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

  1. Probation search leads to arrest, seizure of 150 ecstasy pills

    A probation search of a house near downtown resulted in an arrest and the seizure of 150 ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of $2,100.

  2. New BPD officer fired, jailed after domestic abuse accusation

    Five days after Peter Martinez graduated from the Bakersfield Law Enforcement Academy Class 13-02 and became Officer Martinez, he was arrested at police headquarters on suspicion of domestic violence and became former Officer Martinez.

  3. Motorist sentenced to year in jail for fatal hit and run

    A 21-year-old motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian in March and left the scene was sentenced to a year in jail Thursday.

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    CITY BEAT: Sullivan takes record, council finances


  5. Murder suspect located in Mexico, extradicted

    The man believed to be responsible for a March murder was arrested in Mexico after he fled the scene of the southeast Bakersfield stabbing.

  6. Man convicted of 2013 shootings in and outside Roy's Market

    A Kern County jury convicted a 22-year-old man Thursday for his role in two shootings last year.

  7. Two charged after CHP finds 40 pounds of meth, 2 pounds cocaine

    Two Oregon residents were charged Thursday after the California Highway Patrol allegedly found them with more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 pounds of cocaine and $2,233 cash.

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    Police seek high-risk sex offender

    Bakersfield police are seeking a high-risk sex offender who removed his ankle monitor and is wanted for a parole violation.

  9. CHP to employ saturation patrols next week to stop distracted driving

    The California Highway Patrol will have extra officers on the road next week in an effort to reduce distracted and reckless driving from Modesto to Bakersfield.

  10. Dead infant found in Delano home

    Delano police responded to a home Thursday morning where they found a 4-month-old female infant who had stopped breathing.

  11. Garage fire on Round Mountain Road causes $40,000 damage

    A three-car garage fire Wednesday in the 16000 block of Round Mountain Road caused $40,000 damage.

  12. Coroner: BNSF employee died of multiple gunshot wounds

    Autopsy results released Thursday show that a Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway employee's death Sunday was caused multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Kern County Coroner's office.

  13. DUI checkpoint to be held in Wasco Saturday

    A DUI checkpoint is scheduled to begin 8 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in Wasco. Daily Deal!

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