A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced.
California police departments would be required to hold public hearings before accepting military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved in the state Assembly.
The California Assembly has approved legislation that would allow community colleges to expel students for sexually assaulting classmates off campus.
Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.
A Shafter man was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office says Michael Gutierrez has been located and is no longer considered a person of interest.
Air Force TSgt. Paul Oceanak returned to Bakersfield from deployment Sunday and met his baby son for the first time.
Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.
An airport official say a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta returned for an emergency landing shortly after taking off from an airport in Los Angeles.
Actress Cindy Lee Garcia wanted "Innocence of Muslims" removed from the site after receiving death threats. Her lawyer argued she had a copyright claim to the low-budget film because she believed she was acting in a different production.
A man was shot by police Sunday night after he allegedly tried hitting an officer with a car.
Two people were injured over the weekend in a drive-by shooting.
A woman was killed Monday morning in a crash at Highway 223 and South Edison Road.
Noah Jaramillo died last week when he was in the car with his mother and sister. The car crashed over a cliff on westbound Highway 58 near Caliente.
Kern County families gathered at Beale Memorial Library on Saturday for a special event to support public libraries.