Articles Tagged With ‘Bakersfield’

Man gets 15 years to life for causing fatal crash near Paso Robles

A Bakersfield man received a prison sentence of 15 years to life for causing a fatal accident at a North County construction site while under the influence of prescription drugs. [Tribune] On Nov. 7, 2012, Jerad Cross, 32, was driving... (Continue reading)

California doctor saves choking victim with knife and a straw

A Kern county doctor saved the life of a chocking victim by performing a life-saving tracheotomy in a Bakersfield restaurant on Monday evening. [BakersfieldCalifornian] Kern Community College District board trustee Pauline Larwood was dining at The Mark restaurant with Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

Shandon man gets 7-year sentence for fatal DUI crash

A Shandon man received a 7-year prison sentence Wednesday after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a drunk driving crash that killed a Bakersfield couple last month. [KCOY] Vicente Muniz Montez, 38, allegedly crashed head on into a vehicle... (Continue reading)

John Madonna in Bakersfield plane crash

John Madonna and a Bakersfield man walked away after the homemade aircraft they were flying crashed into a corn field on Sunday afternoon southwest of Bakersfield. The light aircraft the 56-year-old son of Alex Madonna and 42-year-old Shilo Staib were... (Continue reading)

Shandon man pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter

A man who is charged with causing the death of a Bakersfield couple in a fatal hit-and-run last week in Shandon pled not guilty Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter. [Tribune] Vicente Muniz Montes, 38, allegedly told the police that he fled... (Continue reading)

Couple killed in Shandon hit-and-run identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified the couple killed in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday in Shandon as Charles Massara, 69, and Irene Massara, 68, of Bakersfield. [KSBY] The Massaras died Saturday after a Shandon man driving a Jeep under the... (Continue reading)

Teen who died in weekend crash identified as basketball star

A Bakersfield teen who died Saturday morning after a crash on Highway 101 just north of State Route 166 ejected him from a jeep was a high school basketball star. [Californian] Highland High School senior Derrick Duff, 18, was the... (Continue reading)

Former Arroyo Grande teacher arrested for child sex

A former Arroyo Grande High School music teacher was arrested last week in Bakersfield and charged with two felony counts of child sex abuse. [BakersfieldNow] Luke Youngs, 34, is being charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd... (Continue reading)

Three arrested for mailbox thefts

Police officers arrested three Bakersfield residents on Monday for allegedly breaking into and taking mail from outdoor mailboxes at two post offices in San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] Responding to a 911 call, police stopped a vehicle near the post office... (Continue reading)

Bullet train threatens Central Valley

The planners behind the controversial California bullet train seem to be complicating matters with their new route—right through historic Bakersfield High School, where rail opponent Cong. Kevin McCarthy just happens to have two children enrolled. [LATimes] The train’s proposed routes... (Continue reading)