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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.

Artist Plans To Bury A Plane In The Desert

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Artist Plans To Bury 727 Jetliner In Calif. Desert

Firefighters Gain Ground On California Wildfires

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Thousands of firefighters and an aircraft fleet battled Tuesday to tame a string of lightning-caused wildfires that have burned...

Ex-NFL Player Killed By Deputy Outside Convenience Store

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California deputy shot and killed a former running back for the Cincinnati Bengals in front of a convenience store after...

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.