Breaking News: Southbound I-5 Traffic Lanes Open

UPDATE (Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:20 p.m.)—The roadway is clear and all traffic lanes are open.

UPDATE (Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 5:40 p.m.)—CHP reports that lanes 1-3 are now open.

UPDATE (Wednesday, June 16, 2010, …

Festive Wine in the Pines Introduces New Features

Festive Wine in the Pines Introduces New Features

The Wine in the Pines festival promises to be a dazzling event Saturday, June 12. Organizers promise over 40 wineries, gourmet chefs, a ‘wine art’ display, a wine auction and live music. Promotional materials mention …

School Board Hires New Superintendent

School Board Hires New Superintendent

Katherine ‘Katie’ Kleier Sets Focus On High School Curriculum

By Patric Hedlund

On July 1 the director of instruction for Kern High School District will become the new superintendent for El Tejon Unified School District.

Grapevine Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

FRAZIER PARK (Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:31 p.m.)— Anthony Jerome Laws, Sr. of Bakersfield has been arrested for armed robbery of a Mobile Station at Grapevine.

Kern County Sheriff’s Frazier Park substation Lead Deputy Richard …

Election Tally In

As we go to press, results are in for the California state primary election. Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) will be running against Meg Whitman (R) for governor in November. In Kern County, many Republican …

Frazier Park Estates Still On Mountain’s Agendas

From Reports by Gary Meyer

Whether you go to the June meetings of the Mountain Communities Municipal Advisory Council (MCMAC), the Lebec County Water District Board, the TriCounty Watchdogs or the El Tejon Unified School …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming & Ongoing

Ongoing June-July-August

  • Lori Murphy is June’s Artist of the Month at Work of Heart Gallery (3011 Mt. Pinos Way, FP).
  • ‘10 Keys to a Successful Marriage’ free seminar for women begins Tuesday, June 8, …

News and Features

Brainstorm Continues on Minors’ Access to Alcohol and Drugs

By Pam Sturdevant

Brainstorming new ideas to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse was on the agenda for the Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse (McCASA) meeting for May.

McCASA Coalition Director Anne Weber ...