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Kern County

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  • Tiger mauls caretaker at actress' animal sanctuary

    A tiger living at actress Tippi Hedren's wildlife sanctuary mauled a caretaker Monday afternoon, leaving the man in critical condition with multiple bites, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. at Hedren'...
  • L.A. County's early voters don't mind the long line in Norwalk

    L.A. County's early voters don't mind the long line in Norwalk
    Voters hoping to avoid long election day lines found themselves standing in one that lasted nearly five hours Saturday in Norwalk. A crush of early-bird balloters swarmed the Los Angeles County registrar's office, where 100 voting booths filled a tent on...
  • The Virgin Mary's place in the Kern County sun

    The Virgin Mary's place in the Kern County sun
    Even as the early morning chill lingered in this spot of desolate desert most frequented by dune buggies and dirt bikes, the sunlight was fierce, highlighting every shadow and making even the faintest color bright. A string of worn flags around an...
  • Tribes, firefighters cooperate to save sacred sites

    They were bleary-eyed from lack of sleep as they converged high in the San Bernardino Mountains at twilight. While two lightning-ignited fires barreled toward Big Bear Lake last summer, the fire marshal and the Indian tribe member discussed their options...
  • There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore

    There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore
    Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right. And both sides are wrong because they basically oppose each other's position, especially in the state Assembly. In the Senate, there was enough...
  • Is T. Boone Pickens right?

    Today's question: Oil giant T. Boone Pickens wants to turn much of the Great Plains into a wind-power farm. How practical is his plan? Should we do it? Previously, White and Taylor discussed offshore drilling. Half right is a good place to start Point:...
  • Making California pistachios safe again

    Making California pistachios safe again
    In the spring of 2004, five years before pistachios grown in the San Joaquin Valley became tainted with salmonella, health investigators were hunting for the same deadly bacteria in the same stretch of our state -- this time in the almond orchards. The...
  • 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...
  • Push is on to stall Goleta fire before winds; more evacuations at Big Sur

    A fire has reached as close as 2 miles to populated areas of Goleta today after burning through 200 to 300 acres in Los Padres National Forest since Tuesday evening, authorities said. Meanwhile, the stubborn Big Sur blaze jumped a containment line this...
  • There's Money To Be Made From Drilling In California

    There's Money To Be Made From Drilling In California
    Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right. And both sides are wrong because they basically oppose each other's position, especially in the state Assembly. In the Senate, there was enough...
  • Family Kidnapped from Oregon Mall Found Safe in Calif.

    Family Kidnapped from Oregon Mall Found Safe in Calif.
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Salem police say a Dallas family that was kidnapped from a Salem shopping mall last week has been found safe in California. Lt. Jim Anglemier says 37-year-old Ricardo Toro Nunez kidnapped his ex-wife, two daughters and 1-year-old...