Police said they got a tip Monday that a missing man was dead, and his body was hidden in a home on the 2300 block of Castro Lane, just south of the Valley Plaza Mall. There, officers found the body of 45-year-old Kelly William Gill.
Two teens were shot at a party in east Bakersfield early Sunday. One of them was the Hometown Sports Player of the Year, 18-year-old Kamari Cotton-Moya.
A grass fire has developed in the area of Houghton and Gosford roads in the south outskirts of the city.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye was at Golden Valley High on Friday morning to present the school with a Civic Learning Award of Excellence.
City Council voted against an ordinance Wednesday night allowing chickens as pets in urban neighborhoods.
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District is postponing possible boundary changes. A representative from the teacher's union said the boundary changes proposed by the superintendent will be revisited at the next school board meeting.
A 42-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday for allegedly kidnapping a woman twice.
A garage in southwest Bakersfield went up in flames Tuesday evening causing about $200,000 in damage.
The infant was located in the 12000 block of Marradi Avenue. The father was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse and will be booked into juvenile hall.
A traveling carnival brought some family fun this weekend to the parking lot outside Valley Plaza Mall. The event offered fair-style rides and entertainment, and, of course, plenty of food. The carnival also had a sign stating, "EBT accepted here."
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — “Cynthia” is a parent of a fifth-grade girl who attends school in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.
California State University, Bakersfield's annual Jazz Festival is Friday and Saturday at the CSUB Amphitheatre.
Graduation season kicks off Friday with the 99th Bakersfield College Commencement. See the list of high school and college graduations here.
A neighborhood hazard got even worse when the wind whipped up. Residents say work crews had left three big holes on their block, along with three large piles of dirt. All that dirt made for a lot of dust in the last few days.
District officials say the moves are necessary because of overcrowding. It's a tough call that will impact families but is necessary to bring balance to campuses.