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Where Bakersfield and the web collide.


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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. New solar photovoltaic project coming to Bakersfield

    Thursday, Nov 27 2014 02:23 PM

    Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a renewable energy company, announced plans Monday to bring a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic project to Bakersfield next year.

    The project, named Bakersfield II Solar, will be located on 64 acres of land next to a 20-megawatt project already in the works in Bakersfield.

    It's called Bakersfield I Solar.

    Both projects rely on a method of converting sunlight into electricity.

    The addition is the product of a 20-year purchase agreement signed Sept. 22 between Algonquin Power and a California based electric utility company, not identified in a Algonquin Power news release.

  2. Deputies find man stabbed to death in Rosamond

    Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 19-year-old woman accused of stabbing and killing a man in a fight with him Wednesday in Rosamond.

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    Studies show when parents read, children succeed

    Arturo and Cecelia Ortiz split their time among their three children last week at an Owens Primary School literacy event.

  4. Tehachapi traffic stops nets 3 arrests

    A traffic stop Tuesday on a suspicious vehicle by Tehachapi police resulted in three arrests and the placement of three children with child protective services.

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    Zach Ewing's semifinals previews and predictions

    The holiday season is special because it means time with family and time away from work or school, but it's also special for many people because it means repeating traditions they become accustomed to and grow fond of. For me, Thanksgiving means football, family and food, and the day after means begging off going shopping (OK, occasionally I partake in a little, but only for a really good deal).

  6. Deputies arrest man in connection with Mojave shooting

    A eastern Kern County man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting Monday in Mojave that injured a man.

  7. Elderly woman who died at Delano hospital identified

    An elderly woman found Tuesday on Campus Drive in Delano who died the next day has been identified as Aurora Dial Alfaro.

  8. Rosamond man believed to have been struck and killed by train

    The body of a 30-year-old Rosamond man was found near railroad tracks Tuesday morning.

  9. Elderly Delano woman's death called 'suspicious'

    Delano police have called the death Tuesday afternoon of an elderly woman found on Campus Drive "suspicious."

  10. Body recovered from Kern River identified as Hawthorne man

    The body of a man found Nov. 20 in the Kern River at mile marker 23 has been identified as a 68-year-old Hawthorne man.

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    Tire, wheel thefts from trucks rising in Bakersfield

    The Kern County Sheriff's Office is warning truck owners to watch their wheels and tires.

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    Dententions deputy sentenced in smuggling case

    A Kern County detentions deputy who had pleaded no contest to a conspiracy charge for smuggling contraband to gang members in Lerdo Jail was sentenced Tuesday to one day in jail, with a day credit for time served.

  13. Coroner: Combination of meth, disease, trauma killed Sand Canyon man

    The death of a Tehachapi man earlier this month following a confrontation with another man was caused by a combination of methamphetamine intoxication, atherosclerotic heart disease and blunt force trauma, the coroner's office reported Tuesday.

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