Bakersfield

Mojave Air and Space Port (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space Board

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

11/11/2014

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California, Washington Hostages Released By North Korea

The U.S. on Saturday announced the release of the two Americans in North Korean custody after a secret trip to the reclusive communist country by President Barack Obama’s national intelligence director.

11/08/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

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Bakersfield Vice Principal Who Took Gun To School Arrested Despite Not Breaking Any Laws

Bakersfield police say they arrested a vice principal for taking a gun on to the campus of his junior high school, but later released him after determining he broke no laws.

08/28/2014

An EarthCam shoots the progress of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. (Photo courtesy of Water System Improvement Program Sunol Valley)

20 Million-Year-Old Fossils Discovered At Fremont Dam Construction Site

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Fremont.

07/07/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Approve Work To Begin On 2nd Leg Of California High-Speed Rail Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line.

06/27/2014

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Firefighters Rescue Bakersfield Pit Bull Puppy Stuck in Car Wheel

A Bakersfield pit bull puppy named Junior was playing with his sibling pups when he somehow got his head caught in a car wheel on Friday morning

06/23/2014

Screenshot of YouTube footage of a cat saving a Bakersfield boy from an attacking dog. (YouTube)

Hero Cat Who Saved Bakersfield Boy From Dog Attack Throws First Pitch At Game

A cat who became famous for saving a Central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game—or at least she tried.

05/20/2014

Screenshot of YouTube footage of a cat saving a Bakersfield boy from an attacking dog. (YouTube)

After Saving Boy From Attacking Dog, Hero Cat To Throw Out First Pitch At Baseball Game

The Central California cat that drew national media attention for saving a 4-year-old boy from an attacking dog this week is receiving the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a hometown baseball game next week.

05/16/2014

California High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Board Approves Central Valley Section; Fresno Assemblyman Says Authority Has Gone Off The Rails

Plans to build a $ 68 billion high-speed rail system in California took a big step forward as the state’s high-speed rail board approved a route for a key segment of the project that stretches from Fresno to Bakersfield.

05/08/2014

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