Faced with mounting public concern and an uptick in homelessness, the Kern County Board of Supervisors held a community meeting Monday to discuss how to address the issue.
Veterans who live at Solstice Senior Living in Bakersfield look over the Veterans Wall of Honor with photos of more than 20 of their residents who served in the armed force. Ridgeview High artist were recruited to draw the American flag on the wall where the photos of the honored veterans hang.
(AP) Authorities said heavy rains caused flooding and prompted road closures and rescues of people from stranded cars in central and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern High School District are together launching a program designed to prepare a select group of 20 teacher-residents for careers in local education.
Cries of "Beautiful!" and sounds of appreciation and applause filled the air Monday as Solstice Senior Living unveiled its Veterans Wall of Honor in front of scores of residents and visitors at the southwest Bakersfield retirement community.
A man charged with 17 felonies in last year's shooting at Bakersfield Heart Hospital is due in court Wednesday for a competency hearing, and a convicted arsonist who set an apartment fire that injured several Bakersfield police officers is due to be sentenced Thursday.
Adventist Health Bakersfield is joining 18 other health systems in California, Hawaii and Washington by offering the COPE Health Scholars program.
A Shot Spotter alert on Sunday past midnight brought officers to east Bakersfield and led to two arrests. According to Bakersfield Police, no victims were located and witnesses said the shots were possibly fired into the air
With most Kern County schools starting on Wednesday, students and teachers have been getting ready for classes to begin, with teachers' prep going all the way back to the end of last school year and through the summer.
The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and similar-style weapons have become both widely popular among gun owners and notorious due to their use in a number of mass shootings over the years.
Collector Con comes to Bakersfield this weekend with people dressed up as their favorite characters or creating their own characters. There are plenty of comic book and TV and movie collectables too.
The Kern County Museum is the site of this years Valley Fever Walk Saturday morning to bring awareness and education about the disease.
When Bakersfield resident Jennifer Gandara, 44, left for the Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday morning to release the title of her vehicle after an accident, she expected the worst.
All three chairs on the barbershop side of Reyna's Beauty Salon were occupied. Three young barbers cropped the necks of three young customers, and a fourth waited his turn. Everyone in this Lamont barbershop had a vote, I announced. "Pretend you're the school board. How does Lamont High Scho…
Kern County voters now have a clear picture of who they can pick to represent them on a range of local government boards on Nov. 6.
Median construction for Truxtun Avenue will require alternating nighttime lane closures between Empire Drive and Elm Street next week.
Reader: One only has to look at the front-page headlines in your Aug. 4 edition to know we've fallen full-bore into a feel-good generation. "Mini-Con brings out inner superheroes," "How not to recycle," and of world-shatteringly importance, "City seeks funds for proposed bike path along Fria…
Bakersfield College Child Development has opened a new outdoor classroom for its toddlers that can be used as a classroom with all the benefits of being outdoors including shade trees, grass, a fishing stream and other features.
A man who police said fired multiple rounds from a handgun outside a Union Avenue hotel was arrested after officers received ShotSpotter alerts.
Bakersfield, 16 million B.C. — long before a man named Col. Thomas Baker came to Central California — an ocean of water covered the patch of land that would someday be known as Baker's Field.
The sentencing of a man convicted of raping a woman after being paid by her husband to commit the crime was postponed Friday to give his attorney time to gather information and decide whether to file a motion for a new trial.
In a small boutique in downtown Bakersfield, Brenda Blanton donned a styling gown and settled into a salon chair facing a mirror. Shop owner Kelly Giblin approached, not carrying scissors or a curling iron, but a small hairpiece resembling a dirty blonde bob with dark roots. “This is an amaz…
The Bakersfield Police Department and other agencies will be out in force from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3 targeting impaired drivers.
Dr. Mike Thurman of Thurman Orthodontics presents a check of $2,290 to Belinda Rickett of the Bakersfield Burrito Project on Thursday. Thurman pledged to make a donation to the group for every new patient he took on this year. The money will fund 2,400 meals for the homeless.
The Westside Parkway eastbound off-ramp to Coffee Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, to allow repairs of a damaged guardrail.
Arizona-based Mister Car Wash has purchased the locally based Cruz Thru chain — early last year. But only now is the transaction gaining notice, as the new owner works to put up new signage around town.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
A Bakersfield man has been charged with torture and other crimes after admitting to pouring boiling water over a mentally disabled woman's back while she was sleeping, deputies say in court documents.
A Delano man who gunned down two men out of jealousy and sparked a melee when he tried to leave the courtroom as his guilty verdicts were read will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The Outlets at Tejon has had a tough time financially lately and continues to experience a churn of tenants coming and going. But people familiar with the industry say it's all part of finding the right balance of tenants to persuade people to either pull off the freeway or drive a considerable distance for items they can't find closer to home.
Ward 1 City Councilman Willie Rivera will have some company on the November ballot, as will at least one of his council colleagues.