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updated Tue. February 21, 2023

"Santos Hilario and Marcelina did not get justice today from the Kern County district attorney, and they deserve it," Diana Tellefson Torres, the executive director of the foundation, said in a statement. "They were farm workers who worked hard to provide for their family. They and their six orphaned children ...
Kern County named worst air quality in the nation. by Aaron Perlman. KBFXThumbnail. AA. Bakersfield; Calif. —. Wednesday morning the American Lung Association gave Kern County a "F" for air quality. We are listed as the worst air quality in the nation. Our particulate and ozone levels both received "F" scores. Morning ...

Kern County Animal Services this week rescued malnourished horses from a ranch. County officials say 11 horses were taken Monday morning from the Bit-O-Heaven Ranch. They say some horses were very thin, weighing 100 to 300 pounds less than they should. The horses are now being cared for by the county and will ...
The arraignment was continued Tuesday for the man accused of killing a prominent Kern County grape grower. Mariano Fernandez Perez, of Delano, appeared in court, covering his face from media cameras. His arraignment was rescheduled to next week. Perez is accused of shooting Dulcich & Sons founder Jakov ...
“There is no credible evidence that either agent lied,” said Kern County Dist. Atty. Lisa Green. “And second, I do not believe legally … we can pursue charges of giving false information to a peace officer.” Sanchez and Benitez came under scrutiny after the March 13 crash that killed Santos Hilario Garcia ...
To eat: Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting its Community Day, partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County to aid its sports programs. Ten percent of today's sales and 100 percent of guest donations at the 5677 Gosford Road location are going to help provide needed resources, such as uniforms, game ...

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A group of medical marijuana advocates submitted an initiative to the county that would allow for medicinal marijuana businesses to apply for licenses. The group has an initiative on the ballot for this November where voters will decide whether to keep the current marijuana ban.
A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Grapevine in Kern County on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor struck at 9:36 a.m. 9.9 miles northwest of Grapevine and 21.1 miles south of Bakersfield, USGS said. Residents in the South Bay reported feeling shaking from the earthquake.
Kern County Supervisors voted on Tuesday to launch the Waste Hunger, Not Food program. The pilot ... The Kern County District Attorney's office confirmed it has an ongoing investigation into ethics complaints surrounding the vote on commercial cannabis by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
Kern County and China Lake Fire Departments responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of North Norma Street on Thursday. Once on scene, firefighters acted to knock down the fire, with minimal flames showing. Crews were forced to tear down part of a wooden fence to access the side yard and portion ...

SHAFTER — Kern County Farm Adviser Mohammad Yaghmour stood in a seven-acre orchard teeming with almond blossoms just north of this farming ... Beatris Espericueta Sanders, executive director of the Kern County Farm Bureau, said the freezes “primarily impact any commodity that has begun to ...
An undercover sting operation resulted in citations issued to 15 unlicensed contractors at a Kern County house where they'd been invited to place bids for exterior and interior projects, according to the Contractors State License Board. Ten of those arrested also didn't have state-required insurance for their ...
KERN COUNTY, Calif. - Advanced Center for Eyecare, ACE, in Bakersfield, partnered for the 7th year with global organization, One Sight, to bring more than 300 Kern County students the gift of sight. "The need is so great here in Kern County," Justin Cave, ACE CEO, said. "Forty-two percent of the ...
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - We had a clear day today across the county. Bakersfield had a high of 60°, which is much warmer than what we were seeing yesterday. A storm is making its way into the region tomorrow bring an increase in clouds as well as breezy conditions. Bakersfield will be at 66°. KRV at 55° ...
Latino leaders and activists, worried that the Kern County Board of Supervisors wants to appeal a painful court loss over political boundaries, called Tuesday for immediate action to ... John Munoz of Delano said the call for fair political opportunities for Latinos has been ignored by Kern County for decades.
Nearly two years ago, Dolores Huerta Foundation Executive Director Camila Chavez stood in this room announcing a lawsuit against Kern County. Fast forward to Monday, when in the same room Chavez-- sister of one of the plaintiffs-- marveled that a federal judge ruled Kern's supervisor map violated the ...
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Kern County mountain and desert areas starting at 4 p.m. Monday and lasting through much of Tuesday, according to Eyewitness News forecaster Aaron Perlman. Snow levels could drop to 2,500 feet overnight, and we could see 2-4 inches of snow above ...
Kern County students will receive free eye exams and glasses as a result of a partnership between the nonprofit OneSight and Advanced Center for Eyecare over the next few days. Doctors and volunteers will perform eye exams at various elementary and middle schools in Arvin, Lamont, Taft and Lake ...
Plaintiff's attorney Matt Clark questions the culture in the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Facebook Twitter Google+ Share. Matt Clark, a partner in Chain Cohn Stiles, takes the sheriff's department to task for a series of officer involved misdeeds.


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