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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. DUI checkpoint nets 1 arrest, 11 without valid licenses

    Monday, Nov 24 2014 01:16 PM

    A DUI checkpoint Saturday night on Ming Avenue resulted in one arrest.

    The checkpoint, in the westbound lanes of the 8600 block of Ming Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., also found 11 drivers without valid licenses, eight of whom had suspended licenses.

    A total of 1,552 vehicles passed through the location; 925 of those were screened.

    The checkpoint's funding was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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    ICYMI: Full video from Bakersfield's win over Chaffey

    Here is the complete game video from Bakersfield College's 23-10 victory over visiting Chaffey College in the Nov. 22, 2014 Clifford Bradford Insurance Western State Bowl.

  3. Arvin gas line venting leads to evacuations

    A venting natural gas line south of Arvin led to the evacuation of a home and an event at a nearby clubhouse Saturday afternoon but there were no reported injuries or damage, and utility officials said the line presented no danger.

  4. Delano police release few clues in shooting death

    A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in northwest Delano early Saturday afternoon.

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    BC football: Ends season with 23-10 win over Chaffey in bowl game

    Bakersfield College used five field goals by Parker Campbell and a 59-yard touchdown run by Dominic Frasch and downed Chaffey 23-10 in the Western State Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium.


    Video highlights of Garces girls water polo championships

    The Garces girls water polo team beat Hanford 10-5 for the Central Section Division II championships on Saturday.

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    Rosedale man shot another when attacked

    A 74-year-old man trying to help his female neighbor shot another man in self-defense Friday when he came upon the woman’s apparent stalker.

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    Chaffey at Bakersfield Live Blog

  9. Two arrested on drug, robbery charges following home searches

    During a search in two east Bakersfield homes Friday night, deputies found heroin, methamphetamine, large amounts of cash and evidence of drug sales.

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    Juvenile found dead in detention facility cell

    A juvenile detainee was found unconscious in his cell Friday afternoon during a routine check in a detention facility.

  11. CHP seeks senior citizen volunteers

    The California Highway Patrol of the Buttonwillow area is searching for senior citizens who want to volunteer to support law enforcement duties.

  12. Two arrested after Arvin search finds drugs

    During the search of an Arvin home Friday, police found a 1/2 pound of marijuana, 31 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and $628 cash.

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    Firefighters offer turkey cooking tips

    The Bakersfield Fire Department is offering a list of cooking tips this week on the best ways to stay safe while frying traditional holiday birds.

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