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Kern County

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  • 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....
  • Automation is increasingly reducing U.S. workforces

    The ground trembles on Mike Young's almond farm as the forklift-size yellow machine grabs a tree trunk and shakes it hard. Nuts rain like hailstones to the ground, where they'll lie until another machine comes and sorts them. Young once grew tomatoes,...
  • Sparks from Saw Started Tehachapi Fire

    Sparks from Saw Started Tehachapi Fire
    TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- Fire investigators say two men who were cutting pipe inadvertently caused the devastating Tehachapi wildfire in Kern County. The fire destroyed 23 homes, 41 outbuildings and charred more than 1,600 acres near Tehachapi. Officials...
  • Wildfire threatens 1,500 homes near L.A.

    Wildfire threatens 1,500 homes near L.A.
    Three wildfires broke out in northern Los Angeles County on Thursday, the worst of which was threatening at least 1,500 homes in Leona Valley, near Palmdale. Some structures have been lost to the so-called Crown fire, officials said, but they will not be...
  • story test

    Reporting from Fresno and Lemoore, Calif. The two Republicans at the top of California's November ticket fanned out across the Central Valley this week, denouncing government dysfunction and asserting that their business experience would help them...
  • 3 books about banned books

    3 books about banned books
    “Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out On the Power of the Word” Edited by Toni Morrison (2009)This international collection of essays range from writers around the world, from Morrison and John Updike to Orhan Pamuk and Nadine Gordimer,...
  • 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...
  • 6-week-old Girl Stabbed Repeatedly by Mother, police say

    6-week-old Girl Stabbed Repeatedly by Mother, police say
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A 6-week-old girl is hospitalized after being repeatedly stabbed by her mother with a kitchen knife, police say. Kern County deputies were called to the home on Crawford Street by the child's father. Investigators say the father...