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BPD looking for man wanted in auto theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a suspect wanted for auto theft on Wednesday. The department said at around 6:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of San Emidio Street, the victim started his vehicle to cool the interior. The department said the victim briefly left the vehicle running unattended, at […] → Read More

California Mid-State Fair canceled

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (KGET) — The California Mid-State Fair has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. “The well-being and health of our community is our top priority,” said Board President Dave Baldwin on the fair’s website. He said current restrictions make it impossible to hold the fair this year. The fair is held annually and runs […] → Read More

KCFD responds to massive fire at Oildale home

OILDALE, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Fire Department responded to a massive fire at a home in Oildale early this morning. The department said the fire broke out just before 12:30 a.m. at a home on Lilac Street near E. Warren Avenue. The fire then moved to a nearby tree and threatened other homes […] → Read More

UPDATE: Police identify two suspects in deadly Bandolero Way shooting

UPDATE (11:43 p.m.): Bakersfield police identified two suspects wanted for murder in a shooting that left a man dead Wednesday on Bandolero Way. Bakersfield police identified Douglas Hutchinson and Manuel Ruiz as suspects in the deadly shooting. Hutchinson is described as being 29 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet tall […] → Read More

BC seeing 21 percent enrollment drop for fall as budget cuts loom

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield College is currently experiencing an enrollment drop of nearly 21 percent for the fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19, according to new data. BC’s Institutional Research department has determined that as of May 20, the college has seen a decrease of 1,188 full-time equivalent students compared to this time last […] → Read More

Kern Public Health confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department confirmed 47 new COVID-19 cases this morning bringing the county’s total to 1,881 cases. There are 1,041 cases among those 18 to 49 years old. People between 50 and 64 represent 429 cases while there are 225 cases among those 65 and older, according […] → Read More

KHSD releases graduation ceremony schedule

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern High School District has released the graduation schedule for this year. The schedule comes after the KHSD Board of Trustees recently voted to allow physical graduation ceremonies at school sites with safety precautions in place. The lone exception is Kern Valley High School, which will graduate around 100 seniors […] → Read More

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley providing free COVID-19 testing starting Tuesday

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KGET) — Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley has announced it will be providing free COVID-19 testing to residents starting Tuesday. The testing site is located at 1100 Magellan Dr. Services will be available by appointment only Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 661-771-8775. The hospital said […] → Read More

UPDATE: Angry Chickz opens Southwest Bakersfield location

UPDATE: Angry Chickz is now open for business. The hot chicken chain held a grand opening today for its new Bakersfield location at 5041 Gosford Road Suite 300. Besides the food itself, the grand opening includes raffles and giveaways. One winner will get to take home a big-screen TV. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Hot chicken […] → Read More

Jurors head back to court starting next week, with extra safety precautions in place

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Jurors have been summoned to the Kern County Superior Court next week as trials get back underway after disruptions due to COVID-19. The court said it is taking safety precautions as jurors return to the courthouse, such as offering online registration, reducing the number of jurors called at a time and […] → Read More

KCSOS announces Classified Employees of the Year

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has announced the 2020 Kern County Classified Employees of the Year. In March, Kern County school districts nominated exemplary employees in six categories designated by the California Department of Education: Child Nutrition, Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities, Office and Technical, Para-Educator and Instructional… → Read More

Outlets at Tejon to reopen next week

TEJON RANCH, Calif. (KGET) – The Outlets at Tejon has announced it will reopen on May 27. The company said this will be a phased reopening, as some individual stores may open sooner than others. Guests are encouraged to check the outlet website for a list of the stores that will be open. Outlet employees are […] → Read More

Two churches reopen ahead of proposed Phase 3 guidelines

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two local churches are not waiting for the green light from the state to reopen. Mary’s Chapel witht the St. Francis of Assisi parish and St. Phillip the Apostle are reopening their doors for silent prayer. Mary’s Chapel is paritally opening Monday through Friday for private prayer. The parish says these […] → Read More

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Tehachapi

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KGET) — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Tehachapi. The incident happened at about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of East Tehachapi Boulevard and the Highway 58 eastbound onramp, police said. The pedestrian was transported to Adventist Health Tehachapi, where he was pronounced dead. The driver remained […] → Read More

CSUB announces outstanding graduates from Class of 2020

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Cal State Bakersfield has announced seven outstanding graduating students from the Class of 2020. These students represent CSUB’s four schools: School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration as well as Social Sciences and Education. In addition, three students are honored by the CSUB Antelope […] → Read More

Rio Acai downtown reopening for pickup and UberEats on Thursday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Rio Acai is reopening its downtown location Thursday for pickup and UberEats. The restaurant, which also offers poke bowls, made the announcement on Instagram. “We’re so excited to be back in downtown and doing what we love most,” the Instagram post read. “This couldn’t have been possible without all of your […] → Read More

KCSO looking for at-risk man missing since May 9

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an at-risk man who has been missing since May 9. The department said 40-year-old Marvin Reeves has been missing from East Bakersfield since May 9 and was last seen at around 11:15 a.m. He was last seen wearing a polo shirt and blue […] → Read More

BPD looking for man wanted in Sunday auto theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a suspect wanted for an auto theft on Sunday. The department said the incident occurred in the 4800 block of White Lane. The suspect entered the business, grabbed the victim’s keys from the counter and then fled in the victim’s vehicle. The suspect is […] → Read More

Police ask for help finding man missing since July 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who went missing in July 2019. All leads have been exhausted in trying to locate Andre Green, police said. Green, 48, is described as black, 5-foot-5, thin build, black hair and brown eyes, police said. He was last seen in the […] → Read More

Regulators waive $200M fine on PG&E for causing deadly fires

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine that Pacific Gas & Electric was supposed to pay as punishment for the utility’s neglect of electric… → Read More