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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    Taft College baseball sets Halloween game Thursday afternoon

    Taft College baseball will celebrate Halloween a day early on Thursday with its second Halloween game, starting at 3 p.m.

  2. Busy start has youthful Condors learning on the fly

    Some thoughts and stats as the Condors have already played nearly one-tenth of their season in just 12 days.

  3. Big rig on Grapevine going 100 mph causes crashes, lane closures

    A tractor trailer traveling as fast as 100 mph northbound down the Grapevine late Tuesday night struck three other rigs before starting a 2-acre brushfire and closing four lanes of Interstate 5 for four hours.

  4. Deputies find explosive device Tuesday near Kelso Creek

    The Kern County Sheriff's bomb squad rendered an explosive device safe Tuesday after it was seen near Kelso Creek.

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    Study: Kern County parents opt out of preschool for kids

    A lower percentage of Kern County students attended preschool in a recent three-year period than any other county in California, according to a Children Now scorecard released Wednesday.

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    5 things that stood out for Bakersfield Speedway in 2014

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    Detentions deputy accused of smuggling contraband into jail accepts plea deal

    A detentions deputy charged with five felonies in connection with smuggling contraband into Lerdo Jail has pleaded no contest to conspiracy.


    Low-cost vaccinations Saturday for city dog owners

    A low-cost vaccination, licensing and microchip clinic for city residents' dogs will be held this Saturday at Silver Creek Park, 7011 Harris Road.

  9. Law enforcement makes 12 prostitution arrests

    A joint law enforcement operation Friday targeting prostitution along Union Avenue in Bakersfield resulted in 12 arrests.

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    Blocks of games makes for unimaginative schedule

    It seems like the Condors will be playing a lot of mini series against Pacific Division foes this season in a scheule that is, well, not very imaginative. 

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    BC football: A rash of 3-point games

    If you're a Bakersfield College football fan and like close games, this recent stretch of Renegade games is for you.

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    Suspected burglar Samuel Marabilla wanted by police

    Bakersfield police are seeking Samuel Marabilla in connection with the alleged thefts of two iPad tablets plus a separate residential theft.

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    CSUB baseball: Season opens Feb. 13 at home vs. Creighton

    Cal State Bakersfield announced its 2015 baseball schedule on Tuesday and will open its season with seven straight home games beginning Feb. 13-15 when Creighton comes to Hardt Field.

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