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  1. Venting Arvin gas line leads to evacuations

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Sunday, Nov 23 2014 12:24 PM

    A venting natural gas line south of Arvin led to the evacuation of a home and an event at a nearby clubhouse Saturday afternoon but there were no reported injuries or damage, and utility officials said the line presented no danger.

    The Kern County Fire Department received the call of a high-pressure gas leak near the former Sycamore Canyon Golf Course about 4:45 p.m.

    Firefighters found a large distribution line venting and evacuated the home and about 50 people at the clubhouse as a precaution.

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews notified firefighters the line was venting properly and there was no danger, and the evacuations were lifted afterward.

  2. Delano police release few clues in shooting death

    A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in northwest Delano early Saturday afternoon.

  3. Rosedale man shot another when attacked

    A 74-year-old man trying to help his female neighbor shot another man in self-defense Friday when he came upon the woman’s apparent stalker.

  4. Two arrested on drug, robbery charges following home searches

    During a search in two east Bakersfield homes Friday night, deputies found heroin, methamphetamine, large amounts of cash and evidence of drug sales.

  5. Juvenile found dead in detention facility cell

    A juvenile detainee was found unconscious in his cell Friday afternoon during a routine check in a detention facility.

  6. CHP seeks senior citizen volunteers

    The California Highway Patrol of the Buttonwillow area is searching for senior citizens who want to volunteer to support law enforcement duties.

  7. Two arrested after Arvin search finds drugs

    During the search of an Arvin home Friday, police found a 1/2 pound of marijuana, 31 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and $628 cash.

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    Firefighters offer turkey cooking tips

    The Bakersfield Fire Department is offering a list of cooking tips this week on the best ways to stay safe while frying traditional holiday birds.

  9. Ridgeview High teacher allegedly sent sex-related texts to 17-year-old student

    A Ridgeview High School teacher is under investigation for allegedly sending text messages of a sexual nature to a 17-year-old student.

  10. Police arrest five in suspected BB gun shooting

    After receiving several reports of people shooting a BB gun from a moving vehicle, police located five suspects believed to be involved in the incidents.

  11. CHP to collect toy donations at Walgreens

    In an effort to collect toys for children in need, the California Highway Patrol will attempt to fill a patrol car with donated toys for the upcoming holiday.

  12. Bomb threat at Kern County Human Services deemed false

    Kern County Human Services was evacuated Friday afternoon after police received a report of a bomb threat that was later deemed false.

  13. Convicted rapist charged with rape and assault of CSUB student

    A Cal State Bakersfield student has been charged with rape in connection with assaulting another student who'd gone to his apartment to celebrate a school accomplishment.

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