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Kern County

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  • California Department of Fish and Game offers three advanced hunting clinics in September

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game is offering three advanced hunting clinics during the month of September as part of its Hunter Education Program. The first one, Game Care and Cooking, is Saturday in Diamond Springs, located east of......
  • 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,......
  • Prop. 26 confusion: What's a tax?

     
    When should a "fee" be called a "tax"? Is it a tax or a fee when the government slaps a 20-cent-per-pack levy on cigarettes to help clean up litter -- as San Francisco has? Is it a fee or a......
  • Conservation easements purchased for massive Tejon Ranch tract

     
    The state on Thursday approved the purchase of conservation easements on 62,000 acres in Tejon Ranch, the first step in implementing an agreement that would protect up to 240,000 acres of wildlands in one of the largest pieces of private......
  • Six California hospitals fined for medical record security breaches

     
    State officials have fined six California hospitals and a nursing home for failing to prevent unauthorized access to confidential patient medical information, according to a report made public Friday. California Department of Public Health officials...
  • California's freezing temperatures prompt health, agriculture worries

     
    Freezing temperatures forecast for Southern California over the next few days have prompted officials to remind residents about cold-weather shelters and have farmers worried about the health of crops. The National Weather Service warned of freezing...
  • NRG Solar and SunPower to start building San Luis Obispo solar project next year

     
    San Bernardino and Riverside counties have gotten the bulk of the glory lately when it comes to proposed solar power projects -– see the BrightSource Ivanpah installation and the Solar Millennium Blythe plant -- but now it's San Luis Obispo's......
  • New database lets people search for information on outbreaks of food-borne illness

     
    Want to know if the food in your kitchen or favorite restaurant is safe –- or has been linked to a food-safety recall? Marler Clark, the Seattle-based group known for being the nation’s leading law firm for victims of food-borne......
  • 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,...