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Kern County supervisors approved a short-term contract with the Kern County Prosecutors Association Tuesday that may be a possible precursor to other cost-cutting union deals.

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Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green has filed felony charges against Lamont Public Utility District office manager Tracie White alleging the theft of more than $200,000 in public funds.

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BHS senior Ryan Crowley arrived to an overflow crowd at Little Harvey Auditorium Tuesday to receive the U. S. Army Pro Football Award for Excellence presented to him by NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. The award is presented to only 25 high school student-athletes nationwide.

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Dozens of Kern County athletes competed against each for titles at the annual Patriot Games, which took place at Liberty High School earlier this month. 

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In Sheriff Donny Youngblood’s proposal that the Kern County Board of Supervisors declare Kern a “non-sanctuary county” we see the proverbial solution in search of a problem. Or, more accurately, a resolution in search of a debate.

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1 There are a few community members who have recently expressed concern over the safety of Bakersfield Police Department’s canine unit.

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Lanes in Northwest Bakersfield were reopened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday morning following a head on crash that closed westbound Brimhall between Coffee and Calloway Roads. 

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Marvin Steinert, a businessman known throughout Bakersfield for his charitable giving, died on Saturday at age 94.

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The Kern County Museum is back. Not that it ever went anywhere, exactly, but for nine months that Chester Avenue institution was officially Kern Pioneer Village, a decision made in July by then-executive director Zoot Velasco.

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The Alliance for Healthcare Security has launched a round of television ads in the 21st Congressional District pressuring Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, to vote against any repeal of Obamacare.

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While some expect to enjoy some tequila next week for Cinco de Mayo, the organizers of Aces & Agave aim to tempt them to imbibe a bit sooner.

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​The local celebration of National Volunteer Week culminates Saturday in a volunteer open house​ at Kern County Animal Services.

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For many, spring means warmer weather, blooming flowers and, for the unlucky, allergies. For cat rescuers, it means kitten season, which isn't as adorable as it sounds. It's the time of year when more kittens are born, overwhelming shelters that usually have to turn the babies away. Luckily …

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Like most things, they just don't make cars like they used to. Proof of that will be this weekend at the Kern County Fairgrounds, which is hosting what is reported to be the city's largest vintage car show, the 41st Annual Western Street Rod Nationals.

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In Zoot Velasco's short time at the Kern County Museum, he certainly made his mark as CEO. But now that he's gone, the foundation that runs the museum is reflecting on which of his flashy marks should stay and which should be erased.

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Michael Phelps is done with swimming — at least for the moment — and so he’s letting people know that his swimming career, with its 23 Olympic gold medals and worldwide glory, wasn’t always perfect.

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It takes a lot for a football player to impress a Hall of Famer like Marshall Faulk, but Bakersfield High senior Ryan Crowley managed Tuesday.

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Cal State Bakersfield’s high jumpers have an effective – if unusual – way of motivating one another.

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Austin Bush’s ninth home run of the season with one out in the bottom of the seventh turned out to be the winning run as the Santa Barbara defeated Cal State Bakersfield 6-4 Tuesday afternoon in Santa Barbara.

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