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Kern County

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  • 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......
  • 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 &#...
  • Kern County soldier killed in Afghanistan

     
    Military officials Tuesday announced the combat death of Army Sgt. Brian J. Pedro, 27, of Rosamond. Pedro was killed Saturday when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Pol-e-Khumri, Afghanistan. He was...
  • 2 more Marines from Camp Pendleton battalion killed

     
    Two more Marines from the Camp Pendleton-based 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment have been reported killed in combat in Afghanistan, bringing the total to seven in two days. Lance Cpl. Joseph C. Lopez, 26, of Rosamond, in the Antelope Valley,......