Northwest Bakersfield

Communities Police: Photo shows man in inheritance scam Police: Photo shows man in inheritance scam (Photo Gallery)
Police released surveillance photos Thursday of a man suspected in a common scam: The suspect approaches a victim in public (usually an elderly person), offers a fake story about having a large amount of money he is trying to give away, and convinces the victim to drive him to a bank, where the victim ends up giving the suspect money.
Communities Bakersfield takes more action to shut down pot shops Bakersfield takes more action to shut down pot shops (Video)
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.
Communities Chevy Camaro hits cyclist on Olive Drive Chevy Camaro hits cyclist on Olive Drive
A bicyclist was injured Tuesday morning in a traffic crash. A Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on the 8500 block of Olive Drive when it struck the bicyclist crossing northbound in the Nos. 1 and 2 lanes, according to police.