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Past articles by Amanda:

How to get the job: How to dress for your interview

How you dress for your interview sends a message. Our local experts have extra tips on how to dress to impress for both men and women. → Read More

A new organizing method increases thrift store donations

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Since the release of the Netflix series, "Tidying up with Marie Kondo" in January, there's been a 15 percent increase in donations for Goodwill stores across Kern County, said Jake Slayton, the COO of Goodwill Industries of South Central CA. The increase has been seen in all 10 Goodwill stores in Kern County, Southern Tulare, and Kings County, said Slayton. He contributes… → Read More

Veterans honoring unaccompanied veterans

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Four times a year the Bakersfield National Cemetery hosts a memorial service for unaccompanied veterans who were laid to rest without honors or family. Veterans and organizations gathered to pay their respects to three veterans, James Shearer (1938-2018) a Private with the U.S. Army and received a Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Dallas Brasher… → Read More

Memorial Hospital announces new President and CEO

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield Memorial Hospital has announced a new President and CEO, Ken Keller. Keller was the COO of Memorial Hospital for the last four years and will be replacing Jon Van Boening, who accepted a full-time position as President and Senior VP of Operations for Dignity Health Central California. "As we position Memorial and Dignity Health in Bakersfield, the healthcare… → Read More

Kern County Firefighters train for large-scale disasters

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — Kern County Fire Department ( KCFD) Search and Rescue responders are training to prepare for large-scale disasters. Responders came from seven different stations around the county for this specialized training, held at the Olive Drive Fire Training Facility in Bakersfield. "We are going to try and save as many people as fast as we can," said Chief Brian Gaddis with the Kern… → Read More

Holiday foods that are dangerous for your pets

Thanksgiving is a great time to share a meal, but you might want to rethink sharing food with your pets. Some foods can be dangerous and even deadly for your pets. → Read More

Ketamine Therapy helping veterans battle PTSD

There are over 40,000 veterans in Kern County, and for many, post-traumatic stress is a constant daily battle. → Read More

Retired Army paratrooper and State Senator announces campaign for presidency

A retired Army paratrooper and West Virginia lawmaker announced his campaign for 2020 presidency. → Read More

Dia De Los Muertos at the Kern County Museum

Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event is Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. held at the Kern County Museum (Pioneer Village) on 3801 Chester Ave Bakersfield CA 93301. → Read More

Census Bureau brings 300 new jobs to Bakersfield

There are four Census Bureau offices around the state of California opening in January 2019, and one of them is right here in Bakersfield. The Federal Government is looking to fill over 300 jobs in Bakersfield, and they are accepting temporary jobs, now especially recruiting positions. → Read More

Looking back at Safe Halloween events around the community

Several organizations hosted Safe Halloween events around the community. 23 ABC stopped by the Bakersfield Police Department's first Halloween event, the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County Trunk-or-Treat and Safe Halloween at the Kern County Museum. → Read More

Safe Halloween at the Kern County Museum

The Safe Halloween event at the Kern County Museum offers 50 different stations in Pioneer Village to trick-or-treat at. The vendors are vetted, the candy is safe and it's a secure space. → Read More

Results from the Tehachapi Drug Take-Back Day

The results are in from the Saturday, October 27, 2018 Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Tehachapi Police Department participated in the event to provide a safe, convenient and responsible meaning of disposing of prescription drugs. → Read More

Family-friendly Halloween Carnival

Mill Creek Christian Church is hosting a Halloween Carnival that is open to the community, appropriate for all ages. The event is free for the whole family. From hotdogs to candy, and Halloween games, the carnival is fun for the whole family. There will also be a bouncy castle and costumes are welcome. → Read More

Babydoll therapy for those struggling with Alzheimers and Dementia

A recently new therapy for Alzheimer and Dementia patients is helping those right here in Kern County. Kimberly McAnally, the program manager of the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, said they started the babydoll therapy two months ago. It's a tool they use to help their clients relieve anxiety and help make a connection. → Read More

George The Giant's Strange Museum

Just in time for Halloween, something spooky this way comes. 23 ABC got a behind the scenes look at George The Giant's Strange Museum of Oddities and Wonders that it open for its last weekend on October 19th and October 20th. → Read More

McFarland High School coach arrested

The McFarland Unified School District says a McFarland High School Basketball coach has been arrested; releasing a statement in both English and Spanish to parents Monday. → Read More

Bakersfield 'Walk From Obesity'

The Walk From Obesity hosted by the Bakersfield Surgical Associates continues their event with a health and wellness fair till 12 p.m. today. It's a great way to learn more about how to stay healthy. → Read More

Emergency Alert System not everyone received

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan tested an emergency alert system on October 3, 2018. → Read More

Benefit Car Show 2018

On October 6, 2018, Three-Way Chevrolet is hosting a Benefit Car Show for the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault (AAFVSA) in Kern County, Gleaner's Food Bank, and Centennial High School Football. → Read More