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Bakersfield police are seeking a man they say committed grand theft in the southwest.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Bakersfield's Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
A 60-year-old Bakersfield man struck by a vehicle Feb. 7 in the southwest has died of his injuries, according to a news release Saturday from the Kern County Coroner's Office
A man whose body was found Friday morning in an orange grove north of Lamont has been identified as 32-year-old Jaime Puente of Bakersfield, according to a news release from the Kern County Coroner's Office.
106: Ethan Leake, Buch, dec. Izzak Olejnik, Bak, 8-4
113: Justin Mejia, Clov, dec. David Campbell, MO, 3-1
120: Durbin Lloren, Buch, dec. Navonte Demison, Bak, 3-1
126: JJ Figueroa, Bak, dec. Elijah Ozuna, Fron, 3-1
132: Jaden Enriquez, MO, dec. Aaron Mora, CW, 2-1, 2OT
138: Khristian Olivas, Clov, maj. dec. Dean Esquibel, Buch, 17-4
145: Jared Hill, Clov, dec. Conner Francis, Buch, 5-3 OT
152: Abner Romero, Buch, dec. Isaiah Hokit, Clov, 3-1
160: Dominic Kincaid, Clov, dec. Sam Loera, Bak, 7-2
170: Josh Hokit, Clov, dec. Cade Belshay, Buch, 3-2
182: AJ Nevills, Clov, pins Erick Moreno, Sunny, 0:41
195: Austin Flores, CN, dec. Adam Prentice, Clov, 5-3
220: Seth Nevills, Clov, dec. Jaccob Lopez, RV, 10-4
HWT: Zak Levatino, Buch, dec. Hexton Coronado, Clov, 5-2, 2OT
Scores of teachers, dressed in their union color, red, have for months been flooding the monthly Bakersfield City School District board meetings.
5:25 p.m. - We will have a fun look at the playoffs in tomorrow's edition of The Californian, but at this moment, the feeling around the basketball community is there was a serious mistake made in the Division I boys brackets.
The city of Bakersfield wants the Kern County Water Agency to delay connecting what would be its 42nd well in the west and pumping groundwater out, until California's historic drought eases.
UPDATED, 4:22 p.m.: Here are team scores headed into the finals. It's not completely over, mostly because Buchanan and Clovis have five head-to-head meetings in the finals, but the Bears probably need to win at least four of those and then hope for help elsewhere to catch Clovis, which has 10 finalists.
Police are trying to identify and find a man who they say cashed a fraudulent payroll check at the Bank of America branch at 2700 Ming Ave. on Jan. 5.
The Kern Avoid DUI Task Force will conduct a DUI/ driver's license checkpoint in an undisclosed area of greater Bakersfield on Saturday.
A large stack of hay that caught fire Thursday evening is expected to smolder and produce smoke for the next two to four days.
A Taft man is accused of kidnapping and attempting to rape an ex-girlfriend.