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Emmanuel Lutheran on Baker Street is pleased to introduce its new pastor, Rev. Dawn Wilder, to the community. She was raised in the Midwest, educated there and in California, and brings a multitude of skills from the diverse fields of education, missionary work and ministry.

  • BY HERB BENHAM hbenham@bakersfield.com

Tony’s finest moment may have been the day he caught a jack rabbit in the shop. Former Californian reporter Gretchen Wenner had had her car towed in after breaking down on I-5 in the middle of way-out-there.

In today's edition of the TBC Five@4, we detail new charges against John Giumarra III, examine sinkholes old and new and check out a new update on soaring Valley Fever rates.

  • BY PETE TITTL For The Californian

There’s a fascinating history to the building that is home to the new Tony’s Firehouse Grill & Pizza. Back in the '80s the Mesa Marin racetrack was where the softball fields are today, and it was a hot draw on the weekends. J.C. Scott’s was probably the most popular high-end restaurant o…

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I was saddened to read about another negative interaction between Bakersfield police and a community member, Tatyana Hargrove, which apparently occurred due to mistaken identity. I wish Ms. Hargrove and her family the best as they recover from this difficult experience, but I also felt bette…

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MISS: A Bakersfield-based entertainment company says it's out to the tune of $154,000 in ticket sales revenue following recent events at the beloved Fox Theater. Icon Entertainment promoter Doug Castro says revenue from sold-out shows featuring comedian Jeff Dunham on May 11 and 12 is missin…

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Attention Walmart Shoppers! On July 19, in the Walmart parking lot on Rosedale Highway, a thief ripped all four wheels from the two bicycles securely locked to the back of our Jeep. The theft occurred in mid-afternoon and the effort required to remove the wheels must have been difficult and …

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LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

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Could a Bakersfield Condor be playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in February?

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LOS ANGELES — Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves finally cooled off the sizzling Los Angeles Dodgers, snapping their 11-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory Thursday night.

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