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.
Community leaders from the Kern Coalition for Citizenship and the American Civil Liberties Union hosted a protest Friday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building on Truxtun Avenue.
Police released a photo Friday of a man suspected of breaking into a business Oct. 14 and committing burglary.
A Bakersfield businessman said Thursday that he can't get help dealing with homeless people living near the tracks next to his parking lot.
The city fire department is holding an open house Saturday.
City officials are putting more pressure on so-called pot shops to shut down. A new round of warning letters has gone out, this time telling both the landlords and operators they have to close. Officials say 11 have closed since a ban went into effect, but 15 appear to still be running.
Two men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly shooting at another man.
Police said they wrapped a monthlong drug investigation Wednesday with several arrests and the seizure of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine.
Is it a sign of the economy on the upswing? The Hobby Lobby is now open in southwest Bakersfield.