Several dozen dams throughout California could store up to 107 billion more gallons of water if they underwent repairs to fix safety problems. But facing a staggering state deficit, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cutting funding for a dam repair grant program in half this year, while state l…


The 撸管社 City Council on Wednesday approved a 50-bed expansion to its largest shelter, the Brundage Lane Navigation Center, in order to house many of those turned away each week from its doors.

Demonstrators and counter-demonstrators showed up in numbers outside a hearing Wednesday in downtown 撸管社 where one of the area's largest farming companies asked a judge to stop the state from enforcing a union card-check law it says is being misused by the United Farm Workers union.

The man known as the CSUB superfan at sporting events who was charged with attempting to contact a minor for sex pleaded no contest to attempted unlawful sexual intercourse in Kern County Superior Court Wednesday.


An outdoor food and entertainment park is being proposed downtown that would lease unconventional storefronts to startup vendors alongside performance and recreational spaces, all anchored by an extension of west 撸管社's Sonder bar and restaurant.

City officials reviewed plans Tuesday for the eventual rollout of an Active Transportation Plan, which would serve as 撸管社鈥檚 lodestar in all future projects, programs and policies aimed at making it safer 鈥 and quicker 鈥 to travel about without a car.

Mario Bravo and his brother had just finished playing softball for two hours at Mesa Marin Sports Complex the night he was shot and killed in the parking lot in September 2021, according to police officers who testified Friday in Kern County Superior Court.

The State Small Business Credit Initiative will be the focus of a locally produced webinar Cal State 撸管社's Small Business Development Center will host from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Ten-year-old Isaiah Velasquez, who had been missing, has been found, the 撸管社 Police Department reported Tuesday.聽

Nearly two years after corrections counselor Benny Alcala Jr. was shot and killed in a Target parking lot on Stockdale Highway, the trial for the two men suspected of killing him moved forward Monday in Kern County Superior Court.

The city of 撸管社 and California Water Service Co. on Sunday lifted the do-not-drink, do-not-use advisory issued Tuesday to 42 commercial customers south of Lake Truxtun after an oil company reportedly allowed pressurized natural gas and crude oil聽into the municipal water system.

Frustrations surrounding the longstanding delay of a new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in 撸管社 resurfaced last week as the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that, if signed into law, would compel the Veterans Affairs Department to proceed with construction by Septe…

State regulators said Friday natural gas along with crude oil contaminated west 撸管社's drinking water this week when one or more valves were left partly open during preparations for a pressure test required by a recent emergency order against a local petroleum producer.

Single mother and Lake Isabella resident Ashley Metcalf was worried. Her kids were at home and she was sitting in her SUV on Highway 155 where a wildfire that started Thursday afternoon in Wofford Heights had forced first-responders to close the road that would normally get her home within minutes.