Articles Tagged With ‘Kern County’

Fire burns 76 acres near SLO County line

A grassfire has spread across at least 76 acres of northwestern Kern County. The fire started at 3:46 p.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire. The blaze is situated in the Cottonwood Pass area near Highway 41 and close to the... (Continue reading)

Resnick’s water bank takes big judicial hit

Billionaire Stewart Resnick’s nut dynasty in the Central Valley has taken a major hit following a ruling Wednesday by a Sacramento judge that state officials failed to “properly analyze” the environmental impact of the Kern Water Bank. [Los Angeles Times]... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots Taft High School students

At least two people were shot earlier today at Taft High School in Kern County California. The school is currently on lockdown and the alleged shooter is in custody. Three ambulances and a medevac helicopter have been dispatched to the... (Continue reading)

Missing Paso Robles teen found

A 13-year-old girl who ran away last weekend has been found safe and returned home to her father in Paso Robles. Paso Robles police working in conjunction with Kern County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Siera Tharp in Ridgecrest at the home... (Continue reading)

Increase in Kern River drownings due to heavy flows

The number of confirmed deaths on the Kern River this season has jumped 75 percent from the eight drownings recorded last year, and more than triple the five lives lost in 2009. [The Bakersfield Californian] This year’s heavy winter and... (Continue reading)

Kern County moves closer to ban on medical marijuana

Kern County supervisors took another step closer to banning the sale of medical marijuana through nonprofit collectives and cooperatives Tuesday over the objections of a crowd that filled the chambers and marched down Truxton Avenue. [The Bakersfield Californian] The supervisors voted... (Continue reading)

Maricopa traffic cops will back off of motorists

Motorists driving through Maricopa can breathe a little easier now that the police department has revamped its policy for citing traffic violations. The town of 1,200 in western Kern County had turned into a trap of sorts where in the... (Continue reading)

Unusually swift river currents, inexperience lead to Kern River drownings

As summer vacationers and warmer temperatures increase, river enthusiasts are being warned to use extreme caution in and around the Kern River. Two bodies were retrieved and several rescues made last weekend as rescue crews battled raging waters from a... (Continue reading)

Antelope Fire grows to 5068 acres

Firefighters are battling a wildfire that has already destroyed one structure and burned 5,068 acres of grass land in San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. The Antelope Fire started Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 33... (Continue reading)

Birds 1, Cockfighters 0

A Central Coast man died after being stabbed in the leg at a cockfight by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb. [AP] Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, was declared dead at a hospital about... (Continue reading)