Teen Allegedly Fired for Giving Veteran 2 Tacos, Coffee

A 19-year-old claims he was fired by a Jack in the Box franchise in Bakersfield, CA for “mishandling funds” after he gave away nearly $2 worth of food — a coffee and two tacos — instead of throwing it away.

A Jack in The Box drive thru restaurant is pictured in San Marcos, California February 21, 2012. REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE

Bloodbath in Bakersfield: 14 Shot Outside House Party

A house party turned into a scene of horrific violence early Saturday morning as three gunmen opened fire, wounding 14 people, including two critically. Several minors were injured, the youngest casualty a mere 13 years old.

Bakersfield (Robert Hale / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Monterey: Cleanest Air in the U.S.; L.A: Worst

In its newly-released “State of the Air” 2016 report, the American Lung Association has determined that Monterey County has the best air quality in the United States while Los Angeles and Bakersfield were deemed to have the worst air in the nation.

Los Angeles Smog (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

High-Speed Rail Will Start in Bay Area, Not L.A.

Northern California won and Southern California lost, as the California High-Speed Rail Authority has decided that the first leg of the bullet train will be built between Bakersfield and San Jose.

Brown at High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking (AP)

Man Arrested on Explosives Charges in Rural CA

A Johannesburg, California man who allegedly made threats against local and federal law enforcement agencies on social media was arrested Saturday after authorities found a cache of explosives at his home. Todd Sloan, 51, was arrested without incident at a gas

Nuclear explosion (AFP / Getty)

Drive-Thru Delivery: Baby Born in Parking Lot of Taco Bell

An expectant couple’s little bundle of joy was unable to wait until his parents reached the hospital, so he entered the world in the parking lot of a Taco Bell drive-thru in Bakersfield, California on Tuesday.

Taco Bell Drive Thru (Jeramey Jannene / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

More Construction Woes for High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is battling new obstacles in its quest to build the track for the bullet train, including the removal of eight miles of track originally planned to end near Bakersfield, and strong opposition from San Fernando communities determined to prevent the train from traveling above ground in or near their communities.

Jerry Brown (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Drought: Lacking Water, Bakersfield Water Plant May Shut Down

A water plant in northeast Bakersfield in California’s Central Valley may shut down by the fall due to lack of available water for filtration, according to local ABC News affiliate KERO-23. The Kern River, which flows from the Sierra Nevada

Kern River Bakersfield Drought (David McNew / Getty)

CA Couple Congratulated by Global Celebrities on 70th Anniversary

Thanks to their granddaughter, Belinda Bannister, Richard and Mary Arambula’s 70th wedding anniversary in Bakersfield was celebrated by roughly 150 celebrities, presidents and even the Pope. Bannister, who lives in Germany, decided to contact the star-studded group after her grandmother


UFO Over Bakersfield

Kelly Castruita from Bakersfield headed out to take her recycling to the trash bin when she witnessed a UFO bobbing in the heavens, “I thought, that’s kinda bright to be a star, I’ve never seen a blue star be that bright.”

  Kelly Castruita from Bakersfield headed out to take her …