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Sports reporter Mike Griffith on Bakersfield's hockey team.

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Sports writer Jeff Evans tackles local and national sports.

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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

  1. Man arrested on suspicion of weapons charges Wednesday

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Thursday, Jul 24 2014 12:02 PM

    Following a report of illegal shooting, Kern County deputies arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday after he and four juveniles were found with firearms and ammunition in a vehicle.

    Deputies responded about 10 p.m. to Towerline Road and Muller Road and found a vehicle matching the description given by a witness, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Office news release.

    They stopped the vehicle on Highway 58, west of Towerline Road, and found Abel Godinez with the youths.

    Godinez was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property and additional misdemeanor charges.

    He was booked into the downtown jail. The juveniles were released to their parents.

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    Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

    The motorcyclist who died Monday three days after a hit-and-run accident was identified Wednesday at Emanuel Deshawn Hayes of Los Angeles.

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    THE GRADE: Frontier grad earns state fair prize; vocational school closes

    LOCAL GRAD WINS STATE FAIR: For years, Logan Van Allen -- a Frontier High grad -- woke up at 6 a.m., fed dozens of dairy and boer goats and trained prized members of the herd to show at fairs.

  4. Missing Delano man found by Indio police

    A Delano man who was last seen July 16 was located Wednesday by Indio Police Department officers in Riverside County.

  5. BC's Holloway to play for Concordia (Ore.)

    Van Holloway, a 6-foot-3 guard at Bakersfield College the past two seasons, has signed a letter of intent with Concordia University in Portland.

  6. Neighbors stop fire from spreading with garden hose

    Neighboring residents armed with a garden hose managed to contain a southwest Bakersfield garage fire until firefighters arrived.

  7. Jean-Francios Houle named new Condors coach

    Jean-Francios Houle has been named head coach of the Bakersfield Condors.

  8. Nicolls Fire 100 percent contained

    Firefighters gained full control of the Nicolls Fire on Saturday, stopping the 1,680-acre wildland blaze.

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    Suspect in several burglaries, thefts and forgeries arrested at hotel

    A suspected burglar was nabbed Tuesday after an officer noticed a vehicle that appeared to match one in a burglary investigation parked outside a hotel west of downtown Bakersfield.

  10. Suspected car thief leads police on chase

    A suspected car thief was nearly struck by oncoming traffic after she ran across 24th Street in a failed effort to avoid arrest Tuesday evening.

  11. Teen motorist leads police on chase, crashes into tree

    A teen driver in a vehicle with marijuana and $4,000 in cash led police on a short chase Tuesday evening before crashing into a tree.

  12. Seven cats rescued from apartment fire

    Firefighters rescued seven cats from an apartment fire in Shafter Tuesday evening.

  13. Oildale fire causes $80,000 in damage to home

    A Tuesday afternoon fire in Oildale caused $80,000 damage.

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