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Glass Along Kern River, Public Input Sought

Kernville, CA – Along the shorelines of the Kern River, broken glass can be a hazard and an eye-sore.  Broken glass can be difficult to pick up, can be unsightly, and can cause injury to people and animals.  Volunteers and…


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Volunteers Needed to Assist with Planting Trees at Camp 9

Kernville, CA – Do you want to help plant trees on Forest Service land, creating a wind buffer and shady spot for future campers? Volunteers are needed to help the Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District employees’ plant of…



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Lake Isabella Man Arrested on Suspicion of Possessing Child Porn

Lake Isabella, CA – A Lake Isabella man was arrested after investigators say they found numerous videos depicting child pornography on his computer. Joseph Barton-Mete, 28, is being held on $200,000 bail on suspicion of possessing child porn, according to…


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Kern County Sheriff’s Office Snow Activity Advisory

Bakersfield, CA – The mountain areas in Kern County are experiencing low snow levels for the first time in several years. With reports of low snow levels, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens and visitors to…


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Early Morning Fire at Famoso Raceway

Bakersfield, CA – The Kern County Fire Department received a call just before 3:30 AM, for buildings on fire in the 33500 block of Famoso Road at Famoso Raceway. A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers. The first crew…


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Summit Healthy Forest Public Meeting

Kernville, CA, January 4, 2016 – A collaborative community meeting to discuss the Summit Healthy Forest Project (Summit CE), will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Kern River Ranger District Office of…


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Retired Bakersfield Police Officer Fatally Shot Outside Casino

Chandler, AZ – A retired Bakersfield police officer, Frank Pascula, was shot and killed Christmas Eve outside a casino in Arizona, according to reports. Police said about 8:47 p.m. Thursday, they were contacted by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino concerning…