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

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    Update: Prosser reinstated as Taft football coach

    According to Taft Midway Driller, Jarudd Prosser has been reinstated as the head football coach at Taft High and will be back in charge of the team on Monday.

  2. Trial date set for accused rapist, murderer

    The man accused of raping multiple women and killing another is set for trial Sept. 29.

  3. Man sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for gang murder

    A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison Friday for shooting and killing a man at a party Jan. 5.

  4. Woman found dead in Lamont with head trauma

    Deputies have opened a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead with major head trauma Thursday morning in Lamont.

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    Week 3 HS football scores UPDATED

    Bakersfield Christian quarterback Brandon Jones has passed for 1,001 yards in three games this season. According to MaxPreps, he is just one of 12 quarterbacks to eclipse 1,000 yards this season. The Eagles host Ridgeview at 7:30.

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    BVarsity Live: Opening segment with Ridgeview players

    Here is our first segment from our 90-minute extended BVarsity Live show today with Ridgeview football players Lawrence White and Jestyn James.

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    Men wanted for stealing air conditioning unit from dental office

    Bakersfield police are seeking two men who stole an air conditioning unit from the side of Comfort Dental Kids on July 23.

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    The week in rewind

    On the eve of Week 3 of high school football, here is a review of what we have going at BVarsity Live.

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    Shafter High principal to retire

    The Kern High School District will consider a new principal at Shafter High School Oct. 6 following the retirement of its current leader.

  10. Mayhew talks about his NASCAR West win in Utah

    Bakersfield's David Mayhew sums up his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory on Sept. 13 on the road course at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. It was his fourth win of the season and his first career win on  road course.

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    Some of these guys will play for the Condors

    The Edmonton Oilers, who own the Condors, opened training camp on Thursday with 66 skaters — 39 forwards, 19 defensemen and eight goaltenders.

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    CITY BEAT: Sales tax results, GET raise fallout

    GOOD SALES TAX NEWS: Quarterly sales tax results are in, they're up, and they're stabilizing, according to City Manager Alan Tandy in his weekly memorandum to the Mayor and members of the Bakersfield City Council.

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    Renegade Roundup: Football's goal line stand key to victory last week

    Bakersfield College had a topsy-turvy football game Saturday, going ahead 20-0, falling behind 35-27 and then winning 44-35 over Golden Valley. Daily Deal!

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