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Spectrum services slowly coming back online after outage reported in Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Customers are reporting Spectrum services are returning to normal after an outage affected thousands Saturday night throughout the greater Bakersfield area. In a tweet just after 8:20 p.m., Spectrum said it was working to resolve “area problems” as quickly as possible for customers in Bakersfield, Delano, Lamont, Taft and Tehachapi. There […]
KERN COUNTY, CA
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Taft Police activity for Sept. 29-30

Occurred at Tenth St/Kern St. . Disposition: Completed. 6:25 Welfare Check - Misc. Occurred at O'Reilly Auto Parts Store on Kern St. . Disposition: Completed. Occurred on Kern St. . Disposition: Gone On Arrival. 6:52 Hazardous Situation - Non Criminal. Occurred at Tenth St/Kern St. . Disposition: Checks Ok. 7:27...
TAFT, CA
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Cyclists honor victims of Las Vegas shooting with 58-mile ride

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A group of cyclists honored the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting on Saturday. More than 50 cyclists joined together for a 58-mile ride for the 58 people who lost their lives at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The bike ride was organized by Bakersfield resident Joel Shaddy, who was […]
BAKERSFIELD, CA
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Local animal rescue covers large dog adoption fees

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month and local shelters are packed with pups looking for their “fur-ever” homes. That’s especially true for large dogs. Lucky’s Crew Animal Rescue is covering the adoption fees for all dogs 40 pounds and over, at the City of Bakersfield and Kern County Animal shelters, for the month […]
BAKERSFIELD, CA

FFX: Week 7 high school football around the county

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The high school football in Kern County kicked off Thursday with two games featuring four of the biggest programs in Bakersfield. Liberty and Garces played at Sam Tobias Field and BHS taking on BCHS. Those teams put themselves through a gauntlet of tough games in their non-league schedule and now are […]
KERN COUNTY, CA
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Slightly warmer than average for last Kern County Fair weekend

It's the last weekend of fun rides, greasy food, and nights filled with colorful lights as the Kern County Fair ends on Sunday, Oct. 2. And if you would like to head out there, temperatures will be a bit warmer than average. Bakersfield is seeing highs of 91° on Saturday...
KERN COUNTY, CA
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Brush fire threatens TUHS ag and FFA facility

A small brush fire threatened Taft Union High School's ag and FFA facility Tuesday night but damage to school property was minimal and the animals are all OK, TUHSD Supt. Jason Hodgson said. While many of the FFA animals are at the Kern County Fair, there were still some present...
TAFT, CA

Hundreds participate in 999 Officer Down Ride in Downtown Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Hundreds of law enforcement supporters drove to Downtown Bakersfield for the annual 999 Officer Down Ride, supporting the families of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. The line of riders seemed almost never-ending with more than 500 riders came out together to support our local law enforcement. “These people […]
BAKERSFIELD, CA
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2022_10_11 CTE Meeting

S-11 *The CTE Committee may take action on any discussion item identified on the agenda. Approval of September 13, 2022 Minutes (3 minutes) ACTION. Environmental Health & Safety Proposal DISC/ACTION. New Business. Committee Charter & 2022-2023 Committee Goals DISC/ACTION. Other. (Items of general interest relevant to the committee; no action)
TAFT, CA

Man convicted of murder in Oregon Street shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man charged in a deadly East Bakersfield shooting was found guilty Friday of murder. Court records show Michael Alex Gonzales was convicted of second-degree murder, three firearm-related offenses and resisting arrest. A jury acquitted him of first-degree murder and found him guilty of the lesser charge. Gonzales, 34, is scheduled […]
BAKERSFIELD, CA

Vandals create $5,000 in damages at Shafter church: SPD

SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — The Shafter Police Department was called to the First Church of Nazarene for a vandalism and burglary investigation. When they arrived, officers said they found damage estimated to be $5,000, according to officials. Police said they were called Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. and found damaged pews, paint on windows, broken windows […]
SHAFTER, CA
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