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


    Police searching for missing woman

    Police are seeking the public's help locating a missing woman who is at risk because of a medical condition.

  2. Crash victim identified as Weldon woman

    A woman who died in a traffic accident on Friday has been identified as Donna Shook, 55, of Weldon.

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    Inmate dies at Lerdo

    A 56-year-old inmate died Friday after he was found slumped over in his cell at the Lerdo pretrial facility, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

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    UPDATED: Week 2 scores

    Here's your schedule of Week 2 games. We'll update this with scores as we go tonight.

  5. Vacant house fire causes $5,000 in damage

    A trash fire at a vacant house in the 1000 block of Quincy Street caused about $5,000 in damage Friday morning.

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    CSUB athletics: 2 athletic director finalists announced

    Cal State Bakersfield's Thomas Wallace, vice presdient of student affairs, has announced that the university has two finalists for the athletic director's job, which opened when former AD Jeff Konya accepted the same job at Oakland University (Mich.) this summer.

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    Police seek help identifying Subway shop robber

    Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying a man wanted for the Thursday armed robbery of the Subway sandwich shop on White Lane.

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    Video shows 'person of interest' in murder of man found outside courthouse

    Bakersfield police have released video from a surveillance camera showing "a person of interest" in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found last month in front of the Kern County Superior Court building.


    Students honor victims of 9/11 terrorist attack

    More than 150 ROTC cadets stood in uniform while cadets placed a wreath in front of the Bakersfield High School flagpole Thursday.

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    Renegade Report: Too many football mistakes last week

    Bakersfield College football coach Jeff Chudy said there were breakdowns all over the field on both sides of the ball in last Saturday’s 51-3 season-opening loss at Riverside City College.

  11. Four men arrested in April 7 assault

    Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested four men Wednesday in connection with an April 7 assault in Weedpatch south of Lamont.

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    Two teen suspects wanted in Chevron store robbery

    Bakersfield police are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery Saturday night of a Chevron convenience store on Taft Highway.

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    Police searching for missing girl, 12

    Bakersfield police are seeking help locating a 12-year-old girl missing since 6 p.m. Wednesday. Daily Deal!

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