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Kern County

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  • No criminal charges in death of man beaten by Kern County deputies

    No criminal charges in death of man beaten by Kern County deputies
    No criminal charges will be filed against Kern County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers after a 33-year-old man died last year within an hour of being beaten by authorities. Kern County Dist. Atty. Lisa Green said Friday that...
  • Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking

    Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking
    "Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
  • Market Watch: Green almonds from Fat Uncle Farms

    Market Watch: Green almonds from Fat Uncle Farms
    Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...
  • Bureau of Land Management releases rental rates for solar installations on public land

     
    The federal Bureau of Land Management released rental rates for solar power installations planned for public land across the sunny Western states. Charges will include an annual base rent based on the land value for each county and also an......
  • Firefighters gain ground on 2 wildfires in Kern County

     
    Firefighters were making headway Wednesday against the more destructive of two wildfires in Kern County, which combined have destroyed dozens of structures. The 1,436-acre West fire near Tehachapi, Calif., has destroyed 30 to 40 structures and was 25%...
  • Wildfires threaten power lines; DWP asks residents to conserve [Updated]

     
    With wildfires near Palmdale threatening power lines, the L.A. Department of Water and Power asked residents Friday to reduce their energy usage wherever possible. “We’re asking people to help care for our infrastructure while this fire is burning, as...
  • City of L.A., Kern County battle over human waste disposal

     
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review Los Angeles’ claim that a ban on dumping sewage sludge in Kern County violates federal laws has plunged the city into distress over how to dispose of its processed human waste. The city's......
  • State investigating claims of illegal killing of mountain lions at Tejon Ranch

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game is investigating claims made in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former Tejon Ranch employee who alleges that he was fired after he complained about the illegal killing of mountain lions at the......
  • Google invests $55 million in Kern County wind farm

     
    Google must really like its new renewable energy hat, because the company has plunked down an additional $55 million on a major wind project. The Internet search giant said it is partnering with Citibank, with each shelling out $55 million to help finance...
  • Google backs California wind farm with $55 million

     
    The Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, one of the largest wind farms in the world, just landed a hot new financier: Google. The Internet search giant is partnering with Citibank to each spend $55 million to buy part......
  • Geostellar discovers solar market on rooftops

     
    Geostellar debuted late last year as a way to speed up solar and wind-power energy projects, and Chief Executive David Levine was pounding the pavement from coast to coast giving demos mostly to engineers and developers. The company’s Web-based...
  • Wildfire is forcing evacuations in Lake Isabella area

     
    A wind-driven wildfire has burned more than 2 square miles and is forcing hundreds of evacuations in the Lake Isabella area, authorities said. Kern County fire spokesman Sean Collins says the blaze erupted Friday afternoon in the brushy high desert......