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Some of California's top college officials traveled to a small farmworker community in Kern County on Friday to learn how its high school has become a model for guiding students toward higher education.

Seated inside a glassy waiting room, Patrick Salazar came to work Friday knowing full well what was expected of him: He was to be stabbed by one of his colleagues before an audience of cameras. And he couldn’t care less.

The Kern County Sheriff Office is looking for a missing woman who was last seen at the Ross Dress for Less parking lot on Olive Drive in ý on Feb. 17.

A teenage boy went missing around 11 p.m. Thursday on the 2400 block of San Ramon Court, according to the ý Police Department.

The Greater ý Chamber Political Action Committee, which represents more than 1,100 members and more than 70,000 local jobs, announced five local endorsements ahead of the March 5 primary election.

A man was found guilty by a Kern County jury Wednesday for shooting another man to death using an assault rifle in front of a Kwik Serve gas station at Baker and 19th streets, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.

A 15-year-old boy who was a passenger on a makeshift gas-powered bike died Wednesday after he was hit by a car at River and Skyline boulevards in ý around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Kern County Coroner's office.

The Kern County Fire Department put out a fire in a home on the 500 block of South Allen Street in Ridgecrest Wednesday morning.

A ý man died in a crash after leaving the road and hitting multiple vehicles around 7 a.m. Tuesday on Zeker Road north of Seventh Standard Road in Shafter, according to the Kern County Coroner's office.

An Arvin man crashed into a wooden telephone pole on Tejon Highway, north of Panama Lane in ý around 11 p.m. Wednesday and died nearly 30 minutes later at the scene. 

A woman who was suspected of stealing a car with a 3-year-old child inside pleaded no contest in Kern County Superior Court Wednesday morning and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

A conflict between Kern Medical and a labor union representing many of the hospital's employees escalated this week with the filing of a California Fair Political Practices Commission complaint alleging self-dealing among three former and current executives of the medical center.

Three years after California endured one of its driest seasons on record, water regulators are applauding residents for continuing to conserve as municipalities statewide refill their reserves.

ý Police determined that a 12-year-old boy who made a threatening social media post did not have access to firearms and his threats weren't credible, BPD said Wednesday.

The man suspected of shooting passengers on a Greyhound bus traveling on Interstate 5 near Fort Tejon Road in February 2020 was delayed until next week upon his attorney’s request Wednesday in Kern County Superior Court.

Christine and Ben Deaton peeked over at her son, Billy, who was waiting patiently for his parents to donate blood so they could meet some of the players from the ý Condors who were visiting Houchin Community Blood Bank Tuesday afternoon.

Home health care workers brought Tuesday morning's county Board of Supervisors meeting to a halt as they demanded fair, living wages before erupting in a singular chant “Forward, not backward,” prompting board Chairman David Couch to gavel a nine-minute recess.