Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.
Eyewitness News got Halloween safety advice from the Kern County fire and sheriff's departments.
This is the story of Brayden Eidenshink, a Bakersfield first-grader who has defied all odds in order to not only attend public school for the first time, but to stay alive.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a 21-day quarantine order for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients, but the restrictions will be determined by county health officers depending on the individual's level of risk exposure.
The Check Before You Burn winter air-pollution control program is back, starting this weekend.
California health officials announced Wednesday that the state is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.
The union representing 12,000 nurses at the five hospitals began a statewide campaign Tuesday to call attention to what it describes as inadequate training and equipment. The effort comes four days after University of California hospitals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Davis and Irvine said they are ready to treat Ebola patients.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors took up the topic of the Arvin gas leak during its meeting Tuesday.
Parents and students at North High School are concerned after two students have been diagnosed with a type of staph infection known as MRSA.
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we are focusing the entire show on the deadly disease.
Kern County's Public Health Department says local medical providers are working to meet the latest federal recommendations for Ebola.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
The eighth annual NAMI Walk at the Park at River Walk raises money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.