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...

Arias Explains Switcheroo on Anti-Panhandling Signs

On Wednesday, three city councilmembers — Miguel Arias, Garry Bredefeld, Paul Caprioglio — publicly supported the “Help Us, Help Fresno” proposal. Their idea? Place signs discouraging motorists from giving to panhandlers at busy intersections and instead as...