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Great Bend Tribune
Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation
SHAFTER, Calif. A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove.
Brain nerve cells found to aid nerve growth
Farm workers cut grape vines last month near Shafter, Kern County. Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, McClatchy-Tribune News Service Activating nerve cells in the brain appears to trigger the formation of another type of cell that is responsible for building the insulating sheaths that make neural communication possible, according to Stanford scientists.
Ventura County Star
Solving riddle of the shale
A pump jack sits across the street from a vacant home just outside the Shafter, Calif., city limits.
Shafter schoolgirl dies; school to continue fundraising
Jillayne Lowe, one of Isabel Rodriguez's former teachers at Sequoia Elementary School, had her students create this wreath for Isabel.
The Employment And Economic Consequences Of Fracking Bans
Energy Development: The enviro-left sees fracking the same way a medieval villager regarded witches.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Kern County men headed to prison for attempting to kill man on Yolo County road
The second of two men convicted of conspiring in the attempted murder of a man ambushed on a rural Yolo County Road in 2012 has been sentenced to prison.
American Tire Signs 1 Million-Square-Foot Industrial Lease for $119...
American Tire joins esteemed companies such as Target, Formica, The Hillman Group, Baker Hughes and Ross Dress for Less, which recently closed a 160-acre land acquisition for the development of a 1.7-million-square-foot distribution center.
Kern's economy expected to grow this year, next
A packed house listens to keynote speaker Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, during Wednesday's Kern County Economic Summit.