Trump Administration Opens Auction for Oil, Gas Drilling on California Public LandsOil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife.
Father Arrested In Decades-Old Killings Of 5 Of His Infant ChildrenA California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years.
Cellmate Suspected In Death Of Kern County Inmate Serving Life SentenceLawrence Tate was found unresponsive late Wednesday inside his cell at North Kern State Prison. The 63-year-old was taken to a hospital where he died.
California Woman Busted In Missouri Allegedly Turned Teenage Girl Into Meth MuleA California woman was accused of turning a teenage girl into a drug mule. The two were apprehended thousands of miles from home by a quick-thinking Missouri patrol officer.
San Francisco Father Killed In Crash Along Interstate 5 Near BakersfieldA San Francisco family was in mourning after a fatal crash along Interstate 5 killed a father and left three other family members in the hospital.
Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons Of Oil, Water In Kern CountyCalifornia authorities are preparing to start cleaning up an oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a Kern County canyon.
Gunman Kills Five People Before Shooting Self In BakersfieldSix people are dead after a series of shootings that occurred in a span of 15 minutes in Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
San Quentin Inmate Free After 25 Years On Death RowA man who spent almost a quarter of a century on California's Death Row took his first steps of freedom right into his family's arms Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter was overturned.
Sheriff On Video: It's 'Better Financially' To Kill Suspects A 12-year-old video showing a sheriff discussing the cost of inmate and suspect deaths has sparked controversy in the California county where he is facing re-election.
Inmate's Sentence Overturned After 25 Years On Death RowA California man who has been on Death Row for more than 20 years could go free after the state Supreme Court threw out his sentence and conviction on charges that he raped and murdered a toddler.
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.
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.
Crews Battle Deadly Lake Isabella Wildfire In Scorching HeatCrews made progress against a wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes as it tore through mountain communities near Lake Isabella in Kern County.
Kern County Wildfire Burns 150 Homes; 1,100 Firefighters Battle Deadly BlazeCrews are busy counting the homes incinerated by a fire raging through rural communities around Lake Isabella in Kern County.