Bakersfield

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

California’s Famed ‘Hero Cat’ Wins Award Reserved For Man’s Best Friend

Tara, the 7-year-old hero Tabby cat from Bakersfield who famously saved her baby human from an attack by a vicious dog last year, has been awarded the “Hero Dog” prize from the Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles.

06/23/2015

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (courtesy Office of the California Assembly)

Central Valley Assemblywoman Blames Drought On God’s Wrath Over Abortion

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove touched off a firestorm of criticism when she blamed California’s historic drought on abortion.

06/13/2015

Authorities raided a suspected chop shop in Oakland on September 30, 2014. (Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force)

Study Links Spike In California Auto Thefts With Flood Of Inmates Released Early

A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

05/20/2015

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
(NASA Graphic)

NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

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Granny Smith And Gala Apples Recalled Due To Listeria

Granny smith and gala apples are being recalled nationwide after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was confirmed at an apple processing facility in Shafter, according to the Monterey County Health Department.

01/16/2015

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Amtrak San Joaquin Corridor At Near-Record Ridership And Revenue Levels

One Bay Area Amtrak rail corridor nearly set a record for ridership and revenue in November, despite lower gas prices, Amtrak officials have announced.

12/28/2014

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

Miller, Bae

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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