A semitruck veered off Highway 99 and into some train tracks Tuesday morning. A witness reportedly found the driver behind the steering wheel afterward struggling the breathe.
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.
A police cruiser was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon in a busy northwest Bakersfield intersection.
The city is receiving $225,000 for the Hageman Road Signal Installation & Synchronization project.
Summer Movies in the Park return this weekend and continue through Aug. 9.
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.
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.
From the earth-movers to tractors and construction workers, there is plenty going on along the Westside Parkway. Luis Topete, the lead engineer on the project, said Tuesday that the aim is to open the roadway by the first week of August.
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.
The local real estate market is making a comeback, but local experts don't think it's headed for another so-called bubble. Long-time appraiser Gary Crabtree says home prices in Bakersfield have gone up 36 percent in the last 12 months, but he predicts a "more normal" market is ahead.
While Bakersfield College, Bakersfield Christian High School and Garces Memorial High School have already held commencement ceremonies, most local graduations are scheduled for this week and next week.
As barbecue grills sizzled and music played, the celebration in the spirit of honor was felt by those strolling through Camp Hamilton.
A Wisconsin man died Monday afternoon when a semitruck crashed into a canal, caused by a coughing driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.