Staff Blogs


Where Bakersfield and the web collide.


News and information about what's new and what's happening on

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. Video highlights of Garces girls water polo championships

    BY TREVOR HORN The Bakersfield Californian
    Saturday, Nov 22 2014 02:08 PM

    The Garces girls water polo team beat Hanford 10-5 for the Central Section Division II championships on Saturday.

    Here are the video highlights, a full story coming in Sunday's edition of The Bakersfield Californian.



  2. Rosedale man shot another when attacked

    A man trying to help his female neighbor ended up shooting someone in self-defense Friday when he came upon the woman's apparent stalker.

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    Chaffey at Bakersfield Live Blog

  4. Two arrested on drug, robbery charges following home searches

    During a search in two east Bakersfield homes Friday night, deputies found heroin, methamphetamine, large amounts of cash and evidence of drug sales.

  5. Juvenile found dead in detention facility cell

    A juvenile detainee was found unconscious in his cell Friday afternoon during a routine check in a detention facility.

  6. CHP seeks senior citizen volunteers

    The California Highway Patrol of the Buttonwillow area is searching for senior citizens who want to volunteer to support law enforcement duties.

  7. Two arrested after Arvin search finds drugs

    During the search of an Arvin home Friday, police found a 1/2 pound of marijuana, 31 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and $628 cash.

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    Firefighters offer turkey cooking tips

    The Bakersfield Fire Department is offering a list of cooking tips this week on the best ways to stay safe while frying traditional holiday birds.

  9. Ridgeview High teacher allegedly sent sex-related texts to 17-year-old student

    A Ridgeview High School teacher is under investigation for allegedly sending text messages of a sexual nature to a 17-year-old student.

  10. Police arrest five in suspected BB gun shooting

    After receiving several reports of people shooting a BB gun from a moving vehicle, police located five suspects believed to be involved in the incidents.

  11. CHP to collect toy donations at Walgreens

    In an effort to collect toys for children in need, the California Highway Patrol will attempt to fill a patrol car with donated toys for the upcoming holiday.

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    Antongiovanni steps down as Garces football coach

    After just one season as the head coach of his alma mater, Tim Antongiovanni resigned as the Garces football coach on Friday.

  13. Bomb threat at Kern County Human Services deemed false

    Kern County Human Services was evacuated Friday afternoon after police received a report of a bomb threat that was later deemed false.

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