KEENE, Calif. - Twenty-three people were sworn in as citizens Monday at the César E. Chávez National Monument.
March 31 marks the birthday of César Chávez, a day that Governor Jerry Brown designated as a state holiday.
The site is the final resting place of César E. Chávez, who, with others such as Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong, started the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
The new citizens came from Brazil, India, Mexico and Saudi Arabia, among others.
Water flowing down street on Stockdale Highway
Water was seen flowing down the street on Stockdale Highway just west of In-N-Out Burger down to New Stine Road.
Five people arrested after downtown beating
A bouncer at a local bar is under arrest, along with four other men, and all are being accused of beating a man in a downtown Bakersfield alley.
Missing 19-year-old's body found in Kern River
The search for 19-year-old Alfonso Bajo Tellez in the Kern River came to an end today.
Crime drops in Bakersfield compared to last year
Statistics show overall crime dropped nearly 10% over the past six months compared to last year, the City of Bakersfield said in a report Monday.