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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Dan Walters: Bakersfields Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader
Kevin McCarthy may be a one-man refutation of the old adage that “nice guys always finish last.” McCarthy is a genuinely nice guy who won a seat in Congress just eight years ago after a brief stint in the California Legislature, but is poised this week to become House majority leader and could, if Republicans continue their hold, become ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
SJCH offers July in Christmas
It may say July on the calendar, but a group of volunteers is making it feel more like December.
Felines Take to the Catwalk for a Times Square Hotel Charity Event
On August 2, 2014, The Algonquin Hotel Times Square will host one of the most anticipated fashion events of the animal kingdom: "Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway."
CA: Work on High-Speed Rail Moves Forward
July 29--Construction in the Fresno area of the 114-mile-long California high-speed rail stretch to Bakersfield will begin by the end of the year, the Kern Transportation Foundation board of directors was told Monday.
Cybercast News Service
California tuberculosis patient found, arrested
A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...
Work on California high-speed rail moves forward
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Construction in the Fresno area of the 114-mile-long California high-speed rail stretch to Bakersfield will begin by the end of the year, the Kern Transportation Foundation board of directors was told Monday.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
News@Noon for July 28, 2014
The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact.
Road construction starts in downtown Bakersfield
Today city crews began work on two road reconstruction projects that will affect traffic between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For the next two weeks, traffic on Truxtun Avenue between Chester Avenue and T Street will have lane closures.
Voices from Nowhere
One of the worst calumnies flung at the California high speed rail project is that by starting in the Central Valley, the state is building a "train to nowhere."
Identity of train collision victim released
The Kern County Coroner's Office released the identity of the woman killed in a train collision on July 23. According to the coroner's office, Sheila Peterson Evans, 62, of Bakersfield, was killed by a train at a crossing on Tehachapi Boulevard near Lehigh Cement at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. The coroner's office said the cause ... (more)
Strong pomegranate season expected
Sales of pomegranates have increased in recent years at a pace of 20% annually and total shipments for 2014 are projected to exceed 6 million 25-pound cartons, Tom Tjerandsen, manager of the Sonoma-based Pomegranate Council, said a news release.
Los Angeles Times
Witnesses horrified by deadly lightning strike at L.A. beach
Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water when rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
South Bakersfield house fire under investigation
The BFD said that at around 12:44 a.m. on Sunday, dispatchers were called to 1024 E. Planz Road to a report of a house fire.
Firm's got a ticket to ride pre-tax profits
Christchurch's Connexionz says its pre-tax profit has improved after good progress on some of its United States contracts.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
NBC San Diego
Marshals Nab Sex Offender Who Escaped GPS, Fled to Tijuana
A fugitive who slipped his GPS monitor and escaped into Mexico was arrested in Tijuana Friday, accused of a violent home invasion in California's Kern County.
The Fresno Bee
Griswold: Visalia 'Drag-On-Lady' honored for racing milestone
Retired drag racer Shirley Shahan -- whose moniker was "The Drag-On-Lady" -- has been inducted into the Mopar Hall of Fame.
Los Angeles Times
Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
Well drilling workers Tommy Hutchinson, left, and Angel Pimentel react to a gush of muddy water as they prepare to drill deeper.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Bouncer's license under investigation
Russ Heimerich of the Department of Consumer Affairs said that the bouncer involved in the beating at Sandrini's bar shouldn't of been issued a license due to the fact that he had a violent felony conviction on his record.