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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    Crop circles at Ridgeview?

    Late last night, we here at BVarsity were looking at game footage and I couldn't help but notice that there were some peculiar markings on the field at Ridgeview. I assume that this is nothing more than a high-and-tight mowing mistake, but come on, this, and add in the lighting failure last night ... call Scully, this one is for the "X-Files."

  2. BC football: Renegades lose to Hancock 20-17

    Allan Hancock holds on to beat Bakersfield College 20-17 to open the National Northern Conference season. Renegades fall to 1-4 overall.

  3. Deputies arrest boys, ages 14 and 16, in stabbings

    Law enforcement arrested two boys, ages 14 and 16, Saturday in connection to the Wasco stabbings of two men.

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    Woman, 21, dies in Mojave crash

    A 21-year-old woman died Friday evening when the vehicle she was riding in crashed in Mojave.

  5. Police seek suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in the head

    Kern County deputies continue to search for the man responsible for stabbing another multiple times in the head Friday night.

  6. Man arrested for two counts attempted murder

    Bakersfield police arrested a man Friday afternoon on a warrant for attempted murder.

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    BC football: A preview of BC at Hancock

    Bakersfield College plays against Allan Hancock College at 4 p.m. Saturday at Righetti High School in Santa Maria.

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    Three people wanted in robbery of Verizon Wireless store

    Bakersfield police are seeking three people wanted for the attempted robbery of a Verizon Wireless store Sept. 18.

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    Election notebook: Classified union backs KHSD incumbents

    A local chapter of the California School Employees Association, the union that represents classified employees, has endorsed incumbent school board candidates Martha Miller and Mike Williams in contested Kern High School District races.

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    Pig handling stuns fair-goers

    Kern County Fair-goers were outraged Thursday when hundreds of sold hogs housed in a three-section ring erupted in fights.

  11. Three suspects remain wanted in stabbing

    Three suspects remain wanted by police in connection to a Thursday stabbing in south Bakersfield.

  12. Police seek suspect in shooting during robbery

    Bakersfield police are searching for the man responsible for shooting another during a robbery Thursday night.

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    Week 4 scores (UPDATED)

    There are a couple of themes as Kern County high school football hits the one-third pole. One is the start of league play — at least in the South Sequoia League, where having seven teams necessitates seven weeks of conference action. The marquee game is Bakersfield Christian at Wasco, where the winner assumes the role of heavy favorite to take the league title. Daily Deal!

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