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. Inmate determined to have died from heart disease

    A 51-year-old inmate who died April 19 was determined to have died from "coronary artery atherosclerosis" and the manner of death was natural.

  2. Sunday crash victim identified

    A motorist killed Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole on Highway 99 has been identified as 45-year-old Westminster resident Minh Pham.

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    Search continues for man reported possibly drowned in Kern River

    Rescuers are continuing the search this morning for a man who was apparently swept away in the Kern River late Sunday afternoon.

  4. Bakersfield firefighters face 3 fires in 6 hours

    A rash of house fires in Bakersfield late Saturday and early Sunday caused nearly $100,000 in damage but no injuries.

  5. Oildale triplex fire Saturday displaces eight

    A Saturday afternoon fire at an Oildale triplex caused $60,000 damage.

  6. Taft house fire causes $50,000 damage, firefighters save $100,000 worth of structure

    Kern County Fire Department crews extinguished a house fire in Taft Saturday morning after receiving reports of flames coming from a residence's roof.

  7. Delano driver killed after striking pole

    A 19-year-old man was killed in Delano Saturday morning when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a pole, according to a coroner's report.

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    Two hospitalized, three arrested after shooting

    Two were hospitalized and three arrested after an altercation led to gunfire in East Bakersfield Friday evening.

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    BPD seeks information in attempted homicide case

    The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help obtaining any information about an attempted homicide that occurred on Friday night, resulting in the arrest of five subjects.

  10. School board races already drawing candidates

    School board members and trustee hopefuls in Kern County have sent candidacy announcements, created election Facebook pages and filed nomination forms in hopes of securing a spot on the ballot for school board elections Nov. 4.

  11. CSUB golf teams add new players

    Cal State Bakersfield's golf teams have added four new women's players and three new men's players.

  12. Man arrested on suspicion of stealing farm equipment, ATV

    Investigators seeking to reduce the thefts of farm equipment in rural Kern County placed some in the Shafter area under surveillance.

  13. CSUB hires women's golf coach

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High School the past three years, has been hired as Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Daily Deal!

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