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In some ways, summer school this year is like other years. High school students return to retake a class, get ahead on credits or try something new. Parents bring younger students to school so that they're safe and learning — or at the very least, not watching TV.

Environmental attacks on Kern County oil and gas production are increasingly being met with industry calls to move forward with carbon-burying technologies seen as helping the state achieve its climate goals while also creating substantial local employment opportunities.

Bakersfield City Councilman Chris Parlier woke up Saturday morning to find four signs stuck into his front lawn. The signs called out his career in law enforcement, celebrated Juneteenth and advocated for defunding the police. Written in blood red paint, handprints were also left on the sidewalk.

Commerce Drive will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday to remove falsework, according to the city of Bakersfield. Necessary traffic will be allowed through, with an expected wait time of 10 minutes.

A driver whose vehicle crossed over the center divider on Interstate 5 south of Stockdale Highway on Friday collided with an oncoming vehicle and died, according to the California Highway Patrol's Buttonwillow office.

As blistering temperatures continue, the Bakersfield Police Department is issuing a reminder about the seriousness of heatstroke inside vehicles.

Accused former priest Craig Harrison has been told by his previous boss at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno to shut down his counseling business and stop serving in a nonprofit that ministers to women because such activities might sow confusion and scandal, according to a statement relea…

Kern County’s jobless rate improved in May to 10.1 percent from a revised 10.6 percent in April, and as usual, the biggest change was a month-over-month fluctuation in local farm employment — in this case the addition of 5,500 jobs.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a missing 45-year-year old last seen in Onyx.

Adventist Health Bakersfield disclosed plans Friday for a roughly $10 million ambulatory care and medical office building at its new property along Coffee Road as part of a regional investment strategy that would also include a new, five-story tower at its existing hospital campus downtown a…

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for burglarizing the Keyless Shop, 3001 Ming Ave., at about 11:46 p.m. June 8.

The Kern Leaders Academy, a comprehensive community leadership program put on by the Kern County Taxpayers Education Fund, is accepting applications for its 13th annual academy.

The driver of a vehicle and his passenger died Wednesday in a crash with another vehicle on northbound Interstate 5 south of Highway 43 that also left four people injured, according to the California Highway Patrol Buttonwillow office.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday morning that Brian Redfeairn, who had previously been reported missing, has been found.