For the second time in just over a month, a man has died in the custody of the Kern County Sheriff's Department. Officers report ambulance personnel found two baggies in the man's throat. That was the second time an ambulance was called out to respond.
A retired Korean War veteran in need of a new stove to meet Section 8 housing standards in Bakersfield received a newer stove from his apartment owner Friday but is still at risk of losing federal financial support towards his rent.
Bakersfield police say a former City Council member has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor spousal battery.
A market on South H Street was hit Tuesday by an armed robber, according to police.
Kaplan College is hosting a Veteran Services Fair on Thursday. The event will be on the college campus, 1914 Wible Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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.
A reputed gangster was sentenced Thursday to 33 years to life in prison for a 2010 murder.
A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting another man to death.
A woman who accepted a ride from a stranger driving along South Union Avenue claims the driver took her to an isolated area near Lamont and sexually assaulted her several times.
The city Animal Control Division will be offering low-cost rabies vaccinations and licensing for residents' pets 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Wilson Park, 2400 Wilson Road.
Police are looking for a woman suspected of using a stolen credit card at Wal-Mart.