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Apr 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM
The state Senate has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to lead the California Department of Transportation, despite concerns over frequent problems at the agency.
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The intersection of Taft Highway and South H Street in south Bakersfield will be dedicated Friday to the memory of a fallen Kern County deputy.
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The intersection of Taft Highway and South H Street in south Bakersfield will be dedicated Friday to the memory of a fallen Kern County deputy.

Deputy Daniel Archuleta was killed in the line of duty on...
Feb 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM
Problems continue for people trying to get answers about their disability or unemployment benefits in California. Officials with the Employment Development Department say they've struggled with lower funds and a higher case load, and they promise...
Feb 14, 2013 at 9:52 PM
For the last several years, homeowners have had their properties across the valley occupied by people without permission, a practice called "squatting." ”We hear about it, if not weekly, on a monthly basis that someone is squatting in a vacant...
Sep 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Ask your questions, or get them answered. A special town hall meeting is planned to focus on water utility issues and related legislation.

The session will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Kern Valley Senior...
Jul 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
A Bakersfield man said it was the Department of Motor Vehicles that made the mistake, but he ended up with all the consequences. Danny Lopez said the DMV gave him the wrong sticker for his license plate, so he got stuck with a huge bill when his car...
Feb 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM
In light of recent arrests of officers for drug use, Eyewitness News asked the departments if they would enact random testing policies.
Jan 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Former state Sen. Roy Ashburn is contemplating a return to Kern County politics. Ashburn told Eyewitness News on Thursday that he's interested in running for the 1st District seat that will soon be vacated by the retiring Jon McQuiston.
Sep 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday sent a catty letter to California lawmakers in signing a bill that allows dead mountain lions to be stuffed and displayed in museums so long as they were not illegally killed.
May 25, 2011 at 7:04 PM
A staggering number of illegal immigrants are housed in California's prisons and jails, and it's taxpayers who foot the huge bill. Eyewitness News investigated the numbers and asked lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington what can be done.
May 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM
It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Local law enforcement agencies are bracing for the impacts from the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that orders California to release more inmates from prison.
Jan 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM
The leases of dozens of state lawmakers totaling nearly $300,000 are being brought under scrutiny in light of recent budget concerns. It's a subject that garnered attention last year after then state Senator Roy Ashburn was pulled over for a DUI in...
Nov 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM
California Democrats have increased their legislative clout despite a Republican backlash that prevented their capturing the supermajority they have long sought in the state Senate.
Oct 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM
Election day is here. With so much at stake, it's important to get all the information. Here you'll find a breakdown of the candidates and issues with helpful links to additional information.