Sixty people were evacuated and nearby roads shut down about 2 p.m. Sunday after the Kern County Fire Department found a gas leak near an apartment complex in the 200 block of West Tulare Avenue in Shafter.
The other day I caught up with Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin and we had an interesting talk as we walked around Jefferson Park. He's been on the talk circuit lately focusing on speaking to Latino students at various high schools around Bakersfield. Addressing a group of Latino student…
Two people were arrested and third suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting death of a man Saturday night in the 1800 block of Union Avenue, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Renato Soto walks through floodwater that has washed down from the mountains on Caliente Creek and down Mountain View Road causing flooding on Weedpatch Highway just north of Lamont Saturday. It is the 3rd time this year the church Soto attends, New Life Church of God on Weedpatch Highway, h…
A Phoenix-based laboratory is capturing detailed images of the fungus that causes valley fever, hoping to better understand how it works.
Responding to a dearth of homegrown public health specialists and an expanding lack of community literacy in health issues, Bakersfield College launched a Public Health Sciences transfer degree this year with plans to add a certificate program within months.
A fire department helicopter was used to rescue two adults from the bed of a pickup after the pair were trapped in floodwaters near Caliente late Friday night.
A walk-on coach at a Delano high school was dismissed from his duties Friday after police told school leaders he was engaging in "inappropriate conduct" with a female student, district officials said.
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1. The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts, removed all of the art created by an immigrant on Friday and will go immigrant-artless through Presidents Day.
A man who authorities allege is affiliated with the Hells Angels pleaded no contest Thursday to an assault charge stemming from a fight on Rosedale Highway in January of last year.
In a bizarre coincidence, an accused drunken driver struck and seriously injured a woman who had previously stolen his Chevy pickup, court documents say.
California's reservoirs are filling fast, like a water glass under a faucet turned up high — even as a series of new storms are poised to deliver a one-two-three punch to Central California.
Roughly 20 percent of Endeavour Elementary School’s kindergarten class called in sick Thursday after roughly 31 were infected with what public health officials are speculating could be norovirus.
At a table set up at Independence High School’s gym Thursday, sophomore Jocelyn Serrano showed eighth graders how to play a game that looks a bit like beer pong, but replaces Coors Light with Diet Coke and challenges students to answer difficult science questions when they land a ping pong b…
1 The Venezuelan government ordered cable providers on Wednesday to remove CNN en Español from the air, just days after CNN aired an investigation into the allegedly fraudulent issuing of Venezuelan passports and visas.
A Bakersfield man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for holding his former girlfriend captive and threatening to kill her as he drove recklessly with the woman's child unrestrained in the vehicle.
If you want a Bud Light with your movie, you'll still need to drink it at home for now. The Bakersfield City Council, asked to usher in a new trend in movie-going Wednesday, told a theater chain seeking to sell alcohol to reapply for a permit and come back for the sequel.
Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health, speaks to students in Sarah Baron’s public health course at Bakersfield College. BC is offering a new Public Health Sciences degree.
A bronze sign honoring one of the Bakersfield Sound creators, Red Simpson, will be placed in front of the Rasmussen Senior Center where he regularly played for seniors every Tuesday morning for at least 20-years.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and Bakersfield City School District will host two job fairs downtown next month for prospective educators for the largest gathering of school district recruiters in one location.
1 Actor Ashton Kutcher and Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a playful moment at the beginning of a Senate hearing on Wednesday when McCain teased Kutcher about his appearance, the Washington Post reports.
Steve Nelson and Shaun Mcconnell pick up trash and do some groundskeeping work, including weeding and gum and graffiti removal, downtown five hours a day, four days a week.
A 21-year-old man died of head injuries after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and entered Poso Creek last week, a coroner's office release said.
1. Jackie Wooden, a local 17-year-old, qualified in and competed in the highly competitive Junior Showmanship Competition in the prestigious 141st Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show on Monday in New York.
While expressing strong misgivings, a Kern County judge ruled Tuesday that a man charged with murder in the stabbing of a Bear Valley Springs woman can represent himself at trial.
Nice try, Trumpeteers. A new political game, developing since Nov. 8, is easily the most comical thing I have seen since Dan Quayle misspelled “potato.”