Two Bakersfield-based institutions received awards at Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s “Tie One On for Safety” Gala Awards held Thursday in Long Beach.
The Kern Leaders Academy, a program conducted by the Kern County Taxpayers Education Fund, has announced the graduation of its 2019 class.
After 28 years serving the Bakersfield community, Cafe Med will close its doors. Owner Meir Brown said they hope to remain open until Wednesday.
A Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings will be served at the Bakersfield Homeless Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the center announced in a news release.
TAFT — The state's new moves aimed at the oil industry to halt steam injection and hydraulic fracturing are going to hit Kern County's small producers the hardest, and they could have a major impact on the county's property tax revenue.
Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin will be retiring as chief to take a position as chief district attorney investigator for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.
Local freeway and road maintenance work will require nighttime lane closures along southbound Highway 99 on Monday and Tuesday, the Thomas Roads Improvement Program said in a news release Friday.
Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, this week announced plans to roll out a new look in the produce sections of its stores — but it turns out the changes have already been rolled out in the affected Bakersfield stores.
A mistrial was declared after several days of deliberation by a Kern County jury Thursday in the case against Eddie Leyva, the father of a 3-month old baby who died in 2014. A separate jury on Nov. 15 convicted the baby's mother, Vanessa Wolfe, of second-degree murder and child abuse causing…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an $8 million grant for Mojave Air and Space Port through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.
Any efforts to speed up the city of Bakersfield’s efforts to open an emergency homeless shelter will be met with a legal barrier.
What do you get when you cross Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall," "Ballet Suite No. 2" by Dmitri Shostakovich, and memorable speeches from past leaders such as former presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Barack Obama?
Kern has closed the gap to Los Angeles with the launch of seven-roundtrips-per-weekday bus service to Santa Clarita, the county's transit service announced Thursday.
New Bakersfield police officers will soon receive bonuses upon being hired. On Wednesday, the Bakersfield City Council approved $3,000 hiring incentives for all new recruits beginning Dec. 1.
The death of a Bakersfield man after he was detained by the California Highway Patrol in August was an accident, according to the Kern County coroner's office.
A Delano resident was one of two men indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly receiving more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine in a cargo truck.
The Bakersfield Condors hosted their 16th Annual Field Trip Day game Thursday against the Stockton Heat and, once again, local students were out in full force. An announced crowd of 7,680 was in attendance to watch the Condors fall to the Stockton Heat, 4-3 in overtime. Either way, it was a …
Rosamond High School classes were canceled Thursday after a swirl of rumors and misinformation circulated this week about a shooting threat at the school and a student suspended for bringing a gun on campus.
Philadelphia will get a touch of Bakersfield this Thanksgiving as one local cheerleader was selected to perform in the city's annual parade.
It's been 20 years worth of giving and helping the community for the Kern Community Foundation, but the organization's work is far from over.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about California Gov. Gavin Newsom issuing a moratorium on permits for wells using high-pressure steam to extract oil, The Associated Press reported that a Chevron well suffered a massive leak, while others that use that method have not had spills…
Students and school officials gathered at Highland Elementary School Wednesday to present over 4,000 pairs of socks to the Hope Center & Standard School District's Clothing Closet. After starting with a single fifth-grade class that donated a few hundred socks to the cause, the school-wi…
Kern County Public Works will be offering residents in outlying communities a one-day drop off collection event for household hazardous waste in December, according to a news release.
Sheriff Donny Youngblood announced Wednesday several promotions in the department. A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 22 in the Sheriff’s Auditorium at 1350 Norris Road.
Clinica Sierra Vista will host a World AIDS Day conference on Dec. 2 to help bring awareness to the fight against HIV and to commemorate those who have died from it, according to a press release.
A ceremony for the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be held in Bakersfield on Dec. 7, according to a news release.
The guardrail replacement along the Westside Parkway westbound on-ramp from southbound Mohawk Street has been rescheduled for Thursday, according to Thomas Roads Improvement Project.
Rainy weather contributed to a crash on Highway 99 Wednesday morning involving three vehicles, including a Kern County Sheriff's patrol car, the California Highway Patrol has reported.
Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services will host a career expo on Saturday where dozens of behavioral health positions will be available, according to a news release.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at Dewar's Candy Shop on Eye Street Sunday night.
The historic Sunset Camp — a housing complex for migrant workers — is receiving its first wave of homeless residents this week. About 10 were scheduled to move in Tuesday and more will arrive in the coming days and weeks. In October, the Housing Authority discussed plans to use the Sunset Ca…
California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them, while temporarily banning another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest spills in state history.
In an effort to capture as accurate a snapshot as possible of Kern County’s homeless population, the Board of Supervisors hopes to recruit more volunteers than ever before for January’s point-in-time count.