The California Highway Patrol has warned drivers before, and officers are warning us again: Slow down when driving around schools.
Nearby businesses complain about the big group of tents and structures, but city and aid groups say it's taking time to deal with the problems and help the needy.
This is Part II of an investigation into the problem of vacant homes getting burned in parts of Bakersfield.
Many vacant houses quickly turn from an inferno to a wasteland. Late last year, two homes in east Bakersfield burst into flames within just a few hours of one another.
A viewer contacted Eyewitness News, upset that a home on her street is filled with squatters, and nothing was being done about the situation.
As they waited years for their civil case to go to trial, a Bakersfield couple discovered their attorney had left town and been disbarred.
A dog was shot by a Kern County probation officer, prompting questions from the family.
Bakersfield police get multiple cases like this a day and it is almost impossible to track down the scammers, because they are usually from huge criminal enterprises.
"Expert witnesses can be crucial in rebutting and answering the government's allegations and providing the jury with information ranging from medical cause of death to information relating to how gangs operate or what's involved in drug sales," said Kern County Public Defender Konrad Moore.
A man who took a plea bargain is trying to clear his name, 28 years later.
A local family contacted Eyewitness News for help after a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was stolen from their front yard in east Bakersfield on Wednesday morning.
Some residents in southwest Bakersfield say they have a neighborhood nuisance - a big dirt lot where they expected a park.
Two years ago, a mother lost custody of her daughter to a registered sex offender. Now, the mother is going back to court to try and regain custody.
There are boards and no-trespassing signs on the windows, but still squatters have already started trying to call that property their home.
On Friday, the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office Joint Vice Task Force served a search warrant at the business. Two days earlier, Eyewitness News had been inside, and talked to a man who identified himself as Barry Bradshaw, the owner.