A grass fire was sparked Wednesday evening by a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the Kern River Canyon.
A 2-year-old boy unlocks the front door of his house and wanders for three blocks at a busy intersection.
KUZZ radio reporter Scott Thackrey was arrested Wednesday after allegedly arranging a meeting to "engage in lewd conduct" with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, according to Bakersfield police.
Metro Bakersfield was found to have the second-highest rate in the country of young adults who aren't in school and aren't working.
University of California students have a choice of six gender options on their college applications: male, female, trans male/trans man, trans female/trans woman, gender queer/gender non-conforming, or different identity.
Country music legend Merle Haggard watched Wednesday as his childhood home – a converted railroad boxcar – was picked up from nearby Oildale and carried to a new permanent address in the Kern County Museum.
Neighbors in an area south of Ming Avenue complain they've been stuck with illegal dumping and homeless camps for a long time, and they wonder why nothing has been done.
The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used a drone for a search-and-rescue mission.
California's largest cities said water conservation goals ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown were met or exceeded in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.
An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at a Southern California children's museum, leaving a young boy and girl hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said.
A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay.
The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reservoirs.
Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
Three young men reported being held at gunpoint for more than an hour Tuesday in a remote cabin.