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Apr 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Five people were arrested after a bicycle was stolen Sunday at San Diego Park in Lamont. The alleged robbers were armed with a gun and knives, and they yelled out the name of their gang during the execution of the crime, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The Kern County District Attorney's Office said Friday that a reputed member of the Lamont 13 gang has been convicted of attempted murder.
Apr 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM
San Joaquin Community Hospital will be offering free childhood immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases at the following sites in May.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering from a $3.7 million deficit this year, and officials have had to make some drastic changes to make up for that gap.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Justice will be served, just at a much slower rate.

Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering...
Mar 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM
A series of community job fairs is set to take place over the coming months.
Mar 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM
A teenager was arrested Thursday night for allegedly leading Kern County deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen car.
Jan 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM
A man who kidnapped an 11-year-old Lamont boy for ransom was sentenced Monday to just over 20 years in prison.
Jan 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Fairview Elementary School in southeast Bakersfield was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after reports of a shooting in the area.
Jan 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Lamont Elementary School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a second-grader reported seeing a man with a gun on campus.
Jan 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Kern County's new animal control director is taking aim at the problem of too many sick pets in the shelter. A 14-page report lists reasons why Kern faces an epidemic of parvo in puppies, and that analysis is drawing some fire.
Jan 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM
A South Los Angeles man who went on the run for a decade was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison Thursday for a botched robbery that killed a German tourist.
Dec 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM
A 19-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon in a crash near Lamont. Eduardo Zavala's vehicle crashed into a tree around 1 p.m. in the area of South Vineland and DiGiorgio roads.
Dec 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — It was standing room only Wednesday night at the County Administrative Building on Truxtun Avenue as hundreds of people attended the swearing-in ceremony of Leticia Perez, the newly elected 5th District...
Dec 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Fire Department kept hopping Thursday morning with a pair of residential fires.

A family of eight was displaced when their home on Panama Road in Lamont went up in flames around 7:30 a.m....