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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Field Poll: In a first, majority of California voters back marijuana legalization
A new Field Poll tracks the increasingly green-friendly attitude of Californians, a decades-long trend that has seen Golden State residents swing from seeking tougher enforcement to favoring the end of pot prohibition.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
News@Noon for Dec. 9, 2013
The latest news - Tehachapi continues to recover from the weekend's snowstorm. Roads are still very slick, as snow melts during the day and then refreezes at night.
Whittier Daily News
Californiaa s unloved fracking rules must have merit: Thomas Elias
There is little doubt an economic bonanza awaits California beneath the surface of the Monterey Shale, a geologic formation stretching from San Benito County south along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley right into parts of Southern California.
Tehachapi man arrested on rape charges
Tehachapi Police have arrested 29-year-old Brian Yearwood for an alleged rape that occurred Saturday, Dec. 7, in the 200 block of East "I" Street.
Snow and cold a joy for kids, misery for growers
Julius Tabion tows his children and their friends down an incline in the snow near Pine Mountain Club during a family trip Sunday.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Fresno Bee
Highway 58 reopens through the Tehachapi mountains
Highway 58 through the Tehachapi mountains in Kern County east of Bakersfield was reopened Sunday morning after being closed due to Friday's storm that brought rain in the central San Joaquin Valley and snow to the foothills.
Bakersfield students taste test the future at school cafeteria trade show
Juan Velazco from the Blanton Center in Bakersfield takes his food tasting job seriously as he samples foods from vendors showing their food items for use in school cafeterias.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
CHP: I-5 over Grapevine, Hwy 58 closed due to snow, ice
The winter weather that's socked Kern County closed Interstate 5 over the Grapevine and Highway 58 through Tehachapi Saturday morning due to snow and ice, the California Highway Patrol reports.
Judge rules against Kern, allows Lamont composter to stay open
Jose Fuentes is stationed at the front entrance to the Community Recycling & Resource Recovery Inc., composting facility on N. Wheeler Ridge Road, on Nov. 17, 2011 as a few trucks were seen leaving the facility.
Forecast warms and wanes, to chance of snow
Orange trees are protected from a hard freeze by water sprayed on the orchards. Temperatures were cold enough at noon Friday that icicles formed from the water and freezing temperature still hang from orange trees.
Stocking up on Christmas tradition
Josh and Amanda McDonald secure a Christmas tree to the roof of their car for the long trip home.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Reports detail injuries to two-year-old believed killed by mother's boyfriend
Murder suspect Mathew Berry made rambling and inconsistent comments to investigators regarding what happened the day his girlfriend's 2-year-old son was killed.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Modesto Bee
Thanksgiving weekend campaign for zero crash deaths nearly successful
A West Coast campaign with a goal of zero crash deaths over the Thanksgiving Day weekend along Interstate 5 in California, Oregon and Washington was nearly 100 percent successful.
Cold weather ruins citrus crop in Delano
Freezing temperatures ruined an undetermined amount of citrus in Delano early Thursday as a near-record cold settled over the southern Central Valley.
LAFCo upholds decision to recognize four GHCSD powers
Paul J. Benz, of Benz Sanitation, makes one final plea to the Local Agency Formation Commission board members to rescind their ruling stating the Golden Hills Community Service District has the power to contract additional solid waste pick-up services.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
News@Noon for Dec. 4, 2013
The latest news - The Kern County Fire Department announced the commencement of open burning Tuesday and included reminders to residents on how to burn safely this winter season.
Citrus growers brace for cold snap
Kern County citrus grower Dick Minetti is concerned about the cold front moving into Kern County and will take precautions for the fruit that is still on the trees on his 30-acre plot.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Golden Hills activist files Grand Jury complaint against Supes and LAFCo
The solid waste debate embroiling many of the Golden Hills community members and leaders reached another marking point when resident Adrian Maaskant announced on GoldenHillsNetwork.com that he had filed a complaint Nov. 18, with the Kern County Grand Jury.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
TRAVELS: My Central Valley dream vacation
There's perhaps no area of California that has such a bad rap. But it's a region rich with culture, history and, as I found out during my trip, friendly, helpful people.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Fortuna man arrested in connection to Bakersfield child molestation case
On Monday, Bakersfield Police detectives began investigating a report of child molestation which involved multiple victims.