The man suspected of starting the blaze, meanwhile, was set to be arraigned later in the day on an arson charge. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was jailed in El Dorado County on $10 million bail following his arrest on Wednesday.
Death of woman in Lamont being called "suspicious" by Kern County Sheriff's deputies.
Rio Tinto Minerals hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday to mark the completion of its new $160 million processing plant at its borates mine in Boron, California.
Authorities say three people trying to rob an illegal marijuana farm in Central California were met with gunfire that killed one and wounded a second.
A man has been arrested after police say he repeatedly struck another man with a steel weightlifting bar at a San Francisco Bay Area gym, killing him.
New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year's results.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.
California's first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities.
Connie Sack is retiring as principal at Shafter High School.
Eyewitness News reporter Jonathan Gonzalez spoke with a police sergeant about the rise in red light violations, and how social media is helping to get the word out on safe driving.
A Bakersfield man accused of rear-ending and killing two women while driving under the influence of alcohol last month told police he may have been driving at speeds of up to 90 mph, according to a newly released police report.
In the statewide races, Republicans are pinning their hopes on Pete Peterson for secretary of state and Ashley Swearengin for controller, both of whom have polled within striking distance of Democrats.
Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.
Officers in Los Angeles arrested a man and woman in a stolen van Wednesday night, chasing them as sparks flew from the wheels.
Two adults have been arrested on suspicion of improperly storing a firearm that was used in the slaying of an 11-year-old at a Central California sleepover.
Responding to federal pressure, the University of California is planning a system-wide effort to address college sexual assaults that would require educating all students, staff and faculty about the problem, supporting victims and properly training investigators.
California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have violated state rules by negotiating with state regulators earlier this year to have a judge that PG&E preferred appointed to decide one of the utility's rate cases, an administrative judge with the state's public utilities commission said in a notice to PG&E.
Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday pressed the leaders of all California colleges to establish an independent advocate on each campus for victims of sexual assault.
A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday.
A JetBlue airliner experienced engine problems and returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after a short flight that ended with passengers evacuating on emergency slides.
North Korea this week sentenced 24-year-old Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, to six years hard labor, deepening U.S. concern over the cases.
Wednesday night, agriculture experts help a public meeting at Ridgeview High School to let the community know exactly what they're doing to keep it from spreading.
A SWAT response overnight came up empty in the search for a shooting suspect.
An out-of-control wildfire that is threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California is showing explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres.
The Bakersfield Blaze's front office confirms city of Salinas is courting the team to leave Kern County for Monterey County.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed his groundwater regulation bill, a bill that one local farmer says will not only hurt his business, but also the county’s economy.
Construction is nearly complete on the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on North Chester Avenue.
Community members were invited to exchange ideas, hear about local efforts and learn how they can take steps to change how health happens at home, school and work.
The Kern County Fair begins its nearly two-week run Wednesday.
Police are seeking help identifying and locating two people suspected of breaking into the newspaper's office.