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THE QUAKES OF 1952: A final day of reader stories

Tuesday marks the 65th anniversary of the second of two massive, destructive earthquakes that hit Kern County in 1952. Last week we … Read more

Timelapse: Google tool chronicles 30 years of explosive growth in Bakersfield

It’s almost impossible to wrap your mind around how much Bakersfield has grown over the past three decades. Read more

Man fatally stabbed in north Bakersfield has been identified

The coroner's office has released the name of a man stabbed to death Saturday night in north Bakersfield.  Read more

TBC FIVE @ 4: Monday, August 21

Coming up in today’s edition of TBC's 5@4: Kindergartners catch the rare eclipse, the defense a Bakersfield man has for having sex w… Read more

Disgraced officer Damacio Diaz stole 1.9 kilograms of cocaine as part of his crimes, sheriff says

Former Bakersfield police officers Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara are serving prison terms for stealing methamphetamine and putting i… Read more

Downtown students look skyward for once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

A chili pepper, a banana in the sky and a ripe watermelon tinted smoky hues of orange. Read more

Man whose body went missing for more than two weeks in Kern River drowned, coroner's office said

A 30-year-old man who went missing for more than two weeks after going into the Kern River near the Sandy Flat campground drowned an… Read more


BC football moves scrimmage to Lancaster

Bakersfield College has moved its preseason football scrimmage Thursday against Antelope Valley to Lancaster in a move designed to g… Read more

HS notebook: BVarsity coverage returns for another school year; cross country section rankings released

BVarsity is back. Read more

No hits till 6th: Verlander, Tigers top Maeda, Dodgers 6-1

DETROIT — Justin Verlander approached this start like a postseason game, fully aware of how tough the Los Angeles Dodgers are to bea… Read more


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