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California bill proposed 'gun violence restraining order' - Bakersfield Now

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California bill proposed 'gun violence restraining order'
Bakersfield Now
A drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and others wounded, authorities said Saturday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In the wake of ...

Lawmakers act on fracking, safety of oil transport

Bakersfield California OIL - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:52

The state Senate is moving to prepare for accidental spills and explosions as more oil is shipped into California by rail but has rejected a moratorium on fracking, the contentious method for extracting oil.

Lawmakers on Wednesday approved SB 1319 in response to a series of damaging oil spills from rail cars in other states and Canada. The bill would expand the state's existing oil spill prevention program, traditionally aimed at oil tanker ships and pipeline spills, to include rail disasters.

MIKE GRIFFITH: Condors' wheels come off, but not before brilliant run

Bakersfield.com Condors - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:21

A new general manager. A new coaching staff. An almost entirely new roster.

And a 1-10-1 start to the season.

High school notebook: Kern's best to take on top players from Central Coast

Bakersfield.com High School - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:14

The annual Senior High School All-Star Baseball Challenge will have a new look this season: Bakersfield All-Stars will take on a team from the Central Coast.

The game is set for 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Gerry Collis Field at Bakersfield College; player introductions will begin at 6:45.

The Problem with Attaching a Deck to a Cantilevered Floor - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 09:56

The Problem with Attaching a Deck to a Cantilevered Floor
Minneapolis Star Tribune
If someone went out of their way to make this connection more secure by installing upside-down joist hangers at the house and the framing consisted of all dimensional lumber, it would probably work fine. As a home inspector, I usually don't get to see ...

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Blaze breaks tie in eighth, beats Rawhide

Bakersfield.com Blaze - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 05:35

VISALIA -- Beau Amaral's bases-loaded single in the eighth inning broke a tie and sparked the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-4 California League win over the Visalia Rawhide on Wednesday night.

Yovan Gonzalez walked to force in an insurance run moments later.

Funeral services for May 29, 2014

Bakersfield California Funerals - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 23:13

Services scheduled

Phyllis Vivian Bryant, 86, Bakersfield, May 26. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 30, Hillcrest Mortuary; graveside service 11 a.m. May 30, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Condors' season ends with Game 6 loss to Aces

Bakersfield.com Condors - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:37

ANCHORAGE, Alaska --The best season in Condors history ended on Tuesday night as the Alaska Aces advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals with a 4-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Aces, who were playing in their seventh Western Conference Finals, will face Cincinnati in the finals with Game 1 on Friday night in Anchorage. Cincinnati beat Greenville 3-2 on Tuesday night -- the game winner was a short-hander -- to win that series in six games.

Funeral services for May 28

Bakersfield California Funerals - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 23:11

Services scheduled

Donald Lee Brown, 87, Bakersfield, May 15. Graveside service 10 a.m. May 30, Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin. Greenlawn Funeral Home.

Home inspector puts technology to use - Petoskey News-Review

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:28

Home inspector puts technology to use
Petoskey News-Review
PETOSKEY — It goes without saying that buying, owning, or selling a house can easily become stressful. When you find yourself in one of these situations, Chris Premo, owner of Premo Home Inspection Services in Petoskey, offers help alleviate some of ...

Condors in hole going back to Anchorage

Bakersfield.com Condors - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:10

The task is Herculean: Go to Anchorage and beat the Alaska Aces.

The Condors did that in their last game there on May 17.

Blaze rallies late to beat Mavericks

Bakersfield.com Blaze - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:03

Yovan Gonzalez hit a double to the gap in right-center field to drive in Kyle Waldrop in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie Monday and the Bakersfield Blaze closed out their homestand with a 5-4 win over the High Desert Mavericks.

The victory puts Bakersfield at 34-18, four games ahead of the Rawhide in the California League's North Division heading into a critical three-game set in Visalia beginning today.

Funeral services for May 27, 2014

Bakersfield California Funerals - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 23:33

Services scheduled

Esther Estrada, 63, Bakersfield, May 20, Basham Funeral Care. Service at 10 a.m. May 30, Victory Outreach Church, Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condors dominated by Aces; one loss away from elimination

Bakersfield.com Condors - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:32

No doubt about it, the Condors are staggering.

And they are just one punch away from being knocked out of the ECHL Western Conference Finals by the Alaska Aces.

Blaze offense comes back to life in win over High Desert

Bakersfield.com Blaze - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 05:48

Jesse Winker had four hits, Juan Silva and Zach Vincej had three hits apiece, and David Vidal and John Tolisano homered as the Blaze pounded the High Desert Mavericks 10-5 Sunday in a California League baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark.

Bakersfield (33-18) totaled 16 hits against three Mavericks pitchers, less than a day after being held to four hits in an 8-1 loss to High Desert (27-24).

Sac State pounds Utah Valley for WAC tourney title

Bakersfield.com CSUB - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:11

MESA, Ariz. -- Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs to lead Sacramento State to a 10-3 victory over Utah Valley on Sunday in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at Cubs Park.

Hoskins finished with three hits, and Kyle Moses, Nathan Lukes and Chris Lewis had two hits apiece for the top-seeded Hornets (39-22), who also won the regular-season WAC title.

Funeral services for May 26, 2014

Bakersfield California Funerals - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 00:32

Services pending

Amarjit S. Brar, 62, Bakersfield, May 23. Greenlawn Funeral Homes.

Stockdale's Haney completes distance triple crown at section meet

Bakersfield.com High School - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 18:04

CLOVIS -- Even for Blake Haney, winning the three longest races at the Central Section Track and Field Masters Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium sounded difficult.

Turns out he had no idea.

MIKE McCARTHY: Showing some respect to umpires

Bakersfield.com CSUB - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 17:29

Manchester, N.H. — The stories of professional baseball players are told time and time again through a combination of fact and folklore. From the Babe "calling his shot," to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, we have seen the stories of baseball's greatest acts held in nearly divine regard. But as these stories are told there is consistently the story that isn't told or heard from but has been a very integral part of the game: the umpires.

Most fans see the players with great detail. Every child mimics their favorite hitters home-run swing and grandfather's describe the disappearing pitches of their favorite pitcher but how many people describe their favorite "strike call?" Or the time that an umpire had the greatest positioning to make an "out" call at third base? It just doesn't exist.

County defers to feds on oil-by-rail safety impacts

Bakersfield California OIL - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 17:27

County planners studying an oil-by-rail terminal proposed along Rosedale Highway have determined the project could threaten public safety in the event of a train-related spill but that they lack the regulatory authority to fully address them.

In a draft environmental review released Thursday, the Kern County Planning and Community Development Department spelled out various concerns -- including possible impacts on air and water quality and biological resources -- regarding Alon USA Energy Inc.'s plans to build a facility that would offload mile-long oil trains, two per day, at its refinery on Rosedale.

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