Residents are complaining about a batch of vacant properties creating an eyesore and hazards in their neighborhood. It's an area near Pacific and Virginia streets in east Bakersfield. Neighbors say they worry about who's supposed to be living in some houses and how to keep people out of others.
Attorneys representing the family of a man who died in Kern County Sheriff's Office custody have filed a civil rights claim. The claim on behalf of David Silva's family is against the sheriff's office, the county of Kern and the California Highway Patrol.
The Kern County coroner's office released the name Friday of an alleged homicide victim found this week in a decomposed state in a detached garage.
Summer Movies in the Park return this weekend and continue through Aug. 9.
An attorney was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of shooting his wife and then calling 911. Mark Madrigali, 58, called for an EMT in his conversation with a dispatcher.
A homicide investigation is underway after the Kern County Sheriff's Office found what officials called a badly decomposed body in a detached garage on the 900 block of Vista Street, near Niles and Oswell.
Though there were as many as 100 people at a party recently in east Bakersfield, sheriff's investigators have yet to find someone who can, or is willing to identify the person who shot and wounded two innocent guests at the party.
Free, nutritious meals will be served this summer to qualifying Kern County children through a federally funded program.
The Bakersfield City School District will honor its 2013 Hall of Fame inductees Friday night.
The first-reading ordinance was unanimously passed, and a process is now underway to ban medical marijuana shops in the city. City attorney Ginny Gennaro said enforcing the proposed ban would be complaint-driven, and that police would not go around boarding up businesses and arresting people.
Despite passionate pleas by people who said they need medicinal marijuana to help them cope with ailments, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban medicinal marijuana dispensaries anywhere in the city.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding the shooter or shooters from a May 19 party on the 2200 block of Edwards Avenue.
The entertainment lineup for the 2013 Kern County Fair was announced Monday and will kick off Sept. 18 with Uncle Cracker and end Sept. 29 with Banda la Costena.
C-SPAN is in town all week, filming segments about Bakersfield to air nationally July 6 and 7.
Randy Villegas, who graduated from Golden Valley High School in 2012, is getting ready to fulfull his dream of playing drums with the prestigious Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, a private, non-profit, youth organization in the performing arts.