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. Wasco car chase with deputies leads to arrest

    When deputies attempted to stop a man they thought responsible for a domestic fight Thursday, they ended up in a car chase after an unrelated suspect.

  2. Academic honor for CSUB men's track

    Cal State Bakersfield has earned its first All-Academic team award for its track and field program.

  3. Man arrested on suspicion of weapons charges Wednesday

    Following a report of illegal shooting, Kern County deputies arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday after he and four juveniles were found with firearms and ammunition in a vehicle.

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    Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

    The motorcyclist who died Monday three days after a hit-and-run accident was identified Wednesday at Emanuel Deshawn Hayes of Los Angeles.

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    THE GRADE: Frontier grad earns state fair prize; vocational school closes

    LOCAL GRAD WINS STATE FAIR: For years, Logan Van Allen -- a Frontier High grad -- woke up at 6 a.m., fed dozens of dairy and boer goats and trained prized members of the herd to show at fairs.

  6. Missing Delano man found by Indio police

    A Delano man who was last seen July 16 was located Wednesday by Indio Police Department officers in Riverside County.

  7. BC's Holloway to play for Concordia (Ore.)

    Van Holloway, a 6-foot-3 guard at Bakersfield College the past two seasons, has signed a letter of intent with Concordia University in Portland.

  8. Neighbors stop fire from spreading with garden hose

    Neighboring residents armed with a garden hose managed to contain a southwest Bakersfield garage fire until firefighters arrived.

  9. Jean-Francios Houle named new Condors coach

    Jean-Francios Houle has been named head coach of the Bakersfield Condors.

  10. Nicolls Fire 100 percent contained

    Firefighters gained full control of the Nicolls Fire on Saturday, stopping the 1,680-acre wildland blaze.

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    Suspect in several burglaries, thefts and forgeries arrested at hotel

    A suspected burglar was nabbed Tuesday after an officer noticed a vehicle that appeared to match one in a burglary investigation parked outside a hotel west of downtown Bakersfield.

  12. Suspected car thief leads police on chase

    A suspected car thief was nearly struck by oncoming traffic after she ran across 24th Street in a failed effort to avoid arrest Tuesday evening.

  13. Teen motorist leads police on chase, crashes into tree

    A teen driver in a vehicle with marijuana and $4,000 in cash led police on a short chase Tuesday evening before crashing into a tree. Daily Deal!

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