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.
South Bay Officials Thrilled With Prospect Of Being Part Of High-Speed Rail's First LegA big win for the Bay Area comes at the expense of Los Angeles this Friday when officials are expected to announce that the initial leg of the high-speed rail project will run from San Jose to Bakersfield.
San Jose To Bakersfield May Be First Stretch Of California High Speed Rail To Be BuiltCalifornia’s high speed rail officials are now considering San Jose to Bakersfield as the first major stretch for service.
5 Killed In Crash Of Light Plane That Flew From San Jose AirportFive bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a private plane that crashed near Bakersfield Saturday afternoon after taking off from a small airport in San Jose
Small Plane Out Of San Jose Goes MissingA single-engine plane out of Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose went missing Saturday afternoon near Bakersfield.
Medical Helicopter Crashes In Central Valley, 4 DeadA medical helicopter carrying a patient to a hospital crashed amid heavy rain and fog in a rural area of central California, killing all four people aboard, officials said.
California's Famed 'Hero Cat' Wins Award Reserved For Man's Best FriendTara, the 7-year-old hero Tabby cat from Bakersfield who famously saved her baby human from an attack by a vicious dog last year, has been awarded the “Hero Dog” prize from the Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles.