The latest edition of the Star Wars movie opened Thursday at the Maya Cinema in Bakersfield with Star Wars characters showing up to add to the excitement of the opening.
Bakersfield Christian High School on Thursday held its annual Colors of Christmas, a campuswide celebration of the holiday that included everything from a live Nativity and Santa's workshop to musical performances and an art show by the students.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of any suspects responsible for the murder of Marcos Vargas, a young lawyer who many described as a rising star.
When 5-year-old Kason Guyton was murdered in a drive-by shooting early this year, and his older brother wounded, it was at the hands of three little mice — and at least one is still on the loose.
Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the state of California a temporary restraining order against a local bakery that refuses to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
Have you noticed that downtown Bakersfield has been looking a little more beautiful every day? Part of that is thanks to the Downtown Street Ambassador program, which supports the revitalization of downtown with the help of a two-man crew tasked with keeping the city's entertainment hub welcoming.
Christmas is just around the corner, and victims of the ongoing Southern California fires might have a hard time getting in the holiday spirit. One local dancer has plans to help make things a little brighter for those who have lost everything.
When Bakersfield police apprehended two alleged gang members on a Saturday night in October, the suspects were mere moments away from committing what could potentially have been one of the worst mass shootings in Kern County history, according to revelations from the federal indictment of mo…
Extremely low humidity and high winds prompted state fire officials to again place Kern County under a red flag warning, signaling an extreme increase in fire danger.
The rollout of layoffs in Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit continued this week with Monday’s announcement of 122 layoffs from offices stretched across Kern, Fresno and Monterey counties.
After announcing increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again, the Associated Press reports.
At least 40 people associated with the West Side Crips gang were arrested on Tuesday in a multi-agency law enforcement operation that the Bakersfield Police Department said provided leads in at least two especially troubling homicides.
A man was killed on Tuesday after he lost control of his vehicle and it plunged into the river in the Kern River canyon near Highway 178, according to the California Highway Patrol.
California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa talked innovation, the economy, jobs and politics during a business roundtable in downtown Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon.
SACRAMENTO — Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body, according to his death certificate.
Southern California's huge wildfire continues to rip through dry brush atop a coastal ridge as crews struggle to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods, the Associated Press reports.
Sondra Garcia works the package line on the night shift at the United States Postal Service office on Pegasus Drive in Bakersfield as packages from outlying areas arrive for sorting and distribution with destinations all over the world.
This year, California has experienced massive wildfires in the northern and southern parts of its regions. 230,500 acres have burned by highways 150 and 126.
It’s no surprise to learn that the cost to live in Kern County is lower than many other places in California.
Bakersfield’s residential real estate market is looking healthy as it moves into the quiet winter sales period, said veteran local appraiser Gary Crabtree.
Bakersfield firefighters worked to control a blaze on Mt Vernon Avenue Sunday evening that consumed a commercial office building and did more than $700,000 in damage, fire officials reported
The city of Bakersfield got a hopeful bit of budget news last week when sales tax revenues for the third quarter of 2017 came in.
The flu vaccine might not be as effective this year against a common and virulent strain, H3N2, but local public health officials say that’s no reason to abandon the shot altogether.