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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 20 local and international companies will visit Cal State Bakersfield Thursday to recruit students at the school's first Engineering Career Day.
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.
The names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a rape and arson suspect last week were released Tuesday.
Need a roundup on the best of motorsports from around the country. Here's today's roundup!
Thanks to my friend Jack Patton for passing this along:
Make your pick for your favorite driver over the past week:
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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.
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.