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  • BY STEFANI DIAS sdias@bakersfield.com

Christmas is a time to bask in the warm glow of family and friends. It's also a time when everyone is exhausted after shopping for all those loved ones. If making a big holiday meal is not on your to-do list, you can turn to these restaurants who are serving Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both.

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This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.


A man was found suffering from stab wounds at the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Saturday evening, according to a news release from the Bakersfield Police Department. 


A Hispanic woman and man were found suffering from gunshot wounds near Arvin High School, the 400 block of Campus Drive, early Sunday morning, a news release from the Arvin Police Department said. 

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I don't always agree with what Dr. McDill says, but he is correct in his article about the "three laws" regarding prisons and prison population, that published in the Californian on Dec. 5. AB 109, Prop. 47, and Prop. 57 changed many felonies to misdemeanors and resulted in a "slap on the ba…

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