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May 2, 2013 at 3:26 PM
A brush fire in the dry Kern River bed has prompted a precautionary evacuation of some horse stables.
May 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM
A bear was captured Thursday morning after running free in a northeast Bakersfield neighborhood.
May 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Residents in Kern River Valley speak their mind about a proposed water rate hike.
May 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Hundreds of angry residents jammed the Lake Isabella Senior Center on Tuesday evening for a hearing held by the California Public Utilities Commission. The subject was one very close to their wallets - a...
Apr 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Cal Water Service is asking the state to approve a proposed rate hike. But part of that rate hike would be used to pay for employee benefits.
Apr 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A proposed three-year rate hike by California Water Service was soundly denounced by its customers at a hearing held by the California Public Utilities Commission in Bakersfield.

Among other things, rate...
Apr 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — It's been a dry winter for California, and temperatures will start to heat up soon. That has fire crews gearing up for what could be a tough summer. Kern County crews are keeping an eye on the weather, and...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday it's unlikely that changes he's seeking to the state's environmental protection law can be accomplished this year, although a top Senate Democrat says he's still pursuing...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Tuesday that they will use their majority to advance seven bills that would tighten the state's already strict gun control laws.

One of the bills, which were receiving...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — With an immigration reform bill now in Congress, local community activists hope to drum up support for its passage.

"We have to keep our eyes on the prize, which is a pathway to citizenship," said Roberto...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 400,000 unemployed Californians will feel the effects of the federal government’s sequestration spending cuts after cuts to unemployment benefits take effect on April 28.

There will be no...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in a California Assembly committee.

The bill from Democrat Marc Levine of San Rafael was rejected Wednesday on a 5-2...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Rescue crews were sent Monday morning to Highway 178 for an Isuzu flatbed truck that left the roadway and went down the canyon embankment.

The highway was shut down in both directions temporarily for...
Apr 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

An area near the Kernville Airport is now closed off to the public, because Forest Service officials have found dangerous levels of arsenic in the soil. The problem was discovered about 150 yards south of the campsite near the...