The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Chengsen Yu, 58, who was last seen on Monday in the area of the Days Inn located at 818 S. Real Road.
Two Bakersfield restaurant-bars shut down last week by county health inspectors have been cleared to reopen. Amestoy's has confirmed it is now open. McMurphy's could not be reached.
Bakersfield resident Manuel Solis spent five bucks Tuesday in hopes of winning the Mega Millions jackpot, which had grown to $900 million by Wednesday.
A man convicted of killing his estranged wife’s lover and attempting to kill his wife was sentenced to 80 years and four months to life in prison on Wednesday.
Demolition work began next to The Dome on Wednesday, one day after the city of Bakersfield issued a demo permit to the historically notable property's new owner.
An employee of the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department has accused Planning Director Lorelei Oviatt of years of bullying and abusive behavior toward himself and other staff at the department.
Bishop Armando X. Ochoa is working with a review board to determine what information the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno may release about area priests accused of sexual misconduct, including the possibility of publicly identifying those priests by name.
A new community pocket park opens Oct. 26 in an underserved area of east Bakersfield. Children First, the Bakersfield-based nonprofit that built the park, will own and maintain it.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has contracted with a third-party agency to conduct an audit of an out-of state-bank account opened by the former business manager of the Taft Union High School District.
With its license for public occupancy from the state newly in hand, Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is moving closer to opening its new hospital — so much so that it's ready to allow the community in for much-anticipated guided tours.
A locally supported alternative for routing bullet trains into Bakersfield won approval Tuesday from California's high-speed rail agency, capping what had been a contentious planning process that pitted city interests against officials in Sacramento.
Alejandro Andres Sanchez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and charges related to stealing a vehicle, in Kern County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.
Two Kern County farmers have been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.
Cal State Bakersfield has been ranked among the top 50 best online master's degree programs in curriculum and instruction by the site Top Education Degrees.
Officers and agents from several law enforcement agencies on Monday seized what they believed to be more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine, plus other drugs and ammunition during the arrests of three men in the Delano area, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Dorothy Velasquez and Gary Rodriguez, plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit that forced Kern County to create a second Latino-majority district on the Board of Supervisors, say they will endorse Jose Gonzalez in the three-way race for 4th District supervisor, Gonzalez announced in a press r…
A person working at Urbane Cafe on Mt. Vernon Avenue has been diagnosed with Shigellosis, according to Kern County Public Health.
It’s like a stripped-down Sears: Aisle after aisle of washing machines, refrigerators and ovens from well-known manufacturers like Kenmore and GE.
A Kern County Superior Court judge ruled in favor Tuesday of a Tehachapi prison guard who is suing the state prison system for not providing adequate accommodations while she was pregnant, which led to the loss of her unborn child.
A young Bakersfield man who died Monday in a single-vehicle accident near Buttonwillow has been identified by a news release from the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Motorists should anticipate rolling lane closures on Highway 99 in the vicinity of Belle Terrace early Sunday morning. The closures — planned to occur between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. — are needed to allow workers to pull utility lines across the freeway, a spokeswoman for the Thomas Roads Improvem…
Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. As part of the move, 142 Sears and Kmart stores are expected to close within months. The company is not necessarily going away, at least not yet. The company will be left with 687 stores, including Kmarts. Besides the undisclo…
More than a dozen years have passed since the U.S Army Corps of Engineers became concerned about water seeping through the auxiliary dam at Isabella Lake — not to mention the possibility of a massive earthquake leveling the earthen structure.
Veronica Macias Luna, 45, of Northridge, died of injuries suffered in a collision on Highway 99 in Pixley on Sunday. She was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle. Luna was transported to Delano Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Serena Nicole Ferrel, 25, of Delano died Oct. 9 after her SUV crashed into a tree on Highway 99 south of Woollomes Avenue, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
After buying virtually all their sheets, major appliances and Christmas gifts at the Valley Plaza Sears for at least 20 years, Don and Janelle Birdwell were in for a shock as they approached the store's entrance Monday.
Kern County Sheriff deputies from the Ridgecrest substation shut down what the agency called an illegal gambling operation in Inyokern Friday. On several tips from the community, deputies responded to the R/C Cafe at 4051 Inyokern Road, where they reported observing an illegal gambling operation.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy is dismissing as a "charade" a Los Angeles Times report that a company owned by his wife's family won more than $7 million over nine years in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military bases — contracts that were based on her brother's questionable claim o…
The Kern High School District will hold Principal Partners' Day on Wednesday, opening the district’s doors to more than 400 local business, government and educational leaders.
A Tehachapi woman pleaded guilty in federal court to aggravated identity theft Monday in Fresno, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Several weeks ago, I was on a flight from South Dakota to Denver. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Mount Rushmore State for work these days and was headed home from another brief visit. I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. Her name was Nancy.
Well-wishers were on hand Sunday at Meadows Field for the arrival of 22 Honor Flight participants: 16 Korean War and six WWII veterans and their chaperones.
A former correctional officer who gunned down his estranged wife's lover and fired at but missed his wife is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.
For an 18-year-old, Tony Garcia has a lot on his plate. Last year, when he was a student at Arvin High School, one of the football coaches noticed he could kick a soccer ball with distance and accuracy. As a defender for the school's soccer team, he could clear the ball and kick it further d…
At approximately 5:50 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a home on fire. Crews arrived on scene and were faced with an approximately 4,000 square-foot home with smoke showing from the rear of the structure.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday it has arrested 35-year-old Alejandro Andres Sanchez on suspicion of murdering Cheyenne Watkins, 23, of Tehachapi, whose body was found in an abandoned house June 1.
When Jennine Ochoa became pregnant at the end of 2017, she didn’t know what to expect. At 42, she’d waited longer than most women to start a family. But she said her first five months were easy. “I had no morning sickness, nothing,” she said. “It was completely uneventful until May.”
On Oct. 30, Superior Court Judge Gary T. Friedman retires after a 35-year career on the bench marked by a strong moral sense, unflagging commitment to fairness and a soothing courtroom demeanor in which he combined an apparent sincere concern for all parties with a gentle humor that more oft…
The Good Neighbor Festival is held Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Food, games, kids’ activities and resource booths were part of the attraction of the annual event.
Many motorcycle riders participated in the 6th annual Sikh Motorcycle Ride Saturday and hundreds attended the festivities after the ride at Hart Park that included food, drinks, and music in a family setting. The Sikh Motorcycle Riders of America donate funds collected at the ride to benefit…
A Tehachapi corrections officer who says she lost her child in part due to a policy prohibiting pregnant officers from getting paid leave or light duty hopes she can help create a better future for her fellow female officers.