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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. Stockton Thunder for sale and other notes

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Tuesday, Sep 30 2014 05:57 PM

    Bakersfield’s Highway 99 rival, the Stockton Thunder, are for sale.

    Thunder owner Brad Rowbotham told the Stockton Record on Monday that due to business issues and a desire to spend more time with his family, that he is looking to sell the team he purchased in 2010.

    “This could take a few months, or it could take a couple of years,” Rowbotham told the Record. “We’ll just keep running the team as we have in the past. That won’t change.”

    Rothberg is the general manager of Roll’n Oilfield Industries, Ltd. in Red Deer, Alberta, and said business issues have made it difficult for him to get to Stockton as much as he did in the past.

    The Idaho Steelheads have signed fourth-year pro goaltender Olivier Roy, who helped lead the Alaska Aces to the ECHL championship last season. (Story here.)

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    Stolen credit card used at Ming Avenue businesses

    A suspect used a stolen credit card to purchase items at the Target and Toys "R" Us stores on Ming Avenue.

  3. Neighbor provides information leading to arrest in home burglary

    An alert neighbor helped police nab five suspects believed to have burglarized a residence in southwest Bakersfield.

  4. Blunt force trauma cause of death in woman's homicide

    Blunt force trauma caused the death of a woman found inside her residence southwest of Lamont the evening of Sept. 18, according to a coroner's office news release.

  5. Low-cost dog vaccines, microchips offered at Saturday clinic

    Bakersfield's Animal Control Division will offer pet owners low-cost vaccinations, licensing and microchips for dogs Saturday in Central Park at Mill Creek.

  6. Apartment fire causes $75,000 in damage

    A two-story apartment complex caught fire Tuesday morning in east Bakersfield, causing $75,000 in damage.

  7. Ice at Rabobank Arena

    Ice taking shape at Rabobank

    Players are starting to flter into town and ice-making continues at Rabobank Arena as the Condors get set to open training camp on Friday.

  8. Walmart on Rosedale Highway evacuated, closed for gas leak

    A gas leak Tuesday morning at the Walmart on Rosesdale Highway forced the evacuation of about 150 store employees and shoppers.

  9. Stolen oilfield truck recovered and suspect identified

    Deputies recovered a stolen oilfield service truck and issued an arrest warrant in connection with its theft by following a GPS device installed in the truck.

  10. Brothers arrested in connection with fatal shooting

    Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the Sept. 21 killing of a man in southwest Bakersfield.

  11. Supervisors to talk ag freeze and and KMC contract increase

    Kern County supervisors will discuss a freeze on all agricultural development in the Indian Wells Valley and a contract adjustment for the management firm that runs Kern Medical Center.

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    Gov approves 4-year degrees at CA community colleges

    Claudia Morales, a first-year Bakersfield College student, not only wants to earn a two-year certification to design buildings.

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    Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting his wife

    Loren Johnson helped authorities make a speedy arrest in the shooting of his wife. Daily Deal!

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