The Bakersfield office of the California Highway Patrol will begin its CHiPs for KiDs Toy Drive on Monday, running until Dec. 16.
Police are looking for a man who exposed his genitals to two women.
City residents have had plenty to say about recent road-improvement projects. Criticism seems focused on the Centennial Corridor, which would have to take out a neighborhood to connect Highway 58 to the Westside Parkway. The other is the 24th Street widening project that would ease traffic for those traveling to Highway 178.
Three men are going to prison for a string of robberies at restaurants and convenience stores last year.
Bakersfield police are investigating the death of a man who showed up early Sunday at Kern Medical Center after being shot. They're asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
Police issued an alert late Saturday for a 12-year-old girl, who may have runaway from home. Jasmine Salazar-Cervantes was last seen just after 7:30 p.m. in the 10 block of Chester Ave. Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, police issued another alert saying the girl has been found.
Bakersfield police are investigating a holdup at the California Avenue branch of Chase bank.
Officials have an eye on conditions at the Lake Isabella dams while engineers get ready to address the concerns. If the dams failed, a lot of water would reach a wide area around Bakersfield, and it could be very deep.
As Kern County emergency responders draw up plans for what they'll do if there's a disaster in our area, families can also plan ahead for how and where they would get to safety.
Two alleged pimps from Fresno were arrested Thursday after a traffic stop in central Bakersfield.
The Kern County coroner's office Thursday morning identified a woman hit by a car Wednesday evening.
Thousands of families in Kern County who receive food stamps under the Cal Fresh program will see a 5 percent cut starting Nov. 1. And further reductions are possible.
Downtown Bakersfield's Justice Building parking lot will be closed for improvements Nov. 4 until mid-February.
Some parents are upset that their children are being sent home from school with "fat letters," or notes expressing concern that their children are considered obese.