Crews Battle Deadly Lake Isabella Wildfire In Scorching HeatCrews made progress against a wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes as it tore through mountain communities near Lake Isabella in Kern County.
Kern County Wildfire Burns 150 Homes; 1,100 Firefighters Battle Deadly BlazeCrews are busy counting the homes incinerated by a fire raging through rural communities around Lake Isabella in Kern County.
Elderly Couple Dead, 80 Homes Burn As Wildfire Roars Through Kern CountyA vast and voracious wildfire that has burned at least 80 homes in central California killed an elderly couple as they tried to flee, authorities said.
California Farm Use Of Oilfield Waste Water Prompts Food-Safety InquirySome popular California-grown fruits and nuts are irrigated with waste water from oilfields. No one has been checking if the practice is actually safe -- until now.
Some Central Valley Orchards Irrigated With Oilfield Waste WaterSome of the biggest growers in the Central Valley area aren't worried about conserving water because they've found a steady supply -- but there's a catch.
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.

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