2 hrs ago
BPD: Man gets 4th DUI, damages power pole
Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bakersfield police officers were dispatched to Noriega and Old Farm Roads regarding a traffic collision with a power pole down.
6 hrs ago
Red to blue lunch with Nancy Pelosi and the CA Candidates
My friend Paul Song, Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign , sent me an invitation to a fund raiser at his home.
10 hrs ago
California wildfire destroys 8 homes, threatens 1,500
A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.
12 hrs ago
KCSO: Brothers arrested for having stolen copper
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On August 8, employees of Sierra Recycling contacted the Kern County Sheriff's Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit regarding suspicious copper wire brought to the recycling center.
16 hrs ago
Fleet Owner Magazine
TruStar Energy to upgrade, expand Kern County CNG station
TruStar Energy has been awarded a contract to upgrade the CNG fueling station for the Kern County school bus fleet.
22 hrs ago
Sprouts reveals expansion plans for early next year
Sprouts Farmers Market announced this week cities for seven new stores across the country it plans to open early next year.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Southern California wildfire burns out of control
An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Times
Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff
The Kern River along Highway 178 east of Bakersfield. Water rights to the Kern's flows are more than six times the average annual runoff.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Sacramento couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary
John Hurt, 93, and his wife Treva, 89, pose for a portrait as paintings of the couple dating back to when John turned 50 hang over their mantle, and a newly created invitation to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, left, showcase their wedding day in 1944 in their home on Thursday Aug. 14, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The Fresno Bee
The Buzz: Karl Rovea s group makes early ad buy for Doug Ose
Over the objections of school leaders, last-minute budget language capped the amount of money California school districts can set in reserve.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Associated Press Sacramento Daybook
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Local man dead in late night Oildale shooting
The KCSO said 44-year-old Keith Hurst from Bakersfield was involved in an altercation in the 700 block of Woodrow Avenue near Sequoia Drive just before 11 o'clock last night.
Three people arrested in late night car chase
The Bakersfield Police Department said officers tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Bill Ave. and V Street on Saturday at around 10:15 p.m. after noticing the driver was driving recklessly.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
New 'Big Lots' location at White Lane
"We were looking for a big location so that we could showcase our large furniture assortment," said Allison Boer, district manager of the company.
Early morning shooting sends 1 to local hospital
A person is being treated at a local hospital after sustaining major injuries in a shooting in East Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Our View: Tell us when dangerous oil cars are rolling
Tank cars suitable for carrying Bakken crude oil sit on the BNSF railroad tracks that run through Escalon in May. The cars were empty, but left unattended for several days at a time.
Pensions & Investments
Kern County Employees puts $200 million in tactical asset allocation strategy
Kern County Employees' Retirement Association, Bakersfield, Calif., recommended hiring Mellon Capital Management to run a $200 million tactical asset allocation strategy, said Peter Tirp, chief investment officer.
CA: Legal Wrangling Means No Rush to sell HSR Bonds
Aug. 15--While a state appellate court has declared that California has the authority to issue billions of dollars in bonds for high-speed rail development in the San Joaquin Valley, state finance officials aren't rushing to sell the bonds to investors just yet.
Loving Obamacare - and McCarthy
Nearly 70,000 people in the Central Valley's Kern County have gotten health care coverage this year because of Obamacare.
Milpitas council approves 'In God We Trust' signage for city buildings
Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Aug. 5 to authorize installation of the national motto of the United States, "In God We Trust," within city hall's Council Chambers, its first-floor committee room and the lobbies of other public buildings here.