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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.

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

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    Students donate to former foster youth

    Friday, Aug 29 2014 04:38 PM

    Students at Bakersfield Christian High School delivered "fresh start" gift baskets Friday to former foster youth.

    The baskets include household necessities to help former foster students transition to independent living.

    Bakersfield Christian High students collected items for the baskets during their third period classes and dropped them off to Covenant Community Services Friday to distribute.

    Covenant Community Services is a nonprofit that serves foster children, former foster youth and their families in Kern County.

  2. BVarsity Live Blog: Ridgeview vs. Frontier

    Here is your livestream link for the BVarsity Live blog update for the preps football double header at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium beginning at 6 with the matchup of Frontier vs. Ridgeview. The Bakersfield vs. Oak Christian game is slated for 8:30 or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

  3. Reward of up to $5,000 offered in correctional officer's killing

    A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint against the suspect responsible for the killing of a correctional officer at his home in southwest Bakersfield.

  4. Two Delano residents injured in crash

    Two Delano residents suffered minor injuries when an improperly secured load fell off a truck passing their car, causing the car's driver to lose control and crash into two almond trees.

  5. CSUB volleyball: Opens season with win

    Freshman Sydney Haynes had 18 kills and Kelsee Sawyer added 12 kills to power Cal State Bakersfield to a straight-set win over Mississippi State today in its season opening match.

  6. Burn victim who died following Aug. 14 blaze identified

    A man who died from Tuesday from injuries suffered in a residential fire on Aug. 14 has been identified as 56-year-old Robert Hernandez.

  7. Suspect in custody nabbed for theft of hay

    When deputies went to arrest a suspect in connection with the theft of 60 bales of hay from near Buttonwillow, they didn't have far to go.

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    Suspects stole cash register from store

    Bakersfield police are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects who burglarized a business south of Ming Avenue and west of Highway 99.


    DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday in Bakersfield

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint will be conducted in the greater Bakersfield area Saturday night.

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    Police seek man who used stolen credit cards in Rosedale area

    Bakersfield police are seeking a suspect who used credit cards from a stolen wallet to make several purchases Friday in the Rosedale area.


    DUI checkpoint to be held in Bakersfield Saturday

    Bakersfield police will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday.

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    Condors new coach J.F. Houle has settled into into job, city

    Six weeks from today, the Condors will be playing their first pre-season game with the ECHL season-opener coming in just a week later.


    Fracking study may allow feds to resume lucrative oil leases in Kern

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management took a big step toward resuming auctions of federal property in California for oil and gas production with its release Thursday of an independent scientific review of well stimulation activities in the state. Daily Deal!

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