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. Explosion report yields arrest

    A 25-year-old South Lake man is being held without bail for failing to appear on three felony charges after being arrested in rural northeast Kern County, a Kern County Sheriff's Office official said Saturday.

  2. Young bicyclist suffers minor injuries in collision

    A young bicyclist was struck by a vehicle near east Bakersfield and suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

  3. Alleged wrong-way driver causes injury crash

    A man suspected of traveling the wrong way while allegedly driving under the influence caused minor injuries to a motorist and three passengers Friday afternoon on Highway 58.

  4. Man accused of sexually abusing four children

    A 57-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing four children.

  5. Killer to return to prison after pleading no contest to gun charges

    Released from prison last year for a brutal murder he committed when just 13 years old, Trayvale Gentry-Carlson is again headed for a stint behind bars.

  6. Defendant pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in 2011 stabbing

    A 23-year-old man pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with the 2011 stabbing of a man who'd been trying to break up a fight.

  7. Series of lane closures scheduled for Interstate 5 construction

    Caltrans will be implementing a series of closures from April 20-26 on Interstate 5 between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line for a construction project.

  8. Governor issues pardons, including two from Kern County

    Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, including two for crimes that were committed in Kern County.

  9. Seven dogs removed from Stallion Springs property

    Seven dogs living in "inhumane conditions" in what appeared to be an abandoned home in Stallion Springs were removed from the property after Animal Control officers served a search warrant Thursday morning.

  10. Stolen vehicle removed from canal

    A stolen vehicle was removed from a canal northwest of Wasco Thursday afternoon.

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    BVarsity Live Weekly, April 17 — Jorie Caneta, Asia Chesley, Gabriel Gaeta

    Another action-packed BVarsity Live show today, with last year's Girls Swimmer of the Year, Frontier's Jorie Caneta, in the house, along with track and field standouts Asia Chesley of Stockdale and Gabe Gaeta of Frontier. We also do a quick spring-break look at standings for baseball, softball and boys tennis.

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    CITY BEAT: Man home again after 22 years

    It's just a humble duplex, but for 60-year-old Arthur Misener, it represents impossible progress.

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    Police raid Internet cafe on Oak Street

    Bakersfield police Thursday afternoon served a search warrant at the Hot Spot Cyber Center Internet cafe, leaving with several baggies full of U.S. currency and confiscating nearly four dozen computers and several servers. Daily Deal!

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