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  • BofA to open more outreach centers for delinquent homeowners

     
    Bank of America plans to triple the number of its assistance offices for homeowners in trouble on their mortgages, including adding seven of the new outreach centers in California. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank has been clobbered by losses on high-risk.....
  • Bullet train over the Grapevine? Switch to 5 Freeway route in mountains considered

     
    California bullet train planners voted Thursday to revive a long-discarded route option following Interstate 5 over the Grapevine that could save billions of dollars and eliminate a sweeping dog-leg through Los Angeles County’s high-desert towns....
  • 2011 James Beard Award winners announced

     
    Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the annual 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Tom...
  • Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs

     
    California could save $7.2 billion in healthcare costs -- and prevent more than 400 premature deaths -- annually if the state adopts a 64 miles- per-gallon equivalent fuel economy standard, according to a report released Tuesday by the American Lung......
  • 14 arrested for cockfighting in Bakersfield

     
    Fourteen people were arrested in connection with a cockfighting operation in Bakersfield, Kern County sheriff’s officials said Monday. Responding to a tip from a neighbor, deputies broke up the backyard rooster fight about 9 a.m. Sunday and arrested...
  • Court sides with veteran who flew flag upside down

     
    The Veterans Administration violated the free speech rights of a veteran who flew the American flag upside down on the fence at the agency’s sprawling West Los Angeles medical center campus to protest what he saw as a failure to......
  • 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....
  • Palmdale to pursue legal action if high-speed rail authority considers bypassing Antelope Valley

     
    Palmdale has warned the state’s bullet train project that the city would take legal action if the rail authority considers bypassing the Antelope Valley in favor of a shorter route to Bakersfield that follows Interstate 5 over the Grapevine....
  • Kern County fire burns 350 acres near Lake Isabella

     
    More than 300 firefighters were battling a blaze Sunday night in steep terrain about two miles south of Lake Isabella in Kern County. As a precaution, the small mountain community of Dutch John Flats, about 45 miles east of Bakersfield,......
  • Retail roundup: Target, Fisher-Price recalls, Barnes & Noble, Kmart and more

     
    TargetCorp. will open 10 stores around the country on Oct. 10, five of them in California, including locations in Simi Valley, Bakersfield and Azusa. The 10 stores will create more than 2,400 jobs and feature the discount chain’s expanded food......
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Seattle makes list of Top 10 U.S. cities for families

    Seattle makes list of Top 10 U.S. cities for families
    Washington D.C. took the No. 1 spot in Parenting Magazine's latest list of the Top U.S. Cities for Families, the publication said Wednesday. The U.S. capital replaced nearby Arlington, Virginia, which tumbled to No. 70 as a result of changes in the way...