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Scores of people gathered downtown Tuesday and held vigil for a 20-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle Thursday and later died of his injuries.

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Many local musicians, family and friends were in mourning Tuesday following news that one of their own had apparently taken his own life in the Bakersfield Police Department parking lot Sunday.

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On today's edition of TBC's 5@4, columnist Lois Henry takes a look at what needs to be done now to keep people out of Kern River, McFarland residents back at the polls and Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball ticket sales on the rise.

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Just two months before it was set to lose federal funding, Congressman David Valadao co-introduced legislation Tuesday to continue operating a critical program that trains physicians in rural areas.

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Bakersfield Fire Department Chief Douglas Greener issued a second alert Tuesday asking people to stay out of the Kern River.

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Madison Street will experience one-way traffic and Cottonwood Road's outside southbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Thomas Roads Improvement Program announced Tuesday in a news release.

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Fall already promises cooler temperatures but the season will also bring some cooler events as the Kern County Museum launches its next round of weekly programming. The fun kicks off Aug. 2 with a ballroom/swing dance night.

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With the opening of this year's "BalletNow" at the Los Angeles Music Center this weekend, Bakersfield-born ballerina Tiler Peck enters a whole new phase of her career.

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From Bakersfield, Africa can feel like a world away — or at least 8,700 miles, which is the distance from our town to the center of that continent. Luckily, you won't need an an international flight to get a glimpse into its cultures, thanks to a local African artifact exhibit happening next week.

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We know Bakersfield loves country music so this latest concert announcement is sure to be exciting for a lot of readers: Trace Adkins, of "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" fame, will perform at the Spectrum Amphitheatre Sept. 8.

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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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How do you get a photograph that depicts the essence of cycling? To get a shot that shows what it's really like to be pedaling hard, going fast and flying free, just standing on the side of the road snapping a photo of someone else having all the fun wasn't going to cut it for artist Joe Fik…

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Liberty High rising senior Easton McMurray announced Wednesday his commitment to the baseball program at LSU.

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LOS ANGELES — Chris Taylor hit two run-scoring doubles and the Los Angeles Dodgers became baseball's first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

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