California fines Chevron over Kern County oil leaks
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have fined Chevron $2.7 million for violations at a facility in Kern County where there have been multiple oil leaks.
Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about swamp rodents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Central Valley is an agricultural region 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of...
$6,000 in stolen quarters found in California baby stroller
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller.
Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to...
California police request abuse charge for assistant chief
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California police department has requested a domestic abuse charge be filed against one of its assistant chiefs.
California pressures Chevron over Kern County oil leaks
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have ordered Chevron to provide more information about eight recent or ongoing oil leaks near a facility in Kern County.
California officials say prison inmate killed by 2 attackers
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say a state prison inmate has been killed by two attackers.
Corrections officials said Monday that 44-year-old Enrique Hernandez was attacked...
Benjy Taylor named Tuskegee’s head men’s basketball coach
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Tuskegee University has named a new coach to head its men's basketball program.
The university, in a news release Thursday, said Benjy Taylor replaces Jerry Dunn, who...
Man gets 88 years for kidnap after wild California RV chase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who led police on a wild RV chase with his young children last year has been sentenced to more than 88 years in prison.
California orders halt to oil spill flowing since 2003
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — California state regulators say they're making new attempts to stop persistent oil spills in the oil-rich Central Valley, including one that has been flowing...
1 dead, 1 missing in Kern River
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kern County authorities say the Kern River remains very dangerous even though water levels have declined somewhat.
The Sheriff's Office says a search is continuing...
7 hurt, including 2 young kids, in California head-on crash
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says seven people including two young children were injured in a head-on collision near Bakersfield.
Los Angeles man is Kern River’s 5th death this year
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles man is the fifth person known to have died in the Kern River this year.
The Kern County Sheriff's Department says 45-year-old Uceda Velis was swept...
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested a suspect in the murder of Jose Arredondo, a U.S. citizen who was found dead earlier this month in a condominium in...
California governor encouraged by oil spill cleanup effort
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he is encouraged by Chevron's efforts to clean up what has turned into the state's largest oil spill in decades.
2 found fatally shot on road in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office says a man and woman were found shot to death in Bakersfield.
Deputies responding late Sunday night to a report of someone lying...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Chevron says an 800,000-gallon oil spill in Central California may have started when crews tried to recap an abandoned well.
Man who ripped out victim’s eyeball faces life in prison
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Central California man who ripped out the eyeball of another man has been convicted of mayhem and other charges that carry a possible life sentence.
Dangerous Kern River’s death toll continues
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin Valley authorities have recovered and identified the bodies of four of the five people who have gone missing in the southern Sierra Nevada's Kern River so...
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors in the Mexico resort town of San Jose del Cabo say they are investigating the death of Jose Arredondo, a U.S. citizen who was apparently beaten to...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two Kern River swimmers remain missing Friday after multiple search-and-rescue missions by San Joaquin Valley authorities.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of falsely reporting an active shooter at a California hospital.
KERO-TV reported Thursday that Mario Thompson faces up to a year in...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard and a Minnesota man have been charged with trying to buy cocaine and methamphetamine to sell.
Bakersfield brushfire burns 86 cars
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A spreading brushfire has burned 86 cars at a CarMax lot in Bakersfield.
Authorities received reports Monday afternoon of several grass fires erupting along State...
Police say victim was attacked by dogs before dying
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are investigating the death of a woman who was attacked by dogs.
The Bakersfield Police Department says police were called to a...
Man killed by fireworks blast in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office says a 45-year-old man was killed when an illegal firework detonated.
David Michael Adams of Bakersfield died late Friday at a...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Bakersfield City Council has given the go-ahead to adding the motto "In God We Trust" to police and fire vehicles.
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — After 122 years of family ownership, the Bakersfield Californian has been sold to a Canadian publisher, the newspaper announced.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms rattling around the central and southern Sierra Nevada, the San Joaquin Valley and parts of the Mojave Desert have been triggering flash-flood warnings and...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The city of Bakersfield has agreed to $60,000 settlement of a lawsuit by a black man who was arrested after refusing to answer questions when the vehicle he was riding...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Max Comtois scored 4:20 into the fourth overtime early Saturday to give the San Diego Gulls a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors in Game 1 of the American Hockey...
New California rail plan pegs Central Valley line at $18.3B
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's reworked plan for a high-speed train estimates an $18.3 billion price tag to complete 171 miles (275 kilometers) of track in the Central Valley by 2028,...
5 separate Kern County shootings wound 7 people
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kern County authorities are investigating five separate shootings that wounded seven people over the weekend.
The Sheriff's Office says the first two shootings...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man died and seven other people were hospitalized after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a Southern California home.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who conspired with two Bakersfield, California police detectives to sell methamphetamine and marijuana stolen from police evidence has been sentenced to 7 ½ years...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Fair has canceled its September poultry show and live exhibits due to the outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California.
CSUB faces Southern Utah in CIT second round
Cal State Bakersfield (17-15) vs. Southern Utah (17-16)
CIT Second Round, Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield and Southern Utah...
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — James Suber posted 17 points as Cal State Bakersfield beat Cal State Fullerton 66-58 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Thursday...
CSUB faces UTRGV in WAC quarters
No. 5 seed Cal State Bakersfield (16-14, 7-9) vs. No. 4 seed Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-15, 9-7)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says an officer conducting a routine traffic stop found $13,000 of stolen Disney merchandise.
Inmate found dead at Corcoran state prison
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A prison inmate in Corcoran has been found dead, and his cellmate has been named the suspected killer.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...
Utah Valley looks to extend streak vs CSUB
Cal State Bakersfield (16-13, 7-8) vs. Utah Valley (22-8, 11-4)
UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah Valley looks for its seventh straight conference...
CSUB looks to sweep Seattle
Cal State Bakersfield (16-12, 7-7) vs. Seattle (16-13, 4-10)
Redhawk Center, Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield goes for the season sweep over Seattle...
Grand Canyon looks to sweep CSUB
Cal State Bakersfield (16-11, 7-6) vs. Grand Canyon (17-10, 9-4)
Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield seeks revenge on Grand...
Wreckage of missing plane, body found on California mountain
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue teams have discovered the remains of one person near the wreckage of a missing plane in Southern California's Tehachapi...
Heading leads California Baptist over CSU Bakersfield 72-58
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Heading had a season-high 28 points as California Baptist defeated Cal State Bakersfield 72-58 on Saturday night.
California Baptist seeks revenge on CSUB
California Baptist (14-11, 5-6) vs. Cal State Bakersfield (16-10, 7-5)
Icardo Center, Bakersfield, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
Giles scores 14 to lift UMKC over CSU Bakersfield 75-67
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Giles had 14 points off the bench to lift UMKC to a 75-67 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday night.
Xavier Bishop had 14 points for UMKC (10-16, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference). Danny Dixon added 12 points. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Jarkel Joiner had 19 points for the Roadrunners (16-10, 7-5). Rickey Holden added 13 points.
California Editorial Rdp
The San Diego Union-Tribune on Newsom's bullet-train honesty: