The articles, videos and news stories featured on this page are gathered from various sources and are provided as a service to our users. They do not represent the views or opinions of the City of Bakersfield nor its employees. Please note that some of the articles and videos are only available to view for a limited time. Bakersfield’s Bad Year Rising crime, a pandemic and economic downturn cause residents to reexamine their city By Cali Briceno The City of Bakersfield is no stranger to tough times, but this year has been especially hard. Crime is up, the economy is struggling, and the coronavirus pandemic is still causing disruption. For many in the city, it’s been a year of hardship and uncertainty. The crime rate in Bakersfield has been steadily increasing over the past year, with the number of homicides more than doubling from 2019. And while the city has seen some progress in curbing gang violence, it’s still a major problem. The police department has been working hard to combat the crime, but it’s an uphill battle. The economic downturn in 2020 has also been felt in Bakersfield
“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” anime series creators Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski say you shouldn’t expect a second season of their highly acclaimed Netflix series. Blending the best elements of both the comics and Edgar Wright’s 2010 live-action film adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” the eight-episode American-Canadian-Japanese anime series offers an expanded narrative […]
Tasha Huo has reportedly been set as the screenwriter for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s “Naruto” manga and anime franchise reports Variety. Huo penned the upcoming “Red Sonja” film and is the showrunner on the Netflix and Legendary “Tomb Raider” anime series, both projects expected to arrive on screen next year. The […]
On the eve of the release of John Woo’s near-silent action film, Silent Night, this Friday we were keen on grabbing a few minutes this week to talk with his star, Joel Kinnaman. Let it be known that I...
A cult hit is born in a few different ways. A film might see little traction, or possibly even negative reviews, upon its release—only to see a second life once it hits streaming channels. Other films might fly far under the radar upon its release but quickly become a favorite for hardcore genre fan
There are few things more unpleasant than a movie with immense promise coming up as empty as John Woo’s Silent Night does. Woo, one of the masters of action cinema, makes his return to American filmmaking for the first time in twenty years, now in a vastly different landscape. The quick-cut, “MTV-style” editing, explosion-heavy, wire-fu