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The First Amendment Coalition has sent a cease and desist letter to the City of Bakersfield regarding what it believes to be violations of state open meetings laws.
The Fall Bakersfield Home Show is running this weekend at the Kern County Fairgrounds along with the Old Time Peddler's Fair.
David Peterson handles his Gyrfalcon hybrid one of three birds of prey he has brought to a get together of the California Hawking Club at the Kern River Campground. Peterson says they have taken up a good portion of the camp ground for their group that will take the hawks hunting in unincorp…
Coming up on today’s TBC Five @ 4… KCSO asking for your help in catching a crook, a new face to add to your family, and plenty of fun events for this weekend. Catch The FIVE @ 4 every weekday at 4 p.m. on bakersfield.com.
Bakersfield has joined Fresno and scores of other cities across the nation vying to become the home of Amazon's second U.S. headquarters by formally applying for HQ2.
Kern County sheriff's deputies arrested a juvenile Friday after saying he posted a threatening comment on social media that referenced a possible shooting at Wasco High School.
The 26-year-old naval aviator from Bakersfield strapped himself into the rear seat of the Phantom fighter jet. The pilot, seated in front, gave a thumbs-up and hit the throttle, guiding the massive F-4B off the deck of the USS Coral Sea.
Caltrans has received approval for nearly 90 "fix-it-first" transportation projects worth nearly $3.4 billion, including more than $90 million in projects in Kern County.
Finally, as the weather actually starts to feel like fall, we enter into what has become the peak social season in Bakersfield. Amid the football games and fundraisers, local activities start gathering steam as we head into the end of the year. This weekend's a doozy, with more going on than…
Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue is asking for your help. The local nonprofit is in need of pet supplies to help take care of the organization's foster pups.
The AIS Cancer Center at Adventist Health is providing free clinical breast exams and screenings next Tuesday as part of the hospital's ongoing Community Education Series.
The former Cal State Bakersfield College Republican leader arrested Monday for embezzling a reported $60,000 from Lengthwise Brewing in Bakersfield was involved in an internal battle between California College Republican factions this year.
Despite Chevron's announcement this week that it would reassign or lay off roughly 300 employees in the coming months, energy insiders say they do not expect, even amid waning petroleum prices, further cuts in the Kern County oil patch.
Defense attorneys for convicted killer Dennis Bratton are seeking to postpone his sentencing next week after learning the victim's sister — a prosecution witness — was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of embezzling $300,000.
A former coordinator of events at Bakersfield's Fox Theater who was accused by a concert promoter earlier this year of disappearing with more than $150,000 in event receipts has filed for bankruptcy.
Coming up on today’s TBC Five @ 4… A convicted killer may catch a break, the City of Bakersfield gets a cease and desist letter, and what events are coming up this weekend. Catch The FIVE @ 4 every weekday at 4 p.m. on bakersfield.com.
The Bakersfield City Council recently voted to ban recreational cannabis within the city's boundaries. The Council’s position has been consistent over time on both medical and recreational cannabis. The Kern County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to act on this same issue in the near futur…
A memorial dinner has been scheduled to honor a Bakersfield police sergeant who died in August after suffering a heart attack
The Kern County District Attorney's office has received a $220,259 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund the training of specialized prosecutors to handle DUI-related crashes resulting in injury or death.
Did you know you can adopt more than just cats and dogs from Kern County Animal Services? You can also adopt pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, roosters, rabbits, fish, guinea pigs and horses.
Evelyn Elliott of Bakersfield, a retired pharmacist, stepped up to the plate when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
Members of the community came out to show their support Wednesday for local victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, as well as their families.
The past president of the College Republicans organization at Cal State Bakersfield has been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his employer, KGET-TV reported Wednesday.
A memorial service held for Las Vegas shooting victim Bailey Schweitzer on Wednesday portrayed a young, giving woman who treasured her family — and they her.
A Celebration of Life service for Bailey Schweitzer is held at Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield Wednesday. Bailey Schweitzer was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1, 2017.
A friend of attorney Ben Greene said his friend was on prescription medication — not illegal drugs — when he collapsed June 20 during a 5k run in 107-degree heat.
A woman who was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit was convicted of two felonies Wednesday in connection with a crash that severely injured a 72-year-old woman.
Coming up on today’s TBC Five @ 4… A local victim of the Las Vegas shooting is laid to rest, another files a lawsuit, and Chevron says it’s getting ready for layoffs. Catch The FIVE @ 4 every weekday at 4 p.m. on bakersfield.com.
A 53-year-old woman accepted a plea agreement Wednesday in which she'll be sentenced to six years in prison in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we’re happy to share their stories. This week, they wrote about their district’s award-winning director of nutrition, which we’re sharing in full here:
A 27-year-old Tehachapi woman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1 has filed a lawsuit in Nevada district court against MGM Resorts International, event promoter Live Nation Entertainment and an extensive list of other…
Reacting to depressed crude oil prices that dropped by half in 2014 and have still not recovered, Chevron will reassign or lay off 26 percent of its Central California workforce — about 300 employees — the company announced Wednesday.
Joe Aleman, who announced in May he planned to run against Kevin McCarthy for his 23rd Congressional District seat, is accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl, according to court documents.
The Bakersfield Police Department made six felony and 14 misdemeanor arrests after officers served ten search warrants this week to local marijuana dispensaries, which are illegal in the city of Bakersfield, said a news release by BPD.
Jan awakened the household last Friday morning with a terse, “Get up! Time to evacuate!” Her voice told me this was no joke. As our household assembled downstairs – daughter Alex and her family of five, plus Jan and me and our two dogs -- the phone rang and it was an updated advisory.
A man accused of driving a stolen car that crashed into another vehicle, killing its driver, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
When first-year college students head to class next fall, it’s possible they’ll be required to take no remedial courses and pay no tuition their first year, the result of two pieces of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Coming up on today’s TBC Five @ 4… Crosswalk issue at a crossroad, what needs to happen now as Governor Brown makes college free for first year students, and how you can help widows of fallen officers while doing lunch. Catch The FIVE @ 4 every weekday at 4 p.m. on bakersfield.com.
It looks like the people fighting to keep pedestrian access across 24th Street will get their way, even if it's not exactly the way they envisioned it.
Items including four firearms were stolen from a Kern County sheriff's deputy's unmarked vehicle sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.