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Kern County

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  • Hundreds evacuated as brush fire burns almost 1,400 acres near Lake Isabella

     
    Firefighters were battling a nearly 1,400-acre fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people. According to CalFire, the blaze started Friday near Kissack Cove, east of Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest....
  • 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...
  • Big rig tosses carrots near Grapevine, sparks fire

     
    A big rig lost control on a steep downgrade of the northbound 5 Freeway near the Grapevine on Sunday, spilling a load of carrots and sparking a 150 acre brush fire, authorities said. The accident occurred about 2 p.m. just......
  • Beacon Solar Energy project OKed; first solar thermal project approved in 20 years

     
    For the first time in 20 years, state energy regulators have approved construction on a solar thermal farm. The California Energy Commission gave the Beacon Solar Energy project a unanimous go-ahead Wednesday. The installation, set to unfurl across 2,...
  • Solar power: California approves first solar thermal project in 20 years

     
    The California Energy Commission approved construction Wednesday on the first solar thermal farm regulators have permitted in two decades. The Beacon Solar Energy project on the western edge of the Mojave Desert is one of a group of solar roposals......
  • Heat, moisture trigger thunderstorms and hail

     
    Intense heat seared much of Southern California for a fourth day Thursday as subtropical moisture triggered thunderstorms that caused torrents of water to push mud and softball-sized rocks across roadways and block one of the state's main north-south...
  • Groups to educate Californians on national healthcare reform

     
    A coalition of California community groups announced a new statewide effort Thursday to educate residents -- particularly Latinos, business owners and youth -- about provisions of the national healthcare overhaul scheduled to take effect later this month....
  • L.A. names school after Al Gore -- but will students be safe?

     
    L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the......
  • California Department of Fish and Game offers three advanced hunting clinics in September

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game is offering three advanced hunting clinics during the month of September as part of its Hunter Education Program. The first one, Game Care and Cooking, is Saturday in Diamond Springs, located east of......
  • On Location: Film industry frets over planned state park closures

     
    More than a dozen California state parks, which have been a rich source of filming for such classic Hollywood movies as “High Noon,” George Lucas’ Star War’s sequel “Return of the Jedi,” and Steven Spielberg’s &#...
  • Kern County soldier killed in Afghanistan

     
    Military officials Tuesday announced the combat death of Army Sgt. Brian J. Pedro, 27, of Rosamond. Pedro was killed Saturday when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Pol-e-Khumri, Afghanistan. He was...