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Apr 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A self-proclaimed doctor was sentenced Thursday to two years in Kern County jail for practicing medicine without a certificate.

Alberto Gonzalez had practiced medicine inside his home on Monitor...
Apr 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM
An investigative report obtained by Eyewitness News includes accusations that a 38-year-old woman repeatedly hit a teenager while her son stabbed the teenager. Louisa Polin also allegedly gave her son the knife and encouraged him to stab the teenager.
Apr 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Neighbors in a quiet area of Rosedale are furious and fed up about a burned-out house that has sat abandoned for several years.

They complain Kern County officials aren't taking care of the problem. It...
Apr 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Police are investigating a deadly shooting at St. Frances Motel on Sumner Street that happened late Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Work on dismantling the abandoned Kern Power Plant off Rosedale Highway has stalled while Cal-OSHA completes its investigation into a worker's death in June 2012. However, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Katie Allen said Wednesday that...
Apr 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

CORRECTION: The original version of this story stated the shooting occurred at Pyrenees Café. The restaurant is near the site of the shooting, but neither Pyrenees Café nor its manager, Jacob Moore, were involved.

A corrected version...
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Work on dismantling the abandoned Kern Power Plant off Rosedale Highway has stalled while Cal-OSHA completes its investigation into a worker's death in June 2012. However, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Katie Allen said Wednesday...
Apr 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Five people were arrested during a burglary investigation that turned up "numerous" stolen guns, police said.
Apr 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Kern County Raceway Park will delay its opening from April 20 to May 4, officials said Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Immigration-rights advocates were rallying Wednesday in Bakersfield in conjunction with the national Day of Action, joining events across the country to promote a pathway to citizenship, the local Service Employees International Union said.
Apr 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Hello, Bakersfield! I moved to Kern County and joined the Eyewitness News team in April 2013.

I was born in Tucson, Ariz., and grew up all over Southern California. After taking a journalism writing course in high school, I quickly...
Apr 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Five people were arrested during a burglary investigation that turned up "numerous" stolen guns, police said.

Police didn't say Wednesday where the burglary took place, but they said it occurred...
Apr 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Vintage Production California, an oil business conducting hydraulic fracking in Kern County to enhance oil and gas production, is under investigation by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, a state agency responsible for the...
Apr 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM
The front yards of homes along Buckley Avenue and Garber Way remain empty. Anxious parents no longer allow their children to play outside their own homes ever since a man grabbed a 6-year-old girl from her front yard, took her to a nearby isolated...
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Immigration-rights advocates were rallying Wednesday in Bakersfield in conjunction with the national Day of Action, joining events across the country to promote a pathway to citizenship, the local Service...