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Bakersfield, California is located in Kern County. Zip codes in Bakersfield, CA include 93308, 93307, and 93306. The median home price in Bakersfield is $247,000 which is roughly $117/per square foot. More Bakersfield information.

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3 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

News@Noon for July 28, 2014

The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact.


7 hrs ago |

Road construction starts in downtown Bakersfield

Today city crews began work on two road reconstruction projects that will affect traffic between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For the next two weeks, traffic on Truxtun Avenue between Chester Avenue and T Street will have lane closures.


8 hrs ago | CaHSR Blog

Voices from Nowhere

One of the worst calumnies flung at the California high speed rail project is that by starting in the Central Valley, the state is building a "train to nowhere."


12 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

Identity of train collision victim released

The Kern County Coroner's Office released the identity of the woman killed in a train collision on July 23. According to the coroner's office, Sheila Peterson Evans, 62, of Bakersfield, was killed by a train at a crossing on Tehachapi Boulevard near Lehigh Cement at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. The coroner's office said the cause ... (more)


17 hrs ago | Packer

Strong pomegranate season expected

Sales of pomegranates have increased in recent years at a pace of 20% annually and total shipments for 2014 are projected to exceed 6 million 25-pound cartons, Tom Tjerandsen, manager of the Sonoma-based Pomegranate Council, said a news release.


22 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Witnesses horrified by deadly lightning strike at L.A. beach

Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water when rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

South Bakersfield house fire under investigation

The BFD said that at around 12:44 a.m. on Sunday, dispatchers were called to 1024 E. Planz Road to a report of a house fire.


Rail PAC

Friday's problems on the San Joaquins and Amateur Hour with the Bus Connections at Bakersfield.

I have known for years that July and August are the busiest months for Amtrak California.


Firm's got a ticket to ride pre-tax profits

Christchurch's Connexionz says its pre-tax profit has improved after good progress on some of its United States contracts.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

NBC San Diego

Marshals Nab Sex Offender Who Escaped GPS, Fled to Tijuana

A fugitive who slipped his GPS monitor and escaped into Mexico was arrested in Tijuana Friday, accused of a violent home invasion in California's Kern County.


The Fresno Bee

Griswold: Visalia 'Drag-On-Lady' honored for racing milestone

Retired drag racer Shirley Shahan -- whose moniker was "The Drag-On-Lady" -- has been inducted into the Mopar Hall of Fame.


Los Angeles Times

Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

Well drilling workers Tommy Hutchinson, left, and Angel Pimentel react to a gush of muddy water as they prepare to drill deeper.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bouncer's license under investigation

Russ Heimerich of the Department of Consumer Affairs said that the bouncer involved in the beating at Sandrini's bar shouldn't of been issued a license due to the fact that he had a violent felony conviction on his record.


Farmington Daily Times

Garage sale benefits injured CCSD teachers

Shiprock's Tse Bit'a'i Middle School teachers Sharon Diassan and Ramsey Felis were seriously injured in a July 8 crash on Calif.


Tehachapi News

Kern County Supervisors to consider additional funds Golden Hills sewer system

Engineering services firm AECOM may receive more money for its efforts with the Golden Hills Sanitation Company should the Kern County Board of Supervisors approve an item on its consent agenda for the July 29 2 p.m. board meeting in Bakersfield.


Tehachapi News

Two arrested following probation search

A probation search on July 24 resulted in Kern County Sheriff deputies arresting two people and procuring a variety of controlled substances and illegal drug products.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Indoor air purifier company fined $120,000 by ARB for illegal product sales

ARB fined Envion for selling indoor air cleaners that did not comply with California law for indoor air cleaning devices.


Couple stuck in Mexico after zipline injury

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 24 at 2:29AM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma Excessive Heat Warning issued July 23 at 7:52PM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Maricopa Excessive Heat Warning issued July 23 at 5:52PM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Pinal Excessive ... (more)


CMNH hosts annual TIP-a-CHiP dinner

Officers of the California Highway Patrol will work as hosts and waiters with all proceeds from their tips benefiting the Lauren Small Children's Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Kern County.


GET bus strike impacts student success

"It makes me really mad because I don't know how I'm going to get there. It's pretty far," she said.



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