Bakersfield Post Office Named for Merle HaggardAbout 300 people turned out in Bakersfield Friday to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard.
More Than 100 Inmates Brawl In Kern County LockupA two-hour brawl involving 120 prisoners at a San Joaquin Valley jail left four inmates with injuries that required hospital treatment.
Charles Manson Reportedly Hospitalized In BakersfieldCharles Manson, the charismatic cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that shocked the nation almost a half century ago, has reportedly been hospitalized.
1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting Outside Bakersfield CasinoKern County Sheriff's Lt. Ian Chandler says several other people suffered minor injuries as they tried to run out of the casino after the shooting.
Bakersfield Unbaked: Kern County Bans Marijuana SalesKern County has banned the sale of marijuana even as California legalizes it.
Charles Manson Back At Central California Prison After Hospital StayManson, 82, was at California State Prison, Corcoran as of Saturday, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Unarmed Elderly Man With Dementia Fatally Shot By Bakersfield Police OfficerA Bakersfield police officer shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old man with dementia as he stood in a neighbor's driveway.
Bay Area Home To Most Educated People In AmericaThey've been called elitist snobs, nerds and brainiacs -- but the fact is, folks in the Bay Area are among the brightest, most well-educated people in the country.
14 Shot, 2 Critically Wounded, Outside Bakersfield Teen House PartyPeople were hit in the arms, legs and chest. The critically injured are expected to survive.
California Farm Use Of Oilfield Wastewater Prompts Food-Safety InquirySome popular California-grown fruits and nuts are irrigated with wastewater from oilfields. No one has been checking if the practice is actually safe -- until now.
Surprising California City With State's Dirtiest AirMillions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.
Magnitude 4.9, 2.6 Earthquakes Hit Bakersfield AreaA pair of earthquakes hit the Bakersfield area Tueaday afternoon, the USGS reported.