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May 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Five schools were honored Wednesday morningfor receiving one of three prestigious awards given by the California Department of Education or National Title I Association.
Apr 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM
The attorney representing a Taft student wounded in a classroom shooting has filed a lawsuit against the school district.
Apr 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM
So-called synthetic marijuana is banned under both federal and state law, but some local parents are contending it's still being sold to their kids, and it has devastating effects.
Apr 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM
A lawsuit by the ACLU claims school distircts across California deny services to students learning English and that the state is doing nothing about it.
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 1:05 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police spokeswoman Michaela Beard said a Citizens Business Bank on Ming Avenue was robbed Tuesday by two men. Beard said the men approached a teller in an "aggressive" manner, but she couldn't confirm that they were...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Two high school athletes were injured Monday in a hit-and-run crash on College Avenue.

The East High School students, later identified as Reuben Tellez and Schidee Carries, were on a training run when...
Apr 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM
The East High School students, later identified as Reuben Tellez and Schidee Carries, were on a training run when a car veered toward the edge of the road and hit them, according the California Highway Patrol. The car, described as a gold or beige...
Apr 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM
A "huge" high school talent competition and air-band competition is this weekend, with the winner taking home $750, according to organizers.
Apr 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM
Police spokeswoman Michaela Beard said a Citizens Business Bank on Ming Avenue was robbed Tuesday by two men. Beard said the men approached a teller in an "aggressive" manner, but she couldn't confirm that they were armed with a gun.
Apr 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM
A Bakersfield woman has been arrested in Manhattan's West Village accused of stalking actor Hugh Jackman. It was a hair-raising experience for actor Hugh Jackman at a New York City gym. Radio station 1010 WINS says Jackman was working out in a gym...
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 9:57 AM
Police investigating a shooting in the south part of the city discovered that the man accidentally shot himself.
Apr 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM
A civil case alleging the Kern High School District tried to cover up the sexual assault of an autistic teenager has ended with a mistrial, according to an attorney representing the district.
Apr 5, 2013 at 12:53 PM
A teacher accused of sexual encounters with a number of students entered a plea Friday in Kern County court. Amber Failla was arrested last year at her Tehachapi home. The California City High School math teacher allegedly performed oral sex on boys...