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  • By The Bakersfield Californian

Sixty people were evacuated and nearby roads shut down about 2 p.m. Sunday after the Kern County Fire Department found a gas leak near an apartment complex in the 200 block of West Tulare Avenue in Shafter.

  • BY JOSE GASPAR For The Californian

The other day I caught up with Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin and we had an interesting talk as we walked around Jefferson Park. He's been on the talk circuit lately focusing on speaking to Latino students at various high schools around Bakersfield. Addressing a group of Latino student…

  • By LOIS HENRY lhenry@bakersfield.com
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Agricultural land values in the Central Valley, and Kern County, have slipped a bit but most analysts aren’t worried about a major drop.

  • By The Bakersfield Californian

Two people were arrested and third suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting death of a man Saturday night in the 1800 block of Union Avenue, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

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As of Dec. 1, 2016, the salary threshold for exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act has been increased from $455 per week ($23,660 annually, roughly $11.38 hourly) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually, roughly $22.83 hourly).

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Dear Kevin: As a Bakersfield resident my entire life, let me tell you about one of my favorite summer activities when I was a teenager in the 1960s. My father had a small telescope and we spent many hours looking at the spectacular beauty of the moon and stars. My two brothers and I were so …

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