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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    Blocks of games makes for unimaginative schedule

    It seems like the Condors will be playing a lot of mini series against Pacific Division foes this season in a scheule that is, well, not very imaginative. 

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    BC football: A rash of 3-point games

    If you're a Bakersfield College football fan and like close games, this recent stretch of Renegade games is for you.

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    Suspected burglar Samuel Marabilla wanted by police

    Bakersfield police are seeking Samuel Marabilla in connection with the alleged thefts of two iPad tablets plus a separate residential theft.

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    CSUB baseball: Season opens Feb. 13 at home vs. Creighton

    Cal State Bakersfield announced its 2015 baseball schedule on Tuesday and will open its season with seven straight home games beginning Feb. 13-15 when Creighton comes to Hardt Field.

  5. Sunday event to temporarily close downtown road

    From noon to midnight Sunday, one block of downtown Bakersfield will be closed for a rally, police said.

  6. Weldon flood safety meeting to be held Nov. 5

    A community meeting will be held next week to discuss flood preparedness planning for Kelso Creek residents and the surrounding areas of Weldon Valley Ranchos, Valley Estates and Powers Tract.

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    Law enforcement seeks wanted sex offender

    A 19-year-old Bakersfield man on felony probation for burglary is being sought by Kern County probation officers after failing to register as a sex offender.

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    Central Section football rankings, Week 9 (expanded)

    A ho-hum week at the top of the Central Section produced little change in the rankings. The two most notable results were Clovis North coming from behind to beat Central 41-15 in a battle of top-10 teams and the two favorites in the Tri-River Athletic Conference, and Sanger following up its upset of Edison in a rout of Madera.

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    BC back in state top 25

    Coming off a 34-31 win over Cerritos on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Renegades back in the California Community College Athletic Association state top-25 at No. 22.

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    Cabezuela leads in state rankings

    Wasco senior running back Gabriel Cabezuela rushed for 228 yards and two scores on Friday in the Tigers 24-3 win at Taft.

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    McFarland shootings over the weekend believed gang-related

    McFarland police are investigating two shootings that occurred Friday and Saturday and left two people injured.

  12. Three killed in Delano shooting identified

    Three men shot and killed in a vehicle in Delano Saturday evening have been identified.

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    Motorcyclist dies following crash Saturday

    A 61-year-old motorcyclist died following a crash Saturday evening.

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