Neighbors had good reason to celebrate when in early 2003 a FoodMaxx grocery store opened at the southwest corner of Union and California avenues.
A protest against police brutality and racism held in downtown Bakersfield Friday night turned tense when a car drove through a crowd of people and police later dispersed the protesters.
Hundreds are attending a protest that took place in front of the Bakersfield Police Department in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed this week in Minneapolis when a white police officer restrained him by kneeling on Floyd's neck. Protests have been taking place…
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Still more layoff notices trickled in Friday, as four additional companies announced a total of 234 job cuts two months after California's stay-home order took effect.
The woman who died after she jumped off an overpass above Highway 99 at Olive Drive has been identified as 58-year-old Dacy Mae Covington by the Kern County coroner's office.
Amazon expects to start hiring soon to fill the bulk of the jobs being created at a four-story distribution center nearing completion just north of Meadows Field Airport.
The Bakersfield Police Department seeks community assistance identifying a suspect wanted for an auto theft Wednesday in the 3100 block of San Emidio Street.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance identifying suspects wanted for a March 15 robbery at the Famous Footwear located at 5243 Gosford Road.
Local law enforcement agencies are anticipating a protest to be held at Bakersfield Police Department Headquarters tonight around 5 p.m.
Locals returning to their barber or hairstylist for the first time since the quarantine learned Thursday that the experience isn't anything like it used to be.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation will bring celebrities, elected officials and activists together to raise money for regions and communities that have been disproportionately affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kern County officials expressed frustration and concern at the growing number of novel coronavirus cases in local skilled nursing facilities during a Thursday press conference.
As local districts eye August as the start of the next academic year, one thing is certain: Schools will likely look much different for Kern County students.
U.S. Navy veteran Bill Potter doesn’t have much patience for those who leave tattered flags flying long after they should have been respectfully retired.
A man and a woman were injured after a Chevrolet pickup collided with a Nissan Sentra at the intersection of Owens and Niles streets Thursday, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking public assistance identifying two people wanted on suspicion of taking over $2,500 from the bed of a truck on March 15.
Assembly Transportation Committee Vice Chair Vince Fong and Assembly Education Committee Vice Chair Kevin Kiley announced legislation Thursday to stop High-Speed Rail funding for two years.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with an attempted burglary that was caught on camera being interrupted by a 10-year-old girl.
The Bakersfield Police Department arrested two men wanted on suspicion for their involvement in a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday in the 7100 block of Bandelero Way.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office detained 16 people who were inside an alleged illegal internet casino operating out of an industrial building in the 4600 block of Ashworth Road on Wednesday.
Traffic control has been scheduled for the State Route 43/Stockdale Highway roundabout Monday and Tuesday to remove a temporary concrete barrier rail and for final roadway paving.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting public assistance identifying a man wanted on suspicion of taking clothes from Target at 2901 Ming Avenue without paying on March 19.
There have been 2,007 positive cases of novel coronavirus in Kern County since March 17, according to the Kern County Public Health Services Department.
Bakersfield College is partnering with the California Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California Department of Social Services and the UFW Foundation to provide virtual immigration clinics for Bakersfield College students, staff and faculty.
The school, located at 6990 Calloway Drive, held the event Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Administrators passed out diplomas to students and pictures were taken honoring the graduates.
In the first significant break in the case of the Bakersfield 3, charges were filed Wednesday against one of the three for the murder of another.
With a goal of distributing 60,000 meals in 30 days, United Way of Kern County in collaboration with the Bakersfield Marriott distributed meals Wednesday evening.
About 4,000 meals were distributed Wednesday afternoon to farm worker families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic during an event at Forty Acres in Delano.
At an emergency meeting Wednesday, the Kern County Fair board authorized its CEO to switch the organization's accounts to a different bank as part of an effort to secure credit allowing it to survive until September.
The local office of the federal Bureau of Land Management has again approved a Bakersfield company's plan to drill an oil well at the Carrizo Plain National Monument despite the objections of two environmental groups.
Adventist Health’s Delano Regional Medical Center in Delano is resuming surgeries and procedures with additional safety measures to protect patients, staff and visitors, according to a news release from Adventist Health.
Cal State Bakersfield announced Wednesday it was awarded a $25,000 grant from the California State University Chancellor’s Office that will further endeavors toward increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, assisting the Leadership Academy and affinity groups on campus.
The Golden Empire Transit District board has approved spending up to $160,000 to retrofit 88 buses with polycarbonate shields to protect drivers from COVID-19 and other intrusions.
The Kern High School District Transportation Department wanted to do something special for the Class of 2020. The transportation team and the KHSD Police Department maneuvered 22 school buses and six police vehicles in the shape of 2020 on Wednesday morning.
CityServe Kern County and Bakersfield Chrysler Jeep Fiat are hosting a Drive-Up Food Drive to help feed local families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Bakersfield Chrysler Jeep Fiat dealership, 3101 Cattle Drive.
Cal State Bakersfield received two gifts, from the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation, totaling $85,750 and meant to support virtual learning, the university announced.
There will be fireworks over the skies of Tehachapi this Independence Day, but other activities such as the usual All-American 4th of July Festival at Philip Marx Central Park and Coy Burnett Stadium and the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association's Bad Bulls riding event have been canceled.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has named a suspect in a homicide investigation on Wednesday in Wasco in the 1000 block of F Street, according to a news release by KCSO.
Following a 3.7-magnitude earthquake in east Bakersfield on Tuesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said there was at least one aftershock — and there could be more.
Seven new deaths from COVID-19 were reported Wednesday morning by the Kern County Public Health Services Department, bringing the total to 36.