Two local students were recently recognized by the California Water Service Group’s sixth annual college scholarship program, and one of which received the grand prize.
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative will soon restructure as both the city of Bakersfield and Kern County officials aim to take a greater role in homeless mitigation efforts.
HGTV crews and a group of more than 100 cheering volunteers marched up to the Rosedale home of Jessica Mosley and her five children Thursday morning to deliver a major announcement: The family had been selected by hit reality TV show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to receive a new home.
The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for four suspects involved in two separate incidents that plagued Slice of Italy Italian restaurant downtown.
After months of secrecy, the family chosen to receive a new home as part of the TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was finally disclosed Thursday. The home being built for Bakersfield's Mosely family is expected to take ownership of the house within days.
Accused priest Craig Harrison has filed a slander lawsuit against a Catholic group that recently disseminated letters and emails alleging the Bakersfield clergyman committed sexual abuse while working at a Firebaugh church in the early 2000s.
A former pregnant correctional officer at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi was awarded $1.7 million in damages stemming from a lawsuit filed against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in April 2018.
School might not be every student's favorite place to be early in the morning, but maintaining stellar attendance every year brings academic and life success.
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake centered near Little Lake on Thursday afternoon, about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
RIDGECREST — A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the area between North Gold Canyon and Robalo Street just after midnight Thursday, according to Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin.
An elementary school is a place where a lot of growing takes place — young minds learn something new each day, students develop and mature mentally and sometimes even plants, fruits and vegetables are harvested after a strong season.
The family members are equipped with walkie-talkies, powerful binoculars and life vests — and they have compartmentalized their grief in order to keep doing what they have to do.
For half a century, and escalating dramatically over the past decade, Bakersfield's commercial and residential growth has been focused primarily on its southwestern quadrant.
Bakersfield residents are invited to mingle and eat a wide assortment of food available at the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's BBQ & Brews social this Friday.
Houchin Community Blood Bank has appointed Brad Bryan as its new president and CEO. Bryan had been serving as the company’s interim CEO since the end of May, after being brought on around two months earlier.
The auction of Sundale Country Club was again postponed Wednesday, leaving the troubled golf club property — and the neighborhood surrounding it — in uncertainty.
Three Kern County-based businesses — Grapevine MSP Technology Services and Stria LLC in Bakersfield and Tasteful Selections LLC in Arvin — have been named to 2019's Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies with revenues of more than $2 million last year.
The Bakersfield Police Department arrested two men and one teenager early Wednesday morning for their alleged connection in a string of residential and car burglaries in southwest Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in identifying suspects wanted for theft from a vehicle and credit card fraud.
More than two dozen Kern County oil and steam-injection wells have been idled because of concerns they never received a proper regulatory review, state officials said Tuesday.
The Bakersfield Police Department detained two drivers and cited 12 others while conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Tuesday night.
Students aren't the only ones scared about going off to college. Often times it's their parents who are even more nervous about the little birds leaving the nest.
In between sobs, Daniel McKie told a Kern County Sheriff's Office investigator back on the day his girlfriend's 4-month-old baby died in 2017 that he felt as though the death was his fault.
The warfare of the future is being tested at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, but the military base has determined that it needs more space to fulfill its mission.
They’ve served as sentinels in the Science I Building for nearly the entirety of Cal State Bakersfield’s history, but now their watch is over: The gazelle, wildebeest, elk, antelope and giraffe heads that towered over two generations of students, faculty and staff have left the building for …
FRESNO — Eight protesters were handcuffed and removed from the Fresno County Hall of Records on Tuesday, following a protest to try to get raises for workers who take care of the elderly and disabled.
Plans for a low-barrier homeless shelter in Bakersfield have slowed after community members voiced their opposition to a proposal that Weill Park host the project.
The Bakersfield City School District is celebrating Music in Our Schools Week with assemblies at each of the district elementary schools, which began Monday and lasting through Aug. 29. This year’s theme is “Toy Story," and students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles, instruments…
A man who posted a Facebook status update asking for advice on how to kill a baby while it's in the hospital reacted calmly after he was told by security guards at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles he could no longer come visit his girlfriend's 4-month-old son at the facility.
When one considers the geographic locations of Bakersfield's major hospitals, four of them are concentrated in or near the city's downtown core.
With Bike Arvin scheduled to close on Sept. 29th, the organization is looking for donors or sponsors to keep the small, nonprofit bike repair shop open for volunteers, customers and riders. The group is also searching for a facility that can house its shop, equipment, displays, and equipment…
PG&E will conduct a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) drill, using helicopters in Tejon and Poso Mountain to practice response time, on Tuesday morning. Power will not be interrupted during the drill.
Families of Bakersfield residents who have been killed by local law enforcement are applauding a new bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday that strengthens the standards for use of deadly force by officers.
What if a student's academic data could be tracked from their first day of school all the way until they graduate college in a way that was not available before? A Kern County pilot program is on its way to do just that.
A man was arrested early Monday morning after Bakersfield Police officers allegedly found him in possession of items stolen from a business that was burglarized.
One of Cal State Bakersfield's best kept secrets — the University Counselor Training Clinic — will soon reopen its doors to Bakersfield residents seeking individual, couple and family therapy.
A 31-year-old man from Los Angeles who was not wearing a flotation device was found dead in the Kern River on Saturday, and another man still remains missing, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.