A grass fire was held to 3 acres and contained within a half hour Wednesday in the Tehachapi area.
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death over the weekend.
Family, friends and fellow officers gathered Wednesday afternoon for the funeral of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson.
An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.
Kern County firefighters found a brush fire Wednesday morning while responding to a crash on Highway 178, about 4 miles east of the mouth of the canyon.
Two pedestrians, a 17-year-old boy and a 69-year-old man, were struck and killed by vehicles within a week of each other in Bakersfield.
Emmanuel Body, 28, is accused of killing a man during a fight Monday night.
In the middle of this heat wave, their electricity is going to be cut for most of the day.
His mother, Shannon Hallford, said Tuesday that Kai has been taken off chemotherapy, and a marrow transplant is no longer an option.
A memorial service in Bakersfield for Officer David Nelson has been scheduled for July 7.
A man accused of a double murder at a northeast Bakersfield house party in 2013 appeared in court Tuesday.
Charges were filed Tuesday against the man accused of leading an officer on a deadly vehicle chase last week.
Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.