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Readers shared photos of beautiful and unique trees, and we wanted to share them with you. Now we want to see your prom photos and your children's prom photos. Send your images to photos@bakersfield.com with a caption. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to pu…

  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com

The Alliance for Healthcare Security has launched a round of television ads in the 21st Congressional District pressuring Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, to vote against any repeal of Obamacare.

  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com
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Legendary musician Elton John has cancelled his May 6 show at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield after postponing the engagement twice.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in nearly four years, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against Los Angeles on Monday night.

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ANAHEIM — With the infield playing in, Cameron Maybin broke from third on contact and scored on a close play at the plate in the fifth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 2-1 victory Monday night over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Twelve years ago, Butch Hedrick staged his first American Nostalgia Racing Association at Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale with 65 cars in the pits.

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I've always found Congressman Kevin McCarthy to be polite and courteous, even when he was explaining why he didn't agree with me. No doubt people shouldn't be disturbing the peace in his neighborhood or anybody else's, but speaking as one who participated in the peaceful vigil past his home …

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At a Republican Woman's Club meeting in Tehachapi, Zack Scrivner, our second district supervisor, discussed attempts by the state's Democratic leadership to dramatically reduce petroleum usage and production, and the corresponding adverse impact to Kern County.

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The past few years have been challenging economically for the County of Kern. Due to the fall in the price of oil, the county has endured budget cuts and hiring freezes, and this past year, public safety was cut to balance the budget. Anything that can save the county money and allow us to o…

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President Trump thinks he can create more jobs by deporting individuals who are in the U.S. illegally. He says that anyone who has abused their visa programs will be investigated and held accountable because their presence undercuts the American worker.

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U.S. News recently released a report ranking all of the states on budget transparency. Where did California rank on that list? Dead last — 50 out of 50. The entire study was based on one simple and common sense metric: how easily the public can access the state’s spending data. This is deepl…

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