Kern County

UC Study: 2005 Central Valley Quakes Triggered By Oilfield InjectionA 2005 spate of quakes in the Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a UC study said.
California Condor That Helped Save Species Returned To The WildA California condor named AC-4 soared out of his open pen this week at a canyon rim inside the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, in central California's Kern County, the bird's first free flight since 1985.
5 Killed In Crash Of Light Plane That Flew From San Jose AirportFive bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a private plane that crashed near Bakersfield Saturday afternoon after taking off from a small airport in San Jose
Medical Helicopter Crashes In Central Valley, 4 DeadA medical helicopter carrying a patient to a hospital crashed amid heavy rain and fog in a rural area of central California, killing all four people aboard, officials said.
Tens Of Vehicles Still Stuck In Mudslide On Kern County HighwayState transportation officials say at least 30 vehicles remain stuck in now-hardened mud along State Route 58 in Kern County.
California Orders 33 Oil Wells Shut For Dumping Waste Fluid Into Protected AquifersCalifornia is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally-protected water supplies.
Central Valley Assemblywoman Blames Drought On God's Wrath Over AbortionAssemblywoman Shannon Grove touched off a firestorm of criticism when she blamed California's historic drought on abortion.
Catastrophic SpaceShipTwo Crash Kills Virgin Galactic Pilot In Major Setback For First Private SpaceflightsSpaceShip Two, a commercial aircraft designed for suborbital space tourism appears to have malfunctioned over California Friday morning.
Water Supply Flow May Shift From South To North For Santa Clara Countyhe severity of the drought has Santa Clara Valley water officials considering a dramatic proposal to increase their supply by shifting water north from the southern end of the Central Valley.
Central Valley's Kern County Sues State Over High-Speed Rail PlanKern County is the latest Central Valley government to sue the state over its $68 billion bullet train plan.
Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central ValleyFor the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.
Inmate Suspected Of Strangling Cellmate At Central Valley PrisonAn inmate serving a life sentence is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central Valley prison, according to state corrections officials.

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