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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. Kern County Dist. Atty. Lisa Green said Friday that...
  • 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,...
  • 3 books about banned books

    3 books about banned books
    “Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out On the Power of the Word” Edited by Toni Morrison (2009)This international collection of essays range from writers around the world, from Morrison and John Updike to Orhan Pamuk and Nadine Gordimer,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Several Southern California roadways remain closed due to flooding and storm damage

     
    As rainstorms are set to roll into Southern California on Tuesday night, a number of roads remain closed from previous storm damage. Here's a look at area closures: Interstate 5: The northbound connector to northbound and southbound State Route 14......
  • Geezer Bandit strikes again, robbing his 13th bank in California, FBI says

     
    The Geezer Bandit has apparently struck again, this time in Santa Barbara County, for his 13th bank robbery in California, the FBI announced Saturday. Given his nickname due to his apparently advanced age, the robber hit a Bank of America......
  • Physical activity: Angelenos are lazier than you'd think. But why?

     
    Between Matthew McConaughey turning Malibu into his own personal gym, hikers conquering Runyon Canyon before free yoga in the park, and lines outside public tennis courts, you'd think Angelenos live to exercise. As it turns out, we're not that physically....
  • GlassPoint Solar uses the sun's heat to extract oil

     
    The solar industry is usually on the oil industry’s case -- sniping about dirty energy and whatnot -- but the two sides came together Thursday in an unlikely alliance. Fremont-based company GlassPoint Solar unveiled a demonstration facility that...
  • Major roads open after cold front drops snow, ice

     
    Most major roads were open Sunday after a passing cold front brought ice, freezing rain and snow to local mountains and Los Angeles foothill communities. The Grapevine section of Interstate 5 reopened about 8:30 a.m. after ice and snow forced......
  • 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....