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Kern County: The Best Investment High Speed Rail Can Make

Cheryl Scott | Posted 02.12.2017 | Los Angeles
Cheryl Scott

If it's true that "what you see depends on where you sit," then we in Bakersfield and Kern County seem to have packed up all our belongings and moved ...

Survivalist Fugitive On Run In California

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.19.2016 | Crime

Police were searching remote deserts and foothills in Central California on Tuesday for a unidentified fugitive with survivalist skills wanted in a br...


Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Chicago
Jon Vaughn

I called a friend. He said, "Pick five scenarios that you think MIGHT happen at this investor presentation, write them down and get it out of your head." It reminded me of the chorus to The Cranberries' "Zombie." I've been here before, I'll keep fighting.

Immigration Agency Should Live Up to Its Promise

Michael Kaufman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Kaufman

When is a promise not a promise? That's what Luciano Sandoval is asking after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its pledge to stop arresting individuals at Kern County, California courthouses.

In Nation's Richest Farmland, Some Workers' Kids Get No Education at All

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices
The Center for Public Integrity

California's Kern County is an American agricultural giant. Yet some of its workers' children, after being disciplined for relatively minor offenses, are getting zero education.

Aunt Charged With Torture, Murder In Death Of Niece

David Lohr | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

Authorities in California said a 2-year-old girl was abused and tortured by her aunt for months before the child died. The aunt, Wendy Guadalupe Go...

Sheriff Donny Youngblood Should Be Held Accountable

Charles Garcia | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood is a disgrace to all the good men and women who wear the law enforcement uniform. I believe he should be held criminally negligent, by his total failure of leadership, in the brutal deaths of Jose Lucero and David Silva.

Weekly Mulch: Can Clean Energy Curb Climate Change? Probably Not.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clea...

Californians Missing Out on Over $1 Billion in Tax Refunds

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Aaron Glantz

California taxpayers are leaving more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds on the table, money that could be used to give working class residents a financial lifeline.