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.

Business Matters

Observations on Kern County's working life.

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. DMV cautions new driver license applicants to avoid scams

    New driver license applicants should be aware of scams alleging to expediate applications.

  2. The tip that he wasn't a U.S. Marshal was ...

    A man armed with a rifle who was stopping traffic Sunday night at 17th and K streets claiming to be a federal marshal was arrested, but only after Bakersfield police coaxed him down from the sixth floor of construction scaffolding at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools building.

  3. Electrical short causes SE Bakersfield apartment fire

    An electrical short Monday morning in a southeast Bakersfield apartment caused $25,000 damage but no injuries.

  4. Buttonwillow traffic stop takes down Canadian coke conspiracy

    A traffic stop a year ago in the Buttonwillow area led to a Canadian's guilty plea Monday in federal court for conspiracy to distribute and possess to distribute cocaine.

  5. Head of Bakersfield meth distribution network pleads guilty

    A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine.

  6. Bakersfield man, 33, pleads guilty to being a felon with a firearm

    A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

  7. Pedestrian killed on 24th Street

    A pedestrian crossing 24th Street early Monday morning outside the crosswalk was struck and killed in the 3200 block.

  8. Victim of Sunday shooting identified

    A man shot Sunday in the 3200 block of Jewett Street has died.

  9. Body found in east Bakersfield early Monday

    A body found in east Bakersfield early Monday morning showed indications of trauma and sheriff's deputies have begun a homicide investigation.

  10. KCSO deputies in Wasco to be issued body-worn cameras

    Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies working in Wasco will soon be issued body-worn cameras.

  11. KHSD gets record number of Paramount grants

    Classrooms in the Kern High School District won a record 36 grants from a Central Valley school grants program, Paramount Education Programs (PEP) announced Monday.

  12. Shooting in central Bakersfield leaves 1 hurt

    Bakersfield police responded Sunday afternoon to a shooting at 33rd Street and Jewett Avenue and found a man with a gunshot wound.


    BPD checkpoint Saturday night nets 3 DUIs

    A Bakersfield police checkpoint Saturday night resulted in three arrests of suspected drunk drivers.

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