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A McKittrick man was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 58 about five miles west of Lokern Road.
Gerald Unruh, 29, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. crash, according to a coroner's office news release.
Kern County Fair director Mark Salvaggio, whose advocacy of reform and transparency sometimes placed him at odds with fellow directors and fair management, was removed from the fair board Friday afternoon by a deputy to Gov.
Illegal off-highway vehicle use is returning to the Kern River Bluffs, with riders trespassing into a section of the Bakersfield Cactus Ecological Reserve and threatening the endangered succulent that thrive there.
Scores of families Monday night visited 2301 Haggin Oaks Blvd. to enjoy at Christmas lights and cups of hot chocolate and apple cider. Area residents sold the drinks and cookies to raise money for the Bakersfield Homeless Center in a 21-year-old fundraising tradition named Dustin's Diner.
The 200 or so patrons who normally fill The Garden Spot on any given day will now have to find a new healthy dining option. The 26-year-old restaurant, which usually is especially busy at the start of the new year, will close its doors Sunday.
The story of how Bakersfield became known more for quarterback phenoms and less for dust devils starts with a long cast and a pair of white shoes.
An Arvin police officer was shot and wounded Sunday morning by 24-year-old man who fired as the officer entered an apartment while answering a domestic abuse call.
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