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Veterans ride to remember Sept. 11 terror attacks

There’s something peaceful about Zerker Road, the two-lane artery connecting Bakersfield to Shafter buttressed only by row crops and orchards. When veteran Ben Patten slid onto his Harley and turned onto that open expanse Monday, surrounded by his military brothers, he began to reflect on events 16 years removed.

He remembered being at home with his two teenage sons just like it was any other read more

Billy Gene Owen

Bill left this world on September 4, 2017 to be with his Savior and be reunited with his wife Jan. He was born in Springfield, Missouri June 27, 1930 to Mary Helbig and Joseph Owen, he was the youngest of four children. Bill graduated from Burroughs High School in 1948 and attended apprentice school at N.O.T.S. (1948-51).

He served in the Korean War (1951-54) as a Sergeant with the 3rd Armored Cavalry read more

Doris Jean Vines

Doris Jean Vines, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Sept. 5, 2017 after a time of failing health at Bella Sera Nursing home at the age of 87.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Luther Vines.

She is survived by her two sons, Martin Vines and his wife Dianna, and Stanley Vines and his wife Sandi, grandchildren Brandi Wittman and her husband Frank, and Paul Vines, read more

MIRANDA LOMELI O’REILLY: The ‘which high school’ question is really a trick

When I first moved to Bakersfield 10 years ago, I felt very much like an outsider.

The citizens of Bakersfield are very kind but a little standoffish. I moved here to go to Cal State Bakersfield and I never regretted the decision. While people were eager to question my reasons for moving here, they didn’t necessarily want to strike up a friendship, I was seen as a little bit of an alien.

People read more

BPD to hold DUI/driver’s license checkpoint

The Bakersfield Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday at an undisclosed location in the city.

Officers will look for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and check drivers for proper licensing. DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Penalties for people read more

CSUB 60-Plus Club wants you — to get involved

As we age, many believe that time is passing us by — and opportunities with it. But the energetic folks behind the 60-Plus Club at Cal State Bakersfield are ready to show seniors that they’ve got a lot of living to do.

On Thursday, the club will hold its Possibilities Day, an annual event to showcase the club’s work and the volunteer and special interest groups that people can learn read more

Trial to begin this morning for Sabrina Limon, charged with murder in husband’s 2014 killing

Three years after her husband was shot dead in a Tehachapi railway yard, Sabrina Limon is set to stand trial this morning in a case that’s prompted national media attention following allegations she and her lover conspired in the killing. 

Opening statements are expected to be heard shortly after 9 a.m. as prosecutor Eric Smith and defense attorney Richard Terry will lay out for the jury read more

Two former CSUB women’s basketball players playing overseas

Two recent CSUB graduates from the women’s basketball program have signed contracts to continue their playing careers professionally. Former Roadrunners Erika Williams and Batabe Zempare inked deals this summer to play in Iceland and Italy, respectively.

Williams, who completed her career at CSUB last year, signed for the upcoming season with UMF Njardvik in Iceland.

Zempare was part of the read more

CSUB women’s soccer edges Grambling State

Another 2-1 victory at the Saint Mary’s Tournament on Sunday over Grambling State helped Cal State Bakersfield’s women’s soccer team open the 2017 with its best eight-game start (5-3). The Runners were paced by goals from Alexa Orrante and Kamari Hines.

Next up for CSUB is UNLV on Friday and Sacramento State on Sunday at home.

Upton’s two-run double helps Angels beat Mariners 5-3

SEATTLE — Justin Upton is enjoying his change of scenery into the midst of a playoff race.

Upton had a two-run double in the eighth inning to help Los Angeles avoid a sweep with a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, moving the Angels one game out of the second wild card spot.

“It’s exciting,” said Upton, acquired from Detroit on Aug. 31. “These guys don’t read more

NL West-leading Dodgers lose 10th in a row, Rockies romp 8-1

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers insist they’re in this season for the long haul, unwilling to change what got them to 92 victories.

At the same time, manager Dave Roberts is searching for something, anything, to get his team out of its funk.

“I’m open for suggestions,” he said after the NL West leaders lost their 10th straight game for their worst skid in 25 years, routed by read more

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