First airing of oil and gas plan draws overflow crowds

Spectators fill the Kern County Board of Supervisors chambers at the first public meeting to discuss a new oil and gas permitting plan.

Monday turned into an oil industry love fest.

Kern County’s plan to streamline oil and gas permitting here got a sea of support Monday at a joint workshop before the Kern County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.

One or two points of dissatisfaction expressed hinted at what is expected to come next — a very public showdown over the plan between the agricultural industry and oil and gas producers.

But Monday was all about the petroleum sector.

Oil and gas leaders, workers and supporters, wearing grey stickers with the tag line “I am

The blue Oldsmobile and mouse-colored Ford are correctly identified, but readers offered a new location for the site of this vintage 1950s photo postcard of downtown Bakersfield: 19th Street west of Chester Avenue.

CITY BEAT: About those historic postcards, folks

IT’S NOT H, IT’S 19TH STREET David Lyman, manager of the Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Californian’s Christopher McCullah both correctly challenged the location of a 1950s postcard I wrote about last Sunday. It all hinges on three downtown locations: the former Nile theater,

Country singer Brantley Gilbert wears a shirt in honor of Officer David Nelson during a concert at the Rose Bowl Saturday.

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