The Kern High School District launched an internal affairs investigation against a senior officer last year and accused him of wrongdoing after he helped uncover a decades-long practice of administrators misusing a sensitive police information database, a government claim filed against the d…
Third graders at Noble Elementary School are excited to learn about caring for pets during a PAWS (Pet Awareness Week For Students) assembly held at the school Friday to teach kids to be responsible pet owners.
State figures released Friday show Kern County's unemployment rate slid to a seasonally unadjusted 10.9 percent in February, down only slightly from January’s 11.1 percent, after farming sloughed off 2,000 jobs in a seasonal dip that occurs annually.
A former Delano High School employee who has admitted to sex acts with minors, and a colleague accused of being an accessory, accepted plea agreements on Friday.
A Pine Mountain Club man armed with a hatchet and wearing makeshift body armor refused to allow his ex-girlfriend to move out Thursday, authorities said, then threatened deputies who approached the residence.
A jury found a Taft man guilty of beating, kicking and threatening to kill his girlfriend as she held their 4-month-old child, who was also injured in the August attack.
When you buy a house on a golf course, the value of your property increases in proportion to your views of long sloping fairways, picturesque water features and well-manicured greens.
To hear about more local issues throughout his district, state Sen. Andy Vidak’s staff will be hosting mobile office hours in April, including some in parts of Kern County, his office announced Thursday.
On the eve of the House’s long-awaited, nail-biter vote to undo and replace Obamacare, 20 Kern County residents rallied in front of Congressman David Valadao’s Bakersfield office Thursday evening urging people to call on their representatives to vote against it.
A woman accused of fatally shooting a man in south Bakersfield last week was formally arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder Thursday after refusing to wait a week to allow the Public Defender's office to check for conflicts of interest in representing her.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation Thursday morning after a fire broke out in an industrial-sized washing machine in a southwest Bakersfield commercial building.
1 Murray Family Farms is calling all canine parents! They ought to attend Dog Daze, set to take place at the farm at 6700 General Beale Road, this Saturday.
Rep. David Valadao’s constituents will rally in front of his district office today to protest the current House Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act.
Police said Thursday they have confirmed there is a witness to the shooting that killed 5-year-old Kason Guyton last month, and this person is believed to have information that could help identify the suspects.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, will co-host with the Climate Change Policy Coalition an “Economic & Environmental Community Forum” Friday to discuss current and pending climate change policies that may affect the 32nd Assembly District and California generally.
Highway 178 became blocked in both directions east of Democrat Hot Springs after an alleged drunken driver tried passing a vehicle on a blind curve and collided with a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday.
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Despite pleas from student advocates, California State University trustees voted 11-8 Wednesday to increase tuition by 5 percent this fall, but not without putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to increase funding for the nation’s largest public university system.
1 Remember our favorite tiny dancer, Jordan Nata’e Wandick? If you don’t, the young Bakersfield dancer was on season 13 of “So You Think You Can Dance” last year.
A Kern County judge on Wednesday set a trial date and provided guidance to attorneys handling a case where a Mexican citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of gunning down two men at an Arvin bar in 2015.
The good news is that not a drop of Kern River water is going into the California Aqueduct to fill Southern California taps.
Authorities say human remains found in Idaho on Sunday are believed to be those of a Bakersfield woman who went missing in June 2015.
More than 4,500 children were expected to attend the annual Farm Day In The City event sponsored by the Kern County Farm Bureau at the Kern County Fairgrounds Tuesday.
There's a certain whimsy associated with carrots — think Bugs Bunny, carrot cake and mule motivation — but here in the world's carrot epicenter, the orange taproot is serious business.
The League of Dreams is an adaptive sports program for athletes ages 5-22 with physical and developmental disabilities. The organization's 11th season's opening ceremonies were Sunday at Sam Lynn Ball Park.