Emmanuel Lutheran on Baker Street is pleased to introduce its new pastor, Rev. Dawn Wilder, to the community. She was raised in the Midwest, educated there and in California, and brings a multitude of skills from the diverse fields of education, missionary work and ministry.
A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against two men who authorities say delivered 15 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover agent in Kern County.
In today's edition of the TBC Five@4, we detail new charges against John Giumarra III, examine sinkholes old and new and check out a new update on soaring Valley Fever rates.
Valley fever infected 5,372 people last year in California, the most in a single year since cases were made reportable in 1995, California Department of Public Health officials announced Thursday.
A Tehachapi correctional officer charged with murder in the shooting of his wife's lover offered a homeless man $5,000 to burn down the wife's apartment the day before the slaying, according to court documents.
A lawsuit has been filed against John Giumarra III on behalf of the family of a bicyclist who died following a crash in which Giumarra has been criminally charged.
The Bakersfield City Council unanimously voted to begin the process to increase water rates by 41 percent over the next two years in addition to tackling several other items Wednesday.
An 80-year-old dementia patient fell from his bed and died at Valley Convalescent Hospital in February, something a state public health investigation determined this month came as a direct result of poor care at that facility.
Two more victims of the Kern River, missing for weeks, were identified Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the Kern River this year to 10.
In today's edition of the TBC Five@4, the county board of supervisors takes on the Killer Kern, a local convalescent hospital is in big trouble and we take a look at the city council's important night ahead. Plus, a local business was recognized at Comic-Con.
The Grossman Burn Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital has been designated the first Kern County Emergency Medical Services "designated burn receiving center," officials said this week.
Several Bakersfield residents have asked questions about 1,2,3 trichloropropane, or TCP, and its connection to city water rate increases. The rates were revealed at the city’s water board meeting Wednesday, but the three-phase increases will be presented to the full City Council at its 5:15 …
Fox Theater Foundation officials declined to comment in recent days on allegations that $154,000 in ticket sales went missing following recent events at the popular downtown theater.
A dog that appeared dead following a Bakersfield house fire Wednesday morning regained consciousness after being treated with oxygen, firefighters said.
A burglary suspect fired at a southwest Bakersfield resident who tried following suspects after arriving home while a burglary was in progress, police said.
Today is National Hot Dog Day. You either like hot dogs or you don’t. If you don’t, you can ignore the day, but if you do, head over to Pilot Flying J, 17047 Zachary Ave., for a free hot dog. The promotion lasts for a week from July 19 through July 26. This offer can be redeemed by displayin…
A Bakersfield police officer shouldn’t have deployed a police K-9 to attack a 19-year-old woman he mistook for a much larger bald black man last month, Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin told The Californian Tuesday – one day after he called that woman’s parents to apologize and tell them …
On today's TBC Five@4, find out what Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin told The Californian about the Tatyana Hargrove incident, why Democrats are taking aim at David Valadao and learn about a big breaking story coming up in Wednesday's Californian.
The blood alcohol content of John Giumarra III was more than twice the state's legal limit the night he drove north of downtown Bakersfield and collided with a bicyclist who later died, a police report says.
A Vietnamese restaurant in Bakersfield was closed by Kern County Public Health after an inspection found cockroaches under sinks and the dishwasher and a pot of pork chops being thawed on the floor.
An investigative group associated with the clean energy industry issued a letter Monday accusing the Kern County Board of Supervisors with violating the Ralph M. Brown Act, the state's open meetings law.
A man who was injured in an alleged drunken driving crash on Taft Highway Sunday morning has died, according to a coroner's office release.
In today's edition of the TBC Five@4, we have updates on a previous charge for a murder suspect, previews of what to expect in the city council's PACE discussion and a story on Sam Lynn Ballpark causing problems for another professional baseball team.
Bakersfield city officials were confident Monday that Kern River water pushing through a storm drain collection system is what caused a sinkhole to open up on Truxtun Avenue at the Westside Parkway onramp Sunday afternoon.
More than 700 teachers are registered to participate in the third annual California Better Together Teachers Summit at Cal State Bakersfield next week.
Fear. In Webster's Dictionary, it's described as "an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat."