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Apr 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM
The state has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of Californians rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants, federal regulators said on Friday.
Apr 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Congressman David Valadao has opened a new field office in Bakersfield. The Hanford Republican represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties. Valadao already has an office...
Apr 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Congressman David Valadao has opened a new field office in Bakersfield.

The Hanford Republican represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare...
Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Blaming her political party for saddling her campaign with a competitive disadvantage, Fran Florez dropped her bid Wednesday for the state Senate.
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 ...
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:03 PM

UPDATE: 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...
Mar 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Police said Friday that one suspect from a March 1 drive-by shooting has been arrested, but they're still looking for three other suspects, all reputed Earla Norte gang members from Earlimart.
Mar 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM

McFARLAND, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Police said Friday that one suspect from a March 1 drive-by shooting has been arrested, but they're still looking for three other suspects, all reputed Earla Norte gang members from Earlimart.

The...
Mar 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM
Two Tulare County teenagers were arrested Friday after crashing their car during a burglary getaway, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Fran Florez wants to be your next state senator. The veteran Kern County Democrat announced her candidacy Friday for the 16th District Senate seat vacated last month by Michael Rubio, who took a private-sector job with oil giant Chevron.
Mar 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM
On Friday, the governor said the primary for the 16th Senate District seat will be May 21. The special runoff election, if needed, will be July 23.
Mar 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Lawmakers from both parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.
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 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM
More names keep popping up of possible candidates to fill the state Senate seat just vacated by Michael Rubio. Local democrats say they have some good choices, and the name of Steve Schilling was just added to the mix. Republicans say they also...
Feb 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
One Kern County high school student could get his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office will accept local entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Entries are due by April 19 at McCarthy's Bakersfield office.