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Screams in video of man dead after deputy beating
Loud wailing can be heard on cellphone video of a Bakersfield man who died after a beating from Kern County Sheriff's deputies, but little is visible.
NBC Los Angeles
Close, But No Jackpot for Kern County Powerball Ticket
The jackpot winning ticket was sold in Florida, but two tickets worth more than $2 million were sold in California SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 17: A customer holds $140 worth of Powerball tickets that he just purchased on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Sun May 19, 2013
NBC Bay Area
Lottery TIcket Worth $2.3 Million Sold in San Jose
This is the store that sold the ticket that got 5 of 5 numbers, but missed the 6th Powerball No.
First of two special elections hits Tuesday
Tuesday is Election Day in the sprawling 16th Senate District and for thousands of local voters, it's the first of two and possibly three times they'll get to head to the polls in just a matter of months -- creating some confusion.
Fri May 17, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Officials report assault at Calif. nursing home
The Bakersfield Californian reports that the Kern County District Attorney's office is reviewing a police report submitted Friday detailing the alleged assault at the Rehabilitation Center.
LA Daily News
Frazier Park: Firefighters battle flames, rough terrain
Firefighters had to battle terrain as much as flames as they worked to surround a wildfire entering its third day in harsh hills and mountains north of Los Angeles.
Oil and Gas Investor
Daybreak Reports Second Successful Oil Well
Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc. reported the results from its second well in the current drilling program at the East Slopes Project in Kern County, Calif.
Thu May 16, 2013
Local fire crews helping fight Kern County wildfire
High winds are pushing flames through the mountains in the Frazier Park area of the Grapevine pass of Interstate 5. Cal Fire crews from Tulare County were called in to help fight the fast-moving fire.
Wildland fire near Frazier Park grows to more than 3,000 acres
A fire burns near Frazier Park. Astrid Rodriguez, owner of La Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Frazier Park, sent this photo.
Wed May 15, 2013
NBC Los Angeles
Wildfire Burns 300 Acres Near Frazier Park
A wildfire Wednesday afternoon in Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Park burned more than 300 acres in less than an hour, forcing evacuations and road closures.
Richard Beene: Bakersfield Observed, a blog about life, media, politics and people
With just a week to go, the campaign for the 16th District state Senate race is growing predictably nasty.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
"For Your Time": Feature music video honoring veterans filmed in Sultan
Seated at the kitchen table of Dolly and Tom Green of Sultan, local actor Angelique Sullivan plays a woman whose husband is at war, which Seattle-area filmmaker Peter Spawn captures on camera.
The Raw Story
California cops defend seizing video depicting fatal beating case
Authorities in Kern County, California are defending themselves against criticism for confiscating cell phone video of seven sheriff's deputies' fatal encounter with a 33-year-old man.
City gets new clerk and police officers
New police officers Chris Boston, Zachery St. John and Michael Adams are pictured during a swearing in ceremony during the Tehachapi City Council meeting on May 6. Photo by Ed Gordon/Tehachapi News The Tehachapi City Council at its May 6 meeting appointed Denise Jones City Clerk to complete the term ending November 2016, replacing Julie Drimakis ... (more)
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Kern County sheriff defends video seizure
David Silva was beaten with batons last week in Bakersfield. The father of four died at a hospital.
Lights, camera, Tehachapi
The Bakersfield Californian's Mike Thiesen, left, and freelance videographer Erin Draguesku shooting for a new tourism ad for the Tehachapi Tourism Council that will be shown online and at select movie theaters in the Antelope Valley lthis summer.
Mon May 13, 2013
Woman accusing deputy of sexual assault files lawsuit
A 21-year-old Tehachapi woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Kern County Sheriff's deputy filed a lawsuit against the sheriff's office in federal court on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Reed is Project Manager for Main Street Tehachapi
In his new capacity Reed will manage Main Street's continuing efforts to enhance the economic, social and cultural well-being of Tehachapi's historic Downtown.
Sat May 11, 2013
911 Call: "These cops have no reason to do this to this man."
Sheriff Donny Youngblood spoke publicly Friday for the first time about a Bakersfield man who died in-custody at Kern Medical Center, following an eight minute struggle with deputies.
Fri May 10, 2013
Merit awards for Kern and Tulare counties
The awards are given out to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and who show character and positive values.