Racers, start your engines.
The return of the 911 Series is back at the Kern County Raceway and local first responders are preparing themselves for the big night race that kicks off Saturday.
Thursday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Steven Blakesley of the raceway and Capt. Tim Ortiz of the Bakersfield Fire Department, talked about the participating departments in the race.
The six teams racing for their preferred charity are: the Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Fire Department, Shafter Police Department and Taft Police Department.
"I wouldn't second guess the small town police departments," Blakesley said.
Mortgage fraud defendant Julie Farmer took the stand in her own defense Thursday, downplaying her level of authority at disgraced real estate firm Crisp & Cole.
Lead stories from "First Look with Scott Cox's" Top Stories:
Bakersfield joined cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles in banning aggressive panhandling Wednesday with a unanimous City Council vote.
Basic Needs Foundation Inc. will hold a spay/neuter mobile clinic in the Lake Isabella area on June 7 for low-income residents.
STUDENTS TO GIVE BIG: Kathryn Morales, a junior honor student at Frontier High School, sketched a picture of her left hand on paper before she began redrawing the penciled image on a 6-by-6-inch wooden block.
A Bakersfield man was arrested on six counts of attempted murder early Wednesday in the throwing of a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest home occupied by two adults and four children.
A Bakersfield woman accused in the 2010 death of her 4-year-old son was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, but her attorney said the woman was in another room when her son fell, and the boy's death is an accident.
Though she recently crossed off the top item on her bucket list -- at age 32 -- Randi Zuckerberg isn't the type to coast. As founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor in chief of a technology and lifestyle website and author of two books, the wife and mother is always on the lookout for new worlds to conquer.
City, county and state officials heralded the official opening Wednesday of a $12 million recycling plant designed to keep up to 4 million pounds of recyclables a year out of Bena Landfill.
The symbols of this season, the unleavened bread, the bunnies and the eggs, boil down to a celebration of life for a large portion of the people on earth.