Kern County

Prominent UC professor resigns post in Trump administration – Sacramento Bee

A prominent University of California, Berkeley energy professor resigned his post with the U.S. State Department on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s “attacks on the core values” of the country. “Your actions to date have, sadly, harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain plans year-round operation to compete with bigger rivals – Los Angeles Times

Good news for thrill-seekers: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and its stomach-churning roller-coaster collection will operate every day of the year, starting Jan. 1. The expansion represents an attempt to transition from a niche regional theme park to a major destination resort like Southern California rivals Universal Studios Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort in…

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Council OKs Kerr McGee for Sept. 15 International Community Day – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Jessica Weston City Editor Jessica_Weston9 The Ridgecrest City Council at its meeting Aug. 16 approved the use of the Kerr McGee Community Center for the upcoming International Community Day Sept. 15. Council approved the ICD Committee’s request for an in-kind donation of $700 for use of the community center’s full banquet hall and the kitchen.…

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Anonymous' mystery solved at Red Rock Books Sat. (with photo gallery) – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Jessica Weston City Editor Jessica_Weston9 The mystery of “Anonymous” was solved Saturday night at Red Rock Books, thanks to Devanne Fredette.  Nearly 95 people (a sold-out crowd) participated in Daniel Stallings/Master Mystery Productions’ latest mystery. The audience took part in the action: looking for clues among the stacks, watching clue-laden snippets of live theater, interacting…

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Civic Calendar: Get involved in your community – Tehachapi News

City of Tehachapi City Council meets first and third Monday at 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Center, 300 S. Robinson St. Next regular meeting Sept. 18, since first Monday is on Labor Day. Agenda at liveuptehachapi.com. Tehachapi Unified School District Board meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Claude…

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Preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Searles Valley – KABC-TV

SEARLES VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) — A preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 28.6 miles east-northeast of Searles Valley on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 12:51 p.m. and was 3.7 miles in depth. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Searles Valley is a census-designated place of the Mojave Desert in…

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