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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

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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.

  2. 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.

  3. Convicted rapist charged with rape and assault of CSUB student

    A Cal State Bakersfield student has been charged with rape in connection with assaulting another student who'd gone to his apartment to celebrate a school accomplishment.

  4. BC football: A closer look at the bowl matchup vs. Chaffey

    Bakersfield College vs. Chaffey College of Rancho Cucamonga in the Western State Bowl: uncharted territory for both teams.

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    Man wanted for GET bus vandalism

    Police are seeking a man wanted for vandalizing a Golden Empire Transit bus Nov. 15 by smashing the door window.

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    Derek Carr on the Raiders first win of season

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr chats with radio and television personality Dan Patrick about Oakland's first victory of 2014, which also snapped a 16-game losing streak.

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    HS football schedule — Week 12 (playoff quarterfinals)

    We will once again have full coverage of everything happening from Cal City to Chowchilla tonight, as the Central Section playoffs hit their more serious side. Many eyes will be on Division I, where the big four — Edison, Liberty, Bakersfield and Clovis North — look to advance to what would be a dynamic final four. But is there another team capable of crashing the party? It seems likely that one of those four favorites will at least get pushed tonight.

  8. Body retrieved from Kern River Canyon

    A man's body discovered Thursday in the Kern River at mile marker 23 in the Kern River Canyon was recovered by search-and-rescue teams.

  9. Arvin man guilty in crash that killed 6-month-old infant

    An Arvin man who admitted he'd been drinking before crashing his Cadillac Escalade into the back of a car in southeast Bakersfield on Jan. 19, killing a 6-month-old girl, was convicted Thursday on charges including second-degree murder.

  10. Edison Highway crash victim identified

    An Edison man died Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of his truck on Edison Highway and crashed.

  11. Mother who left child, 2, out overnight found guilty of child cruelty

    A Tehachapi woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old child in a field overnight on June 14 was convicted Thursday of willful child cruelty.

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    Negotiations: BCSD teachers want 7.5 percent raise

    The Bakersfield City School District and its teachers are approaching a stalemate about two months into negotiations for a raise this fiscal year for the district's some 1,500 educators.

  13. Woman pleads no contest to abusing fiance's child

    An 18-year-old woman has pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with abusing her fiance's 2-year-old child.

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