The Bakersfield City School District Board of Education is slated to vote Tuesday on a teacher pay raise.
Supporters unveil a plan to launch a ballot measure that would fund Kern County libraries and keep them out of the hands of a private company.
The man seen on video hitting a small child inside a Bakersfield market is out on $20,000 bail.
A 10-acre weekend fire in the dry riverbed behind Bakersfield's Sam Lynn Ballpark is under investigation. Homeless encampments in the area added to the concern for firefighters.
Tehachapi police arrested a man on suspicion of possession of child pornography.
A couple from Bakersfield pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.
Two women from Bakersfield were sentenced Monday in federal court to two years in prison each for their involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May 2007.
Prison officials said Monday that former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, 39, is accused of killing his cellmate, 37-year-old Damion Soward.
The family of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting is outraged at allegations that a Bakersfield police officer manipulated the body, and their attorney said they'd heard rumors about this.
The aim is to bring "employment opportunities to every region of Kern County," according to DHS.
One of California's largest water providers moved forward Monday on a proposal that would reduce the amount of water it delivers to more than two dozen cities and agencies serving 19 million people amid the lengthening drought.
Authorities say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a Metro Gold Line train in Los Angeles.
Five people suffered serious burns when an explosion blew apart a garage where authorities believe the group was cooking hash oil.
A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details.
An inmate from San Diego has died of strangulation in Kern Valley State Prison.