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Kern County

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  • No criminal charges in death of man beaten by Kern County deputies

    No criminal charges in death of man beaten by Kern County deputies
    No criminal charges will be filed against Kern County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers after a 33-year-old man died last year within an hour of being beaten by authorities.
  • Automation is increasingly reducing U.S. workforces

    The ground trembles on Mike Young's almond farm as the forklift-size yellow machine grabs a tree trunk and shakes it hard. Nuts rain like hailstones to the ground, where they'll lie until another machine comes and sorts them. Young once grew tomatoes,...

    Market Watch: Green almonds from Fat Uncle Farms

    Market Watch: Green almonds from Fat Uncle Farms
    Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...

    Motorists diverted off 5 Freeway seek shelter until morning

     
    Snow in California's mountains closes Interstate 5 at the treacherous Grapevine, forcing stranded motorists to seek shelter.

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 10, 1941

     
    April 10, 1941: Lee Shippey writes about the wildflower fields of Kern County. “Now I have seen them and I know that until one has seen them one cannot comprehend what California's spring wildflower show is like,” he says, never...