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.

Business Matters

Observations on Kern County's working life.

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

  1. Two claims filed against Kern County in connection with alleged sexual assaults at Juvenile Hall

    Attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have filed two claims against Kern County on behalf of girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted by correctional officers in separate incidents at Juvenile Hall.


    Frontier Life: Hundreds of students visit local museum

    More than 800 students from eight local schools sprawled through historic homes, and hospital, school and jail buildings Thursday at the Kern County Museum for Frontier Life, a special day of fun and education.

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    Suspects used stolen credit card to make purchases

    Two suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase items at the Office Max on Ming Avenue earlier this month.


    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    A DUI and driver's license checkpoint will be held in Bakersfield Saturday.

  5. Students to present community service projects during 'Dream Builders' event

    Four teams of local students will present community service projects and compete for awards tonight at the Bakersfield Museum of Art as part of Jim Burke Education Foundation's "Dream Builders" program.

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    Murder trial in alleged drunken driving crash that killed Princess Almonidovar postponed to May

    The trial of accused drunken driver Alex Rubio on charges including second-degree murder has been postponed to May 11 as his attorney is seeking more information in connection with toxicology reports and crime scene reconstruction.

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    THE GRADE: Kern County Science Fair results

    AND THE WINNERS ARE ... More than 200 students either placed first, second or third or earned honorable mention distinctions in the 27th annual Kern County Science Fair, held Tuesday at the Rabobank Convention Center. Most first-place and some second-place finishers will be eligible to compete in the 64th annual California Science Fair held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on May 18-19.

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    Summit examines pain in oil, ag, related industries

    Local business and government leaders got a close look Wednesday at the cracks forming in Kern County's economy as a result of drought and sharply lower oil prices.


    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday

    The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in an unincorporated area of Bakersfield.

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    New trial date set for man whose murder conviction was overturned due to prosecutor error

    A new trial date has been set for a Bakersfield man whose murder conviction was overturned after the trial judge ruled the prosecutor in the case violated a court order by playing a 911 tape indicating the defendant was released from prison shortly before the killing.

  11. Sylmar man found in Tehachapi died of multiple gunshot wounds

    An autopsy performed on the body of a Sylmar man found in February on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road determined he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was a homicide.

  12. Ford City man surrenders after allegedly assaulting woman Monday evening

    A Ford City man accused of choking a woman and dragging her 20 feet across a yard before throwing her inside a residence surrendered Monday evening following a standoff with deputies.

  13. Man who called in 2009 hospital bomb threat sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse

    A 64-year-old Bakersfield man previously spent time in custody for making a bomb threat against Memorial Hospital has been sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse.

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