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7 hrs ago | Bakersfield.com

'First Look': First responder agencies compete in 911 Series race this weekend

The return of the 911 Series is back at the Kern County Raceway and local first responders are preparing themselves for the big night race that kicks off Saturday.

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14 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

News@Noon for April 17, 2014

This easy to use website allows users to report leaks at any time, day or night and even attach photos.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Rainbow, CA, Bear Valley Springs, CA

18 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Power REIT Closes Acquisition and Establishes $26 Million Credit Facility

Power REIT announces that on April 14, 2014 it closed a previously announced acquisition and also entered into a $26.2 million credit facility.

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Related Topix: REIT, Personal Finance, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Tehachapi News

TPD officer on leave for shooting family dog

Officer Zachary St. John of the Tehachapi Police Department has been placed on administrative leave after shooting a family's dog in the 400 block of East "F" Street, according to Chief Jeff Kermode.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

The Wave

El Toro third at SoCal Racing Series event

El Toro's Xylena Hoppen, second from right, prepares to start the Sophomore Girls race at a SoCal High School Mountain Bike Racing Series event April 5 at the Keyesville Recreation Area near Lake Isabella.

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Related Topix: Lake Isabella, CA

Tehachapi News

Arrest of school district employee was topic at school board meeting

It was standing room only at the Tehachapi Unified School District's board meeting held April 8, as board members tackled a lengthy agenda scheduled that night.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Animal Rights, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tehachapi, CA

Santa Barbara Independent

Farmers Fear Oil and Water Do Mix

Recently, applications to drill thousands of new oil wells in Santa Barbara County are being turned in at record rates .

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Agriculture, Science, Global Warming, Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

The Fishing Report: Week of April 16

A good ice chest isn't just an ice chest. Yes, it's a cooler, but it also can store and transport nasty bait and minnows, be a bucket, a step, a seat, a table, a trash receptacle and, of course, hold your catch! What a great idea -- one place to store your food as well as put the nastiest smelly things you can imagine.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Fresno, CA, Morgan Hill, CA

SFGate

Brain nerve cells found to aid nerve growth

Farm workers cut grape vines last month near Shafter, Kern County. Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, McClatchy-Tribune News Service Activating nerve cells in the brain appears to trigger the formation of another type of cell that is responsible for building the insulating sheaths that make neural communication possible, according to Stanford scientists.

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Related Topix: Shafter, CA, Stanford, CA

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for April 15, 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.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Bear Valley Springs, CA, Stallion Springs, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Tehachapi News

DA still investigating animal cruelty case involving TUSD employee

A Tehachapi Unified School District employee who allegedly gassed three cats in a fabricated kill box was scheduled to be arraigned in Kern County Superior Court on Monday, but his appearance was apparently postponed.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Mojave, CA, Tehachapi, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

California drought spawns well drilling boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

'Mano Negra' -- confessed Valley contract killer was known, feared, but invisible

In his Earlimart, Calif., barber shop on Thursday, April 10, 2014, Joe Cardona shows the clipping that he tore out of The Fresno Bee this week of the story of alleged contract killer Jose Manuel Martinez.

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Related Topix: Earlimart, CA, Tulare County, CA, Richgrove, CA

Ventura County Star

Solving riddle of the shale

A pump jack sits across the street from a vacant home just outside the Shafter, Calif., city limits.

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Related Topix: Shafter, CA, California, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Bakersfield, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Los Angeles Times

No criminal charges in death of man beaten by Kern County deputies

No criminal charges will be filed against Kern County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers after a 33-year-old man died last year within an hour of being beaten by authorities .

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

My Mother Lode

No charges filed in Kern County arrest death

Kern County sheriff's deputies won't face criminal charges over the death of a man they beat during an arrest.

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Recycling Today

New MRF opens in Bakersfield, Calif.

Metropolitan Recycling LLC , Bakersfield, Calif., a joint venture formed by five privately held local recycling companies, has opened a new state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot recycling facility.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

TurnTo23.com

Bringing business to Old Towne Tehachapi

District 2 Supervisor Zach Scrivner told 23ABC that businesses will be able to apply for a grant from the RENEWBIZ program.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Rosamond, CA, Mojave, CA, Boron, CA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Three Valley men indicted for shining lasers at law enforcement aircraft

Three Valley men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Fresno in two separate cases Thursday of aiming green laser pointers at law enforcement aircraft, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Bakersfield, CA

The Fresno Bee

Earth Log: It's April -- flowers blooming, ozone arriving

From March to mid-April, people's lungs get a break between the soot season and the ozone season.

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Related Topix: Edison, CA, Arvin, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Fresno County, CA

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