Saturday, September 27, 2014

Charles A. Robinson, 1949 - 2014


Charles A. Robinson, 1949 - 2014


Charles Robinson was born to Charles and Ida Robinson in Bakersfield, on Feb. 8, 1949, and died on Sept. 23, 2014, at his home in Bear Valley Springs. Charlie will be interred at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. A Celebration of Life will be ...


Governor signs newborn screening bill championed by Bakersfield teen


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A bill championed by a Bakersfield teenager and his family has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. AB 1559, by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento, require all newborns in California to be screened for a rare ...


Former Bakersfield police chief Eric Matlock dies after 3-year battle with cancer


Retired Bakersfield Police Department chief Eric Matlock died Thursday afternoon following a 3-year battle with cancer. Matlock joined the department in 1970 and worked his way up to police chief in 1999. Matlock retired in 2004 after 34 years with the ...


Record Bin: The regret and workingman blues of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”


Haggard was born in 1937 to James and Flossie Mae Haggard, who had previously lived in Checotah, Oklahoma, before relocating to Bakersfield, California, during the Great Depression. His father died when he was young (which would profoundly affect Haggard ...


Jam To Hold Open Tryouts September 27 in Bakersfield, CA


The Bakersfield Jam announced that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. at the Dignity Health Event Center in Bakersfield, CA. Open tryouts will offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents ...


Bears Descend into Bakersfield at Historic Rate; Is Drought to Blame?


The number of black bear sightings in Kern County is off the charts this year. At least six bears have entered residential areas in Bakersfield over the past two weeks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has responded to ten to twenty times the ...


Bombers win at Bakersfield meet


The Mountain Home Bombers finished in first place, and the Lady Bombers were second at the Bakersfield, Mo., Invitational cross country meet on Tuesday at Cloud 9 Ranch. Lane Alexander was the individual medalist to lead the Bombers, running the 5K ...


BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people


REBIRTH: It's nice to see so much commercial and retail activity on California Avenue in what old timers know as the "old Mervyn's" shopping center. Hobby Lobby opened last year with a bang and business was so good it almost immediately expanded, and now a ...



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