California's demand for lower agricultural water use during the drought will likely survive a legal challenge, a judge indicated Thursday.
Rudy Bribiesca, 32, will serve four years in state prison and register as an arsonist, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek will serve as emcee for this year's West Kern Petroleum Summit.
A Bakersfield police officer who was charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest has taken a plea deal.
A hazmat team has cleared a Goodwill store on Olive Drive after a report of a rotten egg smell.
A man known by the alias "Max Kozak" has taken a plea deal in a case of unlawful sex with a 16-year-old Wofford Heights girl.
A dead woman was found Tuesday in the Remington Hot Springs in the Kern Canyon.
Water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, regulators said Thursday.
A grass fire was sparked Wednesday evening by a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the Kern River Canyon.
A 2-year-old boy unlocks the front door of his house and wanders for three blocks at a busy intersection.
KUZZ radio reporter Scott Thackrey was arrested Wednesday after allegedly arranging a meeting to "engage in lewd conduct" with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, according to Bakersfield police.
Metro Bakersfield was found to have the second-highest rate in the country of young adults who aren't in school and aren't working.
University of California students have a choice of six gender options on their college applications: male, female, trans male/trans man, trans female/trans woman, gender queer/gender non-conforming, or different identity.
Country music legend Merle Haggard watched Wednesday as his childhood home – a converted railroad boxcar – was picked up from nearby Oildale and carried to a new permanent address in the Kern County Museum.
Neighbors in an area south of Ming Avenue complain they've been stuck with illegal dumping and homeless camps for a long time, and they wonder why nothing has been done.