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When a homeless man is diagnosed with HIV, he needs treatment. When a teen learns she’s pregnant, she needs parenting advice. When a veteran struggles to cope, he needs behavioral health services.

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It's not exactly a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, resplendent on horseback, dominating the town square.

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Coming up in today’s edition of TBC's 5@4: Parking perils near B.C. prompts residents to take action, Powerball reaches a huge jackpot, and where you can find some cool, clean fun this weekend.

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Nearly every topic of discussion with Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox comes back to the corrupting influence of money on California government and politics.

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If Tuesday was any indication, the next two months should be filled with passionate debate about the future of commercial cannabis in unincorporated Kern County.

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Some estimate that close to three-quarters of all giant Sequoia trees in the world are located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument that stretches into Tulare, Fresno and Kern counties.

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Coming up in today’s edition of TBC's 5@4: Cannabis, carrots and Korn… County supervisors hash out the implications of pot, it’s national carrot day, and how you can take part in Korn’s induction at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame.

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To hear Jennifer Sampson tell it, this city is in the midst of an artistic renaissance.

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For a show about the pursuing the American Dream, it seems fitting that its directors are equally passionate about the material. Of course, the outcome for the production of "Of Mice and Men," opening Friday at The Empty Space, is likely to be much more uplifting than the fates of the show's…

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For a brief pocket of time between 1989 and 1995, our local music scene was undergoing a creative renaissance that was soon to be felt globally. It saw not only the genesis of what was to become the global supergroup Korn, but also an amazing incandescent eclecticism in its style and substance.

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Bakersfield makes a lot of lists — not all of them good — so when someone makes a positive splash it's worth celebrating. Two local musicians landed on Spotify Viral 50 charts, representing, according to Billboard.com, songs with “the greatest volume of sharing and social activity.”

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People can spend hours online watching one TED Talk after another, taking in all kinds of insights provided by some of today's great thinkers. Next month, they can do just that but inside a downtown theater with others interested in a variety of topics.

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What’s new in water?

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What a way to start a new high school football season in Kern County.

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Three things to watch for during today's Bakersfield College football scrimmage at 6 p.m. at Antelope Valley College, which was moved to Lancaster because BC wants to let the new turf at Memorial Stadium sit until next week.

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On tonight's edition of BVarsity Nightly, host Trevor Horn previews portions of the coaches pregame interviews that will air on the pregame show for Friday night's live broadcast with Garces at Bakersfield Christian.

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