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Apr 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM
A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state's $68 billion bullet train project.
Apr 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bus driver died and nine students were injured Monday when a school bus went off a road and lodged in an embankment in northern New Mexico, authorities said Monday.

The driver died at the scene of the crash that...
Apr 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Data suggests that Latino children, who now make up more than half of children under 5 years old in California, have historically enrolled in early education programs at lower rates than their peers in other ethnic groups.
Feb 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM
This chart provides the number of inmates serving sentences of between five and 10 years in local jails, as well as those serving more than 10 years in local jails, by county.
Feb 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is seeking a woman of interest in a suspected homicide.
Feb 25, 2013 at 4:26 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Kern County Sheriff's Office is seeking a woman of interest in a suspected homicide.

Joseph Vargas, 21, was found shot in the head Nov. 23 on Quincy Street in Bakersfield. Monica Palacioz, 33, is...
Feb 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Kern County Girl Scout parents say they've been boxed in and aren't getting the chance to raise as much money off cookie sales as other areas of California.
Feb 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM
More than half of California's population relies on a drinking water supply contaminated by arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants, though most communities blend or treat their water to make it safe, according to a new report by the State Water...
Jan 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has enacted a valley-wide wood-burning prohibition for Wednesday.
Jan 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Federal prosecutors announced a pair of guilty pleas Tuesday from Bakersfield marijuana cultivators.
Dec 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Police have arrested a man who says he traveled with a missing Helena woman from Montana and left her outside Madera, Calif.
Dec 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Across the nation, conservation groups in partnership with ranchers are using cattle to restore native plant species by grazing invasive grasses. Other groups are working with fishermen to fish sustainably, and using logging and mining profits to...
Nov 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A former soldier from Bakersfield who survived a tour of duty in Iraq was killed Wednesday while working a construction job in Madera County.

James Chvala Jr., 25, graduated from Bakersfield High...
Nov 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM
A former soldier from Bakersfield who survived a tour of duty in Iraq was killed Wednesday while working a construction job in Madera County.
Oct 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM
The goal of "Action for Austin" was to convince the caring people of Kern County to donate 500 bags of candy by Oct. 25 for children who will be spend Halloween in a hospital. The candy drive was more successful than the organizers - Austin's parents - had hoped for.