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Ramping up goals for tackling climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the Legislature to accelerate greenhouse gas cuts, set new interim targets for reaching 100% clean electricity and codify safety zones around new oil and gas wells.

Later start times for middle and high school students, the expansion of transitional kindergarten, more after-school programs and the opening of more community schools are just some changes students and staff will have to adjust to this school year, while still dealing with COVID-19 safety p…


Eastern Kern will be the site of a major goods-movement project expected to help address shipping bottlenecks at ports in Southern California while attracting local investment and possibly new jobs in a sector usually associated with the valley portion of the county.


An oil industry-supported study has highlighted concerns Sacramento agrees should be addressed to make sure foreign crude doesn't get an unfair market advantage over in-state production because of data gaps in California's system for rating fuels' "carbon intensity."

Bakersfield Police officers arrested two people on suspicion of driving under the influence during a checkpoint held in the 1900 block of Ming Avenue.

A nighttime lane closure has been scheduled for all lanes on the northbound side of Highway 99 between Ming Avenue and Highway 58 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday, according to city of Bakersfield officials.

The Bakersfield Police Department is holding a DUI and driver's license checkpoint starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday night within city limits.

The city of Bakersfield announced Thursday nearly $4 million from the state to address homelessness by creating permanent supportive housing, a new shelter and other solutions.

A contract agreement announced Thursday ends a public dispute between Adventist Health and Anthem Blue Cross of California over "in-network" reimbursement rates the Indianapolis-based insurer pays the hospital chain headquartered in Roseville.

An off-duty Bakersfield Police officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault causing serious bodily injury and felony vandalism after an alleged hit-and-run July 21 led to a violent confrontation.

A second patrol has been added to downtown Bakersfield's experiment of having businesses share the cost of providing private security in defined areas.

The Bakersfield Police Department reported that a cyclist was killed after being struck by a car around 12:06 a.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of Oak Street.

The Bakersfield Police Department is offering up to $1,000 reward through its Secret Witness program for information that leads to an arrest and charges in a fatal Aug. 14, 2021, shooting.

The Bakersfield Police Department arrested four suspects in connection with a shooting that left a teenage boy and a woman injured. 

When the Las Vegas Raiders take the field this season, they’ll bring a little piece of Bakersfield with them — beyond starting quarterback and Bakersfield Christian alum Derek Carr, that is.

A contract to provide inmates with chaplaincy services drew scrutiny at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday with a competing contract-seeker making allegations to the board.

Starting 8 p.m. Thursday, the Stockdale Highway off-ramp for the southbound lanes of Highway 99 will be closed permanently, according to a city of Bakersfield news release.