Staff Blogs


Where Bakersfield and the web collide.


News and information about what's new and what's happening on

Breaking News

Latest crime, courts and fire news.

City Beat

The latest scoop on City Hall.

Condors Talk

Sports reporter Mike Griffith on Bakersfield's hockey team.

Evans On Sports

Sports writer Jeff Evans tackles local and national sports.

The Health Beat

Californian reporters blog on health and wellness issues in Kern.

It's A Wheel Thing

From dirt tracks, to drag strips, salt flats, to paved bullrings, staff writer Mike Griffith weighs in with thoughts, news, and maybe even a little insight.

Business Matters

Observations on Kern County's working life.

Quirks of the County

County reporter James Burger on Kern news.

B Varsity

News and notes from Bakersfield, Kern County and California high school sports.

Renegades Gameday

Tune in for liveblogging from the Renegades' games.

The Grade

The ins and outs of K-12 and college education in Kern County.

Topp Stories

Bits and pieces from one of Kern's news geeks.

Recent Blogs

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    Kruz Griffith discusses a medical emergency, first win of the year

    Wednesday, Apr 01 2015 03:12 PM

    It was only a few weeks ago when Kruz Griffith found himself in the emergency room, battling severe dehydration. At the time, the doctors suspected Griffith had suffered a seizure, but it turned out that March's warmer than expected days had caught him off guard. He tells the story of a medical emergency and coming back to win his first race of the year at Bakersfield Speedway. He told his story on Wednesday to the team at the Bako Motorsports Power Hour:


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    WALL STREET JOURNAL: McDonald's to raise employee pay

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp plans to raise U.S. restaurant workers' pay by more than 10 percent and tack on benefits such as paid vacations, according to a Wall Street Journal story citing the fast-food chain's new chief executive.

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    Condors fool some with leaked new logo

    The Bakersfield Condors, who are unveiling a new logo on Thursday as part of their move to the American Hockey League next season, pulled a pretty good prank on Wednesday.

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    Bakersfield will fold homeless Union Ave. tent city

    The southeast Bakersfield tent city of homeless folk at 600 S. Union Ave. will be removed, most likely later this month, Bakersfield officials announced Tuesday.

  5. COMMUNITY ROUNDUP: Christensen returns to city hall

    Veteran city and county manager Alan Christensen has been named Kern County's new deputy county administrative officer for water resources. Christensen, who is currently the county's risk manager, said he will take the new post on April 20.

  6. CSUB to host first Engineering Career Day years before anticipated shortage of workers

    More than 20 local and international companies will visit Cal State Bakersfield Thursday to recruit students at the school's first Engineering Career Day.

  7. Names of officers who fatally shot suspect following SWAT standoff released

    The names of the officers who fatally shot a former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee accused of shooting another CDCR employee and then holing up inside a hotel were released Tuesday.

  8. Names of officers involved in shooting of arson, rape suspect released

    The names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a rape and arson suspect last week were released Tuesday.

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    Today's top stories from MotorSports!

    Need a roundup on the best of motorsports from around the country. Here's today's roundup!

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    Ex-Hawk Grant Watson sets UCLA record

    Thanks to my friend Jack Patton for passing this along:

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    VOTE NOW: Kern County's driver of the week fan choice for April 1

    Make your pick for your favorite driver over the past week:

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    Charter to acquire Bright House for $10.4 billion

    LOS ANGELES ( - Charter Communications plans to buy Bright House Networks in a deal worth $10.4 billion, a move that would result in the combined company becoming the No. 2 U.S. cable operator behind Comcast.

  13. Police: Rape, arson suspect had tried drowning victim in bath tub

    The Bakersfield man accused of raping a woman Friday morning and setting her house on fire had also tried drowning her and had covered her in flammable liquid, police said Monday.

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