It’s all about water.
Kern County supervisors, annoyed with a gadfly, have decided to limit citizens’ ability to open up discussion of business that administrators deem “routine.”
A man was arrested in connection with a missing pregnant woman after leading police on a car pursuit and later fleeing on foot Saturday morning. In his car were a dead woman and an infant who later died.
Crews demolished two of three buildings that made up the Wild West Shopping Center in central Bakersfield Friday to help make way for the Centennial Corridor project.
The former Bakersfield principal charged with murder in her husband's 2013 killing was spotted on surveillance cameras at multiple locations the morning her husband was killed, according to court documents.
To the community, Gordon Wickersham was a fine jeweler who spent decades fitting loyal customers with quality gems, an active Rotarian and a beloved church choir member. To those who knew him best, though, he was a loving, supportive and funny family man.
A 22-year-old man was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in the death of his passenger when he drove into the path of a big rig while under the influence of methamphetamine.
A Kern High School District instructional aide was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old boy who attended classes at a continuation high school, sheriff’s officials said.
A woman who tried stealing items from a grocery store ran down a person in the parking lot after she was confronted, police said.
1 If you’re looking to have a good time this holiday season, you might want to consider taking part in Bakersfield’s first Santa Crawl Saturday, Dec. 17.
Dispatched to a Rosamond apartment Sept. 8 for a report of a shooting, deputies were initially told a 14-year-old boy had been handling a shotgun when it accidentally discharged, killing him.
A statewide community college program championed by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian that would streamline the transfer process and boost graduation rates launched Wednesday, officials announced.
Likely your mother warned you about the dangers of the “dreaded” company holiday party. Don’t get drunk. Don’t make a fool of yourself. It could ruin your career.
Castle STEAM Academy, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District’s ambitious project to transform one of southwest Bakersfield’s poorest schools, received $80,000 from Chevron to develop an engineering lab, officials announced.
1 The new session of Congress doesn’t begin for a few weeks, Fox Business news reports, but one Republican policymaker has already drawn up a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun from one state to another.
The brother of a woman who was sentenced to prison Wednesday for a fatal drunken driving crash is accused of assaulting a victim in the case outside the courtroom, according to sheriff's officials.
Lamont Elementary School District board members, expected to appoint a new interim assistant superintendent Tuesday that would have closed the chapter on the Jose Cantu scandal from earlier this year, instead chose to fill the former administrator’s position by spreading it out between three…
An audience of 300 gathered at Bakersfield College's Simonsen Performing Arts Center Tuesday morning for Vision for the Valley, a business symposium sponsored by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce and TBC Media.
A man charged with killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison a year ago has been found competent to stand trial and criminal proceedings have been reinstated against him.
Kern County has lost a key round in its decade-long battle with Southern California waste districts over the land application of treated human and industrial waste.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave Tejon Ranch clearance to raise a new city at the foot of the Grapevine, where Interstate 5 begins its climb over the mountains to Los Angeles.
Two Bakersfield men again face murder charges following an appellate court ruling that reversed a 2014 decision to dismiss the case against them.
A Kern County Superior Court commissioner has denied a petition filed by a woman who was sexually assaulted by a probation officer after determining the victim failed to prove she suffered sufficient mental infirmity or excusable neglect in filing a civil claim two months late.
Kern County supervisors on Tuesday announced the appointment of an out-of-towner with local roots and experience as the new county administrative officer.
Kern High School District Trustee Joey O’Connell was sworn into office Monday, but made it clear that he has taken no position on a controversial decision made two weeks ago to allow teachers with Concealed Carry Weapon permits to bring firearms to campus.
An Oildale man was found guilty of charges including a hate crime Monday for firing a shotgun and shouting racist slurs at a Latino man and his family outside their home four years ago.
Peter Tirp, the chief investment officer for the Kern County Employees' Retirement Association, kept his job Monday despite his boss' call to fire him over hostile wording in an email.
A former elementary school principal accused of killing her husband in 2013 committed the crime for financial gain, according to the criminal complaint filed against her.