RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Kern County

A collection of news and information related to Kern County published by this site and its partners.

Top Kern County Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • State investigating claims of illegal killing of mountain lions at Tejon Ranch

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game is investigating claims made in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former Tejon Ranch employee who alleges that he was fired after he complained about the illegal killing of mountain lions at the......
  • Google invests $55 million in Kern County wind farm

     
    Google must really like its new renewable energy hat, because the company has plunked down an additional $55 million on a major wind project. The Internet search giant said it is partnering with Citibank, with each shelling out $55 million to help finance...
  • Google backs California wind farm with $55 million

     
    The Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, one of the largest wind farms in the world, just landed a hot new financier: Google. The Internet search giant is partnering with Citibank to each spend $55 million to buy part......
  • Geostellar discovers solar market on rooftops

     
    Geostellar debuted late last year as a way to speed up solar and wind-power energy projects, and Chief Executive David Levine was pounding the pavement from coast to coast giving demos mostly to engineers and developers. The company’s Web-based...
  • Wildfire is forcing evacuations in Lake Isabella area

     
    A wind-driven wildfire has burned more than 2 square miles and is forcing hundreds of evacuations in the Lake Isabella area, authorities said. Kern County fire spokesman Sean Collins says the blaze erupted Friday afternoon in the brushy high desert......