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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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    BVarsity Live Weekly, April 24 — On location from Pinnacle Performance

    By Zach Ewing
    Thursday, Apr 24 2014 10:48 PM

    We took our BVarsity show quite literally on the road this afternoon, hitting up Pinnacle Performance Institute on Allen Road for a little evaluation/training session with Kyle Jean, who's one of our sponsors.

    In the end, I bested the old man Louis Amestoy, in two of our three evaluation metrics (and yes, I know i can't jump), but Kyle normally does much more with his clients. If you're interested, Pinnacle is having an open house this Saturday from noon till 3 p.m. Come out and see what kind of programs he has available — for youth, students, elite athletes and adults, one and all.

    Louis and I also got into baseball, softball and track and field when we weren't making fools of ourselves. Check it all out below. And as a reminder, we'll be broadcasting the Patriot Games track and field invite at 5 p.m. tomorrow, live on Only the top 16 marks in Kern County qualify for the meet, so it should be pretty good stuff.

  2. Man allegedly tries to sell 5 pounds of meth to informant

    A Bakersfield man was indicted Thursday after allegedly trying to sell 5 pounds of methamphetamine to a government informant.

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    CITY BEAT: Narducci's buys, plans to improve, parking lot

    NARDUCCI'S PARKING PURCHASE: Narducci's Cafe was cleared to buy itself a parking lot recently but not before its councilman, Ward 2 representative Terry Maxwell, asked a few questions.

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    Sister of Facebook mogul tells women to dare

    Randi Zuckerberg, founder of media production company Zuckerberg Mediaand sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, stood center stage at the 25th Bakersfield Women's Business Conference Thursday.

  5. Children's car seat safety check scheduled for Saturday

    The California Highway Patrol is hosting a free child's car seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Stockdale Highway Target store.

  6. Trains running again after derailment

    Trains were running through the Tehachapi corridor late Wednesday evening following a derailment that morning.

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    Man arrested after alleged drunken driving accident injures one

    One man was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-car accident at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Marby Grange Way, and Bakersfield police said alcohol was a factor.

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    THE GRADE: Diplomas, competitions and awards

    California ranks 23rd nationally in college attainment, according to a report released Tuesday by the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

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    Police seek man, woman in Circle K robbery

    Bakersfield police are seeking two people suspected in the April 2 armed robbery at the Circle K store at 5600 Auburn St.

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    Two men sought for allegedly using gun in cellphone robberies

    Bakersfield police are seeking two men wanted on suspicion of three armed robberies Wednesday morning.

  11. Bail upped to $2 million for man for violating terms of release

    The Bakersfield man facing two second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing a woman and her 8-month-old fetus in a drunken motor vehicle accident had his bail raised Wednesday to $2 million after he was arrested last week for felony spousal abuse.

  12. Two arrested in alleged attempted burglary of cigarette shop

    Two people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglarizing Prince Cigarettes, at 3416 Stine Road, after they activated a silent burglar alarm.

  13. Two arrested after allegedly stealing computers from dental office

    Two Bakersfield residents were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing four computer monitors and a printer from a local dental office. Daily Deal!

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