Kern County’s 2-1-1 information and referral service received more than 1,300 calls about rental and mortgage assistance during the program’s first week of availability, indicating a strong demand for the financial aid.

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A local developer has confirmed plans to demolish and replace Bakersfield's Greyhound station with a four-story apartment building, giving downtown its second high-density housing project in recent decades and likely nudging the bus terminal a mile east onto a city-owned spot next to the Amt…

A Kern County Superior Court judge sentenced Kaleb Kessinger to 25 years to life in prison Tuesday for the 2018 murder of 2-year-old Ramon Chavez.

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”

Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer announced Tuesday that Michaele Bowers — who originally had been charged with murder and acknowledged her involvement in the death of her boyfriend Raymond Ingram, the owner of soul food restaurant J's Place, in 2017 — entered a no contest plea to…

The county’s public health department has approved waivers for Kernville Union School District and two more schools, bringing the total number of schools in the county approved for in-person learning to 25. The other two schools approved were Linns Valley Union School District and Bethel Chr…

By all accounts, there has been no significant jump in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day weekend and the spread of the virus continues to slow in Kern County. Three weeks past the early September holiday, new cases and hospitalizations in Kern remain on a downward trajectory, county data shows.

This year four of five seats are up for grabs on the Bakersfield City School District school board. On Wednesday, parents, staff and community members are invited to a virtual forum where they can meet many of these candidates and ask them questions. 

William Shakespeare wrote, “In the night, imagining some fear, how easy is a bush supposed a bear!” For many families having lost loved ones to the coronavirus, this has been a devastating year. The death numbers are broadcast relentlessly. Small wonder people have become paranoid about trav…