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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...
  • Report: 3 Quakes Rattle Central California

    PASADENA -- Three small earthquakes shook southern Inyo County Tuesday morning, according to U.S. Geological Survey computer-generated reports. The first quake, a magnitude 3.1, struck at 2:15 a.m., followed by a 3.8 at 3:23 a.m. and  a 3.4 at 4:27 a.m.,...
  • Dust Storm Triggers 2 Multi-Car Pile-Ups on I-5

    BUTTONWILLOW - A dust storm is being blamed for two massive pile-ups involving 5 big rigs and a dozen smaller vehicles on Interstate 5 in Kern County. Emergency rescue vehicles, including an air ambulance responded to the crash scene which occurred...
  • Prison Officials: Inmate Stabbed to Death by 2 Convicted Murderers

    Prison Officials: Inmate Stabbed to Death by 2 Convicted Murderers
    TEHACHAPI-- An inmate was found stabbed to death in a prison yard Monday, allegedly by two other inmates who were serving sentences for murder. Officials at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi say the attack on Evan Broderick, 20...
  • Sacramento SPCA Receiving Over 150 Animals Rescued From Kern County

    Sacramento SPCA Receiving Over 150 Animals Rescued From Kern County
    The Sacramento SPCA is receiving over 150 animals that were seized from a rescue organization in Kern County. The rescued animals were primarily small dogs and were rescued from an organization called Chihuahua Rescue in Tehachapi, CA. The Humane Society...
  • 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...
  • Bottles of Honey Cause Bakersfield Airport Shutdown

    Bottles of Honey Cause Bakersfield Airport Shutdown
    BAKERSFIELD -- Authorities say the suspicious material inside luggage that prompted the shutdown of a California airport turns out to be five soft drink bottles filled with honey. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the bottles, found inside a...
  • A Sticky Situation: Honey Shuts Down California Airport

    A Sticky Situation: Honey Shuts Down California Airport
    A suspicious material inside a man's luggage caused the entire Bakersfield, California, airport to be shut down Tuesday. It turns out the material that tested positive for explosive material was just honey. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the...