Well after the turkey, and the bargain hunting that is Black Friday, there is "Small Business Saturday."
That's in an effort to save the lives of dozens of local homeless pets.
Consumers will spend an estimated $100 billion online this holiday season on gifts, according to shop.org.
It's always good to get together with family and friends for Thanksgiving.
Nearly 1,500 turkeys will be cooked Wednesday night in deep pits, ahead of Thursday's massive distribution.
In an arraignment Tuesday, Gregory Miller, the alleged stalker shot in Rosedale Friday, pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking, battery, elder abuse and criminal threats.
The holiday shopping season is here. And, Black Friday usually is thought of as the best day to get the big deals.
A local animal rescue, the home to more than 700 farm animals is at risk of closing down come next month.
Nearly 2,000 volunteers are working hard, preparing to make 64,000 meals for the less fortunate in our community.
Turkey time is pecking at the door and with so many families in need or a warm meal, "Love for Thanksgiving" is getting ready for Thursday's main event.
(NBC News) Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
But we haven't seen anywhere near the outrage. Some will tell you it's because our county is pro-law enforcement.
The country waits for the Grand Jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
After three years of drought, and a prolonged period of pumping, California's ground water basins are stressed out.
Wild animal sightings are happening throughout Kern County looking for food and water.
We've tried for a week now to get a hold of local law enforcement for their plans reacting to Monday's grand jury decision.
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Kern County Museum and community officials were on hand Friday to break ground and celebrate the beginning of construction on the Bakersfield Californian Foundation Research Center and historic archive .
The Boron Bobcats are one of the three group finalists in the NFL's "Together we make Football" contest for a free VIP trip to the Super Bowl.
Dozens of local families have another reason to be thankful this holiday season.
It was started by one person handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to those in need around town.
Newly-filed reports suggest it was indeed a love triangle that led to the murder of a man in Tehachapi at the BNSF rail yard.
Thousands of illegal immigrants in the Central Valley will benefit from the president's executive action, but who exactly reaps the rewards, and what does it mean?
A job fair Thursday with a specific target, getting former inmates hired.
Shelters and rescues see owners surrender their animals daily.
Accused Taft Union High School shooter Bryan Oliver took the stand again Thursday in the case against him, and the trial is now in recess until December.
Carmen Villalobos is undocumented, her husband is not.
Bakersfield firefighters show the do's and don'ts while deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Bryan Oliver testified as to what happened during the January 2013 shooting at Taft Union High School.
There is growing concern among health officials about a fake marijuana being used more and more by pregnant women, and causing birth defects.
By charging Bryan Oliver with attempted murder, prosecutors have accused him of intentionally trying to kill a classmate.
One renounced car company is unveiling its brand new hybrid coupe in Bakersfield.
You heard from some of them about owners seeing no value in their adopted family members, and either turning them over, dumping, or euthanizing them.
The Partnership for a new American Economy met in Bakersfield Wednesday to discuss the importance of immigration reform on Kern County's economy.
Officials say it appears the murder of 38-year-old Robert Limon may have stemmed from a love triangle that ended with the arrest of his wife, and her alleged lover.
Oliver testified about his struggle to hide his sexuality and how he felt hopeless after years of relentless name calling and bullying.
Volunteers have been hard at work at the annual KGET holiday food drive.
We got word Wednesday morning as the defense began its case, that Oliver waved his right not to testify.
Two people have been arrested in the death of a Tehachapi railway worker who was killed August 17.
Drop in tobacco tax revenue has cut funding for local programs
The severe drought is leading some California counties to find new ways to conserve water.
As a dog who disappeared 2 years ago is reunited with its owners.
It's no secret Kern County's shelters and rescues are consistently full.
A former student who was a reported target of Bryan Oliver admitted he picked on Oliver all freshman year.
A new "faith-based" movie with strong local connections premiered in Bakersfield Monday night.
Bakersfield race fans have a Sprint Cup Series champion to call their own.
A Bakersfield business owner pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Fresno to structuring cash deposits totaling between 1 and 2.5 million dollars.
Monday afternoon, Bakersfield police released the names of the 4 officers involved in Thursday's shooting of Ramiro Villegas and the names of two patrolmen in a separate shooting on Saturday.
The remains of Yoselin Calderon were discovered earlier this month, and identified over the weekend through dental records.
The annual KGET holiday food drive is this Wednesday.