Cleanup Efforts Continue In Kern County Oil Spill, More Than 1M Gallons CollectedCleanup efforts continued Friday at an abandoned Chevron-owned well in the Cymric oil field in the Kern County town of McKittrick — about 35 miles outside of Bakersfield.
Garcetti To Earthquake Victims: 'You Are Our Brothers And Sisters'This large 7.1 quake, said the mayor, should come with a reminder.
Kern County Officials Report Power Outages, Backlog Of Calls For HelpAccording to Kern County officials, Highway 178 through the canyon is closed. There are roughly 1,800 people without power following tonight's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, but there are currently no reports of major gas leaks and no fatalities immediately reported.
The Latest: 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern CaliforniaIn the town closest to the epicenter of Thursday morning's earthquake, the lights are finally back on — though residents are still waiting for water and gas to return.
6.4M Quake Strikes Near Ridgecrest In Kern County; No Reports Of Damage In LAIt struck in in the remote Kern County community of Searles Valley Thursday morning, about 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Did You Feel It? Magnitude 6.4 Quake Rolls SouthlandThe 6.4 quake is the largest to hit Southern California in 20 years.
New Video Shows LA County Coroner's Van Weaving Dangerously Through Traffic"Somebody needs to call 911," the woman filming can be heard saying as the van is shown weaving in and out of traffic, just barely escaping collision.
Sex Offender Who Led Police On Wild RV Chase From LA To Bakersfield Caught In BarstowThe Los Angeles County Sheriff said Stephen Houk had been placed in custody without incident at a rail yard in Barstow.
Kern County Bans Pot Sales Even As California Legalizes ItKern County supervisors voted 4-1 this week to prohibit commercial cannabis growing and sales.
Trail Reopens Following Holdup Of Kern County RescuersAn overheated, seriously dehydrated hiker was in distress and help was on the way until rescuers ran into two men armed with rifles.
Sheriff Fires Back After Kern County Named In ICE ReportThe sheriff of Kern County became the latest law enforcement official to fire back at a weekly "name-and-shame" ICE report on jurisdictions the agency says refuse to cooperate in immigration enforcement operations.
100 Homes Evacuated As Fire Threatens Gated Community In Kern CountyA wildfire in central California forces residents of a gated community to abandon their homes.
Deadly Erskine Fire Near Bakersfield 40 Percent Contained2,500 homes are still threatened.
Erskine Fire Kills 2, Scorches 47 Square Miles Across Kern CountyAbout 80 homes were destroyed in a mobile home community.
Crews Work To Surround Thousand-Acre Wildfire In Kern CountyCrews are working to surround a wildfire that has charred at least 1,000 acres of brush and timber in a wilderness area of Kern County.