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Bakersfield

Power Plant Demolition

Spectator’s Leg Severed By Shrapnel At Demolition Of Bakersfield Power Plant

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 that had gathered in Bakersfield to watch it come down.

08/03/2013

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Extreme Temperatures Prompt Amtrak Speed Restrictions; Expect delays

Extreme heat has caused Amtrak to enforce speed restrictions on trains Saturday morning, which might result in service delays.

06/29/2013

Glenwood Gardens senior living facility in Bakersfield. (CBS)

No Charges After California Care Home Refuses To Give CPR

Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker’s attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.

03/07/2013

Glenwood Gardens senior living facility in Bakersfield. (CBS)

California Woman Denied CPR Wanted No Intervention, Family Says

The company whose employee refused to administer CPR to a dying woman said Tuesday that the employee wrongly interpreted its policy. But the elderly woman’s family said she would not have wanted life-prolonging aid.

03/05/2013

Glenwood Gardens senior living facility in Bakersfield. (CBS)

Police Investigating CPR Refusal, Death At Bakersfield Senior Facility

Police on Monday were investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the handling of a health emergency at an independent living facility where a woman died after a nurse refused to provide CPR.

03/04/2013

Glenwood Gardens senior living facility in Bakersfield. (CBS)

Nurse At California Senior Facility Refuses CPR To Dying Woman

A Central California retirement facility is under scrutiny after a 911 call revealed a nurse refused to give an unconscious woman CPR. The woman later died.

03/02/2013

Officers at Taft Union High School (CBS)

Sheriff: Shotgun-Toting Central Valley Teen Planned Attack On Classmates

A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a high school near Bakersfield on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member.

01/10/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Sullivan/Getty Images)

Momentum Builds For California’s Part-Time Legislature Proposal

Proponents of an initiative that would turn California’s Legislature into a part-time body are already raising money for their cause.

12/12/2011

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FAA: Central Valley Skydiving Sex Stunt Didn’t Violate Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration said a videotaped skydiving sex stunt did not result in a violation of any regulations and the pilot wasn’t distracted during the incident over Kern County.

10/28/2011

Natural gas pipelines

Gas Pipeline Feeding Bay Area Ruptures During PG&E Pressure Test

PG&E crews were working to replace a damaged section of gas transmission pipeline that ruptured during a pressure test in the Bakersfield area on Monday, a utility spokeswoman said Tuesday.

10/25/2011

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