The Legislative and Litigation Committee held a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss an ordinance to prohibit or at least limit panhandling in the city of Bakersfield.
The KHSD wants to choose its next superintendent from district insiders. But community residents criticize the practice and call for an expanded search.
A reportedly stolen car crashed into a central Bakersfield home Friday.
The sidewalks are under construction in a part of central Bakersfield and some pedestrians have become concerned with safety.
New chairwoman Leticia Perez laid out the successes and challenges facing Kern County in 2014.
After years of waiting, some downtown Bakersfield neighbors are getting barriers between their side streets and the busy traffic corridor on 24th Street. Some residents are thrilled, while others wonder what will happen next.
A bomb squad investigation Monday led to a store evacuation and traffic disruptions in the area of Bernard Street and Alta Vista Drive.
A woman died Friday after crashing into a pair of parked cars on southbound P Street near Brundage Lane.
The Bakersfield Police Department will get an expert review aimed at improving service, but one city councilman has questions about the contract for the study and what it will achieve.
Police want the public's help locating a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle.
By a vote of 6-1, the Bakersfield City Council voted to allocate nearly $100,000 of public funds to pay for a police study. The study will be done by the International Association of Police Chiefs and calls for a comprehensive review of Bakersfield Police Department operations.
Bike Bakersfield's Project Light Up the Night ends Thursday.
Police are looking for a man who knocked on a door Jan. 16 and asked for a girl.
The overall crime rate in Bakersfield fell 4.9 percent last year from 2012, police said Wednesday.
Mayor Harvey Hall declared Driller State Championship Day as the school and community gathered Tuesday to honor the Bakersfield High School football team for last month's state championship.