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Apr 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A burned-out house that sat abandoned for years in the Rosedale area was finally torn down Tuesday.

The small house had parts of the walls missing and a large area of the roof gone or sagging down....
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

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police held a press conference Friday to address questions about an officer who crashed his patrol car on the unfinished Westside Parkway.

Chief Greg Williamson said the officer was traveling 62 mph...
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 1:05 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The Average White Band kicked off the 2013 Park at River Walk summer concert series. The band is best known for its hit songs "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut the Cake" from the '70s and '80s.

The...
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 1:05 PM

LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, is set to pull out of the U.S., selling off its lossmaking Fresh & Easy supermarket chain after it failed to transfer its winning formula from the U.K. to the western states.

No...
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 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 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Those federal budget cuts triggered by so-called "sequestration" are impacting some of the most vulnerable cancer patients. As of April 1, Medicare payments are being cut for chemotherapy drugs, and experts say...