maricopa en Scandal rocks Maricopa, leaving uncertain future <p>Travelers are stocking up on snacks inside the convenience store at the Shell gas station in Maricopa on a hot Saturday afternoon. This is a town of about 1,200 residents in the oil-rich foothills of western Kern County. Bob Archibald&rsquo;s Shell station sits on the intersection of two highways, and his business counts on travelers heading to the Central Coast.</p><p>So last year, Archibald took notice when the Maricopa Police Department began an aggressive campaign to pull over drivers for minor traffic violations and to impound cars.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:24:39 +0000 Shellie Branco 713 at Scandal rocks Maricopa, leaving uncertain future On Valley Edition; Maricopa Scandal; Racial Profiling; Soul Food Festival <p>On this Valley Edition, we look at the big problems facing the small Kern County city of Maricopa, we examine the controversial issue of racial profiling, and find out about an upcoming soul food festival at Fresno&#39;s African American Historical and Cultural Museum.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:52:55 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1206 at