City officials reviewed plans Tuesday for the eventual rollout of an Active Transportation Plan, which would serve as Bakersfield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.

Frustrations surrounding the longstanding delay of a new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Bakersfield 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…

Citing the possibility of a pending criminal matter, an attorney for Zack Scrivner secured a six-month postponement in the聽Kern County supervisor's divorce case during a brief proceeding Thursday that was聽unattended by either of the two parties.

One day after he was sworn into the House of Representatives, Rep. Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, announced Tuesday his appointment to two congressional committees 鈥 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

A little more than six months remain until the November election, and Bakersfield Assemblyman Vince Fong 鈥 fresh off his 60.6% victory Tuesday 鈥 has an important message for his voters: Vote for me. But also, don鈥檛 vote for me.

After an intense week of lobbying with hundreds of potential laws still to consider, the bill that would bring a state medical school to Kern County cleared the Assembly鈥檚 origin vote Wednesday with no opposition, advancing it to the state Senate floor for consideration.

Republican Vince Fong, the Bakersfield assemblyman who began his political ascension as a district director under former Rep. Kevin McCarthy, handily won Tuesday's special runoff election to serve out the remainder of the term vacated by his longtime mentor.

Following weeks of hearsay and heated debate, discord between Kern鈥檚 elected leaders and the public took a productive tone Tuesday as the county counsel outlined potential paths by聽which Supervisor Zack Scrivner may vacate office early 鈥斅燼nd the steps constituents may take to replace him.

More than 600 kids at Millie G. Munsey Elementary came back from spring break last month to find central walkways that were normally covered in dirt, graffiti and vagrants suddenly replaced with neat concrete and roses.

California鈥檚 budget crunch is forcing the Legislature to scale back its agenda this session, with bills to legalize psychedelic therapy, offer reparations to the descendants of enslaved people, and require more transparency around who is paying for lawmakers鈥 sponsored travel among the early…

The national debate over how to expand rural access to broadband internet service came to downtown Bakersfield on Friday as Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony on the benefits and drawbacks of renewing federal subsidies introduced during the pandemic.

A new census of Kern County鈥檚 homeless population found nearly 2,700 people living in shelters or on the streets countywide 鈥 a 37% uptick from last year as officials struggle to show they鈥檝e moved the needle on the crisis.

Bakersfield had the worst level of fine-particulate pollution in the nation in 2020-22 鈥 a toxic mix of soot, diesel exhaust, chemicals, metals and aerosols that contribute to heart attacks, strokes and lung disease, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report.