Thursday, August 21, 2014

Surviving ‘La Bestia’ - A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.


Surviving ‘La Bestia’ - A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.


describes the journey he took to come to the United States when he was eight years old. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The worst thing José saw crossing the United States border was seeing a small child die. “I got a very ugly feeling,” said José ...


Kern County Wildfire destroys 8 homes, 10 buildings


A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening. The blaze near Lake ...


Bakersfield police: Man hits power pole, arrested for 4th DUI


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A repeat drunk driver crashed in west Bakersfield on Wednesday morning, causing a power outage and road closures, according to police. Robert Vickery, 52, crashed around 9 a.m. while turning onto Noriega Road from Old Farm ...


Dash-cameras help Kern County law enforcement agency


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - According to the California Highway Patrol, dash-cameras have dropped the number of officer complaints to the department. In 2011, each CHP patrol car was equipped with a dash camera and back seat camera. "The [complaints] are ...


Wildfire destroys homes, scorches 5 square miles


KERNVILLE, Calif. — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday. The blaze near Lake Isabella was 15 percent contained after scorching ...



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