The California Highway Patrol said a distracted driver struck two teenagers walking to Foothill High School.
A California woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers, a lawyer for her family said Thursday.
A California-based trade group for the adult film industry is calling for a three-day production moratorium because of possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.
California's attorney general has released a statewide definition of recidivism — a term used for ex-cons who commit new crimes — that conflicts with one being developed by a corrections-related board overseen by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but not enough to end the worsening drought, federal forecasters said Thursday.
Bakersfield man Vince Hudson had a close encounter this week with a bobcat.
Local groups joined in Thursday's Great Shake Out earthquake drill.
An arrest has been made related to burglaries Wednesday that forced school lockdowns in the northeast part of the city.
Prop 47 would reduce the most common felonies to misdemeanors. Opponents include Kern County's top cop, District Attorny Lisa Green.
Bakersfield Animal Control is seeking any information on an apparently abused dog, which had a spring clasp poking through one of its legs.
A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled from two abandoned mines near Patagonia.
A string of burglaries in one south Bakersfield neighborhood has residents there on edge.
Kern's Public Health Officer says she won't be surprised if guidelines change, now that a second Dallas hospital worker has been confirmed with Ebola. Local health officials and facilities are watching what federal authorities may decide, and getting ready for any possible case of the deadly virus.
Kenneth Garvin was arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, digital penetration, sexual battery, assault where great bodily injury may occur, child abuse and annoying a child.
State Health Officer Ron Chapman said Wednesday that the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown has assembled a team to monitor the situation after two Texas nurses tested positive for the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.