Wednesday, August 20, 2014

California wildfire update: Firefighters gain ground near Yosemite


California wildfire update: Firefighters gain ground near Yosemite


Meanwhile, an out-of-control blaze that began Monday some 50 miles northeast of Bakersfield surged to nearly 5 square miles, or 3,195 acres. The fire burning near Lake Isabella in Kern County brought recommended evacuation orders for about 200 homes in ...


Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand


(AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; ONLINE OUT; TV OUT" OAKHURST, Calif. - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 ...


Strike over, much to delight of Bakersfield bus riders


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Golden Empire Transit District buses are officially back on the road, as the five-week long labor strike finally came to an end. Several riders expressed their happiness Tuesday for the GET bus drivers. "Tremendous ...


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home


The fire in Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella has grown to about slightly more than 1 square mile, or 800 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; ONLINE OUT ...


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MUSIC: I stopped by a free concert at Imbibe Wine and Spirits this weekend and was wowed by the vocals of Emily Danger, a band whose lead vocalist, Emily Nicholas, hails from Bakersfield but now lives in Brooklyn. Her concert before a packed room is ...



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