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  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com
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The woman accused of gunning down the owner of the popular Southern-style restaurant J's Place made her first court appearance Monday on a charge of first-degree murder.

  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com

After more than six years in custody, including a couple of months in a state hospital where doctors determined he is competent, Tokunbo Okuwoga is scheduled to stand trial in October in the slayings of three people.

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All members of Congress swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect it from threats both domestic and foreign. Well, Donald Trump has been operating unconstitutionally since he was sworn in. He has not divested himself of his businesses, neither domestic nor foreign, which makes any of…

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I appreciate the Bakersfield Californian publishing Kevin McCarthy and David Valadao’s voting records. A bill to have an independent investigation into Russian influence was quashed by ultra loyal Republican representatives like Kevin and David by a vote of 233 for, 190 against. So, what loo…

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I've known Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin for over 30 years. We worked patrol together, worked on special assignments together, and worked as homicide detectives together, and I know him to be an honest, decent man with integrity, loyalty, trust in others. He is an excellent leader and…

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