The Kern County coroner’s office has identified a 42-year-old woman as the victim in a suspected homicide in the 500 block of Real Road.
A high-profile bill that would cripple Kern County oil production suffered a key defeat this week when it failed to win enough votes to advance in the state Legislature.
Just as the supply of COVID-19 vaccine has increased in Kern County, demand appears to be tapering off even though Kern has a relatively low local vaccination rate.
A woman suspected of killing her three young children in Los Angeles, then fleeing north through Kern County and carjacking a vehicle along the way, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Wednesday in Kern County Superior Court.
Cal State Bakersfield will hold a series of in-person commencement ceremonies this spring to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021.
Lori Malkin vividly recalls the night her son was involved in what ultimately proved to be a fatal accident, and how it changed her outlook forever.
The Golden Empire Transit District is reminding residents that buses run directly to or near local COVID-19 vaccine sites, and that it also offers on-demand paratransit and on-demand curb-to-curb service.
Arvin City Councilwoman Jazmin Robles has resigned. The Arvin High School teacher said in a news release she wanted to focus 100 percent on her students with in-person learning returning.
Students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies can watch a set of videos on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's website for more information.
Tina Marie Brown has vowed she would stay in downtown Bakersfield, and now it looks like she's going to be able to keep that promise.
Leaders of the "B3K" regional economic development project on Tuesday unveiled an extensive local-market assessment that points out steep challenges — and potential opportunities — for Kern's long-term prosperity and quality job creation.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department asked all local COVID-19 vaccination providers to put a temporary halt on Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution following the CDC’s recommendation to pause its administration.
After new reported cases of coronavirus fell significantly, Kern County qualified to enter the orange tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Wednesday.
Adventist Health Bakersfield said Tuesday it's not quite sure what it will build — a hospital or something else health-care related — on vacant land it recently bought on the eastern side of Coffee Road north of Brimhall Road. But now at least the future development has a name: the Roth Fami…
The Bakersfield Police Department has identified the driver of an alleged fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sept. 7, 2019 in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street thanks to a Secret Witness tip.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting public assistance identifying a woman suspected of being involved in an alleged vehicle burglary and unlawful use of a credit card.
A woman suspected of killing her three young children in Los Angeles has been transferred to the Kern County Jail on suspicion of felony auto theft and carjacking.
As the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program draws to an early close, the head of the local Small Business Development Center plans to provide free guidance Wednesday on how local businesses can maximize their chances of receiving money through the federal recovery initiative.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating drugged driving as a possible cause of a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning on Interstate 5, south of Taft Highway.
Bakersfield Police are requesting help from the community in identifying a suspected vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run that occurred Feb. 12 in southeast Bakersfield.
North High School Senior Class President Michelle Sosa wasn't quite sure whether she should be celebrating her return to campus Monday or mourning the loss of most of her senior year.
The Kern High School District will invite all students back to the classroom for in-person learning this month. On Monday, seniors were welcomed back at North High.
A project to aid homeless women and children that was nearly unanimously rejected by the Bakersfield City Council can now proceed after intervention by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
New COVID-19 cases have remained low in Kern County for several weeks now, raising the likelihood the county could progress into the less restrictive orange reopening tier on Tuesday.
A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Kern County and who was arrested last week following a police chase in Southern California is now in custody with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
It is no secret the coronavirus pandemic has brought new residents from Los Angeles to Kern County. With a booming housing market and 1 percent apartment vacancy rate in Bakersfield, it seems like everybody has heard a story about LA residents seeking more affordability with the new ability …
New information has been released regarding a suspect vehicle in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred last year near Cal State Bakersfield.
The family of Ronne Readus, a men’s basketball player at Cal State Bakersfield who was seriously injured in a car crash in his hometown of San Diego on March 31, released a statement Monday morning.
A pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held to distribute up to 200 vaccines Tuesday at St. Peter Restoration Community Christian Ministries, 510 E. Brundage Lane.
California's agricultural community made clear in a series of public meetings last month that growers, dairies and ranchers stand ready to expand forward-thinking environmental practices — but that such activities don't necessarily make financial sense without some form of government support.
Monday represents a long-awaited day for the Kern High School District: General education students will begin to arrive on campus for in-person learning for the first time since the district shuttered its campuses when the pandemic began last March.