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Apr 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its Bay Area refinery that was shut down after a massive fire last year.
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday it's unlikely that changes he's seeking to the state's environmental protection law can be accomplished this year, although a top Senate Democrat says he's still pursuing...
Apr 16, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday it's unlikely that changes he's seeking to the state's environmental protection law can be accomplished this year, although a top Senate Democrat says he's still pursuing reforms.
Apr 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Like a marriage the in-laws don't approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists and supporters of the oil and gas industry.
Mar 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM
After a drop last autumn, the U.S. dollar has climbed 5 percent against other currencies over the past two months, reaching the highest level since August.
Mar 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Lebanon's Energy Ministry says 50 companies have participated in a pre-qualification process to win licenses for oil and gas work off the Lebanese coast.
Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Blaming her political party for saddling her campaign with a competitive disadvantage, Fran Florez dropped her bid Wednesday for the state Senate.
Mar 22, 2013 at 7:39 AM
The criticism Thursday came a day after two of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies made peace with some national and regional environmental groups, agreeing to go through an independent review of their shale oil and gas drilling operations in the Northeast.
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Hanford Republican Andy Vidak has support in Kern County for a run at the state Senate. The Kern County Republican Party said Thursday that its members voted unanimously to endorse Vidak, a Kings County cherry farmer, for election to the 16th Senate District.
Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Leticia Perez, who began her term as 5th District Kern County supervisor in January, has been endorsed by 18 senators, including Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, according to Capitol Television News Service.
Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A short-timer on the Kern County Board of Supervisors has emerged as a formidable candidate to ascend to the state Senate.

Leticia Perez, who began her term as 5th District Kern County supervisor in...
Mar 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Recently elected 5th District Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez announced Monday that she is running for the State Senate.
Mar 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Recently elected 5th District Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez announced Monday that she is running for the state Senate.

Perez made history when she was elected to the board of supervisors,...
Mar 18, 2013 at 12:11 PM
A man who led authorities on a 25-mile chase through Marion County that ended with his capture in cave near the top of a 5,000-foot mountain had just been released from prison before his theft-spree on Friday afternoon, Marion County sheriff’s deputies said.
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Fran Florez wants to be your next state senator. The veteran Kern County Democrat announced her candidacy Friday for the 16th District Senate seat vacated last month by Michael Rubio, who took a private-sector job with oil giant Chevron.