A car that had been found engulfed in flames has caused a fire to spread near Highway 178.
Highway 99 is scheduled to be closed to all traffic early Sunday between 1 and 6 a.m. in the vicinity of the Belle Terrace overcrossing.
Reader: Sorry to see our Bakersfield paper go off the anti-Trump cliff with the other 300-plus lemming national papers this past Thursday ("Our View: Media here for the people," Aug. 15). If 10 of your friends call you a jerk, maybe you're a jerk. Likewise, if tens of millions of people call…
The Bakersfield City Council earlier this week approved a tweak to landscaping standards that will affect nearly every new major construction project within the city.
Hotels, restaurants, office buildings are some of the construction projects underway on Coffee Road between Stockdale Highway and Hagemen Road.
A warm winter with a late frost devastated many local cherry growers this year, adding another year to the string of difficult growing seasons cherry farmers have experienced recently.
A packed house attend the Community Baby Shower for expectant parents and moms who recently had children hosted by Omni Family Health to inform parents of the need for regular mother and child preventative-care appointments. Speakers, games, prizes and healthy food were also part of the even…
Highway 99 was shut down for hours Thursday after a pedestrian Bakersfield Police later identified as Frank Javier Ruelas, 50, was spotted hanging off the eastbound White Lane overpass at about 10:45 a.m. The situation was peacefully resolved, BPD said, at about 2:45 p.m. when Ruelas came do…
A man who set fire to a south Bakersfield apartment has been sentenced to a year in jail and five years' probation, according to court records.
U.S. agriculture had the upper hand when it came to trade with China. Then President Donald Trump made good on his promise to address the overall trade imbalance.
Prosecutor Gina Pearl and Deputy Public Defender Paul Cadman gave opening statements to the jury in the trial of Rigoberto Sanchez a former correctional officer on trial for killing his wife’s lover, Edwin Lima. His wife, Sandra Sanchez, whom Sanchez was separated from, was at her apartment …
Hundreds of parents and their kids got to explore the new Whitley Elementary School Thursday for the first time as the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District opened its doors for the new school year.
The city is closing the westbound on-ramp from Truxtun Avenue to the Westside Parkway at night starting Aug. 27, a week later than originally planned.
Former Kern County Supervisor and state senator Michael Rubio has landed on Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 list, an annual look at Californians who have an outsized influence on state politics or policy but do not hold office.
L’Oreal has agreed to the terms of a lease with Tejon Ranch Co., and is planning to relocate a distribution center to the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center.
On the night of May 28, 2017, a Tehachapi correctional officer opened fire at his wife and her lover from outside the bedroom window of the wife's apartment.
Lanes began reopening on Highway 99 at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday after a pedestrian hanging off the eastbound White Lane overpass closed both directions of the highway for hours.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Nonprofits around Bakersfield do a lot of good. They provide services for the homeless, they feed the hungry, and they help students with financial needs among many other good deeds.
Rosedale Middle School Principal Becky Devahl stood at the gate, her watchful eyes scanning the crowd of students gathered like a herd of wildebeests waiting to enter a lush valley.
Congressman David Valadao is criticizing a civil rights organization that sent a group of protesters to his Hanford home Wednesday morning with his wife and three children inside. Valadao wasn't home at the time.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame.
Sheriff's officials are asking for witnesses to come forward with possible suspect information in the death a Tehachapi woman whose body was found June 1 with a gunshot wound to the head.
Three psychiatrists have examined a Big Sur man charged with shooting his way into Bakersfield Heart Hospital last year. Soon there will be a fourth.
Today is the first day of school for many local students, and we want to see you celebrating the beginning of a new school year. Did you take a photo of your child with his or her new teacher? Or did your teens snap a photo of your first-day-of-school outfit? What about reuniting with your f…
A man trimming palm trees in Delano was clinging to the tree's trunk 40 feet above ground when firefighters arrived to rescue him Tuesday morning. The tree trimmer was not injured but was reportedly feeling numbness in his arms and legs and was exhausted from holding onto the tree after his …
Don't be surprised this week if you encounter new security measures as kids return to school. Several local school districts have beefed up security heading into the new year.
A former Centennial High football and basketball player has been found guilty of all 15 charges filed against him in a series of sexual assaults in northeast Bakersfield last year, one of which occurred in a Bakersfield College women's restroom.
A man pleaded no contest Monday to attempting to extort a former Cal State Bakersfield professor who was in possession of child pornography, according to court records.
A roundtable discussion is scheduled later this week for local farmers to take up the timely topic of international trade in agriculture.
(AP) Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks.