Taft Union High School District Superintendent Blanca Cavazos sent an open letter Thursday to address the ongoing hazing investigation.
Police said they have launched an investigation into a suspicious death.
Officials from the U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife confiscated about 130 pounds of harvested marijuana this week.
Four reputed gang members have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a man in April.
The names the victims of a double homicide in Tehachapi were released Thursday.
Officials with the California Highway Patrol's Bakersfield office said Thursday that they want to honor two officers for their "extraordinary acts of heroism" during a deadly car crash.
Tehachapi officers shot and killed a bear Thursday after determining it posed a threat to people in a residential area near Jacobson Middle School.
The Bakersfield High School ROTC program paid tribute Thursday to the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
At 77, he tours the country about two weeks each month and recently bought a new tour bus, a sign that he's not interested in retirement from the road.
A divided Bakersfield City Council voted 4-3 to remove two members from the Golden Empire Transit District board of directors.
In just the past three days, the Bakersfield Police Department has had to respond to four fatal collisions.
Taft Union High School officials have named an interim coach for the varsity football team after alleged hazing incidents involving players on the squad.
Police are seeking help locating a man wanted for annoying a juvenile.
A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has died — the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff's officials said.
A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Wednesday rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.