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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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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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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

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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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
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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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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

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
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TAFT, CA
Bakersfield Now

BakersfieldNow anchor Dave Gonzales announces retirement

Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Dave Gonzales made his Eyewitness News debut in 2015. But his journey did not start here. He began telling the stories of the community in Salt Lake City, working in radio before making the transition to television. His nearly 40-year career took him to San...
BAKERSFIELD, CA
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All Aboard: Caltrans Has New Passenger Trains

Rail passengers in Northern California and the Central Valley will start enjoying a more comfortable and modern ride after Caltrans accepted into its fleet the first of seven Siemens Mobility single-level intercity trainsets at the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission facility in Stockton. “With train ridership recovering from the pandemic...
SACRAMENTO, CA
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Candidate Profile: Lopez wants to keep serving the community

Last in a series profiling candidates for the Shafter City Council election in November. Other candidates’ stories can be found on TheShafterPress.com. With two seats up for grabs on the Shafter City Council this November, current member Cesar Lopez is looking to extend his tenure for another four years.
SHAFTER, CA
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