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Kern County

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  • 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......
  • Wind and surf hazard expected this weekend

     
    Strong winds with gusts up to 60 miles per hour are expected across parts of Southern California Saturday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The highest winds will blow through the mountains of Ventura and Santa Barbara......
  • Hundreds evacuated as brush fire burns almost 1,400 acres near Lake Isabella

     
    Firefighters were battling a nearly 1,400-acre fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people. According to CalFire, the blaze started Friday near Kissack Cove, east of Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest....
  • On Location: Film industry frets over planned state park closures

     
    More than a dozen California state parks, which have been a rich source of filming for such classic Hollywood movies as “High Noon,” George Lucas’ Star War’s sequel “Return of the Jedi,” and Steven Spielberg’s &#...
  • Beacon Solar Energy project OKed; first solar thermal project approved in 20 years

     
    For the first time in 20 years, state energy regulators have approved construction on a solar thermal farm. The California Energy Commission gave the Beacon Solar Energy project a unanimous go-ahead Wednesday. The installation, set to unfurl across 2,...
  • Solar power: California approves first solar thermal project in 20 years

     
    The California Energy Commission approved construction Wednesday on the first solar thermal farm regulators have permitted in two decades. The Beacon Solar Energy project on the western edge of the Mojave Desert is one of a group of solar roposals......
  • Heat, moisture trigger thunderstorms and hail

     
    Intense heat seared much of Southern California for a fourth day Thursday as subtropical moisture triggered thunderstorms that caused torrents of water to push mud and softball-sized rocks across roadways and block one of the state's main north-south...
  • Groups to educate Californians on national healthcare reform

     
    A coalition of California community groups announced a new statewide effort Thursday to educate residents -- particularly Latinos, business owners and youth -- about provisions of the national healthcare overhaul scheduled to take effect later this month....
  • L.A. names school after Al Gore -- but will students be safe?

     
    L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the......