Metro Bakersfield was found to have the second highest rate in the country of young adults who aren't in school and aren't working.
Neighbors in an area south of Ming Avenue complain they've been stuck with illegal dumping and homeless camps for a long time, and they wonder why nothing has been done.
In ongoing efforts to curb copper wire theft, the sheriff's department on Thursday arrested the owner of an east Bakersfield recycling center.
The state of California says there are thousands of people wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by filing too many lawsuits.
With anger, fear and worry, a group of Oildale families is now protesting in front of two stores that they insist still sell the synthetic drug called "spice."
Neighbors are frustrated over an eyesore nobody seems to do anything about. Abandoned shopping carts cluster at the side of streets and clog alleys in one northeast Bakersfield area.
An Eyewitness News investigation into stolen public property revealed that in the last 18 months, local taxpayers have paid more than $60,000 to replace copper wire stolen from light posts along city streets and in city parks.
The agency has converted its 190,000-pound DC-8 airliner into a flying laboratory, in which officials are able to grab real-time samples of the air from the areas they fly over.
Taxpayers bought it, but now it’s gone. An Eyewitness News investigation revealed nearly $20,000 of miscellaneous Kern County property that’s been either stolen or misplaced in the last fiscal year.
A concerned mother called Eyewitness News with questions regarding no doors on restroom stalls at her child’s Head Start center.
It’s been about 15 years since the famous Bakersfield sign on Union Avenue was moved to its present home on Buck Owens Boulevard, and one Eyewitness News viewer says it’s been in need of a good refurbishment for many of those years.
Campbell said the two billboards that still have the "roadkill" wording should be changed by early next week. That wording will also be changed on several GET buses that now carry the safety message.
A person in a costume has been walking around town holding a sign offering free hugs, and that has some people freaked out.
While the pests have bitten his legs, and he's had to throw out furniture and clothes, the vet also worries about bringing the bed bugs into places like Veterans Affairs clinics or doctors' offices.
With the big emphasis on saving water in the drought, one Bakersfield man was shocked to see sprinklers running daily at one city park. When he found out where all that water is coming from, he had more questions. The water for the city's Sports Village Soccer Complex comes from the nearby wastewater treatment plant.
A dead dog was found tied to a tree near the intersection of Niles Street and Glenwood Drive in east Bakersfield.
A local woman is asking for help in locating a missing cross from her son’s memorial site.
One of our Eyewitness News viewers became a victim of tire and wheel theft Wednesday night.
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