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Heavy KCSO presence in southeast Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — An incident prompting a heavy KCSO presence is developing Friday night in southeast Bakersfield. Around 8:20 p.m., deputies closed Quantico and Virginia avenues. It is unknown what happened. Eyewitness News reached out to KCSO but have not received a call back at this time. This...
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Bakersfield Californian

Air district OK's free in-home air purifiers

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District board has approved a Clean Air Rooms pilot program, giving people free in-home air purifiers to improve indoor air quality during wildfires. The pilot program will give about 1,500 free residential air purifier units with one additional replacement filter to residents throughout...

Arvin residents without power for third day

ARVIN, Calif. (KGET) — Thousands of Arvin residents were without power for a third day following a massive outage due to Wednesday’s storm. PG&E said power was expected to be restored by noon Friday, but that time passed. Instead, they updated customers Friday morning explaining power was expected to be restored by 7 p.m. Friday. […]
Bakersfield Californian

Kern Life: TEHACHAPI: Oasis offers lots to see and do

The mountain community of Tehachapi is about a 45-minute drive from Bakersfield via Highway 58. It’s described by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce as an oasis located between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. The city and surrounding area offer a range of activities for residents and visitors. Downtown Tehachapi is the heart of the area with unique shops, restaurants, murals, museums and a historical walking tour. A farmers market is held downtown on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
Bakersfield Californian

City issues traffic advisories for Real Road, Stockdale Highway

The city of Bakersfield is alerting drivers that Real Road will be flagged for one-way directional traffic between Stockdale Highway and Elcia Drive this Monday through Friday. One lane will remain open with flaggers to direct traffic during the 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. period for the installation of falsework.

Power restored after Oildale PG&E outage left over 1,300 in the dark

UPDATE (11:55 p.m.) — Power has been restored to PG&E customers in Oildale after an outage Friday night. As many as 1,343 customers were left without power for several hours. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A power outage in Oildale is affecting over 1,300 homes and businesses Friday night. According to a PG&E outage map, the […]
Bakersfield Californian

Kern Life: RIDGECREST: Great base for exploring desert

The high desert community of Ridgecrest (about 110 miles northeast of Bakersfield via highways 58, 14 and 395) is surrounded by four mountain ranges and provides a great base for exploring the natural history of the desert. The California Welcome Center in Ridgecrest is the state’s newest welcome center and...
L.A. Weekly

2 Injured in Rollover Crash on California Avenue [Bakersfield, CA]

The incident occurred around 8:20 p.m., along northbound Highway 99 just south of California Avenue. According to the authorities, a vehicle lost control for unknown reasons and rolled over. Consequently, it ejected two occupants from the vehicle. Responding officers located the victims with major injuries and transported them to Kern...
Bakersfield Californian

Havilah Courier press comes ‘home’ to Kernville

Holding pieces of old lead and wood type in your palm conjures up thoughts of pioneer newspaper editors, who traveled the frontier hauling their big bulky presses in wagons. In the days before electronic communications and even simple access to telephones, those early newspapers were the ties that bound the country together.

Bakersfield man sentenced to federal prison on gun charge

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Bakersfield man who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced Friday to seven years and eight months in federal prison. Sabino Ramos, 46, has prior felony convictions for assault with a firearm on a person and possession of drugs for sale. On July 8, […]
Bakersfield Californian

Drought watch: Keep your trees alive with careful watering plan

As Californians slog their way through a third year of drought, they are being told to reduce their use of water. In June, tough new state emergency drought rules were implemented. They prohibit the use of drinking water for irrigating “nonfunctional turf” at commercial, industrial and institutional properties. “Nonfunctional” means solely ornamental and not regularly used for recreational purposes, or community events.
Bakersfield Californian

Kern Life: ARVIN: A garden in the sun

Nestled against the foothills about 15 miles southeast of Bakersfield, the city of Arvin is surrounded by highly productive farmland and orchards with part of the pastoral Tejon Ranch to its south and east. Fresh fruits and vegetables are shipped from the many packing houses in the city. Grimmway carrots,...