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Cal State Bakersfield’s baseball season came to an end Friday with a 17-3 loss to Sacramento State in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Mesa, Ariz.

  • BY STEFANI DIAS sdias@bakersfield.com

Do you think that painting you picked up at a yard sale is really a treasure? What about that bracelet from Great-Grandma Ethel? Some experts will be coming to town to help you discern whether there's more than meets your shrewd eye for a valuation event at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on June 5.

  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com

During a periodic review of evidence in one of Bakersfield's dozens of unsolved homicides, detectives identified and pursued several new leads in the grisly killing of Dawn Koons, who was found in a bathtub with her hands bound and a pillowcase over her head in January 1979.

  • BY PETE TITTL For The Californian

When it comes to chain restaurants, there are some that stand out, rise above the rest, and often they’re smaller chains like Tahoe Joe’s or Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, which opened three years ago at Valley Plaza and has been packing them in ever since. The Long Beach-based family-owned…

  • By KASEY MEREDITH kmeredith@bakersfield.com

Like any other fifteen-year-old, Angelina Cho likes playing video games, participating in clubs at her school and gardening. But unlike other teenagers and high schoolers, she has earned a perfect score on the ACT, or American College Testing. 


Behind a strong outing from freshman starting pitcher Davonte Butler, Cal State Bakersfield baseball shut out Northern Colorado, 2-0, in its second game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The win keeps No. 6 CSUB’s (21-35) season alive in the double-elimination tournament.

  • BY VALERIE SCHULTZ For The Californian

If such a thing as a spiritual bucket list exists, the top item on mine would be the Camino. Specifically, El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. It’s roughly 500 miles across northern Spain. I hope to cover those miles before I leave this earth.

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I must take issue with community columnist Sal Moretti ("We're in the trenches of the Battle of Bakersfield," May 21), who said he watched "The Darkest Hour," a movie about Winston Churchill at the onset of World War II. Moretti writes of the danger of appeasement and how Britain was at the …