• The Bakersfield Californian
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On the occasion of the anniversary of his first full year in office, local fans and foes weigh in on the president’s interesting first year as leader of the free world. We wanted to know: What are your thoughts on Donald Trump's first year as president?

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Several suspects are wanted in the theft of $2,900 from a Touch Pay machine over the weekend, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. 

  • By Rich Lowry
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The world fell on Donald Trump's head -- yet again -- when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get immigrants from Norway rather than Third World countries of a certain description.

  • BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com
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For last year's first national Women's March, Kimberly Kirchmer arranged for buses to take people from Bakersfield to the march in Los Angeles, where around 750,000 people took to the streets for women's rights. When she asked L.A. organizers if she could arrange another caravan for this yea…

  • By Justin Salters
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If there is one thing I hear most often when talking to friends and neighbors in Bakersfield, it is a belief that our city’s best days lie ahead. There’s a growing community of residents — young and old[er], lifers and transplants — who share a vision for a better Bakersfield.

  • Josh Dawsey and Robert Costa The Washington Post
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President Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield were alone in the presidential suite on Air Force One, flying east toward Washington in early October, when the president reached for a handful of Starbursts, the fruit-flavored, box-shaped chewy candies.

  • BY STEVEN MAYER smayer@bakersfield.com
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Anyone who has lived a few decades in Bakersfield knows that the city's fog problem isn't what it used to be. As sprawling urbanization has paved over more land, and drought has sucked moisture from the soil, the number of school fog delays and closures have been in serious decline — especia…