Residents are complaining about a batch of vacant properties creating an eyesore and hazards in their neighborhood. It's an area near Pacific and Virginia streets in east Bakersfield. Neighbors say they worry about who's supposed to be living in some houses and how to keep people out of others.
Some Lake Isabella residents who play in an adult softball league are upset because they say the Linda Kissack ballpark where they play has been in disrepair for several years.
Bill Quigley told Eyewitness News on Friday that he passed Section 8 inspection with the help of a new stove, donated by Urner's Appliance Center.
The city of Bakersfield's Solid Waste Division cleaned up torn mattresses and couches illegally dumped behind an apartment building on the corner of 8th and K streets after an Eyewitness News investigation found the items had remained there for nearly a month.
Volunteers are again trying to solve a local veteran's housing problem so he can stay in his apartment. The Korean War vet relies on Section 8 assistance with this rent, but for the second time the stove in the unit may not pass a required inspection.
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.
The death of a 4-month-old Bakersfield girl is the latest in what appears to be a string of infant homicides allegedly committed by men while their mothers were away from the home.
A ceiling panel fell on customers as they ate dinner Saturday night at Tacos La Villa. Eyewitness News looked at the customer's complaint, as well as possible public health issues.
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.
A family wants answers, saying they waited months for much-needed medical supplies. For 12 years, they've been getting oxygen and breathing equipment from Right HealthCare. Now they wonder if the company is still in business.
Mattresses, bags of trash and other litter line a stretch of Cottonwood Road from about White Lane to Panama Lane. A frustrated driver said she called both Bakersfield and Kern County officials but couldn't get a straight answer on who should clean it up.
Bakersfield College’s bookstore will once again allow military veterans to use special vouchers to purchase textbooks. The store stopped taking the vouchers for at least three months, because the store was allegedly no longer receiving reimbursements from the Veterans Administration.
Two sick kittens were spotted by a resident in Lamont, and though he was first told Kern County Animal Control could not rescue them, by mid-day the small animals were safely at the shelter. But, animal control officials said the plight of these kittens also highlights the serious need for more animal "foster families."
Griselda Pandura’s 4-year-old old daughter was drinking a Capri Sun at a birthday party when she decided she didn’t want it anymore because it tasted funny. So, her mother decided to open up the juice pouch, finding a fungus-like substance inside. It was mold.
As the nation honors our veterans, local volunteers are ready to help a local vet. Korean War veteran Bill Quigley faces losing his apartment because the stove didn't pass a housing assistance inspection. But, offers flood in to either fix the stove or get him a new one.
A local veteran says he just wants help to stay in his apartment. He gets Section 8 rent assistance, but that's in jeopardy because the apartment may not pass that program's inspection. The 82-year-old vet says the landlord hasn't fixed the stove as required.
A Bakersfield couple says they've tried for months to get repairs made to their apartment. And now instead of fixing the problems the landlord is kicking them out. The apartment manager says the couple continually complains and won't allow workers in to fix things. The renters are now taking the dispute to the new "Tenant Landlord Assistance Center."
One local organization is leveling accusations against a new group that's just started soliciting donations. "Ray's Life Ministries" set up outside several stores this week. The organization "Nu Creations" has put out similar solicitors for several years, and they raised questions to city officials about the new group.
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