With California gripped by one of the most punishing droughts on record — a dry spell going on four years — state officials have ordered a 25 percent overall cut in urban consumption of drinkable water and have set different targets for cities and water agencies.
A misdemeanor child abuse charge has been filed against the man allegedly seen in a viral Internet video slapping a young boy.
Multiple people were arrested and large quantities of drugs were seized Thursday as the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies served six search warrants in and around Bakersfield.
California lawmakers voted unanimously to strike the word "lynching" from the books last month, noting its racially charged nature.
The former head of a California Native American tribe accused in an armed takeover of the tribe's casino has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars.
News crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday.
The coroner's office on Thursday released the name of the driver who died after crashing last weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
The purchase of a blue light bulb will help the Officer David Nelson Fund, according to Lighting In Style and the Kern County Bridal Association.
Thursday, the coroner's office identified the woman as 25-year-old Jessica Hayes. The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, according to the coroner's office.
League of Dreams is a nonprofit organization that allows children and young adults, ages 5-22, with physical or developmental disabilities to play sports.
Officials with the Bakersfield Animal Care Center want to remind people to secure their dogs and cats during their Fourth of July festivities.
A man was arrested Wednesday as Kern County deputies found guns and drugs.
Crews are making good progress against a wildfire in Riverside County that prompted the evacuation of a campground.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were close to 11,000 wildfires started by lightning in the past 12 years.
The funeral service for Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson was held Wednesday in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park.