LOS ANGELES — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. H…
One person was killed Sunday night when an aircraft went down in the Capital Hills area of Tehachapi, the Kern County Fire Department confirmed.
A lawsuit that could throw the political makeup of the Kern County Board of Supervisors into turmoil goes to trial early next month.
November is one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it's because of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy with the family while feasting and catching up on things. Or maybe because it's my birthdays. Yes, I said "birthdays."
A man who had allegedly threatened to kill his female passenger by intentionally driving his vehicle off the Panorama Bluffs on Saturday, was arrested by Bakersfield police after he crashed into another vehicle, ran from the scene, fled in another vehicle and, after a chase, was eventually a…
Two attempted robberies occurred between 2:30 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. and are are thought to be related, according to a news release by the Bakersfield Police Department.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.
It’s not very often you can get jedis, superheroes and time-traveling aliens all in one place, but that wasn’t a problem at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
There's no snow in Bakersfield. The leaves downtown are not mimicking a multicolored forest in Vermont. And I'm not dusting off my ice skates to spin triple axels over the frozen surface of Truxtun Lake.
More than a dozen students were suspended, and at least two were arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall this week after a brawl broke out at North High, school officials confirmed to The Californian.
The Anderson family grew by five in the space of one hour Friday. And parents Carrie and Anthony Anderson were shedding happy tears as a result.
Upon leaving an Oildale bar last month, Mary Holmes, Dyllan Denna and another woman gave a man a ride and began traveling to northeast Bakersfield when their pickup ran out of gas, according to court documents.
Just weeks after Kern County supervisors approved an outright ban on commercial cannabis, officials have started the process of developing rules that would allow marijuana businesses to deliver the drug to medical patients in the county.
A woman who drove with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit and was involved in a crash that severely injured a 72-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.
A jury on Thursday convicted a 33-year-old Bakersfield man of all charges, including murder and driving under the influence, for causing a fiery crash on Rosedale Highway that killed two women.
Police are asking the public for information in the deaths of two young boys who were shot and killed in separate incidents this past year.
In Debbie Nolasco’s preschool class at St. Francis Parish School, the 3-year olds who have spent all week crafting construction paper feathers for headdresses and pint-sized mock-leather vests don’t go by their regular names.
Arrested more than a year after her boyfriend's death, Karen Ledesma was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison in connection with his brutal stabbing.
RIP JOHN ROUS: Our community lost one of our best with the death of John Rous, a kind and gregarious man who died earlier this week while riding his bicycle near Ethel's Old Corral. Rous was killed when his bike was hit by a woman driving a late model Scion around 10:30 a.m. He was a lifelon…
Jonathan Hearn, the ex-firefighter who admitted to conspiring with Sabrina Limon in the death of her husband, was sentenced Thursday for gunning the other man down at his workplace in Tehachapi.
Thursday will be the first no-burn day of the season for Kern County, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District said.
Remember the Thanksgiving when Uncle Dave ate an entire pecan pie and then slept 12 hours? Remember the Thanksgiving when Cousin Bob proposed to Becky by slipping an engagement ring onto the turkey's wishbone and stuffing it back inside the bird? Remember the Thanksgiving when Aunt Lilli too…
The Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation donated $375,000 this season to seven worthy nonprofit groups, the most the philanthropic organization has given out during the fall in at least five years.
One decade after Bass Pro Shops announced its intention to build a store in Bakersfield — a plan that has been marked with uncertainty amid economic downturn — the outdoor retail giant announced Wednesday that it would build its fifth California location in Kern County.
Having used methamphetamine earlier in the week, Celena Martinez was still feeling lethargic when she placed two children in a bathtub the morning of Aug. 14, court documents say.
Although teens in Kern County are giving birth at higher rates than almost anywhere else in the state, that trend is slowing, according to state data released this week.