Welcome to OldTownKern.com, a website dedicated to capturing the history of East Bakersfield. Old Town Kern is centered, from north to south, on Baker Street with Sumner Street at its epicenter. Originally it was named Sumner after the local judge and mine owner Joseph W. Sumner. Sumner would be renamed Kern City before becoming East […]
By Pierre Igoa — I’ll never forget that Sunday afternoon at the handball court at the Noriega Hotel.
Stinson’s is looking for talent. Serving Bakersfield since 1947, the family owned business is looking to hire as it expands. Thursday on “First Look with Scott Cox,” company President Ben Stinson talked about the two-day job fair to be held at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center. Positions in accounting, business development, delivery and […]
The Basques have a long history in the American West. A great many immigrated from Spain and France to tend sheep around the Sierras and Rockies, and today you can find pockets of Basque culture wherever there were once a lot of sheep. The Basques who came to Bakersfield typically arrived by train, and they’d […]
Have you noticed them…? Cleaning the streets, alleyways, landscaping sides of buildings in Old Town Kern? It’s what the Mission at Kern County’s “Community Volunteer Team” is doing every week! Our team will help keep the area around the Mission clean and beautiful! Interested in volunteering, call Joe Raddatz at 661-325-0863