As COVID-19 deaths climb locally, funeral homes, crematories and others in the business of caring for the dead are feeling the strain.
One of the biggest worries during the pandemic is just how far behind students have fallen academically. Now that vaccinations are rolling out, plans are being hatched that gamble on the idea that summer might be a good time to bring students on campus and begin the work of catching them up.
The California Highway Patrol issued 100 speeding citations to motorists on the Westside Parkway in a four-hour period Monday morning, even before the road officially becomes part of CHP's jurisdiction.
Clinica Sierra Vista announced Monday it will pause all public vaccinations done with Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine effective Tuesday per guidance from the California Department of Public Health.
The Children First and The Hub of Bakersfield's Day of Service celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteers met at the David Nelson Pocket Park and took part in three service projects: a cleanup day in east Bakersfield, painting the second phase of the Bloom Mural under the Beale Ov…
A Bakersfield man whose vehicle collided with a semi-truck and rolled over Friday died in the crash, according to the Kern County coroner's office.
The Kern County coroner's office has identified the woman who died Saturday afternoon in a crash on Alfred Harrell Highway that left nine children injured.
Residents of the valley portion of Kern County can expect strong winds and blowing dust from late Monday through early Wednesday, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
The neighbors of a proposed transitional home for homeless women and their children have filed an appeal of the project to the City Council following an approval by the Bakersfield Planning Commission.
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A Bakersfield family who lost four loved ones in one week, all of whom had recently battled COVID-19, is raising money to cover their funeral expenses as it tries to come to terms with the scale of its loss.
Some electric customers in Kern County may lose power Monday night because of public safety shutoffs due to expected high winds, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reported.
As the country prepares for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, an uneasy calm has descended on Bakersfield.
A church in south Bakersfield is working to establish an ongoing food distribution program to combat food insecurity among local families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government has granted new independence — and with it, a substantially bigger budget — to a local organization teaching women, minorities and veterans how to launch and grow new small businesses.
The city of Bakersfield has approved more than $4.9 million in B-CARES small business assistance grants to 794 local businesses as of Friday, according to the city's weekly general information memo.
The Bakersfield College’s Student Employment Department is offering qualifying students the chance to apply for jobs in more than 60 departments at the college, according to a BC news release.
Drivers can expect single-lane overnight closures on northbound Highway 99 just north of Olive Drive from Tuesday through Friday, according to Caltrans.
The fallout continued Friday for Rep. Kevin McCarthy when his former boss and mentor, retired Congressman Bill Thomas, called him out for supporting “the phony lies the president perpetuated” and labeled McCarthy a "hypocrite" for putting political aspirations for party leadership before doi…
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The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for an alleged attempted theft.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed state budget makes some headway on his goal of making transitional kindergarten accessible to all 4-year-olds in the state by providing relief to school districts.
As more and more Kern County residents become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, the number of distribution sites has expanded.
A plan to bring water from the South Fork of the Kern River through Isabella Lake and down 60 miles to farm fields west of Bakersfield was unanimously approved by the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District board of directors on Tuesday.
Six lanes now divide Bakersfield’s Westchester neighborhood, but city officials hope a new specialized crosswalk can connect the formerly merged halves.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.
A man killed in a vehicle accident on Famoso Porterville Highway near Driver Drive in McFarland has been identified.
The Kern County coroner’s office identified a 13-year-old passenger who was the victim in a motorcycle accident last weekend in Bakersfield.