Extra U.S. Postal Service inspectors are working now in the Kern County area, trying to stop a sudden spike in mail theft.
Some Oildale shop owners are worried about what will open up in a now-closed medical marijuana dispensary. One merchant has heard it will house a so-called "sweepstakes cafe," and he thinks that would bring crime and problems to the area.
Eyewitness News has received numerous calls from frustrated commuters who can't find a way off Highway 99 in south Bakersfield. Ramp closures at Taft Highway, Panama Lane and White Lane have many drivers taking long detours.
One man called Eyewitness News to convey his dismay over a billboard in east Bakersfield, promoting McDonald's in Spanish.
Neighbors in a quiet area of Rosedale are furious and fed up about a burned-out house that has sat abandoned for several years.
It's a photo that might ruin your appetite, but it hasn't quite ruined business at one local restaurant. The image shows a kitchen with a mountain of dirty dishes and food on the floor. The picture comes from a complaint in early March at the Golden Corral buffet restaurant in southwest Bakersfield.
Desa Harper recalls spending the better part of her life searching for her grandmother, a woman she'd heard about but never met. She and other family members exhausted the traditional search methods of using birth, marriage and death records. Then, Harper opted to try a service she saw on a commercial, Ancestry.com.
Neighbors in a northwest Bakersfield area ended up with no water over the weekend, but a nearby water company is coming to the rescue. The Seventh Standard Mutual Water Co. serves 22 homes, and their system went down. But, Oildale Mutual Water Co. hooked up some emergency supplies first thing Monday.
City officials are the latest to raise issues over the new, so-called "sweepstakes" cafes. The police chief says the businesses are on his radar, and at least one City Council member wants a good, hard look at them.
Empty train cars have sat for years on some tracks near Arvin, and neighbors say they're a real eyesore and a magnet for crime. Again, Eyewitness News asks Amtrak when the nuisance will be gone.
Neighbors in an area south of Bakersfield say a trucking operation has moved in, and they want it stopped. The man with the trucks has applied for a county conditional use permit, and at least one nearby homeowner hopes he won't get it.
A northeast Bakersfield neighborhood has suffered for about a year with a noisy nuisance. The situation has made life miserable for residents near College Avenue and Fairfax Road. It turns out the culprit is a squatter -- of sorts.
Business owners in a south Bakersfield shopping center blame a sweepstakes cafe for crime and disturbances in their area. One shop owner said she wants more help from the city, and she's contacted the city councilman from the area.
A former insider in the medical supply business claims companies engage in questionable if not illegal business practices to maximize profits.
Vineland School District board member accuses teacher of calling her a derogatory name.