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Fifteen vie for seat on hospital authority board

Kern Medical Center

Fifteen people, from corporate CEOs and political party bosses to doctors and retired administrators, have raised their hands hoping to be on the new Kern County Hospital Authority board.

On March 1, the Kern County Board of Supervisors will choose among them.

Supervisors will pick five community members and one staff member from Kern Medical to join County Administrative Officer John Nilon on the seven-member board of the agency that will take ownership of the hospital from the county.

Russell Judd, the CEO of Kern Medical, said supervisors are currently

Many students at Frank West Elementary get involved in soccer games that are part of the Coast 2 coach Coaching soccer program that many Bakersfield City School District schools are incorporating into their curriculum.

Soccer games teach science and math, good behavior to boot

At the sound of a whistle, four teams of kids raced across a grassy field at Frank West Elementary School Thursday, dribbling soccer balls to a cone at the far end of the field. Crowds of screaming and shouting kids cheered on their teammates as they tore down the field in the torch-pass style

In this file photo, several workers with ARB, contracted by PG&E, remove underground equipment after replacing a PG&E natural gas line on White Lane, east of South H Street.

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