The city's new solo animal shelter opened Tuesday. Bakersfield recently severed its animal control partnership with Kern County, amid monetary and operational arguments.
A motorcycle operator died Tuesday night after crashing into a car at Bell Terrace and Loch Lomond Drive.
Red-tag notices are up at the Tropicana Motel after county health officials found a bed bug infestation. Motel occupants said despite the bugs, they don't want to leave.
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly sprayed a store clerk in the dace with pepper spray during a robbery.
Williamson said two of the officers are choosing to not give statements in the criminal investigation. He said that has caused some difficulties in the case.
Give Love Get Joy Foundation is collecting teddy bears to donate to Lauren Small Children's Medical Center at Memorial Hospital.
A central Bakersfield motel that was serving as home for roughly 120 people is being ordered to close because of serious health and safety concerns.
On Tuesday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors decided to only take animals from county areas at their new facility, since that's what the city is doing. But, the board also asked their citizen commission to look for common ground.
Police Chief Greg Williamson released new information Tuesday on a shootout that left two men dead in September. One officer was also hurt in that shooting.
The 15th Annual Via Arte festival at The Marketplace was a big hit with professional artists, students and the community.
A 39-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested early Sunday following the death of his wife.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office has established two new phone numbers that the public can utilize to report drug and gang activity.
A portion of Oak Street, from roughly 18th to 21st streets, was closed Thursday afternoon for a police bomb squad investigation at a business on the corner of 19th and Oak.
The police department is beginning a Citizen Volunteer Unit for those "interested in law enforcement and volunteering with a commitment to service," according to a news release.
Student expulsions in the Kern High School District dropped dramatically last school year to about 300.