Bakersfield, Calif. home when fire broke out just after midnight on Wednesday morning. ...

My Feet are Tired, but My Dream for California's Future is Strong

Anna Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anna Graves

I'm a retired teacher and clinical social worker making a 350-mile march to sound an alarm in the heartland of this state that the California dream of opportunity and the good life is fading.