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  • Lourdes Olvera is charged with two counts of murder in a shooting in Arvin.

    Trial begins for woman charged with murder in Arvin nightclub shooting

    She didn’t pull the trigger or even carry a gun, but Lourdes Olvera’s use of a cellphone set in motion events that culminated in the shooting of three men in an Arvin nightclub, a prosecutor said during opening statements in Olvera’s murder trial Monday. Olvera, 30, called her boyfriend and told

  • California Faculty Association members protest for a 5 percent rate hike recently. CFA leaders authorized a systemwide strike Monday morning that would put 26,000 union members on picket lines in April if salary negotiations are not met.

    CSU faculty members authorize systemwide strike

    Following months of failed contract negotiations, California State University faculty members are authorizing a five-day strike in April across its 23 campuses in what could be the largest national walkout in higher education history, union leaders announced Monday. California Faculty Association

  • Man suspected of abuse that left 2-year-old in critical condition

    An Oildale man was arrested Sunday evening for allegedly inflicting injuries on his 2-year-old, leaving the child in critical condition. Izaac Sanchez, 27, was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment and felony assault on a child under 8 years old, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies were

  • Woman injured in fire Sunday evening

    A woman suffered second-degree burns to her hands and forearms in a fire southeast of downtown Bakersfield Sunday evening. The fire occurred at 9:16 p.m. in the basement of a residence in the 100 block of South King Street, Bakersfield firefighters said. Arriving firefighters found a woman

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    Man suspected of abuse that left 2-year-old in critical condition

    An Oildale man was arrested Sunday evening for allegedly inflicting injuries on his 2-year-old that left the child in critical condition. Izaac Sanchez, 27, was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment and felony assault on a child under eight years old, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies

  • Three arrested Saturday morning for possessing stolen firearm

    Two men and a teenager were arrested early Sunday morning when officers searching their car found a stolen firearm, police officials said.  Bakersfield Police Department officers pulled over William Wandick, 21, Eddie Watson, 25, and a 16-year old boy at 1:58 a.m. in the 300 block of South

  • Man shot on Niles Street

    A man was shot in northeast Bakersfield late Saturday night when an unknown number of suspects approached him in a dark colored SUV and opened fire, police officials said. When Bakersfield Police Department officials responded to the 1200 block of Niles Street at about 11:30 p.m. they found the

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    Boy arrested after vehicle crashes into house Saturday

    A boy was arrested Saturday after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and crashed into a house. The house was located in the 4600 block of Norseman Street in southwest Bakersfield, according to a news release from the Bakersfield Police Department. The boy ran away but was found and

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    Man arrested for suspected Bolthouse Farms bomb threat

    A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of making a false bomb threat at Bolthouse Farms. Dwaine Powell, 55, of Bakersfield, was arrested after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 5100 block of La Pinta Maria Drive in southeast Bakersfield, according to a news release

  • The KCSO Gang Unit arrested 30-year-old Jose Adalberto Alvarez Friday morning after an assault rifle, ammunition and drugs were found in his home. He is being held on $120,000 bail.

    Assault rifle, drugs found in Arvin home

    A man was arrested Friday morning after deputies of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit said they found drugs and an assault rifle in his house. At about 6:45 a.m., deputies served a search warrant at the home of 30-year-old Jose Adalberto Alvarez in the 400 block of Franklin Street in

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    Man killed in southeast Bakersfield shooting identified

    A man killed in a shooting in southeast Bakersfield Wednesday has been identified as Willie Benjamin Gomez. The 25-year-old was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the 1300 block of McNew Court at 10:11 p.m., a coroner’s office news release said. He was pronounced dead about a half hour

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    Man shot after brandishing gun at officers has died

    A man who was shot after allegedly brandishing a gun at California Highway Patrol officers died Wednesday, a coroner’s office news release said. Joshua Shane Bispo, 42, died at 7:15 a.m., the news release said, three days after he led officers on a short chase that ended in the 8000 block of

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    Caltrans to repair pavement at 99, 58 connector Sunday morning

    The Department of Transportation will be repairing pavement at the southbound Highway 99 and eastbound Highway 58 connector this weekend. The connector will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Caltrans. The time of the closure is subject to change because of

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    Two men wanted for suspected assault

    The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the public’s help identifying and finding two men suspected of assault that caused great bodily injury. At about 2 p.m. Jan. 9, there was a fight in the parking lot of Kaplan College in the 1900 block of Wible Road, according to a news release from

  • Home invasion robbery suspect.

    Suspect details released in home invasion robbery

    Police released a description Friday of a man suspected of assaulting a woman during a home invasion robbery. Police described the suspect as Hispanic, in his late teens to 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark complexion, slim build, slender face, wearing a maroon hooded zippered sweatshirt

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    Woman suffers minor injuries in fall from bluffs

    A woman suffered minor injuries after falling from the bluffs in northeast Bakersfield Thursday evening. Firefighters said the woman slid about 50 feet down the bluffs at Panorama Drive and Haley Street about 5:30 p.m. With the assistance of police, firefighters found the woman and hauled her up