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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

  1. Saturday night DUI checkpoint nets seven arrests

    Sunday, Aug 31 2014 01:04 PM

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night on north- and southbound Union Avenue resulted in seven arrests for driving under the influence.

    Of the 1,830 vehicles that passed through the Bakersfield police checkpoint from 7 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Union Avenue, 41 drivers did not have a valid driver's license, and 16 of those had a suspended license. BPD impounded 44 vehicles.

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    Man found dead outside courthouse

    A man was found dead outside the Kern County Superior Court Sunday. He appeared to be the victim of assault, according to Sgt. Brent Stratton of the Bakersfield Police Department.

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    Harvick wins Nationwide race in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat Joey Logano and win an unusually wreck-free NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  4. Taft woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession

    Taft police arrested a 52-year-old woman in possession of 400 grams of suspected methamphetamine and $1,600 in cash during a traffic stop Saturday.

  5. CSUB volleyball splits Saturday matches

    Cal State Bakersfield's volleyball team split two matches Saturday to conclude its season-opening tournament at Sam Houston State.

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    Interim vice principal assigned to school following administrator's arrest

    An interim vice principal will begin working at Tevis Junior High on Sept. 8 following the arrest of Vice Principal Kent Williams for bringing a gun on campus.

  7. Pedestrian struck and killed by train Friday evening

    A train struck a pedestrian Friday evening on tracks by State Road and Airport Drive.

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    Students ice Garces admins for ALS

    Students at Garces Memorial High School poured buckets of ice water over administrators, teachers and other staff members Friday as part of a fundraising effort.

  9. BC cross country: women 3rd, men 7th in opening meet

    Bakersfield College opened its cross country season at the 12-team Ventura College Invitational today with the women placing third and the men placing seventh.

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    Students donate to former foster youth

    Students at Bakersfield Christian High School delivered "fresh start" gift baskets Friday to former foster youth.

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    BVarsity Live Blog: Bakersfield vs. Oaks Christian

    Here is your livestream link for the BVarsity Live blog update for the preps football double header at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium beginning at 6 with the matchup of Frontier vs. Ridgeview. The Bakersfield vs. Oak Christian game is slated for 8:30 or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.


    Reward of up to $5,000 offered in correctional officer's killing

    A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint against the suspect responsible for the killing of a correctional officer at his home in southwest Bakersfield.

  13. Two Delano residents injured in crash

    Two Delano residents suffered minor injuries when an improperly secured load fell off a truck passing their car, causing the car's driver to lose control and crash into two almond trees. Daily Deal!

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