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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

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    5 plays that kept BC rolling against Moorpark

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Monday, Oct 20 2014 08:21 PM

    With a five touchdown catch performance from Derrik Vickers, Bakersfield College got a dramatic win against Moorpark College. However, there were plent of important plays throughout the night. In fact, here's five we thought were key to the win.

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    ICYMI: Complete game video from Moorpark Game

    After beating Citrus College on Oct. 11, Bakersfield College would need to win on the road again but this time they faced the potent offense of Moorpark College. After a slow start, Bakersfield pulled itself together and won a dramatic 50-47 shootout against the host Raiders. Here's the complete video footage, including pregame and postgame shows, from Saturday's game.

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    Girls tennis: BCHS, Independence get top seeds; Stockdale local hope in D-I

    If Kern County is going to win a Central Section girls tennis team title in Division I, it's almost certainly going to have to be the Stockdale Mustangs — again — who deliver it.

  4. Men charged for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into prison

    Two brothers faced federal charges Monday for schemeing to smuggle drugs into prison.

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    Man wanted for suspected indecent exposure

    Police are seeking the man wanted on suspicion of indecent exposure in southwest Bakersfield on Oct. 12.

  6. BPD seeks community members for Citizen Volunteer Unit

    The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking community members to join the Citizen Volunteer Unit, which helps police with public functions and patrolling.

  7. Death of baby caused by sudden unexplained infant death

    The 4-day-old child found dead in Bakersfield was determined to have died of sudden unexplained infant death with the contributing factor of someone sleeping in the bed with the child.

  8. Multiple people arrested for identity theft

    After following up on a home burglary, deputies discovered the resident had also become a victim of identity theft and investigators arrested multiple people.

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    Man crashes, dies while driving self to hospital

    An 81-year-old Bakersfield man who suffered an unknown medical problem while driving himself to the hospital Saturday afternoon crashed into two parked cars and died later that day at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

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    BC's Vickers 5 TDs fire up Renegades

    When his team needed it most, Bakersfield College all-purpose standout Derrik Vickers turned in a huge game with five touchdowns for the Renegades in a 50-47 win over host Moorpark on Saturday night. Here's a look at all five touchdowns

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    BC football: Vickers' 5th TD catch gives BC 50-47 win

    Derrick Vickers caught five touchdown passes, including a 14-yard score with 15 seconds left to give Bakersfield College a 50-47 win over Moorpark College Saturday night.

  12. Man arrested on suspicion of weapon and drug possession

    A 20-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly possessing multiple weapons and drugs.

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    Dropping oil prices: Good for consumers, potentially crippling for Kern

    The plummeting oil prices bringing relief at fuel pumps around the country could soon have the opposite effect on Kern County's economy.

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