Several blazes Monday and over the weekend highlight the extreme fire dangers in Kern County mountain communities, and the all-out response fire crews are throwing at them.
California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
Just as farmers and homeowners are ordered to cut water use, sprinklers are seen running while it's raining in a Kern County park.
California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought.
Regulators are ordering farmers with California's oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.
A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
It's no secret Californians have been trying to save water in this drought, and now Bakersfield residents are getting a look at how they're doing.
Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.
Kern County received some much needed rain Thursday night, and residents had the opportunity to conserve water by turning off the lawn sprinklers.
A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds, snow in the mountains and the possibility of hail and lightning.
We all know California needs rain, and we all know that we're in the middle of a historic drought. Still, being outside can be uncomfortable.
Eyewitness News viewers shared their photos of the stormy weather that swept through Thursday.
Rain is falling in Southern California as a cold northern storm front rolls through the drought-stricken region.
An estimated 12.5 million trees are dead across the state, according to the latest aerial tree survey from the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture.
Drought-stricken California is set to get some relief from an approaching storm that forecasters say will be unusually strong for this time of year for parts of the state.