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  • By PETE TITTL For The Californian

Readers sometimes tell me they like to follow the column in order to find new restaurants to explore. Today’s column is a bonus, giving you two places to check out: a humble Mediterranean restaurant and a nomadic wood-fired pizza operation, both worth checking out.

Readers shared their photos of poppies blooming all over California, and we wanted to share them with you. Now we want to see photos that capture Kern County. Send your images to photos@bakersfield.com with a caption. They will be in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish…

  • The Bakersfield Californian

The body of a woman found in the Kern River earlier this month has been identified as a Bakersfield resident who was last seen in the river in early March, coroner's officials said. 

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In what could be interpreted as a vote of confidence in Centennial graduate Cody Kessler, the Cleveland Browns, with three picks in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, declined to select a quarterback with any of them.

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Braxton Huggins, the local product who was one of New Mexico State’s basketball stars this past season, has been given his release and will transfer, he confirmed via text message Thursday night.

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When Ryan Branson looked at his players Thursday evening, he saw a team rolling through the Southeast Yosemite League and nothing like the one that went 3-11 in non-league games.

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The passage of Measure J on November ballots hasn’t quite had a huge effect on Bakersfield College’s campus, but it’s coming.

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HIT: County Counsel Mark Nations wisely denied a request by Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood that the Board of Supervisors declare this a “non-sanctuary county” for illegal immigrants, though Nations didn’t take the action for the same reasons we cited in a Wednesday editorial.

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The Californian's April 25 Our View, titled "'Non-sanctuary' proposal sends a bad message" is definitely a bad message. It uses name calling, such a "smacks of intolerance" and "a bastion of belligerence." It is illogical. On the one hand it accepts cities declaring themselves as sanctuaries…

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“Food grows where water flows,” read signs that scatter the 99. As a community raised up from the humble beginnings of fields and orchards that now scatter the Central Valley, we of all people know that water has been an integral part of our thriving community for generations.

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I am writing this letter from the gulf coast of Texas, near Houston, a state that was one of President Trump's strongest supporters. Like Kern County, it has a very high percentage of Hispanics. And it is a border state. I did hear a local radio commentary that a word used by President Bush,…

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I must take serious issue with the recent Californian article about there being fewer homeless on Bakersfield streets. My admittedly anecdotal view of the situation is that there have never been more zombies roaming the streets of Bakersfield than now. I don’t know what the study considers h…

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