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

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    Suspect stole computer from Office Max

    A man stole a tablet computer from the Office Max on Ming Avenue.

  2. Supervisors face major talks at hot ticket Tuesday meet

    There will be a lot of balls in the air, today, as Kern County supervisors work on some of the year's toughest issues in a mega-session in downtown Bakersfield.

  3. Centennial beats BHS

    VIDEO: Centennial beats BHS 66-63 in boys hoops

    Behind a game-high 16 points by Jacob Woody, Centennial beat Bakersfield 66-63 to remain undefeated in Southwest Yosemite League play on Monday.

  4. Man fatally shot after charging deputy with knife

    A Kern County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a Wasco man who charged him with a knife Monday morning.


    Garces girls still No. 14 in the state

    Now in the second week of Southwest Yosemite League action and a 53-37 win over Centennial last Thursday, Garces girls basketball remains No. 14 in the state, according to CalHi Sports. 

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    Football notes: Pierce commits, locals make CalHi all-state teams

    CalHi Sports has released its all-state teams for the junior and sophomore classes, with five local football players earning honors.

  7. Fire destroys abandoned southwest Bakersfield house

    A southwest Bakersfield fire destroyed an abandoned house Sunday afternoon and its cause remains under investigation.

  8. Police: Online threats regarding Highland High 'not credible'

    Authorities say online threats related to Highland High School were investigated over the weekend and it was determined "no credible threat existed nor exists."

  9. Suspected arsonist arrested in connection with Rosamond fire

    A suspected arsonist was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with a vehicle set ablaze near the gas pumps by a convenience store off Highway 14 in Rosamond.

  10. Delano house fire Sunday displaces five

    Crews at the Kern County Fire Department's Delano Station 34 were training outside the station Sunday morning when a bystander alerted them to a house fire.

  11. BPD traffic checkpoint nets 4 DUI arrests

    Four people were arrested Saturday night and early Sunday morning as part of a Bakersfield police DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the 900 block of Old River Road.

  12. Suspect robs bank inside grocery store

    A Chase Bank inside a west Bakersfield grocery store was robbed Saturday morning by a man who handed a teller a note saying he was armed.

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    Inside the Common Core classroom

    Public schools are in the thick of a wholesale shift in both how students are instructed and how they're tested. That shift largely involves implementation of new federal learning guidelines known as Common Core State Standards.

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