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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.

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

  1. Wasco fire along Hwy. 46 slightly damages two businesses

    Sunday, Dec 21 2014 02:13 PM

    A fire late Saturday night in an alley behind an auto parts store and an adjacent market in Wasco was extinguished by Kern County firefighters before extensive damage occurred.

    The two buildings damaged by the 11:15 p.m. fire in the 1100 block of Highway 46 were unoccupied. The structures and contents were estimated at $1 million.

    The fire department said the fire was controlled within 30 minutes. Damage was about $4,000.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  2. Arvin shooting victim was known gang member

    The Kern County coroner's office identified the victim of a shooting last week in Arvin as 22-year-old Leonel Leon Arreguin.

  3. Victim of fatal hit and run on Mohawk Street identified

    The victim of a fatal hit and run Friday night was identified Sunday as 18-year-old Bryson Meadors of Bakersfield.

  4. Juvenile crossing Harris Road hit by car, critically injured

    A juvenile crossing Harris Road Saturday night was struck and critically injured by a car.

  5. Cyclist killed Saturday on New Stine Road identified

    The cyclist struck and killed early Saturday on New Stine Road was identified Sunday as 46-year-old Victor Quiroz.

  6. Arvin officer shot, wounded answering domestic violence call

    An Arvin police officer was shot and wounded Sunday morning by 24-year-old man who fired as the officer entered an apartment while answering a domestic abuse call.

  7. Traffic stop leads to home search, arrest on drug charges

    A Friday night traffic enforcement stop led to a search warrant that turned up a large stash of drugs at a home on Inyo Street, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported.

  8. Falling prices could mean Kern oilfield layoffs

    Plummeting oil prices have raised the likelihood of sizable layoffs in Kern County's petroleum industry early next year as producers facing sharply lower revenues scale back on drilling and other labor-intensive operations.

  9. Pedestrian hit by vehicle at White Lane near Akers Road

    A man suffered moderate to major injuries Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of White Lane and Akers Road, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.

  10. Fatal hit and run on Mohawk Street leads to arrest

    A 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of hit and run after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian late Friday in the 900 block of Mohawk Street then fled the scene, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.

  11. Motorist kills bicyclist on New Stine road

    A motorist struck and killed a bicyclist before fleeing the scene early Saturday in the 1700 block of New Stine Road, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.

  12. Man shot when trying to intervene in fight

    Police are seeking the man wanted for shooting someone early Saturday in south Bakersfield.

  13. Mobile home catches fire, $70,000 damage

    A mobile home near Mountain Mesa caught fire Friday night, resulting in $70,000 in damage and the death of a dog.

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