Breaking News: Two Kern County women dead from flu

BAKERSFIELD, CA (Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.)—Kern County Department of Public Health Services released this notice today about two flu-related deaths.

Bakersfield – Dr. Claudia Jonah, Kern County’s Health Officer, announced the county’s …

Is Frazier Park Growing a Quilt Trail?

Is Frazier Park Growing a Quilt Trail?

By Chandra Sargent Mead

Have you been noticing the painted wood quilt patterns on barns, sheds and houses around the Frazier Mountain area?

A group of local “guerrilla quilters” (who want to remain anonymous) have …

While the rest of us partied over the holidays…

While the rest of us partied over the holidays...

Public workers fought fire, flood, freeway chaos

By Gary Meyer with reporting by Patric Hedlund

Public workers had the taxpayer’s back over the holidays as the rest of us took a breather.

Water Line Break …

Ridge Route Communities Museum is recruiting new talent

Ridge Route Communities Museum is recruiting new talent

By Bonnie Kane and David Goodkin

The Ridge Route Communities Museum & Historical Society begins this New Year with openings on its board of directors. There are opportunities for new volunteers and board applicants to …

Volunteer Power is a rare and precious fuel

Volunteer Power is a rare and precious fuel

Critical volunteer board positions opening up

This mountain runs on a very rare and precious fuel: Volunteer Power. We are mountain people, and that means we are all called upon to do a little something …

Services for Vicenta Hernandez

Services for Vicenta Hernandez will be held by the Frazier Mountain Community Church at Frazier Mountain High School Saturday, January 4 at 11 a.m. A potluck will follow—please bring a main or side …

Jizo Peace Center Gives Humanitarian Award

Jizo Peace Center Gives Humanitarian Award

Space Available for Shikoku Island Trip

By Ruth Handy, Jizo Peace Center

Shige Higashi, the editor of “Cultural News,” receives the Pine Mountain-based Jizo Peace Center 2013 Humanitarian Award. Higashi tirelessly dedicates his energy to …

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Retirement Check List for Baby Boomers

By Bill Spaniel, CalCPA

From now until 2030, about 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center. This large generation, born between 1946 and 1964, has had a ...