A public hearing on a proposal to open up more than a million acres of federal land in the Central Valley and the Central Coast to hydraulic fracking drew a large crowd at the Kern County Administrative Office Tuesday night.
The City of Arvin illegally approved four oil and gas wells within city limits in 2018, a Kern County judge ruled Friday afternoon.
Superior Court Judge Kenneth C.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to ban a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos — after research found health risks related to the pesticide, officials said Wednesday.
The number of Valley Fever cases in Kern County has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.
BY ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.
BY EMMA GALLEGOS
Addressing homelessness, building sports fields and parks, and reinvesting in a long-range community redevelopment plan were just a few of the suggestions a group of city staffers pitched Monday to Bakersfield’s sales tax oversight committee.