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  1. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  2. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21
  3. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North
  4. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North
  5. Week 0 roundup: BCHS' Jones runs for 4 TDs, throws for 3 more in win
  6. Week 0 roundup: BCHS' Jones runs for 4 TDs, throws for 3 more in win
  7. Turnovers plague Garces in opener
  8. Turnovers plague Garces in opener
  9. Hansen leads Hawks past Porterville
  10. Hansen leads Hawks past Porterville
  11. Late first-half outburst lifts Ridgeview to win
  12. Late first-half outburst lifts Ridgeview to win
  13. Students ice Garces admins for ALS
  14. Students ice Garces admins for ALS
  15. Tighter restrictions coming to a hearth near you
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  1. BVarsityLive

    Our BVarsity Live YouTube page is currently down. We will have all game highlights up tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

    12 minutes ago via Twitter
  2. Zach Ewing

    @vcspreps ha, can ask. My guess is they were on a timer and games went long.

    28 minutes ago via Twitter
  3. Zach Ewing

    Stan Greene of Kern High School District said doubleheader attendance was approx. 4,900. Slightly lower than he had hoped.

    30 minutes ago via Twitter
  4. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Strong field set for Taft City Amateur

    The field for the 7th Taft City Amateur this weekend at the Mifflin-Buena Vista golf course may be small, but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity.

    32 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  5. BVarsityLive

    RT @BroadcastHolt: So this is how @BVarsityLive is going at midnight... Great first "Week 0." Big time wins from Liberty & BHS http://t.co/…

    45 minutes ago via Twitter
  6. BVarsityLive

    RT @jhdps: Prett darn good Porterville RB but pretty fast @CentennialHawks DBs. #bvarsity Photo by @jhdps for @BVarsityLive http://t.co/CLT…

    45 minutes ago via Twitter
  7. Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21

    Marcus Bruce scored two late touchdowns for Bakersfield High to seal a 34-21 season-opening victory over Westlake Village-Oaks Christian for the defending Division I state champions.

    47 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  8. Zach Ewing

    Bakersfield has won 12 in a row, 11 against D-I opponents incl. Liberty, Centennial, CW, Central, CN, Mission Hills, Del Oro, Oaks Christian

    55 minutes ago via Twitter
  9. Zach Ewing

    RT @jsbutters: Avenal 28, McFarland 7, final

    55 minutes ago via Twitter
  10. Short Take: Girls Scouts to honor inspiring local women

    Three amazing Kern County women will be honored at the sixth annual Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon next month.

    56 minutes ago via bakersfieldlife.com
  11. Zach Ewing

    RT @anthonymarisca2: NEVER. pick us as the underdog! I got straight ballers on my squad

    57 minutes ago via Twitter
  12. Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North

    WASCO -- No Isaiah Sharp? No problem for Wasco, at least for now.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  13. Zach Ewing

    The top of the SWYL is insane this year: Bakersfield joined by Liberty as state elite (perhaps) and Centennial looks dynamite, too.

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  14. Week 0 roundup: BCHS' Jones runs for 4 TDs, throws for 3 more in win

    Bakersfield Christian 66, Templeton 27 At Templeton * All-Area quarterback Brandon Jones ran for four touchdowns and passed for three TDs.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  15. Turnovers plague Garces in opener

    The agate line says Garces' potential game-tying extra point was blocked with 2:41 left in Friday's season-opener vs. Visalia-Mount Whitney.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  16. BVarsityLive

    RT @zewing: Final: Bakersfield 34, Oaks Christian 21. Marcus Bruce 197 rushing yards. #bvarsity

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  17. Zach Ewing

    Final: Bakersfield 34, Oaks Christian 21. Marcus Bruce 197 rushing yards. #bvarsity

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  18. Golden Valley holds on to top Taft, 24-21

    TAFT -- Golden Valley started with a bang, rallied to take the lead, and then hung on for a 24-21 victory over Taft, despite a Wildcat threat in the final seconds in Friday night's season opener for both teams.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  19. Hansen leads Hawks past Porterville

    PORTERVILLE -- What a year a difference makes. Twelve months after going 0 for 13 passing during Centennial's first game of the year, Andrew Hansen was brilliant in the Golden Hawks' season opener on Friday night.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  20. BVarsityLive

    RT @zewing: 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown from Oaks Christian's Jeremy Vincent cuts Bakersfield's lead to 34-21, 1:11 left. #bvarsity

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
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    Tighter restrictions coming to a hearth near you

    It's a little early -- and hot -- to start worrying about fireplaces. But if valley air officials have their way, the use of open-hearth fireplaces and other "dirty" wood-burning devices could be cut in half this winter. In summer, the valley's biggest air problem is ozone, an unhealthy component of smog that forms...

