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Kern County

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  • Bureau of Land Management releases rental rates for solar installations on public land

     
    The federal Bureau of Land Management released rental rates for solar power installations planned for public land across the sunny Western states. Charges will include an annual base rent based on the land value for each county and also an......
  • Firefighters gain ground on 2 wildfires in Kern County

     
    Firefighters were making headway Wednesday against the more destructive of two wildfires in Kern County, which combined have destroyed dozens of structures. The 1,436-acre West fire near Tehachapi, Calif., has destroyed 30 to 40 structures and was 25%...
  • Wildfires threaten power lines; DWP asks residents to conserve [Updated]

     
    With wildfires near Palmdale threatening power lines, the L.A. Department of Water and Power asked residents Friday to reduce their energy usage wherever possible. “We’re asking people to help care for our infrastructure while this fire is burning, as...
  • Big rig tosses carrots near Grapevine, sparks fire

     
    A big rig lost control on a steep downgrade of the northbound 5 Freeway near the Grapevine on Sunday, spilling a load of carrots and sparking a 150 acre brush fire, authorities said. The accident occurred about 2 p.m. just......
  • 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....
  • Letters to the Editor

    Journalism and terrorism Re "A byline for Hamas?" Opinion, July 22 I would rather that people write Op-Ed articles than fire rockets or build illegal settlements. The protests of Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper are heartfelt, but their claim to moral...
  • Preserving the imperiled California Delta

    DELTA AND DAWN, the wayward humpback whales stranded near Rio Vista, have taught thousands about the location of the California Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet and flow toward San Francisco Bay. It's about time: An estimated 23...
  • Spector Asks for TV, Music Player in Prison Cell

    Spector Asks for TV, Music Player in Prison Cell
    LOS ANGELES -- Music legend Phil Spector is creating a list of things he wants in his new prison cell that includes a TV, a music player and email access, according to his wife Rachelle. As a medium-security inmate at the California Substance Abuse...