Fast forward to the present, and we now see this misguided attempt against people who are the targets of a campaign against what some call "anchor babies" -- those sinister foreign infants of illegal immigrants who are invading places like Kern County.
A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.
Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks. You can search an attached database to find out how California's more than $568 million in earmarks will be spent.
The approaching election has emotions running high and is even causing some to cross the line. This year, cases of campaign sign damage seems to be on the rise as many signs across Bakersfield are turning up damaged or even missing.
If the California presidential primary election was held today, high school students in at least three Bakersfield high schools would choose Barack Obama as their number one choice. On the Republican side,
John McCain is the favorite.