TULARE, Calif. (AP) — A bus traveling from Los Angeles to Fresno crashed after it went off a highway, broke through a chain link fence and came to a rest on its side in a parking lot, injuring 24 people, authorities said Thursday.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two men were reported missing after attempting to cross the southern Sierra Nevada's Kern River on the Fourth of July, authorities said Tuesday.
Deputies responding to an early afternoon report of missing swimmers were told that the two were crossing with others when they were swept downstream by the river current, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were wounded in a late-night shooting in southeast Bakersfield, police said.
The shooting was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and officers found three gunshot victims, a police press release said.
SHAFTER, Calif. (AP) — A jail guard was arrested on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of methamphetamine while on the job at a Southern California lockup, authorities said.
The 42-year-old detentions deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was taken into custody Tuesday while on duty at the Lerdo Jail Complex near Bakersfield, sheriff's officials said.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Crews have sealed 13 oil wells in California’s San Joaquin Valley that leaked methane, some reportedly at levels that risk an explosion, a state official said Friday.
“The wellheads have been repaired," and there were no readings of methane emissions in a nearby neighborhood, said Uduak-Joe Ntuk, head of the California Geologic Energy Management, the conservation department division that oversees wells.
Some Bakersfield residents are concerned about potential explosions after a state agency found that six idle oil wells near homes were leaking methane in the past several days.
State and regional inspectors found concentrations of methane in the air around some of the wells at levels considered potentially explosive and environmental activists in the region are worried that other chemicals may also be leaking from the wells that could pose a threat to public health.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The next speaker of the U.S. House could very well hail from California — not Nancy Pelosi’s slice of the Golden State, but the other California, Donald Trump’s California.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bakersfield police shot and killed a man they said pulled a gun and shot at an officer during a foot chase.
Two officers tried to stop Chevrolet Tahoe at 12:20 a.m. but the car took off, a police statement said.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in the southern Sierra Nevada’s Kern River downstream from where a boy was swept away last week, authorities said Friday.
An air unit searching the river on Thursday spotted a possible body and it was recovered around 6:20 p.m., the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in boats and a helicopter were searching for a 9-year-old boy swept away in a Southern California river.
The boy was reported lost Saturday around 2:30 p.m.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — DJ Davis had a career-high 24 points as UC Irvine narrowly beat Cal State Bakersfield 66-61 on Saturday.
Justin Hohn had 12 points and seven rebounds for UC Irvine (15-9, 10-5 Big West Conference).
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The adoptive parents of two California boys who were reported missing in 2020 pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing them.
Trezell West, 35, and Jacqueline West, 32, entered pleas in a Bakersfield courtroom to two counts of second-degree murder, two felony counts of willful cruelty to a child and a misdemeanor charge of making a false report of an emergency.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Pope had 19 points, including a jumper with a second left that lifted UC San Diego past Cal State Bakersfield 72-70 on Thursday night.
Toni Rocak had 17 points and seven rebounds for UC San Diego (13-15, 7-10 Big West Conference).
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired goalie Alex Stalock from the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday for future considerations.
The Sharks made the deal a day after starting goalie James Reimer left a loss to Vegas after one period with a lower-body injury.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The adoptive parents of two small California boys who were reported missing in 2020 have been charged with killing the children, although their bodies have not been found, authorities said Wednesday.
UCSD Tritons (12-15) at CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (8-16, 2-11 Big West)
Bakersfield, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UCSD visits the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners after Francis Nwaokorie scored 23 points in UCSD's 81-76 win over the CSU Fullerton Titans.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Kaleb Higgins had 11 points — including the go-ahead free throw with 7 seconds left — off the bench to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 61-60 win over Cal Poly on Tuesday night, snapping the Roadrunners' nine-game losing streak.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Pepper had 24 points and Ezra Manjon scored 23 as UC Davis edged Cal State Bakersfield 81-79 on Saturday.
Pepper made all 12 of his foul shots for the Aggies (11-7, 5-3 Big West Conference).
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dominick Pickett had a season-high 21 points and Wil Tattersall scored 20 as UC Riverside defeated Cal State Bakersfield 79-69 on Thursday night.
Pickett made 5 of 7 from 3-point range and Tattersall had six rebounds for the Highlanders (13-9, 7-5 Big West Conference).
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Ajay Mitchell scored 21 points and UC Santa Barbara beat CSU Bakersfield, 74-62 on Thursday night.
The Gauchos built a 12-point lead in the first half and maintained it the rest of the way.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A San Joaquin Valley woman was killed when her vehicle was struck by a car involved in an illegal street race, Bakersfield police said.
The driver of a Ford Mustang was racing a motorcyclist Wednesday evening when the Mustang crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into another vehicle, the Bakersfield Police Department said in a statement.
