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Local & Regional Car stop ends with drug arrest Car stop ends with drug arrest
A traffic stop in Taft Saturday afternoon started when an officer noticed a minor equipment violation and ended with the car's driver going to jail accused of trafficking methamphetamine.
Local & Regional Murder victim found near Bakersfield court house Murder victim found near Bakersfield court house
An apparent murder victim was discovered early Sunday in front of the court house at Truxtun and Chester Avenues. Around 7:05 a.m. a passerby reported a man down, said Lt. Joe Mullins with the Bakersfield Police Department.
Local & Regional 5 highlights from California's legislative session 5 highlights from California's legislative session
California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, that state lawmakers took in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended early Saturday:
Local & Regional Bill could spell end to secret student social media monitoring Bill could spell end to secret student social media monitoring (Video)
Some school districts in California are paying third-party companies to monitor and save students social media posts.
A concern is raised because many of these social media posts, including pictures, are stored long term by the third-party companies and parents are not aware.

Now a bill, AB 1442, that would put a stop to the long-term storage of the student’s data has passed the legislature and is now on the governor’s desk.
Local & Regional Tulare County marijuana grow stole reservation water Tulare County marijuana grow stole reservation water
Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday.
Local & Regional 2 California counties ask to form separate state
Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
Local & Regional Mom alleges students read erotic literature with school iPads Mom alleges students read erotic literature with school iPads (Video)
A mother in Forest Grove said she made a shocking discovery when she browsed through her daughter's school iPad - issued from Neil Armstrong Middle School - and found erotic literature. It's the same school the On Your Side Investigators revealed was linked to cyberbullying issues after students breached the iPad security system.