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KC The Bull the Kern County Fair mascot greets guest on the opening day of the Kern County Fair Wednesday. The fair will run through October 1, 2017.

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No, the world does not stop turning during the Kern County Fair. It might just seem that way to some people.

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The Bakersfield City Council voted on Wednesday to move forward with the process to ban all commercial cannabis activity in town. 

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Coming up in today’s edition of TBC's 5@4: Hear how the man who confessed to shooting Robert Limon to death felt about killing a father, why the Bakersfield City Council wants to stop medical marijuana sales in the city, and find out what amazing fair food you should enjoy at the Kern County Fair.

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Jonathan Hearn thought he got away with murder — and that was even after a detective interviewed his lover, Sabrina Limon, in November 2014.

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Across the nation, from California to New York, "Dreamers" and their families are woven into our society. They attend school with our children, shop at the corner grocery store, invest in our communities, and wave to us at church on Sundays. Many of their friends and neighbors are likely una…

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The rumors that Milo Yiannopoulos has been invited to Cal State Bakersfield by the College Republicans are true.

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TBC TIME CAPSULE | Oct. 24, 1916

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Expulsions in the Kern High School District have dropped dramatically since 2013, however there’s much work to be done fully implementing a systematic approach to improving overall school climate and correcting student behavior, district leaders said during a meeting Tuesday.

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Local author and artist Aliza McCracken will serve as guest speaker at the Ladies of the Lord (LOL) meeting on Saturday. The mission of the women's ministry at St. Philip's Church is to provide spiritual nourishment, companionship and support to women.

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A car wash seems to be the go-to for fundraising, but one coming up on Friday is a little different than the typical hand car wash in the school parking lot.

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We're still more than a week out from the start of October but some of us are already in a Halloween state of mind. That includes Gaslight Melodrama, which opens its seasonally appropriate “Dracula's Big Adventure" on Friday.

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What's better than a day at the museum? A free one — especially when you might need a break from spending all that cash at the Kern County Fair. 

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Dog lovers tend to show up everywhere they go with a layer of their pet's fur as an unintentional fashion accessory. So a good lint roller might be in order for those attending Paws and Pearls, the black-tie fundraiser benefitting Marley's Mutts, on Sept. 30.

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Carlos Eton isn’t one to sit around and wait in that all-too-familiar fugue state for life to happen to him. Or, at least, not anymore.

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If, when I die, I end up in music heaven, my requested lineup will be the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia intact), Crosby Stills Nash (with Neil Young) and, as the opening act, the Cordovas. But luckily I don't have to wait until I punch my ticket to enjoy one of those acts, since the Nashville-…

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I'm getting a little nostalgic these days – you might have heard I'm leaving The Californian at the end of the week for some new pastures in Baton Rouge, La., and while it's very exciting for my career and my family, it's also very difficult to leave Bakersfield.

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Marcus Mota is in an elite category in the boys cross country scene in Kern County, the Central Section and the state.

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Frontier is off to its best start to a football season since 2011.

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