Hundreds of family members and friends gathered to watch Tuesday as 30 recruits graduated from the Hall EMT Academy to become Kern County’s newest first responders.
An Oildale woman is accused of stealing $8,500 in court fines that were to be paid to the District Attorney's office, according to a court document.
Brandon Robinson, a former Centennial High basketball and football player accused in a series of sexual assaults last year, has been found competent to stand trial and criminal proceedings were reinstated against him Tuesday.
Some might say Monday night's special meeting of Kern High School District trustees was a battle between emerging Latino political muscle and the status quo.
The Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Tuesday at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Bakersfield National Cemetery and the Bakersfield National Cemetery Support Committee will host a ceremony to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the National Cemetery.
For nine years, the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House has offered three guest rooms where out-of-town families can stay for free when a child undergoes medical treatment locally.
The Bureau of Land Management's Bakersfield Field Office has issued Stage 2 fire restrictions for BLM-managed public lands effective Monday, due to potential fire danger.
Farmers receiving allocations from the State Water Project can expect a bigger allotment this year than they anticipated as recently as last month, thanks to late-season precipitation.
Eric Rowden isn't from Kern County, but he's been visiting the Rivernook Campground in Kernville since he was a child. Traveling every year from Orange County to camp and raft, he said he knows the Kern River like the back of his hand.
(AP) Texas students are laying flowers and photos at the base of 10 white crosses outside the high school where a gunman opened fire on classmates and others.
When a mentally disabled Bakersfield woman suffered second-degree burns in 2016, the two men assigned as her caregivers said she accidentally poured hot water on herself, according to court documents.
A man found dead Friday south of McFarland has been identified but cause of death has not been determined, according to coroner's officials.
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed against Grimmway Enterprises, among others, in connection with a 2015 crash in Arvin that left a woman with severe burns and broken bones, according to court records.
A "community celebration" has been scheduled to honor the life of former Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall, whose death Saturday at the age of 77 has elicited fond remembrances by friends and supporters.
Dispatched to a crash involving an ambulance and Chevy Tahoe, California City police found a doll and children's clothing next to the overturned SUV, and a child's car seat inside.
It's been 77 years since the birth of the Kern County Museum and history was alive and kicking at this Sunday's birthday celebration. To mark the occasion, the museum turned on its living history charm and offered interactive learning stations and crafts for kids and adults to experience wha…
There is a quietly growing movement brewing in the interior of America. Pretty soon it will boil over. And it’s about time somebody covered it.
Diego Ramos's parents haven't started pestering him, yet, but as a graduating high school senior he'd like to pick up a little spending money. So, he's considering applying for a summer job.
Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday and two were cited for driving without a driver's license.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit arrested a man on charges of selling narcotics and multiple weapons charges in east Bakersfield on Saturday, the KCSO said in a news release.
I just watched “The Darkest Hour," the movie about how Winston Churchill had to get Britain to prepare itself for a long fight with Hitler’s Germany. It made me think about what would we do in Bakersfield, or in the country as a whole, if we were to be attacked.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults have hypertension, but only about half (47 percent) of those have it under control.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is declaring its 2017-18 wintertime clean-air efforts a success, despite a troublesome December, according to a report to the district's governing board.
Allow me to call attention to the two men listed on your Kern County sample ballot as running for Superior Court judge. Specifically, the two vying for the open District 10 seat.
Harvey L. Hall, the longest-serving former mayor of Bakersfield, founder of Hall Ambulance Service Inc. and community champion, died Saturday. He was 77.
Although Bakersfield is moving into the summer months following a winter season of below-normal rainfall, the city has no plans to bring back watering restrictions anytime soon.
A body was found Friday morning south of McFarland and Kern County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating, according to sheriff's officials.
The Kern Law Enforcement Association has voted to withdraw its endorsement of Senior Deputy Justin Fleeman, who is challenging three-term Sheriff Donny Youngblood in the June 5 primary election.
When Justin McKinley and his dad drove into the outskirts of Bakersfield for the first time two years ago, the young track star from Murrieta in Riverside County was not immediately impressed by the landscape.
Recent agricultural hiring combined with positive trends in oil, manufacturing and professional services helped lower Kern's unemployment rate by more than 1 percentage point in April to a seasonally unadjusted 8.3 percent, the county's lowest level since November.
The District Attorney's office waived the death penalty Friday against a Bakersfield long-haul truck driver charged with killing a young woman almost 40 years ago.
A industrial filtration plant expected to begin regular operation in Wasco this summer could point the way to greater reuse of "produced water" that is becoming more cumbersome to dispose of using traditional means.
After over 10-years of waiting for a theater to open in Delano the waiting ended as Maya Cinemas Delano opened its doors Thursday afternoon.
Kern County has seen an 85 percent reduction in low-income housing production just since 2016, according to a new report from the California Housing Partnership Corporation.