Leaders in agriculture and politics gathered Tuesday to talk about one of Kern County's cornerstone industries.
Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are offering free drive-through flu shot clinics for people over 18.
A bulky waste collection event is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Kern County leaders want their own assessment on the safety of eight homes evacuated in Arvin after a gas leak was detected.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the nation needs to close a "word gap" between low-income children and their more affluent peers.
A research firm says California home sales rose for the first time in a year in September as price increases moderated.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a warning in the midst of a severe drought — conserve water now or face mandatory restrictions in the future.
Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops that keep popping up despite a law forbidding the businesses.
Authorities in central California say it appears a 9-month-old boy strangled himself on unbuckled car seat straps while his mother was taking a nap.
A murder charge has been filed in the case of a man found shot to death in a vineyard.
Kern County firefighters have contained a fire near Pine Mountain Club.
An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing when the cabin's wall panels cracked loose, but aviation experts said the plane does not rely on the parts for safety.
Dozens of stories from reputable and not so reputable news sources tell of scary clowns wreaking havoc on the good people of Bakersfield. The whole thing is a bit overblown.
A local nurses spokeswoman wants more stringent preparations for possible Ebola cases. The reaction comes after a Dallas nurse who cared for the first U.S. Ebola case is now confirmed with the virus. Bakersfield-area hospitals say they are ready with plans and special equipment.
Because of the drought, and easier maintenance, more and more people are turning to fields of artificial turf instead of real grass, but some say that trend has led to a spike in cancer.