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Readers submitted their their weekend adventures, and TBC wanted to share them with you. TBC wants to see your photos that capture Kern County. Send your images to photos@bakersfield.com with a caption. They will be in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish them in print.…

  • By Nick Strobel For The Californian

Last week I was at a national planetarium conference in St. Louis. One of the invited talks was about the New Horizon mission to Pluto (and beyond!) by one of the scientists involved in mapping the minerals and ices on Pluto and Charon one of its moons. He shared many amazing pictures. Putti…

  • BY HERB BENHAM hbenham@bakersfield.com

A few weeks ago, the printer at home stopped working. I am the IT man in our house, which sounds good but it isn’t. Dante’s description about the entrance of hell also applies to me being the IT man: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

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In many respects, Mark Fayne has done just about everything in his hockey career.

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The air is a little cooler now and that means we are now in the home stretch of the high school football season in the Central Section.

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After the top teams in the Tri-River Athletic Conference and the Southwest Yosemite League stayed the course last week, the league championships could be set Thursday evening.

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