California City is one of the least vaccinated communities in the state, yet city leaders have not touched hundreds of thousands of dollars that could help address the issue.
In some ways, summer school this year is like other years. High school students return to retake a class, get ahead on credits or try something new. Parents bring younger students to school so that they're safe and learning — or at the very least, not watching TV.
Cal State Bakersfield will have a new simulation lab for its Family Nurse Practitioner Program thanks to a $1 million donation from Dr. Uma R. Varanasi and Sita Varanasi.
Two adults were shot and a juvenile was hurt Saturday night in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to Bakersfield police.
A plan to provide homeless aid at a facility in Delano that serves the developmentally disabled has elicited concern from some of its clients and other city residents, who say the clients could be put at risk.
Environmental attacks on Kern County oil and gas production are increasingly being met with industry calls to move forward with carbon-burying technologies seen as helping the state achieve its climate goals while also creating substantial local employment opportunities.
Bakersfield City Councilman Chris Parlier woke up Saturday morning to find four signs stuck into his front lawn. The signs called out his career in law enforcement, celebrated Juneteenth and advocated for defunding the police. Written in blood red paint, handprints were also left on the sidewalk.
Commerce Drive will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday to remove falsework, according to the city of Bakersfield. Necessary traffic will be allowed through, with an expected wait time of 10 minutes.
A driver whose vehicle crossed over the center divider on Interstate 5 south of Stockdale Highway on Friday collided with an oncoming vehicle and died, according to the California Highway Patrol's Buttonwillow office.
A woman pushing a shopping cart in the middle of a road outside a crosswalk was hit by a vehicle Friday night and died, according to Bakersfield police.
Accused former priest Craig Harrison has been told by his previous boss at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno to shut down his counseling business and stop serving in a nonprofit that ministers to women because such activities might sow confusion and scandal, according to a statement relea…
Kern County’s jobless rate improved in May to 10.1 percent from a revised 10.6 percent in April, and as usual, the biggest change was a month-over-month fluctuation in local farm employment — in this case the addition of 5,500 jobs.
Bakersfield Police are asking for the community's help identifying the driver and car involved in an injury hit-and-run collision in April.
The Greater Bakersfield Republican Assembly will host Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer at its July 8 meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. at Salty’s BBQ Banquet Room at 6801 White Lane.
The Kern County Administrative Center located at 1115 Truxtun Ave. closed to the public Friday morning after the air conditioning unit malfunctioned.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents to expect air quality to deteriorate this weekend as temperatures soar to record levels.
Adventist Health Bakersfield disclosed plans Friday for a roughly $10 million ambulatory care and medical office building at its new property along Coffee Road as part of a regional investment strategy that would also include a new, five-story tower at its existing hospital campus downtown a…
This week the Kern High School District launched a summer camp that marks the beginning of an effort to train the next generation of entrepreneurs in the region.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for burglarizing the Keyless Shop, 3001 Ming Ave., at about 11:46 p.m. June 8.
Bakersfield Police are asking for the community's help identifying a man wanted for questioning in a hit-and-run collision in which a person was hurt.
The Bakersfield City Council has approved a $683.2 million budget for the next fiscal year, ensuring the continued operation of city services for another 12 months.
The Kern Leaders Academy, a comprehensive community leadership program put on by the Kern County Taxpayers Education Fund, is accepting applications for its 13th annual academy.
The Bakersfield Police Department has arrested five Bakersfield residents on suspicion of requesting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, the department announced Thursday.
Bakersfield Police Department officers fired at a suspect allegedly trying to carjack the vehicle of an innocent bystander, BPD said in a Thursday news release.
Bakersfield Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying a suspect in a catalytic converter theft that happened at about 10:45 a.m. May 31 in the 1200 block of University Avenue.
The driver of a vehicle and his passenger died Wednesday in a crash with another vehicle on northbound Interstate 5 south of Highway 43 that also left four people injured, according to the California Highway Patrol Buttonwillow office.
In the 29th year of Guarantee Shoe Center’s Shoes for our Homeless Drive, the downtown company reported its greatest haul to date.
Bakersfield Police are asking for the public's help identifying the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision at 8:16 p.m. March 17 in the 9900 block of Hageman Road.
A Bakersfield Police Department DUI and driver's license checkpoint held Wednesday night didn't bring any arrests for DUI, but 41 drivers were cited for driving while unlicensed.
The Downtown Business Association held its "Block-to-Block" meeting at the Fox Theater early Wednesday in downtown Bakersfield, the day after the state of California officially reopened.
A heated discussion on the proposed city of Bakersfield budget led to the Council Chambers being cleared Wednesday.
Two Bakersfield College history professors at the center of a politically contentious funding dispute have filed a federal lawsuit alleging top officials at the Kern Community College District violated their rights of free speech and academic freedom.