Graduation season kicks off Friday with the 99th Bakersfield College Commencement. See the list of high school and college graduations here.
Residents in Kern River Valley speak their mind about a proposed water rate hike.
Kern High School District is slated to get millions of dollars more in Gov. Jerry Brown's optimistic budget proposal. Still, local officials are not overly excited.
A man who was killed while riding his motorcycle in the Kern River Canyon has been identified as 39-year-old Daniel Soto of Huntington Park in Los Angeles.
One Kern County high school student could get his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office will accept local entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Entries are due by April 19 at McCarthy's Bakersfield office.
Businesses and taxpayers have lots of questions about the so-called EBT cards now used for public assistance benefits. Eyewitness News discovered a local company made a mistake about what can be purchased with the card, and viewers have raised concerns of their own.
The death of a 15-month-old baby unites neighbors in a candle light vigil in Lake Isabella.
Eyewitness News and BakersfieldNow.com have partnered with Three Way Chevrolet, Dignity Health and local first responders to launch a community-wide campaign called TXT L8R.
A spike in deadly accidents has the California Highway Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers.
The pilot of a small plane suffered a minor head injury Monday afternoon when his plane flipped over after landing at the Kern Valley Airport.
Sophialynn Marie Taylor, 14 months old, was found unresponsive early Saturday morning at her home on Erskin Creek Road in Lake Isabella. The girl was taken to Kern Valley Hospital, where she died.
The increase amounts to 360 more sex offenders whose whereabouts were unknown and who were not reporting to their parole officers last year.
Volunteers roamed the streets and set up census centers Thursday, taking count of the homeless population around Kern County.
Homeless people and Californians who make less than $14,702 a year will be able to get free cell phones and service, thanks to a new statewide program that began this week as part of the federally funded Lifeline effort.
Statistics released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office show that reported crimes increased in 2012. What they found is reason enough to keep both personal vigilance and a neighborly eye out for anything suspicious.