But when it came time to reveal the shooter's name, Sheriff John Hanlin adamantly refused, saying, "I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act."
More vandalized vehicles were reported Monday morning by the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing beer bikes to operate on city streets.
Bakersfield police are investigating a possible child molestation that occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Canadian Street.
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a string of vandalism cases involving dozens of vehicles in northwest and central Bakersfield.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state's ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns.
The House GOP will vote by secret ballot on Thursday, following by a floor vote in the full House later in the month.
After deputies received a tip from the public, deputies with the Rosamond substation went to the 4700 block of Brabham Avenue and found a stolen vehicle, according to KCSO.
On Friday afternoon, a 27-year-old Bakersfield man was killed after he hit a steel cable strung between two poles while riding a small dirt bike in that area.
Four teenagers have been arrested after detectives uncovered an alleged plot to shoot students and teachers at their Northern California high school.
Deputies arrested Jonathon Youngblood, a man suspected of shooting a gun during a domestic dispute near two schools, prompting school lockdowns and a search in that area.
California is once again considering a move to tighten its restrictions on guns with a ban on the concealed carry of handguns at colleges and schools.
The airmen were identified Saturday as: Capt. Jonathan Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California; Capt. Jordan Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas; Staff Sgt. Ryan Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia; Senior Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee; Senior Airman Nathan Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida; and Airman 1st Class Kcey Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia.
Country artist Hannah Blaylock rocked the Spotlight Theater Friday night, performing songs from her yet-to-be-released album.
The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
A teenage driver who was at the wheel during a fiery freeway crash in Orange County last year that killed his five passengers has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.
The welcome mat has been yanked from visitor centers at Los Angeles County jails until authorities determine how an inmate managed to escape through one.
Plastic bag manufacturers filed a second ballot measure on Friday in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.
A rider on a "small dirt bike" died Friday afternoon in a crash near railroad tracks in the area of South Union and Ming avenues, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Neighbors in a quiet Oildale area say a vacant lot is a magnet for squatters, crime and a lot of illegal dumping.
Three men were captured on video early Tuesday apparently stealing a vending machine full of California Lottery Scratchers from a bowling alley.
In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Bakersfield College said that preparation is key for emergency situations.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a man suspected of stealing a security camera from a home in Oildale.
Crews were called Friday afternoon to a fire off Del Mar Drive, in the area of East Casa Loma and Cottonwood.
More than a dozen homeowners who evacuated during a devastating California wildfire returned to find their homes had been burglarized, authorities said.
Several years ago, Harper-Mercer moved to Winchester, Oregon, from Torrance, California, with his mother, a nurse named Laurel Harper.
California's High-Speed Rail Authority says it has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of the controversial rail project.
Kern County has its first confirmed West Nile virus death of the year.
Skarlatos and two friends, U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, 23, and Anthony Sadler, 23, received worldwide acclaim when they tackled the gunman aboard a train while vacationing in Europe. The heroics earned Skarlatos his stint on "Dancing With the Stars."
Police in Las Vegas say three people are dead after a gunman shot and killed a woman in one house before he was found dead with another person in a second home.
The Kern County Parks and Recreation Department says Lake Evans and the West Entry Gate at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area will be closed to the public beginning Friday.
A California City woman was sentenced Friday in Kern County court to eight years in prison for the death of her daughter.
A deadly and destructive wildfire in Northern California has been fully contained more than three weeks after it broke out.