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.

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


    Four die in collision on eastbound Highway 58 at Fairfax Road

    Four motorists, one of them from Bakersfield, were killed Saturday morning when a vehicle traveling west on Highway 58 crossed into eastbound lanes and collided with another vehicle just west of Fairfax Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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    Passenger dies, 5 sustain injuries when pickup rolls near Round Mountain Road

    A Bakersfield teenager died after a truck he was a passenger in rolled onto its side in an off-road dirt area south of Round Mountain Road and east of Amaya Court late Friday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.


    Northbound Highway 99 reopens after tanker truck overturns at Highway 65

    Both directions of Highway 99 have reopened after a tanker truck overturned at Highway 65 at about 4:51 a.m. today.


    Pair of major crashes tie up freeways

    A pair of major crashes, including one that reportedly claimed the lives of four people, has tied up highways 99, 58 and 65 on Saturday morning.

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    KHSD investigating whether photo violated anti-gang policy

    The Kern High School District is investigating whether a Spring Fling Week celebration turned into a gang policy violation.

  6. Man killed Thursday by train identified

    The Bakersfield man killed by a train Thursday morning behind the Tower Motel & Apartments north of downtown has been identified as 50-year-old Paul White.

  7. Man arrested for alleged abuse on girlfriend, attacking officer

    A Bakersfield man Thursday was accused of attacking a police officer who tried to stop him from allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.


    Deputies in Oildale fatal shooting determined within authority

    A Kern County Sheriff's Office Incident Review Board determined Friday the two deputies involved in the March 26 shooting of a man in Oildale were within the bounds of their authority when they killed Christopher McDaniel.

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    BVarsity Live Weekly, April 10 — All-Area POYs, Celeste West, Braxton Huggins

    In case you missed it, the BVarsity Athletes of the Year in the five winter sports were unveiled on BVarsity Live Weekly yesterday. Here they are:

  10. Two Wasco men arrested after search finds meth

    A search of a Wasco home Friday where narcotics sales were suspected resulted in two arrests.

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    Man wanted for allegedly using stolen check

    Bakersfield police are seeking help locating a man wanted on suspicion of vehicle burglary and forgery after allegedly using a stolen check at Target.

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    Men wanted for alleged suspicious activity

    Bakersfield police are seeking the community's assistance in identifying and locating three men wanted for alleged suspicious activity.

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    Prosecutors won't file charges in David Silva's death

    No criminal charges will be filed against the Kern County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers involved in the struggle that ended with the death of David Sal Silva, District Attorney Lisa Green announced Friday following an independent investigation that included reviewing Sheriff’s Office and FBI reports and hiring an outside pathologist. Daily Deal!

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