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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. JC football: It looks like Mt. SAC is again the best

    By Jeff Evans
    Monday, Sep 22 2014 07:01 PM

    When Bakersfield College was routed 51-3 by Riverside three weeks ago to open the season, it looked like Riverside might be the class of JC football in California.

    But not so fast.

    Riverside only beat Saddleback by three points the following week, then lost this past Saturday 38-28 to Grossmont.

    Meanwhile, look who's put together an overpowering start: Mt. San Antonio.

    Mt. SAC played BC several years in the regular season recently but isn't playing the Renegades this year unless the teams hook up in the postseason.

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    KCSO offers unused prescription, OTC drug return

    As part of the national Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office is offering six locations where residents can turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications.

  3. Election notebook: High school and college district board debates coming up

    Local candidates in contested high school and community college school board races will participate in a public debate Oct. 2 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools City Centre building.

  4. Fishering Drive gunshot victim identified

    A man found shot to death in central Bakersfield on Sunday has been identified by authorities.

  5. CSUB weekend: volleyball, men's soccer win

    Cal State Bakersfield's weekend sports highlights:

  6. ECHL approves three rule changes; two follow NHL guidelines

    A bigger restricted goaltender area — the trapezoid —  and penalties for delaying tactics on face-offs  as well as helmet-less players were approved by the ECHL Board of Governors during the Pre-Season Meeting last week in St. Louis.

  7. Shots fired at apartment, gang member arrested

    Bakersfield police arrested a gang member late Saturday night after he allegedly fired shots into an apartment and a witness was able to provide his description.


    DUI/driver's license checkpoints net 4 arrests

    Two Sunday DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints along South Union Avenue resulted in four DUI arrests and 106 drivers with suspended or invalid licenses.

  9. Citizen Volunteer Unit graduation Monday night

    A graduation ceremony for the Citizen Volunteer Unit that will assist the Bakersfield Police Department in a variety of police-related functions, will be Monday evening at 6 p.m.

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    Boy, 12, reported missing earlier, is located

    Dominic Perkins, a 12-year-old boy missing since 4 p.m. Sunday was found Monday at his school, Bakersfield police said.

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    Police searching for two sex offenders

    The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in locating two high-risk sex offenders who failed to report to their respective parole officers upon their release from jail.

  12. Bakersfield man shot, killed at Fishering Drive home

    A 43-year-old Bakersfield man was shot and killed at a central Bakersfield home Sunday evening.

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    Two-truck collision near Foothill HS injures 2

    Two trucks collided early Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Morning and Mills drives near Foothill High School, sending one man to the hospital with serious injuries. Daily Deal!

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