Knott was born in 1922 on the family's Southern California berry farm, the youngest of four siblings.
Inspectors say a Northern California testing laboratory violated federal law when a rabbit that was presumed dead was discovered alive in a freezer for carcasses.
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact?
Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.
Three months after a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe employee was shot to death inside a maintenance shop in Tehachapi, the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced two arrests.
The superintendent of the Taft City School District has been arrested a third time for allegedly driving under the influence.
An employee at Delano High School is allowed to return to work after a police investigation, but some feel Alex Lopez still poses a threat to students.
Officials with California State University, Bakersfield unveiled a new student housing facility on the northeast side of campus.
Several community groups say they have data showing a lot of California kids go to schools near oil wells that are being "fracked," and they want more studies of possible health impacts.
"I was just shocked, out of all people, my brother, my baby brother," said Serena Gonzalez. "My brother, my baby brother. Not him. I would never expect that, it's so unexpected."
A police statement says it happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and no officers were injured. Police also say a gun was found at the scene but other details haven't been released.
Debra Tate, whose pregnant sister Sharon was slain in 1969 by the murderous followers of Charles Manson, has spent much of her life trying to divert attention from the cult leader and keep him in prison.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office announced late Tuesday night that 22-year-old Andre Leiva has been arrested on suspicion of committing this robbery. Evidence was located in his vehicle that connected Leiva to the robbery.
A couple had sex in a car parked in front of the city jail Sunday evening, police said.
Matthew Dale Odom, 28, was stabbed, and the death has been ruled a homicide, according to the coroner's office.