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  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train traveling east struck the back end of a semi trailer truck at the Tehachapi Boulevard and Monolith crossing around 5 a.m. Friday. The train pushed the semi nearly a quarter of a mile down the tracks as the engineer brought the train to a halt.

  • BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com

When Lanora Frazier set out to make a quilt featuring all the presidents, Barack Obama had just been elected the 44th president of the United States. When she finally finished it, Obama was serving the last month of his term. She didn't intend for the project to stretch over the eight years …

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

  • By PETE TITTL For The Californian

Over the past eight years, many, many chain restaurants have undergone rough times. Logan’s Roadhouse, having emerged from bankruptcy in November, is one such chain with a Bakersfield restaurant that is scrambling to survive. 

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Well, here we are. We have a new administration, maybe even a new era. Hailed at least for the time being by some; strategically tolerated, again at least for now, by others. An unbelievable carnivalesque sound: "President Trump."

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President-elect Donald Trump's transition team had been flirting with moving the daily White House press briefing from the West Wing to nearby quarters that could accommodate more journalists. The White House Correspondents Association registered its concern -- while not present in public se…

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A new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy organization, says that more than two-thirds of 2,000 teachers surveyed reported students — mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims — expressing concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their fa…

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