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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 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...
Apr 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Rotary KRV is hosting a fundraiser dinner to help local kids go to Camp KEEP. The event comes up on Saturday, April 13.
Camp KEEP is run by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office and provides hands-on activities in environmental...
Apr 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Sponsored by the Kern Reading Association and Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for Grades 4-6, in which students demonstrate their abilities and knowledge of the books they have read in a quiz...
Apr 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is just around the corner. This year, it's April 20, 21 and 22. It's the 24th year of the big event, and sponsors say they have more than $250,000 in prizes.
This year's derby has nine major sponsors,...
Apr 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic...
Apr 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CTNS) - A bill that puts more restrictions on ammunition sales passed through a California Legislature public safety committee Tuesday. The legislation requires anyone selling ammunition to another person to check the...
Apr 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — What you do in the privacy of your own home might not be just your business anymore. That's if California Assemblyman Marc Levine pushes his smoking ban through into law.

It's AB 746, and it is sponsored...