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    Valley ozone at record low levels ... but

    The valley may be decades away from reaching the federal government's latest clean-air standards, a line that valley air officials refer to as the "moving goal posts" of federal regulation. But for the second summer in a row, the region is seeing record-low levels of the corrosive gas known as ozone, the main...

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    Students ice Garces admins for ALS

    Students at Garces Memorial High School poured buckets of ice water over administrators, teachers and other staff members Friday as part of a fundraising effort. The event is in recognition of students reaching their goal to raise $5,000 for local patients with a nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease....

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    GET board members spar over service, politics

    The newest addition to Golden Empire Transit's board of directors took a swing at her own colleagues Friday, saying they should have made route improvements sooner and ought to fire the agency's CEO. Annazetta Henderson, who was appointed by county supervisors in January 2013, is under fire along with her four...

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    Celebrating keeping families together

    Avonda Jones played with her 2-year-old son, Tomontea, on the floor of the Juvenile Justice Center, and said there was a time she thought she might never see him again. Jones, 37, of Bakersfield, was one five parents celebrated Friday at county's first Family Reunification Day. Her son was removed from her custody...

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    Action Line: Be wary of unsolicited bank texts

    Dear Action Line: I just received a text from my bank telling me that my new debit card was mailed to me and I need to respond to the text in order to activate it. I've never received anything like this from my bank before and I'm not sure what to do. Is it real? Dear Reader: With online and mobile banking activity...

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    Fracking study may allow feds to resume lucrative oil leases in Kern

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management took a big step toward resuming auctions of federal property in California for oil and gas production with its release Thursday of an independent scientific review of well stimulation activities in the state. The review by the nonpartisan California Council on Science and Technology...

  2. Holly Culhane

    HOLLY CULHANE: Give workers a break, or face the consequences

    There was a lot of head shaking at news reports this month that the City of Los Angeles will pay trash-truck drivers $26 million to settle a lawsuit over the city's ban on lunchtime naps. Concerned about potential bad publicity, city officials had prohibited drivers from snoozing in their trash trucks and, among...

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    State shuts two more oil field disposal wells in Kern

    California regulators have shut in two more Kern County oil field disposal wells, bringing the total to 11 facilities idled since the start of July. State Oil and Gas Supervisor Steven R. Bohlen issued emergency orders Aug. 18 closing the facilities as of noon Saturday. California's Division of Oil, Gas and...

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    Worth noting in business: Airport Valet launches service to cruise ports

    Airport Valet Express has expanded its services to offer reservation-based transportation from Bakersfield to the Long Beach and San Pedro cruise ship ports. Since July, the nine-month-old Bakersfield company running buses to and from Los Angeles International has also provided trips departing Bakersfield at 8 a.m....

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    State outlines plan to improve injection well oversight

    A preliminary state assessment has identified problems with the way California reviews oil field disposal wells, and determined its regulators may lack adequate training, accountability and proper qualifications. The early findings, outlined in a draft "work plan" the state's top oil regulator sent Monday to the U.S....

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    City to weigh supporting county oil ordinance

    A Bakersfield City Council committee directed city staff on Monday to explore joining with Kern Citizens for Energy and considering a resolution supporting changes to the way Kern County does oil business. The City Council's Legislative and Litigation Committee, which is comprised of three council members, agreed...

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  1. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Strong field set for Taft City Amateur

    The field for the 7th Taft City Amateur this weekend at the Mifflin-Buena Vista golf course may be small, but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity. Around 40 players are expected to tee it up for the annual event. Players in championship, net and senior flights will test their game over the smooth and rolling...

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    SOUND OFF: How dare you publish opinions I disagree with

    Reader: After years of anticipation, I gleefully announce the cancellation of my subscription to your publication today. Would've done it years ago but my wife insisted on keeping it for the local news it provided. She'll now learn to do without because I refuse to continue supporting a newspaper so irrationally...

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    LOIS HENRY: Look at the difference an hour a week can make

    Thirteen years ago, Katie Wright was at a crossroads. The then 6-year-old, second grader was struggling to read. She was so embarrassed by her lack of ability, she refused to read with her mom and tried to hide her reading difficulties Statistics show that if Katie had been allowed to languish in that poor reading...

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    SHERRY DAVIS: With groundwork laid, dog ready for formal education

    It's always great when I'm out and about in Bakersfield and run into readers of this column. The love we share for dogs makes it feel like I'm bumping into old friends. Regular readers often remark about how much they enjoyed a particular column while others offer suggestions for a future one. Probably most rewarding...

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    BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    SCAMS: A local physician shared yet another telephone scam that I simply must share with you. He was at his office when he received a telephone call from someone warning, “We have your daughter in the trunk of our car.” At that point, the doctor heard a young woman crying and screaming for help. The caller then said:...

