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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 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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 checking the condition of grasses and ...
Apr 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Extra U.S. Postal Service inspectors are working now in the Kern County area, trying to stop a sudden spike in mail theft.
Apr 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM
Taft has been hit by a jump in crime, and it's blamed on the so-called state prison realignment. Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green says that's the only factor she can point to. And Green says Taft is seeing more of an increase than any...
Apr 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Neighbors in a quiet area of Rosedale are furious and fed up about a burned-out house that has sat abandoned for several years.
Apr 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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 that could be very disruptive to older patients.
Apr 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly paid $30 to meet a man at a Bakersfield motel, where he forced her into sex acts. Investigators say a woman at the motel tried to convince the teenager to work as a prostitute for the suspect.
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 6, 2013 at 4:23 PM
With so few houses for sale in Bakersfield right now, home-builders are finally seeing their business going up. Local real estate appraiser Gary Crabtree says the current supply of existing homes is at an historic low, and he sees both local and...
Apr 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Bullet train officials say they'll keep listening to Kern County concerns about the proposed route for the high-speed rail project. The promise came at the end of a long meeting Thursday in Fresno, where the High Speed Authority board got an...
Apr 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The community of Rexland Acres is tense while the search continues for a man suspected of molesting a 6-year-old girl.
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 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM
Neighbors in a northwest Bakersfield area ended up with no water over the weekend, but a nearby water company is coming to the rescue. The Seventh Standard Mutual Water Co. serves 22 homes, and their system went down. But, Oildale Mutual Water...
Mar 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM
City officials are the latest to raise issues over the new, so-called "sweepstakes" cafes. The police chief says the businesses are on his radar, and at least one City Council member wants a good, hard look at them.
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM
State Senate candidate Leticia Perez has signed a lease for a home on 18th Street in central Bakersfield, part of the 16th Senate District, her campaign said late Tuesday. Perez is scheduled to be at the Kern County Registrar of Voters Office on ...