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Kern County

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  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • Murderer's parole is denied

    A man who was convicted of the murder of his friend and the attempted murder of a Huntington Beach Police sergeant during a robbery almost 30 years ago was denied parole Wednesday after Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas challenged it, according to...
  • 14 Computers Seized in Statewide Child Porn Bust

    14 Computers Seized in Statewide Child Porn Bust
    Four people were arrested, and 14 computers seized during a state-wide operation to find suspected traders and possessors of child pornography. Operation "Gigabite" involved 20 law enforcement agencies from Los Angeles, north to Redding; about 150...
  • 'Geezer Bandit' robs 13th bank

    'Geezer Bandit' robs 13th bank
    SAN DIEGO -- The "Geezer Bandit" continued his string of Southern California robberies by knocking over his 13th bank last week, FBI agents announced Saturday. Surveillance video provided by the FBI shows the robber, who got his name because of his...
  • 10-20-30 Years Ago

    Ten Years Ago: Two men wearing Ninja masks robbed Citizen's Business Bank in La Caņada on a Friday afternoon, shortly before closing. The men waved their guns in the air and pushed one teller to the ground during the robbery, according to the branch...