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    VALERIE SCHULTZ: God gives each of us loaves and fishes

    The biblical story of the loaves and fishes appears in all four of the New Testament Gospels. Jesus, having captivated the imagination of thousands of followers with his teachings and healing powers, realizes that his listeners must be hungry. But they are gathered in an isolated spot where there is no food available....

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    Late first-half outburst lifts Ridgeview to win

    Sheldon Croney played his first game in a Ridgeview uniform, but it was other Wolf Pack players who keyed a late first-half turnaround and sparked a 42-21 Ridgeview victory over Frontier in both teams' season opener Friday at Bakersfield College. The game was tied 14-14 with less than a minute to play in the first...

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    Turnovers plague Garces in opener

    The agate line says Garces' potential game-tying extra point was blocked with 2:41 left in Friday's season-opener vs. Visalia-Mount Whitney. But two penalties before that kick made it a 30-yard attempt, and a host of Pioneers swarmed the play for the block that kept Mount Whitney in the lead. Mount Whitney, a 2-8...

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    Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21

    Marcus Bruce scored two late touchdowns for Bakersfield High to seal a 34-21 season-opening victory over Westlake Village-Oaks Christian for the defending Division I state champions. Bakersfield, which led 17-0 at halftime, was clinging to a 20-14 lead with about three minutes to play when Bruce ripped off a 66-yard...

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    Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North

    WASCO -- No Isaiah Sharp? No problem for Wasco, at least for now. Rusvel Prado opened his eighth season as head coach of the Tigers with a convincing 43-18 win over the visiting North Stars, relying heavily on his ever-capable stable of rushers. Despite the loss of Sharp, who transferred to Frontier, and Terrance...

  2. Golden Valley holds on to top Taft, 24-21

    TAFT -- Golden Valley started with a bang, rallied to take the lead, and then hung on for a 24-21 victory over Taft, despite a Wildcat threat in the final seconds in Friday night's season opener for both teams. Jachi Harrell returned the opening kickoff 99 yards to put Golden Valley up 7-0, but Taft's offense dominated...

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    Hansen leads Hawks past Porterville

    PORTERVILLE -- What a year a difference makes. Twelve months after going 0 for 13 passing during Centennial's first game of the year, Andrew Hansen was brilliant in the Golden Hawks' season opener on Friday night. The senior quarterback connected on 10 of 12 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 74...

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    The Dish: Kale meets kiwi in latest blends

    One of the most significant trends this summer was smoothies created by blending fruits and vegetables together, according to an article in Nation's Restaurant News. Examples include Tropical Smoothie Cafe's totally green smoothie, made with green apple, celery, spinach, kale, cucumber and kiwi, which is currently its...

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    'McFarland' a runaway hit, at least with legendary coach

    As one of the winningest high school cross-country coaches in California history, Jim White is an authority on endurance events. But nothing prepared him for the long-distance marathon -- over rough terrain -- of Hollywood filmmaking. Fifteen years after the first of several studios came calling, expressing interest...

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    Giving 'em ale -- just not enough

    Eric Giddens had the distinct feeling that he was being followed Tuesday. As the co-owner of Kern River Brewing Company made the rounds distributing his popular beer to Bakersfield liquor stores, he saw the same group of people everywhere he went. But these were friendly stalkers, mega-fans of his brewery's Citra,...

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    Bacon and kegs: Festivals on tap

    Is it better with bacon? Bakersfield aims to answer one of life's great questions with not one but two new food festivals going hog wild this fall. And although most of us are on the same page about enjoying pork, there might be some confusion about the two similarly named festivals -- Bakersfield Bacon Fest and...

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    Eat drink and be merry at Village Fest

    Village Fest at the Kern County Museum is kind of like Disneyland but without the rides. And without tired kids whining as distracted parents push strollers into your Achilles tendon. There's no Dole Whip, either. OK, so maybe it's not entirely like Disneyland, but for beer-loving adults it is equally worthy of the...

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    It's twilight for Twilight at CALM

    As summer winds down, you may find yourself itching to get in one last quintessential activity of the season: the family picnic. Look no further than Twilight at CALM, an evening event that allows visitors to dine, picnic style, with the animals. The last Twilight event of the summer will take place Saturday, and...

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  1. Many thanks to heroes who helped our family

    I want to take this time to thank the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's Office, who came to my family's rescue in a great time of need. My 48-year-old, brain-injured and diabetic brother walked away from home in a confused state. If it were not for the rapid response of these two agencies,...

  2. Loving obit for a family member

    I read Sable Keogh's obituary in the Aug. 22 paper. How absolutely wonderful that The Californian allowed an obituary for a beloved non-human family member. I've never seen this before, and I never realized one could do this, or that we would have recognized the passing of our beloved companions this way. I hope...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: West must make Putin pay for his aggression

    If any international norm can still be called uncontroversial, it is the stricture against cross-border aggression by one sovereign state against another. Certainly any failure to enforce it in one place invites violations elsewhere. That is why Vladimir Putin's decision to send Russian forces openly into Ukraine in...

