| Jul 28, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Firefighters were making headway Wednesday against the more destructive of two wildfires in Kern County, which combined have destroyed dozens of structures. The 1,436-acre West fire near Tehachapi, Calif., has destroyed 30 to 40 structures and was 25%...
| Jun 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The U.S. Supreme Courtâs refusal to review Los Angelesâ claim that a ban on dumping sewage sludge in Kern County violates federal laws has plunged the city into distress over how to dispose of its processed human waste. The city's......
| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The federal Bureau of Land Management released rental rates for solar power installations planned for public land across the sunny Western states. Charges will include an annual base rent based on the land value for each county and also an......
| Apr 1, 2010
| 6:37 PM
LOS ANGELES Authorities have busted a major methamphetamine ring that officials say was responsible for smuggling 200 pounds of meth into Southern California from Mexico every month.
Ten people are under arrest.
The "Don Chuy Drug Trafficking...
| Apr 10, 2010
Survivor of kidnapping
Timothy White, 35, the youngest victim and last survivor of a notorious California kidnapping saga whose rescue offered hope to parents of missing children, died April 1 of an apparent pulmonary embolism, said his...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 10:12 AM
MOJAVE, Calif. -- A 50-foot manufactured home was stolen outside a housing company's new office in Kern County, a spokesperson said.
Statewide Homes, a manufactured modular home company, reported that an entire home was stolen from them sometime on...
| Apr 27, 2010
| 11:41 AM
A Bakersfield man is behind bars for allegedly binding a pit bull by the legs and mouth and leaving it in a muddy field.
Kern County Animal Control spokeswoman Kim Rodriguez said 52-year-old James Worley was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges...
| Apr 30, 2010
"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 1:27 PM
BAKERSFIELD -- Authorities say the suspicious material inside luggage that prompted the shutdown of a California airport turns out to be five soft drink bottles filled with honey.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the bottles, found inside a...
| Jan 5, 2010
A suspicious material inside a man's luggage caused the entire Bakersfield, California, airport to be shut down Tuesday. It turns out the material that tested positive for explosive material was just honey.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the...
| Apr 15, 2011
Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...