UCSD Tritons (9-11) at CSU Northridge Matadors (5-14, 1-6 Big West)
Northridge, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: CSU Northridge -3; over/under is 132.5
UCSD Tritons (9-11) at CSU Northridge Matadors (5-14, 1-6 Big West)
Northridge, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UCSD faces the CSU Northridge Matadors after Toni Rocak scored 20 points in UCSD's 83-75 victory over the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners.
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man on probation for elder abuse was arrested in central California after sheriff's deputies found the body of his father in an SUV, authorities said.
Giovani Abujalil, 32, was arrested Thursday in Porterville on suspicion of murder, a week after he was released from prison after serving time for a 2019 elder abuse conviction, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Friday.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Dominick Pickett tossed in 18 points and sank two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to lift UC Riverside to a 65-64 victory over CSU Bakersfield in Big West Conference play on Saturday.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — E.J. Anosike and Vincent Lee combined to score 41 points and Cal State Fullerton held off Cal State Bakersfield to earn a 73-67 win in the Big West Conference opener for both schools Thursday night,
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were found shot, one fatally, at a residence in Bakersfield, police said.
The victims were found when officers responded to a shooting report around 10:30 p.m.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 12 points and Elijah Parquet scored 10 points and Colorado beat Cal State Bakersfield 60-46 on Saturday.
Nique Clifford contributed 10 points off the bench for Colorado (9-3) which had nine players enter the scoring column.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were hit and killed by a car driven by a Southern California woman arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities said.
It is the fourth time the 46-year-old woman has been arrested for driving under the influence, Bakersfield police said in a statement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators haven't approved permits for the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as fracking since February, effectively phasing out the process ahead of Gov.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s Cody Riley has a left medial collateral ligament sprain and won’t play Friday when the second-ranked Bruins host No. 4 Villanova.
Riley will be re-evaluated next week, a team spokesman said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA got a big win to start the season, along with a dose of bad news, too.
Johnny Juzang scored 19 points, one of four starters in double figures for the second-ranked Bruins in a 95-58 rout of Cal State Bakersfield in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were wounded early Friday morning in a shooting in east Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies responding to 1:15 a.m. reports of numerous shots fired saw numerous people leaving the area and found multiple shell casings from at least two guns, the office said in a press release.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Kern County Superior Court Judge Bernard Barmann's ruling does not extend to all state prison employees, including guards who work in other settings.
ARVIN, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 10-year-old girl in a car-to-car shooting that left her father and brother wounded earlier this summer in Southern California, authorities said.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent 21 years in prison over the killings of two people in a Bakersfield gang shooting that he denied committing was freed Thursday, his lawyers announced.
Dwight Jones, 41, was released from the Lerdo Pretrial Facility in the California central valley community, according to the Project for the Innocent at Loyola Marymount University.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The San Joaquin Valley city of Bakersfield has agreed to broad police reforms as part of a settlement with the California Attorney General's Office over a long pattern of alleged abuses, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified the gunman involved in a California standoff that killed a sheriff's deputy and three others who were held hostage in a San Joaquin Valley home.
The shooter, identified Tuesday as Jose Manuel Ramirez Jr., was fatally shot by Kern County sheriff's deputies.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police on Thursday shot and killed a man they said ran into traffic lanes with a shotgun after a high-speed chase.
Officers tried to stop a Chevrolet Avalanche on a Bakersfield street shortly before 4:30 a.m.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man shot by police earlier this week during an armed confrontation in Southern California has died from his injuries, authorities said Thursday.
Six Bakersfield police officers fired their weapons during Sunday's incident and have been placed on administrative leave, the police department said in a news release.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) —
On Nov. 24, 2017, Robert Cruz Jr. biked north along Baker Street, on a quiet block straddling Bakersfield’s once-thriving old town and struggling new, restaurants interspersed with a rehab center and a prepaid phone store.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A vehicle theft suspect fatally shot a K-9 dog in southeast Bakersfield and then was killed by return fire from officers, police said...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A California man accused of making online threats to bomb two suburban Indianapolis high schools in addition to a slew of other crimes was sentenced Friday by a federal judge to 75 years in prison...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans in the California state Senate replaced their legislative leader on Wednesday, a shakeup to start the session after the party lost two seats in the November election that saw their caucus dwindle to a historically low number...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office calling for extensive policing reforms following a four-year probe of allegations ranging from unreasonable use of force to failing to meaningfully investigate civilian complaints, officials said Tuesday...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Oil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ordered coronavirus testing of everyone held at a California immigration detention center, saying authorities had shown “deliberate indifference to the risk of an outbreak...
Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centers in California —- less than two weeks before a new state law takes effect to prohibit them...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California have seized and destroyed about 10 million plants they said were being grown as legal hemp but contained higher-than-allowed levels THC, the chemical compound that gives marijuana its high...