Photo of Kern River in March 2017

One Dead, One Missing in Latest Kern River Drownings

BAKERSFIELD — Kern County authorities say the Kern River remains very dangerous even though water levels are dropping. The sheriff's office says a search is continuing Monday for a 32-year-old man who reportedly fell into the river near the mout...
Photo of Kern River in March 2017

Deadly Kern River Claims Fifth Victim This Year

BAKERSFIELD — A Los Angeles man is the fifth person known to have died in the Kern River this year. The Kern County Sheriff's Department says 45-year-old Uceda Velis was swept underwater late Tue...