The family of Bakersfield police officer David Nelson, who died in the line of duty last month, has created an online store selling shirts to benefit a scholarship fund.
Country music singer Brantley Gilbert wore one of Nelson’s memorial shirts during a concert at the Rose Bowl last Saturday. He dedicated the show in Officer Nelson's honor.
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A large crowd was present for a workshop in front of the Kern County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Monday. The county’s plan to streamline oil and gas permitting was discussed. The majority of attendees there were in support of the oil industry.
Crews battling the Willow fire near Bass Lake got a break Monday as the fire’s growth slowed. Warmer temperatures and high winds forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday may challenge firefighters in trying to contain the blaze.
Meanwhile, authorities say they suspect arson in a fire near Sacramento that forced people from their homes and destroyed power lines. That blaze has charred 450 acres and is about 25 percent contained.
A retired Los Angeles police detective suspected of robbing five banks has been ordered held without bail. The FBI believes the seventy-year-old man is the "Snowbird Bandit" — named for his age and white hair — who robbed the banks in the Orange County area starting in March.
For the second year in a row, Californians health plans for themselves on the state insurance exchange will see an average premium increase of about 4 percent in 2016. That is a slight decrease from the 4.2 percent jump in 2015.
Watch for construction and possible lane closures this week on both sides of Freeway 99 near Highway 58. The work is scheduled from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night through this Thursday.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be sunny and hot with high temperatures over 100 through Friday.