A woman was found dead from a drug overdose Thursday morning in Jastro Park.
Police responded at 6:51 a.m. and found the woman slumped over in the passenger seat of a car, Bakersfield Police detective Eric Schimon said after a passerby saw the body and reported it.
About 30 residents of an upscale northwest Bakersfield neighborhood pleaded with city staff and a developer Thursday afternoon to reduce the impacts of a possibly Walmart-included retail center slated for the corner of Allen and Brimhall roads.
Kern County got its usual straight Fs for air quality in the American Lung Association in California's annual State of the Air report, which was released today.
What the drought has created, almost even more than almond haters, is confusion. Questions are coming fast and furious from residents about water rates, what exactly constitutes “waste” and how to know which days it’s safe for them to turn on the sprinklers.
If it's possible for a building to have a soul, a compelling case could be made for Baker Branch Library. Despite its stunning architecture -- an Italian Renaissance version of the Greek revival style -- it's not the rosette-trimmed Doric columns that have attracted generations of readers.
A Kern County deputy public defender crashed a county-owned vehicle into a ravine while allegedly driving drunk with a nearly empty bottle of vodka in the seat next to her.
Six people have filed lawsuits against Coconut Joe's, a local restaurant and catering company, after 36 people became ill days after consuming its food.
The owner of a Wasco pistachio processing plant recently reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to settle charges he illegally moved money between Iran and the United States, sometimes using a Swiss bank account he failed to tell the IRS about.
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