The fire broke out around 9 a.m. Monday at a dairy farm off Old River Road near Interstate 5 south of Bakersfield. Officials haven't said what started the fire or how much damage was done.
More than 2,100 students are graduating this week from California State University, Bakersfield. The second of three graduation ceremonies was held Friday morning with two special guests - country music legend Merle Haggard and musician Buddy Alan, son of the late Buck Owens.
Police want help locating a man suspected of robbing a CVS store on Stockdale Highway.
Police made an arrest Sunday night, shortly after a shooting in the parking lot of Lucky 7 Market, 3232 Stine Road.
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.
Police said Tuesday that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information on a bank robbery suspect.
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.
A plot of land in southwest Bakersfield is a hot topic for residents. Wearing matching yellow T-shirts, dozens of residents from the River Oaks neighborhood gathered Thursday night to voice their opposition to plans by Black Ops real estate. Black Ops plans to build a 100-unit condominium complex at the corner of River Run Boulevard and Elkhorn Creek Lane.
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.
"It really came down to the folks in this neighborhood not wanting this project to go forward," Planning Commission member Elliott Kirschenmann said. "We didn't have one neighbor that was in support of this project, and to me, that was really the tipping point."
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.
California State University, Bakersfield is looking at the fall of 2015 to go back to the semester system and do away with the current quarter system.