A 44-year old San Bernardino man died early Friday morning when he ran into traffic and was struck by a big rig heading south on Interstate 5, highway patrol officials said.
Police are searching for two vandals who graffitied over a monument late Tuesday night erected in honor of fallen Kern County California Highway Patrol officers.
Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and Democratic challenger Emilio Huerta clashed sharply over water, air quality, immigration and political attack ads during their Thursday evening debate hosted by KGET-TV 17.
A man pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony assault charge in the killing of a man in Delano while his co-defendant was ordered held for trial on charges including first-degree murder.
An agricultural waste fire at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds in Lost Hills on Wednesday caused an estimated $80,000 in damage, firefighters said.
A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening after running from a car police had tried to stop and firing a gun, police said.
Congressman David Valadao’s new attack ad churned up a lot of talk in political circles, including speculation about why his team flew the piece so close to Election Day.
The 21st Congressional District race started sizzling this week as Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, dropped a hard-hitting attack ad on Democratic opponent Emilio Huerta.
1. In 1993, The Bakersfield Californian decided to host a contest in which readers would select the best that Bakersfield had to offer. You nominate, you vote, you choose the best restaurants, shops, services and people in our community. Twenty-three years later, the contest is alive and str…
The new Hosking Avenue bridge over Highway 99 will soon be named in honor of Bakersfield Police Department Officer David Nelson, who died in a crash while chasing a suspect more than 16 months ago.
As we all eagerly await the results of three (or are there more?) separate investigations into what the H-E-double toothpicks has been going on with the Kern High School District and its police department, I thought it might be fun to go over what the district has, so far, refused to tell us.
The search for the two Tehachapi men and 14-year-old boy who went missing Saturday morning after their boat capsized on June Lake in Mono County ended Tuesday when their bodies were recovered shortly before noon.
The Bakersfield Police Department will be unveiling the “Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge” on Oct. 28 at the Bakersfield City Firefighter's Hall.
Disgraced former Bakersfield Police Department Detective Patrick Mara could be sentenced to between roughly 21 and 27 years in prison on Monday if a federal court judge in Fresno follows the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two men have been arrested and a third suspect remains at large in connection with an armed robbery Monday evening in northeast Bakersfield.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is investigating a complaint that a representative of the 2016 Kern County Fair falsified a document to allow a child to sell a pig that didn't meet the fair's weight requirements.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder in Friday's shooting at a Lamont gas station, and two other suspects remain at large, sheriff's officials said Monday.
In governance, as in many things, experience matters. Having been down a challenging path once or twice or many times before makes a tremendous difference in how one navigates that path again. Experienced politicians know the players, the motivations and the range of reasonable possibilities…
New reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show a wide financial gap between the two candidates in the 21st Congressional District battle.
Bicycle lanes and routes around Bakersfield College in the northeast should expand in the coming months thanks to one of three grants the city is getting from the Kern Council of Governments.
1. Andy Wahrenbrock, of Bakersfield, shared his recent experience at the Bakersfield Business Conference with us, and we wanted to share it with you. Here's Andy:
The Kern County Sheriff's Office will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday in collecting potentially dangerous, unused medications.
Three men — retired correctional officer Kevin Blanton, nonprofit CEO Andrae Gonzales and incumbent restaurateur Terry Maxwell — are vying to represent the Bakersfield City Council’s sprawling Ward 2, which includes downtown.
What's believed to be the most expensive per-household school bond in California this year is being proposed in one of Kern County's most impoverished communities — McFarland.
Two Republican incumbent congressmen in adjacent districts are fighting off politically inexperienced challengers who have little in the way of public service records. One incumbent is a certainty to be reelected. The other faces a real challenge.
In a dramatic break from its fellow municipalities in Kern County, California City has embraced the medical marijuana industry in hopes of cashing in on the lucrative market.
Bakersfield might not have the colorful changing of seasons that other towns can boast, but with an annual sidewalk art festival it has its own way of ringing in autumn with a spectrum brighter than those red and orange leaves.