A person died early Thursday in a vehicle fire in Caliente on Highway 58 east of Bena Road, the Kern County coroner's office announced.

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s help identifying a residential burglary suspect. The burglary occurred in the 3200 block of Kaibab Avenue on June 6 around 10:27 a.m. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years old, with a black mustache, wearin…

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After months of fireworks over lowball pumping numbers and concerns that some groundwater agencies wouldn’t get on board, Kern’s last groundwater sustainability plan was approved Wednesday with barely a murmur.

It’s hard to know what’s more disheartening: That two more local law enforcement officers abused the trust of this community to commit crimes and enrich themselves; or the downright obsequious manner in which the “authorities” have dealt with all these dirty cops.