As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: City trees going neglected and becoming diseased or even collapsing.
California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.
The drive on Highway 178 east of Bakersfield is getting smoother, with the new interchange at Morning Drive. But, neighbors wonder why trees are being planted when the state's in the middle of a drought.
Four separate legal claims have been filed on behalf of the family of a Delano boy who died after collapsing in gym class at Cecil Avenue Middle School.
The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Friday that a major sweepstakes gambling software provider will pay $700,000 in civil penalties.
Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.
Here you'll find the area's most-wanted prison parolees. CDCR parolees appear here because they are in violation of their parole status.
Kern Medical Center will host a free breast cancer screening event on Aug. 15.
A former California fire battalion chief was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in prison after he was convicted of the second-degree murder of his girlfriend.
The mother of an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl who was murdered earlier this week has invited the community to howl at the blue moon in honor of her daughter, who loved wolves.
Authorities say a Los Angeles County lifeguard is recovering after he was attacked by three people as he climbed down from the Venice Pier tower.
Police on Friday asked for the public's help in locating the hit-and-run driver from a deadly crash.
The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer.
The golden hills of California were being blackened Friday by a series of wildfires egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating a homicide at a rural cabin in Jawbone Canyon.
Bianca Jackson was killed five years ago on the Cal State campus. Her killer has never been caught.
A motorcycle rider is dead after an early morning crash Friday in southwest Bakersfield.
An abandoned house in southeast Bakersfield caught on fire twice Thursday afternoon.
The three victims of the Tuesday night ordeal were held at gunpoint in a cabin near Twin Oaks, and the father of one says they managed to hike for miles to safety.
A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl.
Gov. Jerry Brown has until midnight Thursday to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James Schoenfeld or send the case back to the board that recommended his release.
Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.
Thousands of mourners attended a public funeral Thursday for a Northern California police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last week.
A deputy U.S. marshal has been convicted of providing misleading statements to authorities who investigated his fatal shooting of a Los Angeles man.
California's demand for lower agricultural water use during the drought will likely survive a legal challenge, a judge indicated Thursday.
Rudy Bribiesca, 32, will serve four years in state prison and register as an arsonist, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek will serve as emcee for this year's West Kern Petroleum Summit.
A Bakersfield police officer who was charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest has taken a plea deal.
A hazmat team has cleared a Goodwill store on Olive Drive after a report of a rotten egg smell.
A man known by the alias "Max Kozak" has taken a plea deal in a case of unlawful sex with a 16-year-old Wofford Heights girl.
A dead woman was found Tuesday in the Remington Hot Springs in the Kern Canyon.
Water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, regulators said Thursday.
A grass fire was sparked Wednesday evening by a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the Kern River Canyon.