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The Dolores Huerta Foundation, Faith in Kern and several local civil rights groups will watch the Kern High School District for the next three years to ensure it changes policies that they say unfairly targeted minorities, the civil rights groups said at a press conference Wednesday.

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On today's edition of 5@4, local civil rights groups held a press conference about recent Kern High School District settlement, local react to President Trump's announcement to ban transgender in the military and Cody Kessler gets early nod at Cleveland Browns camp.

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When Bakersfield resident Philip Castro first heard that President Trump announced in a series of tweets Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, his first emotion was heartache.

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Scores of people gathered downtown Tuesday and held vigil for a 20-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle Thursday and later died of his injuries.

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Professional skater Alec Beck with the Tony Hawk Foundation was on hand to put on a demonstration Tuesday at the opening of Action Park located in Di Giorgio Park in Arvin. The skate park opened for skate, scooter and bike riders to enjoy healthy activities in the community of Arvin.

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Many local musicians, family and friends were in mourning Tuesday following news that one of their own had apparently taken his own life in the Bakersfield Police Department parking lot Sunday.

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On today's edition of TBC's 5@4, columnist Lois Henry takes a look at what needs to be done now to keep people out of Kern River, McFarland residents back at the polls and Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball ticket sales on the rise.

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Just two months before it was set to lose federal funding, Congressman David Valadao co-introduced legislation Tuesday to continue operating a critical program that trains physicians in rural areas.

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These four canines at Kern County Animal Services are looking for their forever home. Can you help?

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If I could describe Marcus Leary in a word it would be “persistent.”

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As the school year nears, the slate of summer youth theater performances continue. On tap this weekend:

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Fall already promises cooler temperatures but the season will also bring some cooler events as the Kern County Museum launches its next round of weekly programming. The fun kicks off Aug. 2 with a ballroom/swing dance night.

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With the opening of this year's "BalletNow" at the Los Angeles Music Center this weekend, Bakersfield-born ballerina Tiler Peck enters a whole new phase of her career.

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From Bakersfield, Africa can feel like a world away — or at least 8,700 miles, which is the distance from our town to the center of that continent. Luckily, you won't need an an international flight to get a glimpse into its cultures, thanks to a local African artifact exhibit happening next week.

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The 2017 football season is fast approaching with teams beginning fall camp on Monday, less than four weeks before the season opener on Friday, Aug. 25.

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LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner had a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth off All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler to propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

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