A grass fire burned around 2 acres in the dry Kern riverbed Thursday morning in the area of Stockdale Highway and Jewetta Avenue.
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.
A man was sentenced Thursday to two years and eight months in prison for a deadly crash. Elias Martin Reyes-Campos, 44, of Lamont, was killed in October while crossing Weedpatch Highway.
The Kern Council of Governments is hosting a public workshop so the public can chime in on how to spend billions in transportation funds.
A man was arrested early Thursday for a minor stabbing in downtown Bakersfield.
At least five firefighters are among 14 people who were injured when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
Wednesday morning, a host of political leaders joined many in the local waste and recycling community as they officially opened a new sorting facility called Metropolitan Recycling Center.
The One Classroom at a Time program is now in its third season. Thanks to our sponsor, MOR Furniture For Less, the One Classroom at a Time program is able to help public school teachers of Kern County.
Tickets are on sale for the second Kern County Nut Festival.
The move bans "aggressive" panhandling in any public place and outlaws panhandling altogether in certain areas.
A motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday in a solo crash. Police said the 56-year-old rider suffered several broken bones and abrasions.
A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
A research firm says California home prices have surged to a new six-year high amid lackluster sales.
The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest Bakersfield home late Tuesday night.