Bakersfield

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Bill would make it illegal to bar life-saving help

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would bar employers from having policies that prohibit offering life-saving medical help in an emergency. Assemblyman Rudy Salas introduced AB644 after […]

09/03/2013

An explosion knocks down one of the remaining towers at the old Kern Power Plant,  Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Bakersfield, Calif. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Autumn Parry)

Shrapnel from imploding plant injures 5 spectators

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators […]

08/03/2013

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Spectators injured after old power plant implosion

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Three spectators were injured Saturday by shrapnel sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in Southern California, police said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 […]

08/03/2013

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Hermosa Beach to consider renewing oil drilling

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Residents are debating whether to get back into the oil business, 80 years after this wealthy coastal town first banned drilling. An environmental review is scheduled to begin Wednesday on […]

07/22/2013

911 reel

Statement from family of elderly woman denied CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Here is the statement from the family of 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless, who died last week of a heart attack after being denied CPR at a Bakersfield elder home:

03/06/2013

Bret Lewis

You have to pay the piper

Former All-Pro Linebacker Joey Porter has been released from jail in Bakersfield after paying the $70,000 he owed the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

12/26/2012

Bakersfield doctor retires at 96 after 73-year career

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – A Bakersfield doctor whose career began before World War II is finally hanging up his white coat. KBAK-TV says Dr. Norman Levan, who was an Army doctor in the Pacific during […]

09/21/2012

Hockey team mocks opposing city's bankruptcy

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A hockey game promotion poking fun at America’s largest bankrupt city has caused a tiff between fans and newspaper columnists in California’s Central Valley. The Condors, a Bakersfield minor league hockey […]

09/19/2012

WANTED: Suspect uses Internet job postings to lure LA and OC women

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers across Southern California today sought a man who posed as talent scout and solicited women online for phony movie-industry jobs in the Bakersfield area, a sheriff’s deputy said. […]

09/13/2012