'First Look': First responder agencies compete in 911 Series race this weekend
Racers, start your engines.
The return of the 911 Series is back at the Kern County Raceway and local first responders are preparing themselves for the big night race that kicks off Saturday.
17 Apr 2014 at 11:08am
Farmer in court: "I didn't make decisions"
Mortgage fraud defendant Julie Farmer took the stand in her own defense Thursday, downplaying her level of authority at disgraced real estate firm Crisp & Cole.
Farmer, appearing very relaxed during direct examination by one of her attorneys, said she was not an owner at the company and didn't receive any of its profits. She said was making a base pay of $900 every two weeks -- about $11.25 per hour -- but later earned small commissions on closed loan transactions.
17 Apr 2014 at 10:51am
'First Look': First News for April 17
Lead stories from "First Look with Scott Cox's" Top Stories:
CITY COUNCIL BANS AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING: Bakersfield joined cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles in banning aggressive panhandling Wednesday with a unanimous 5-0 City Council vote. The council approved an ordinance making "aggressive solicitation" a misdemeanor or an infraction. Bakersfield's ordinance also bans all soliciting near banks, credit unions and ATMs, in parking ...
17 Apr 2014 at 7:48am
City Council bans aggressive panhandling
Bakersfield joined cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles in banning aggressive panhandling Wednesday with a unanimous City Council vote.
In a 5-0 decision with Vice Mayor Ken Weir and Ward 4 Councilman Bob Smith absent, the Bakersfield City Council approved an ordinance making "aggressive solicitation" a misdemeanor or an infraction.
16 Apr 2014 at 9:08pm
Lake Isabella spay/neuter event coming up
Basic Needs Foundation Inc. will hold a spay/neuter mobile clinic in the Lake Isabella area on June 7 for low-income residents.
Residents must sign up ahead of time. There are 49 slots.
16 Apr 2014 at 6:34pm
THE GRADE: Frontier High students launch service projects
STUDENTS TO GIVE BIG: Kathryn Morales, a junior honor student at Frontier High School, sketched a picture of her left hand on paper before she began redrawing the penciled image on a 6-by-6-inch wooden block.
She drew the creases on her palms and three groups of thin lines on each finger like sideways tally marks. A half circle formed parenthesis around the hand that Morales said she would recreate with yellow acrylic paint that glows in ...
16 Apr 2014 at 6:13pm
Man arrested in connection with attempted firebombing
A Bakersfield man was arrested on six counts of attempted murder early Wednesday in the throwing of a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest home occupied by two adults and four children.
Bakersfield police arrested Marco Gutierrez, 24, in connection with the 11:51 p.m. Tuesday incident, in which someone threw the incendiary device into a residence in the 6200 block of Landfair Drive.
16 Apr 2014 at 7:57pm
Woman ordered to stand trial in death of 4-year-old son
A Bakersfield woman accused in the 2010 death of her 4-year-old son was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, but her attorney said the woman was in another room when her son fell, and the boy's death is an accident.
Alexis Dixon, 31, is next scheduled to appear in court April 30. She's being held on $2 million bail.
16 Apr 2014 at 5:17pm
Funeral services for April 17
Marie Gist, 89, Tehachapi, April 11 in Tehachapi. Service 10 a.m. April 18, Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi.
16 Apr 2014 at 4:24pm
Zuckerberg blazing her own trails
Though she recently crossed off the top item on her bucket list -- at age 32 -- Randi Zuckerberg isn't the type to coast. As founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor in chief of a technology and lifestyle website and author of two books, the wife and mother is always on the lookout for new worlds to conquer.
16 Apr 2014 at 4:22pm
Game on: Today's sporting events
• 3:30 p.m. Stagg at Edison
17 Apr 2014 at 10:31am
What to Watch: Today's sports on TV/radio
• 10:05 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia MLB
17 Apr 2014 at 10:23am
Obstacles to becoming officers
STOCKTON - One in 100.
17 Apr 2014 at 9:15am
Running for the dogs
The "Jog a Dog and Family Fitness Day” is May 5 and benefits homeless dogs and cats in San Joaquin County.
17 Apr 2014 at 9:00am
Stolen vehicle spotted; woman driver arrested
STOCKTON – A woman driving a suspected stolen vehicle was stopped by police at Brookside Road and March Lane early this morning and fled from the vehicle, attempting to hide in nearby shrubbery, but she was found and taken into custody, according...
17 Apr 2014 at 7:45am
Police seize handgun, extended magazine, make arrest
STOCKTON – While checking on a man Wednesday evening who had been arrested last week in a car with drugs and a gun, officers with the Community Response Team and San Joaquin Countywide Multiagency Gang Task Force conducted an “own...
17 Apr 2014 at 7:42am
Biker apprehended after evading police, running out of gas
STOCKTON – A motorcycle rider observed driving recklessly at Pershing Avenue and Harding Way on Wednesday afternoon was arrested following a high-speed chase that ended at Pacific Avenue and Bianchi Road when the motorcycle ran out of gas, police...
17 Apr 2014 at 7:39am
Police find gun, arrest probationer
STOCKTON – As law enforcement officials approached a probationer outside his home west of downtown Wednesday afternoon, the man fled inside and dropped off his backpack. When he came back outside, he was detained, but a probation search turned up a...
17 Apr 2014 at 7:34am
Two Mule Creek inmates escape
IONE – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is searching for two inmates who escaped from Mule Creek State Prison's minimum security facility this morning, authorities said.
16 Apr 2014 at 8:52pm
ATV crash victim, 15, identified
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Coroner's Office has released the name of the teenage boy who died Monday in an apparent all-terrain vehicle crash.
16 Apr 2014 at 8:49pm