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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.

Kern Gusher

News for Kern County's oil industry.

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

  1. Police arrest two in suspected killing of 3-month-old

    Friday, Oct 31 2014 04:10 PM

    Bakersfield police responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a dead 3-month-old child in central Bakersfield.

    The father of the infant had fled the scene before police arrived at the residence at 12:07 p.m. in the 1000 block of L St.

    The father, Eddie Leyva, 25, of Bakersfield, took his other children, ages 1 and 3, with him, according to BPD.

    Officers located Leyva shortly after finding the infant and arrested him for two outstanding warrants. The warrants were for resisting arrest and providing false information to a peace officer.

    The mother of the 3-month-old, Vanessa Wolfe, 30, of Bakersfield, was also detained by police.

  2. Detectives arrest alleged thief of farm equipment

    Kern County deputies arrested a 26-year-old Bakersfield man Friday in connection to the theft of farm equipment in rural areas of the county.

  3. Condors bolster defense

    The Condors, who are giving up an average of nearly 32 shots per game, bolsted their young defensive corps with the signing of Brendon Nash on Friday.

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    Yes, there are apparently skeletons in the Utah Grizzlies' closet

    The Condors have long been known for some of the zaniest specialty jerseys, but the Utah Grizzlies may have moved to the head of the class with the outfits players will wear tonight.

  5. Deputies arrest two men in alleged drug bust

    Law enforcement served search warrants Thursday at two residences that resulted in the combined seizure of more than 12 pounds marijuana and the discovery of a drug lab.

  6. SWAT team arrests man on suspicion of attempted murder

    A man who fired multiple shots at a person following a fight was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder.

  7. Deputies seek suspects in stabbing

    Kern County deputies are seeking the suspects involved in a southeast Bakersfield stabbing on Thursday that left one victim with a wound to the chest.

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    Week 9 HS football scoreboard

    Once again, we have three games tonight broadcasted live at

  9. Juvenile corrections officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of detainee

    Bakersfield police arrested a juvenile corrections officer Thursday who is accused of sexually assaulting a Kern County Juvenile Hall detainee Sept. 30.

  10. Police: Man admitted to killing person whose body was found in recycling bin

    The man charged with the murder of 34-year-old Efren Ramon Estrada and dumping his body in a recycling bin told investigators he killed Estrada after confronting him over a perceived threat from a month before, according to court filings.

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    Gang member sentenced to life without parole for murder, attempted murder

    A gang member convicted of murder and attempted murder in two separate shootings in February 2013 was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole.


    DA's office gets grant for DUI prosecution

    The Kern County District Attorney's Office recently received a grant for $425,889 for the prosecution of crimes related to driving under the influence.

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    Nobody beats the Wiz on Condors Puffy Shirt night

    The Puffy Shirt nameplate lottery took place Thursday morning in Rababank Arena where Condors players picked the Seinfield character name they wanted to be for the special night on Nov. 16. 

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