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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...

    New rain, flood advisories as storms pound region, prompting evacuation in Kern County [Updated]

     
    Heavy rains continued to pound the region on Monday as Kern County officials declared a local emergency and evacuated residents from the town of McFarland. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a new round of rain advisories, including a stream.....

    Flooding subsides in McFarland; evacuation order lifted

     
    Hundreds of people were allowed to return to their homes Monday evening after flooding subsided in the Kern County farming community of McFarland, police said. The evacuation order, which began about 11:30 a.m., affected about 300 residents in about 1,...