A high-profile bill that would cripple Kern County oil production suffered a key defeat this week when it failed to win enough votes to advance in the state Legislature.

The Golden Empire Transit District is reminding residents that buses run directly to or near local COVID-19 vaccine sites, and that it also offers on-demand paratransit and on-demand curb-to-curb service.

Students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies can watch a set of videos on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's website for more information.

After new reported cases of coronavirus fell significantly, Kern County qualified to enter the orange tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Wednesday.

Adventist Health Bakersfield said Tuesday it's not quite sure what it will build — a hospital or something else health-care related — on vacant land it recently bought on the eastern side of Coffee Road north of Brimhall Road. But now at least the future development has a name: the Roth Fami…

The Bakersfield Police Department has identified the driver of an alleged fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sept. 7, 2019 in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street thanks to a Secret Witness tip.

The Kern County coroner's office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday at the 1000 block of E 3rd Street in Bakersfield.

As the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program draws to an early close, the head of the local Small Business Development Center plans to provide free guidance Wednesday on how local businesses can maximize their chances of receiving money through the federal recovery initiative.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating drugged driving as a possible cause of a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning on Interstate 5, south of Taft Highway.

New COVID-19 cases have remained low in Kern County for several weeks now, raising the likelihood the county could progress into the less restrictive orange reopening tier on Tuesday.

A teenager died Sunday after being struck by a train in the area of Renfro Road and Santa Fe Way, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Monday represents a long-awaited day for the Kern High School District: General education students will begin to arrive on campus for in-person learning for the first time since the district shuttered its campuses when the pandemic began last March.