Kern on Tuesday became the ninth county in California to adopt the law, which grants greater authority to health departments to treat patients who have a history of refusing help for their illness.
Brantley Gilbert honored the local fallen hero at his concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Hazmat teams were called to a hotel on Wible Road on Monday morning in response to a mercury exposure.
Dozens of recent retirees have opened more than 50 jobs in Kern County's public sector.
McFarland Police are investigating the murder of a woman Saturday night.
Eyewitness News anchor Kurt Rivera and his girlfriend were both arrested Sunday night following a domestic disturbance in northeast Bakersfield.
A mother is arrested in Wasco, after her toddler is found left alone in a hot car. She now faces a felony charge, and families are warned about the dangers of kids and cars. "You wouldn't leave your child in an oven, so don't leave them behind in a car," says Kern County Human Services spokeswoman Heidi Carter-Escudero.
A breast-feeding mom feels her rights violated when she was told to cover up.
Seven homes were damaged after a grass fire was reportedly started by sparks from a chain saw.
A couple living in a gated community in Rio Bravo are raising questions about their neighborhood's emergency preparedness.
A girl was shot and injured by Kern County Sheriff’s deputies in Oildale Friday night, according to Senior Deputy John Carpenter.
The family of the teenage girl shot Friday in Oildale by sheriff deputies is expected to live, but her family says she is at least temporarily paralyzed from the waist down.
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled inland Southern California but there were no reports of damage or injury.
Former McFarland Police Chief Greg Herrington is arrested in Palm Springs on suspicion of battery against domestic partner.
In ongoing efforts to curb copper wire theft, the sheriff's department on Thursday arrested the owner of an east Bakersfield recycling center.