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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. BC football: Gades beat Cerritos 34-31

    By Jeff Evans
    Saturday, Oct 25 2014 06:50 PM

    Bakersfield College extended its season-long winning streak to three with a xx-xx win over Cerritos College Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium.

    The Renegades evened their record at 4-4 and kept alive their post-season bowl hopes. Cerritos fell to 5-3.

    BC's defense had several key plays. Safety Darren Adjei had a 24-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Dominic Frasch blocked a punt that Jason Nieto recovered in the end zone for another score.

    Khalin Smith added two TD catches, 15 and 12 yards, and Marquist Johnson had a 37-yard TD catch.


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    Bakersfield College live blog vs. Cerritos

    Live updates from Bakersfield College's game against visiting Cerritos College. 

  3. Suspected drunken driver hits school bus

    A suspected drunken driver struck a school bus Friday on Ming Avenue after the bus had finished loading about 60 students.

  4. Man arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap woman

    A Bakersfield man was arrested Friday morning after he attempted to kidnap a woman at knifepoint, fled and hit another vehicle in the process.

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    BC football: a closer look at Saturday's BC-Cerritos game

    The way things have gone for Bakersfield College football in recent weeks, one would expect a close game in Saturday's 4 p.m. Homecoming game vs. Cerritos at Memorial Stadium.

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    Police seek four suspects in burglaries

    Bakersfield police are seeking four men wanted for stealing from a Smart & Final Extra store Thursday and who may be tied to a previous burglary.

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    Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack

    After a week of just one game broadcast live, we here at BVarsity Live are back at full strength once again.

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    Police seek suspect who stole package off doorstep

    Bakersfield police are seeking the man wanted for allegedly stealing a package off the front porch of a home in the 1700 block of Bradley Avenue.

  9. Kern County inmate died by suicide while in custody Thursday

    A 34-year-old jail inmate was found dead in her cell Thursday after she hanged herself, according to the Kern County coroner.

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    Two dead in plane crash near Randsburg identified

    The Director of Business Operations at the National Test Pilot School at the Mojave Air and Space Port, was one of two men who died Friday morning in the fatal crash of a T-67 Firefly aerobatic plane during a training flight northwest of Randsburg.

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    Woman wanted for taking renter's deposit check

    Bakersfield police are seeking the woman wanted for taking a resident's rental deposit check after telling the victim she owned the property.

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    Two arrested for alleged connection to chop shop

    After finding a stolen Honda being stripped for its parts in a southeast Bakersfield garage Thursday, Bakersfield police arrested two suspects.

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    Gas line rupture a reminder: 'Call before you dig'

    The rupture of a 30-inch gas transmission line in southwest Bakersfield early Friday morning forced creation of an 8-square-mile exclusion zone and the temporary closure of schools as pressurized gas spewed into the air.

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