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Two more flu-related deaths reported in Kern County, up to six for the season

Two more flu-related deaths have been reported in Kern County, according to Kern County Public Health. According to Kern County Public Health, six flu-related deaths have been reported in Kern County for the 2018-2019 flu season.


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Bakersfield College Dean of Instruction Cornelio ‘Corny’ Rodriguez named Businessman of the Year by Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently honored Cornelio “Corny” Rodriguez, Bakersfield College’s dean of instruction, as this year’s Businessman of the Year for his work within the community as a champion of small businesses and higher education. KCHCC President and CEO Jay Tamsi says


NASA releases incredible satellite look at Sierra Nevada snowpack

(KGTV) — Satellite images released by NASA this week put the massive amount of snow in California's mountains into perspective. Winter storms this year have produced incredible levels of snow in the Sierra Nevada, and more rainfall is expected.


Saying farewell to Judge Vikki

For the past three-and-a-half years, the Kern River Courthouse has been staffed by members of the East Kern, Ridgecrest Superior Court. Along with Judicial Court Assistants, and other staff, the Sherriff’s Kern River substation has been supplying deputies to fill the positions needed to run a court.


How does a Congressional district office work? McCarthy rep explains

Most people know who House Minority Leader Congressman Kevin McCarthy is, but not everyone knows about the role of his congressional district office. McCarthy’s field representative Aaron Falk is trying to change that. Falk spoke at the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday to bring everyo


Police Investigating Shooting In Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK (CBSLA) — Police are investigating a shooting in the 600 block of Avenue 65 in Highland Park in which there may be four victims. The suspect is in custody. The conditions and genders of the victims is unknown.


Ridgecrest man identified in Highway 395 traffic fatality

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality on the 395 on Sunday, February 4. According to officials, 30-year-old Branden Marquise Turner was the operator of a vehicle that collided with a semi-truck just north of Athel Avenue in Inyokern at approxim


Walters: Newsom’s activist agenda fits historic trend

There has been, by happenstance, a cyclical pattern in the mindsets of California governors in the post-World War II era, and Gavin Newsom fits it to a tee. We tend to alternate between activists who want to shake things up and more passive governors who are happy with incremental changes.


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


What Is a CIMIS Station? Find out February 19

On February 19, 2019, the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District (EKCRCD) will host a presentation that will explain the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) and how to use CIMIS data to conserve water. The presentation by Robert Fastenau of the California Departme


ROBERT PRICE: Eighty years later, we've identified Matt Warren's killer (we think)

The killer approached from the backyard. He picked up an old pipe from the yard and quietly opened the back door — unlocked, as he knew it would be. There, in the kitchen, sat his victim, facing away, counting his money and checking tenant receipts. Mathias "Matt" Warren had been out collecting rent


Ruling affirming rights of students accused of sexual misconduct roils California colleges

LOS ANGELES — Colleges and universities across California are scrambling to revise the way they handle sexual misconduct cases after a state appellate court ruled that "fundamental fairness" requires that accused students have a right to a hearing and to cross-examine their accusers.


Lightning in a Bottle lineup released

Disclosure, a dance music duo that lit up the charts in 2013 tops the lineup of the Lightning in a Bottle festival that is expected to take place at Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area May 8-13.


Memorial service for Daryl Thiesen takes place Saturday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A memorial service will be held Saturday for the longtime coordinator for prevention programs in Kern County schools. Daryl Thiesen worked in the Superintendent of Schools office for more than 20 years.


Preview: Tejon Ranch Build-Out

With L.A. County tenants scrambling to find industrial space, Tejon Ranch Co. has one potential solution at its property just across the line in Kern County. The agriculture and real estate company has signed a join venture agreement with Majestic Realty Co. to build a 580,000-square-foot spec wareh


Suspect charged in fatal hit and run case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On November 24, a 44-year-old man was driving on US 395 was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Bowman Road, east of Brown Road. According CHP, a Ridgecrest man, Sean Chromi died and Brian Berry, 47, of Inyokern was severely injured.


South Fork splits with Wallace takes third in Tejon tournament

The South Fork boys’ basketball teams ended the week with two big wins and a loss. On Tuesday, the Mustangs traveled to Ridgecrest to take on St. Ann’s and came away with the win 15 to 9. Caleb Campbell and Michael Hake led the scoring with 6 points each while Timmy Munz added two and Matthew Hake h