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Columnist Richard Beene wants us to keep an eye on Arvin's young mayor because he "has had the political courage to help broker a deal that will allow the legal cultivation of cannabis for the wholesale market" (Bakersfield Observed, Nov. 15). He also states that, while the city of Bakersfie…


Damiyne Durham is arguably the most explosive scorer on the Cal State Bakersfield team. He’ll go through streaks where he struggles to hit a shot, but he can also change the tide of a game in a matter of minutes or even seconds.

  • By JOSE GASPAR Contributing columnist

November is one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it's because of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy with the family while feasting and catching up on things. Or maybe because it's my birthdays. Yes, I said "birthdays."


A man who had allegedly threatened to kill his female passenger by intentionally driving his vehicle off the Panorama Bluffs on Saturday, was arrested by Bakersfield police after he crashed into another vehicle, ran from the scene, fled in another vehicle and, after a chase, was eventually a…

  • BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.

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