A man who deputies say shined a strobe light at a Kern County sheriff's helicopter is facing a state charge and could be federally prosecuted as well.
The late, great food critic Jonathan Gold was known to have visited Old Town Kern even when he had no intention of writing anything about the trip.
Reader: How can The Bakersfield Californian post the (March 19) headline, "Jury acquits Kern High teacher who allegedly sexted with student"? They said (Kern High School District teacher Johnny Gray Watson) wasn't guilty of that (charge) and the girl (who had accused him) admitted it wasn't …
Optimism is strong among local oil producers that recently healthy barrel price levels will hold steady enough to justify new investment through the end of this year, even as market-related conditions remain in flux and state regulatory complications threaten to sideline proposed drilling an…
A Bakersfield day care operator who pleaded no contest to child abuse is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday.
Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1500 block of Pearl St. on Sunday at approximately 5:30 a.m. for a baby that was not breathing. The baby was transported to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Wondering what's so pleasantly different about that chile verde? Wide-eyed over that steaming platter of garlicky Basque fried chicken? Sizing up an angle of attack on that briny, rich clam linguine?
What do superheroes, the Golden Girls and Secret Service agents all have in common? They all could be found in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday.
The Bakersfield City School District has finally reached an agreement with its teachers union over a salary increase for this year, but the result isn't what teachers were hoping for.
A nonprofit organization contracted with the city of Bakersfield to run a program credited with reducing the city’s feral cat population has abruptly pulled out of the agreement.
The Bakersfield City School District has been selected as one of 18 school districts in the country to be given a Magna Award by the National School Boards Association.
After he and another man were convicted of murder in the death of a roommate, Theron Dale Ausbie was sentenced to life behind bars with no possibility of parole.
At least the fourth lawsuit in a month was filed this week claiming the Kern High School District could have prevented alleged sexual misconduct between a district employee and a student, capping several months of legal disputes involving accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior by distr…
Congressman Kevin McCarthy honored the Garces boys soccer team for winning the CIF State Soccer Championship with a celebration on campus on Friday.
Kern County's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate rose in February to 9.3 percent, up slightly from January and a big jump from December's 7.5 percent, the state reported Friday.
A mistrial has been declared after a Kern County jury said it was deadlocked Friday following more than two days of deliberations in the trial of a woman charged with murder in the shooting of popular local chef Ray Ingram.
Kern's oil industry got a close look Thursday at its many political vulnerabilities — and no shortage of ideas for addressing them — at a Taft event that has become a key gathering of local business and government leaders.
Two people were arrested Thursday on charges related to marijuana sales and illegally operating a pot dispensary within Bakersfield city limits.
The union representing Bakersfield police has filed a claim against the city to prevent the retroactive release of law enforcement officers' personnel records in connection with officer-involved shootings, sexual assaults or dishonesty.
A dispute involving a local home builder who was accused of fraudulently filling out DMV paperwork giving his son's 1967 Camaro to a family friend has been resolved, attorneys said.
The 50 percent increase in homelessness shown in the most recent point-in-time count came as no surprise to those on the front lines of the county’s battle against extreme poverty.
Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 38-year-old man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a juvenile.
A man convicted this week of murder in a shooting at a Wasco park faces 66 years to life in prison, according to prosecutors.
A man who once faced a murder charge in connection with a robbery that resulted in police shooting another suspect has pleaded no contest to multiple charges, according to court records.
Kern County sheriff's bomb squad technicians planned to detonate explosives Wednesday morning north of Meadows Field Airport.
A new study out of UCLA faults California's county agriculture commissioners for failing to propose alternatives to dangerous pesticides whenever possible and overlooking risks associated with using different chemicals on the same or adjacent fields within the same period of time.
An ambitious "master plan" for the future of Hart Park presented to the Kern County Board of Supervisors was met with a sense of hope, excitement and optimism at a meeting held Tuesday in downtown Bakersfield.
One of two robbery suspects shot March 14 by a Bakersfield police officer remains hospitalized in stable condition, police said Tuesday.
A Bakersfield police officer who fired a shot after he mistook a cellphone for a gun did not break the law but violated department policy, according to police.