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. Shafter man, 75, struck by train and killed

    A 75-year-old Shafter man struck by a train Thursday night died, according to the coroner's office.

  2. Search of home finds suspected heroin

    Law enforcement executing a search of a home near downtown Bakersfield Thursday recovered about 40 grams of suspected heroin and a stun gun.

  3. Man killed in Highway 178 crash identified

    The 65-year-old man killed in a head-on collision Tuesday on Highway 178 has been identified as James Edmund Dardis Jr.


    Track meet a special event for exceptional students

    Students from 15 Kern County high schools ran in 100-meter races, tossed a Nerf javelin and jumped makeshift hurdles Thursday at Centennial High School's sixth annual SDD Track Meet.

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    CITY BEAT: Cloud seeding pays off, Delano gets cash

    CLOUD SEEDERS AT WORK: If you appreciated last week's storms, hug a cloud seeder.

  6. KHSD approves last group of raises

    The Kern High School District board approved a last round of 5 percent raises for union members -- this time transportation workers -- during a special board meeting Thursday.

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    Police seek man in April 1 armed robbery

    Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying a man wanted in connection with the April 1 armed robbery of a south Bakersfield convenience store.

  8. Bakersfield man indicted for aiming laser at sheriff's helicopter

    A Bakersfield man was indicted Thursday for allegedly aiming a laser pointer at a Kern County sheriff's helicopter.

  9. Woman found dead of drug overdose at Jastro Park

    A woman was found dead from a drug overdose Thursday morning in Jastro Park.

  10. Pedestrian killed by train north of downtown

    A 50-year-old man was killed by a train Thursday morning behind the Tower Motel & Apartments, north of downtown Bakersfield near Chester Avenue.

  11. Oildale fire burns three structures

    The Kern County Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that burned three structures in the 600 block of Husky Drive in Oildale Thursday morning.

  12. Two people in parked car shot, one dies

    Two people in a vehicle parked at a convenience store were shot early Thursday, and one later died at Kern Medical Center.

  13. Half pound of meth found in Wasco day care

    An early morning search Wednesday of a Wasco residence used as a children's day care facility resulted in a man's arrest and the seizure of nearly a half pound of methamphetamine worth $20,000. Daily Deal!

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