  1. 'Flawed rationale' behind call for GET resignations

    In response to the Aug. 27 article "City-picked GET board members asked to resign": This is a flawed rationale. I have been a public transportation advocate for better than two decades and for the past 11 years have served on one of Los Angeles Metro's regional service councils, which have the responsibility for...

  2. DANA MILBANK: Give me a home where the scapegoats roam

    It's August in the capital, quiet enough for scapegoats to roam freely. In fact, the mayor of Lynn, Mass., came for a visit on Wednesday and released a few of this breed in the heart of downtown, at the National Press Club. Hosted by a hard-line immigration group, the mayor, Judith Flanagan Kennedy, told an alarming...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: Stop forcing athletes to stay in college

    As the college football season kicks off, the question of whether college athletes should be treated as professionals hangs in the air. Yet one issue has been oddly absent from the debate: the age restrictions the National Football League and National Basketball Association place on their players. Almost no other...

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    Students ice Garces admins for ALS

    Students at Garces Memorial High School poured buckets of ice water over administrators, teachers and other staff members Friday as part of a fundraising effort. The event is in recognition of students reaching their goal to raise $5,000 for local patients with a nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease....

  2. BC cross country: women 3rd, men 7th in opening meet

    Bakersfield College opened its cross country season at the 12-team Ventura College Invitational today with the women placing third and the men placing seventh. The women scored 73 points. Jessica Campbell took seventh for BC’s top finish, clocking 22 minutes, 24 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. Leah Theroux was...

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    Students donate to former foster youth

    Students at Bakersfield Christian High School delivered "fresh start" gift baskets Friday to former foster youth. The baskets include household necessities to help former foster students transition to independent living. Bakersfield Christian High students collected items for the baskets during their third period...

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    BVarsity Live Blog: Bakersfield vs. Oaks Christian

    Here is your livestream link for the BVarsity Live blog update for the preps football double header at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium beginning at 6 with the matchup of Frontier vs. Ridgeview. The Bakersfield vs. Oak Christian game is slated for 8:30 or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game....

  2. Reward of up to $5,000 offered in correctional officer's killing

    A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint against the suspect responsible for the killing of a correctional officer at his home in southwest Bakersfield. Police said Friday there is no new information to release in the killing of 60-year-old...

  3. Two Delano residents injured in crash

    Two Delano residents suffered minor injuries when an improperly secured load fell off a truck passing their car, causing the car's driver to lose control and crash into two almond trees. Porterville California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on Avenue 8 east of Road 152. Gloria Ayon, 35,...

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    Celebrating keeping families together

    Avonda Jones played with her 2-year-old son, Tomontea, on the floor of the Juvenile Justice Center, and said there was a time she thought she might never see him again. Jones, 37, of Bakersfield, was one five parents celebrated Friday at county's first Family Reunification Day. Her son was removed from her custody...

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    Actor to portray fictional rodeo clown from Bakersfield in TV series

    Multiple entertainment news sources are reporting that actor Zach Galifianakis -- famous for his trademark bushy beard and role in the raunchy comedy trilogy "The Hangover" -- will star in a new TV series as a rodeo clown from Bakersfield. The half-hour comedy show will be called "Baskets" and will air on cable...

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    'McFarland' a runaway hit, at least with legendary coach

    As one of the winningest high school cross-country coaches in California history, Jim White is an authority on endurance events. But nothing prepared him for the long-distance marathon -- over rough terrain -- of Hollywood filmmaking. Fifteen years after the first of several studios came calling, expressing interest...

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    Bruce gets loose late, helps Drillers to win over Oaks Christian, 34-21

    Marcus Bruce scored two late touchdowns for Bakersfield High to seal a 34-21 season-opening victory over Westlake Village-Oaks Christian for the defending Division I state champions. Bakersfield, which led 17-0 at halftime, was clinging to a 20-14 lead with about three minutes to play when Bruce ripped off a 66-yard...

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    Tigers' well-rounded rushing game carries the load in 43-18 victory over North

    WASCO -- No Isaiah Sharp? No problem for Wasco, at least for now. Rusvel Prado opened his eighth season as head coach of the Tigers with a convincing 43-18 win over the visiting North Stars, relying heavily on his ever-capable stable of rushers. Despite the loss of Sharp, who transferred to Frontier, and Terrance...

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    Late first-half outburst lifts Ridgeview to win

    Sheldon Croney played his first game in a Ridgeview uniform, but it was other Wolf Pack players who keyed a late first-half turnaround and sparked a 42-21 Ridgeview victory over Frontier in both teams' season opener Friday at Bakersfield College. The game was tied 14-14 with less than a minute to play in the first...

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