Kern County, facing an unfavorable U.S. District Court order, is about to redraw its political boundaries and hope a Latino justice group will accept the new map.
A Kern High School District teacher has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge alleging he carried on an inappropriate texting relationship with a 17-year-old student that included asking if she wanted to have sex with him, according to court documents.
On a Friday morning in June, I am driving too fast on a freeway south. My daughter has been in jail since last night. The bail bondsman I call from my car answers on the first ring.
Police arrested a CLC-Tech student Monday who threatened to "shoot everyone" at the school over what police called a bullying incident.
GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.
A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authorities were dispatched to a travel trailer and found the 4-year-old suffering from blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen.
David Bynum knows what people say about Bakersfield — "There's nothing to do here!" — so he's doing what he can to address that.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying and locating a man wanted for identity theft.
Kern High School District trustees began the process of redrawing their voting areas Monday, a decision they made this month to deliver more representation to Latino majority communities in the wake of a judge’s ruling that the Kern County Board of Supervisors' district lines violated federal law.
Evening lane closures will continue on westbound Truxtun Avenue through the end of the month between Oak Street and the Highway 99 overcrossing, according to the city manager's office.
A 21-year-old man suspected of gang ties pleaded not guilty Monday to prostituting a minor over the age of 16 and two counts of human trafficking — a rare charge that the Bakersfield Police Department has leveled against suspects just eight times in three years.
More than 15,000 Dignity Health workers in California signed a five-year contract with their employer this month that included 13 percent raises over five years, ending speculation from employees that the merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives would lead to diminished …
California faces a statewide drinking water crisis that affects a million Californians each year, but most of us have no idea what’s going on.
Charles Manson's cremated remains have been scattered nearly four months after the cult leader died in prison. A funeral was held Saturday following a court battle for the 83-year-old's remains.
A 57-year-old man who conspired in growing thousands of marijuana plants in Sequoia National Forest was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.
There are many reasons Rex Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure to help quickly staff the political appointment positions at State with competent Republicans. But it was his insubordination to the president …
On a nine-month trip across America in 1831-32, the French political historian Alexis de Tocqueville identified the solution for curing America’s gun violence disease in 2018. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m convinced his quote of insight unlocks the door currently freezing Americans into soc…
Recently a local talk show host made such an asinine observation: He said that the military having assault weapons, then returning home and being unable to possess them was a hard problem. Really?