Bakersfield College begins its spring semester Tuesday with nearly 650 more students than last spring.
Bakersfield police released surveillance photos Monday from several unsolved thefts, with the aim of generating investigative leads from the public.
The passenger, 23-year-old Daniel Peck, got out and surrendered to officers, but the driver, 33-year-old Philip Hildago, ran from police and jumped into an unoccupied gardener's truck.
A special screening of the 1982 animated fantasy "The Last Unicorn" will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the Valley Plaza 16. It will mark the first showing of the film in Bakersfield in 30 years, and author Peter S. Beagle will be there to meet fans and sign memorabilia.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering another man last March.
A 17-year-old boy was shot Tuesday afternoon in the 1300 block of East 3rd Street.
A man was hit by an SUV around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday while crossing Union Avenue.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center reopened last week.
Despite having the largest force in department history, Chief of Police Greg Williamson told Eyewitness News that they're still struggling to reach emergencies fast enough.
Bakersfield police on Thursday announced a review board ruling made more than two weeks ago regarding the officer-involved shooting at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on California Avenue.
The DBA went to the Council meeting Wednesday night, arguing something is needed to deal with panhandling on private property.
"Improper storage of bodies is among the issues being looked into," said Department of Consumer Affairs spokesman Russ Heimerich.
In an unexpected announcement, Kern High School District Superintendent Don Carter told his colleagues Monday night he plans to retire after a 38-year career.
A break-in was recorded by surveillance cameras in a local sandwich shop. Police have now released images of the robber in hopes that they will be caught.
The water was 56-degrees at the McMurtrey Aquatic Center for New Year's thrill seekers taking part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge.