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A fire in the 400 block of K Street damaged a residence behind a bungalow in central Bakersfield Sunday evening but caused no injuries.
Bakersfield Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 7:06 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Danny Brown.
They knocked the fire down in 11 minutes and found no one inside the residence. The incident remained under investigation late Sunday, but was not considered suspicious, Brown said.
-- The Californian
A Golden Empire Transit passenger was injured Sunday morning in south Bakersfield when a pickup truck hit a bus.
A traffic accident shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday injured one person in southeast Bakersfield.
Kern County Coroner's Office officials released the name of a man killed Friday afternoon in a traffic accident on Kern Canyon Road.
In the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C.,-based think-tank funded in part by labor unions, paints a grim picture of the state's largest provider of online public education.
A recent fire in a vacant southwest apartment caused no injuries but is being investigated as suspicious in origin, a Bakersfield Fire Department battalion chief said Sunday.
A garage fire in Tehachapi Saturday night didn't injure anyone but caused an estimated $5,000 damage to a single-family house.
106: Isaiah Perez, Dinuba, pin Ethan Leake, Buchanan, 5:25
113: Justin Mejia, Clovis, maj. dec. Javier Alaniz, Clovis West, 11-2
120: Durbin Lloren, Buchanan, dec. Chris Deloza, Clovis North, 5-0
126: JJ Figueroa, Bakersfield, dec. Fern Perez, Foothill, 4-0
132: Greg Gaxiola, Buchanan, dec. Brandon Martino, Clovis, 3-0
138: Ruben Garcia, Selma, inj def. Khristian Olivas, Clovis
145: Jared Hill, Clovis, inj. def. Conner Francis, Buchanan
152: Joseph Jauergui, Clovis East, dec. Abner Romero, Buchanan, 6-4
160: Dominic Kincaid, Clovis, pin Sam Loera, Bakersfield, 1:18
170: Josh Hokit, Clovis, dec. Michael Wright, Dinuba, 6-2
182: AJ Nevills, Clovis, dec. Julio Fuentes, Golden Valley, 8-4
195: Austin Flores, Clovis North, dec. Adam Prentice, Clovis, 3-2
220: Seth Nevills, Clovis, pin Bevan Brandt, Bullard, 2:56
HWT: Hexton Coronado, Clovis, pin Casey Jones, Sierra, 3:49
A motorist was killed Friday afternoon after traveling into oncoming traffic on Kern Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Layoffs are never easy. But when they become unavoidable, employers can take simple steps to make sure their laid-off workers at least know about taxpayer-funded services designed to help them find a new job.
Three were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy and firearm charges Friday night, and a fourth suspect has not yet been identified.
UPDATED, 5:51 p.m.: Here are the rest of the placewinners. Finals look like they're going to start around, oh, maybe 6:15. Zak Levatino of Buchanan, champion last week at Yosemite Division, fell to 10th place at heavyweight, but that's what's great about wrestling's postseason. Next week, he might come back and be in the state final. Who knows?
I'll start a new thread for finals and post the link on Twitter and The California Wrestler. Be back shortly.
Jefferson Escobar and Denis Rivas score first half goals to lift South boys soccer to the Central Section Division II championship.