A man was injured in an apparent self-inflicted shooting in Northeast Bakersfield on Tuesday.
The widow and nine children of attorney Benjamin Greene filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bakersfield Track Club today, on the one-year anniversary of Greene's death.
Bakersfield has a love-hate relationship with fireworks. They crackle and glow and shower the air with colored sparks — and kids love ‘em.
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative has adopted a new 10-year plan to end homelessness in the county, and the Kern County Board of Supervisors has assigned a new coordinator to help get the job done.
I've had only one opportunity in the past year to gauge Kevin McCarthy's reaction to his nickname, bestowed on him by a man for whom nicknames generally reflect some degree of disdain. At first sniff, Donald Trump's "My Kevin" pet name for the House majority leader would seem to reflect a ce…
Bakersfield College is hosting more than 100 middle-and-high school students this summer to help them learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Oh, and how to build an electric guitar.
The Bakersfield College 2018 Summer STEM Academy includes classes in 3D design and printing, guitar building, architecture and design and others in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields. An application process was used to select students from Jr High, Middle School, and…
The Kern High School District is looking to make significant changes to a few of its policies, largely regarding student immigration status.
After all the talk and preparation, the Bakersfield City Council finally is set for a vote that would allow a 1 percent sales tax increase to appear on local ballots this November.
Authorities are on the lookout for a man and a woman Bakersfield police believe used a handgun Wednesday to rob a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 1701 Pacheco Road in south Bakersfield.
State oil regulators on Monday rolled out new health and safety rules inspired by a 2014 Arvin gas leak that forced about three dozen people from their homes for more then eight months.
The votes are (almost) in. The Kern County Elections Division reported Monday that 527 of 527 precincts have reported and no last-minute ballot-dumps have changed what was apparent from the first night of voting in local races.
Zachary Diamond, the 20-year-old who was assaulted and seriously injured at Bakersfield Speedway on June 9, remains hospitalized but is improving according to his stepfather Danny Valdez.
Summer is almost officially here and since the heat of summer has already arrived many Bakersfield residents are cooling off at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center where you can swim, splash in a shallow pool or use the waterslide to add excitement to your day.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
The Bakersfield Police Department Critical Incident Review Board has determined that all shots fired by officers in a confrontation last December with a gunman who shot out a glass door at Bakersfield Heart Hospital and threatened people inside acted within department policy, and within lega…
A swanky neighborhood near Rio Bravo Country Club became the scene of a SWAT standoff early Monday morning between Bakersfield police and the vice principal of a local middle school.
After a cool weekend for mid-June in Kern County, the first day of summer is coming Thursday and bringing with it triple-digit temperatures and memories of last year’s record-breaking season.
A motorcyclist who was killed following a crash with another vehicle in southwest Bakersfield on Friday has been identified by the Kern County Coroner's Office.
To celebrate the opening of a new Jamba Juice store in Bakersfield, the company has announced it will donate $10,000 and a percentage of its sales in participating stores to Operation Surf, a program that provides surfing retreats for injured active-duty and veteran military members.
World Cup soccer action is back. It started last week and ends July 15 and before it's over, some 3.4 billion people - roughly half the world's 7.6 billion population - are expected to tune in watch all 32 matches according to research company GlobalWebIndex.
Cal State Bakersfield police have begun using body-worn cameras, joining a couple of other local agencies in the use of the devices that proponents say help protect law enforcement from false allegations of wrongdoing and provide a greater degree of public transparency.
Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to East Bakersfield at 4:40 p.m. Saturday after an adult male was shot multiple times. He was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to a Kern County Sheriff's news release.
Reader: Once again, good sir, some folks are making a mountain out of a molehill with "reverse parking" or, in the parlance of all the tens of thousands of drivers in the oil and gas industry who have used this mandatory safety technique successfully for many years, "First Move Forward" park…
Wouldn’t you like to be a centenarian? Or better yet, a healthy, active, vital 100-year-old? (If I lived that long, I would at least hope to be physically, mentally and emotionally vibrant enough to enjoy the final years of my life.)
A house fire occurred in Lamont on Sunday just past midnight, destroying the house where the fire started and a power pole, according to a Kern County Fire Department news release.
When Bakersfield said goodbye to Harvey Hall and Mary K. Shell, two former mayors with distinctive places in local history, the city lost, within a scant 25 days, more than just two colorful characters.
It’s one thing to avoid oranges and lemons grown outside Kern County. But should we also give up freshly squeezed juice from backyard trees in order to help local farmers stave off a potentially devastating pest?
My editor, Stef, had a request. Stef has a million-dollar smile and has become a fine editor, having learned to be on her toes with at least one of the people whom she edits.