• By JOSE GASPAR Contributing columnist
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November is one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it's because of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy with the family while feasting and catching up on things. Or maybe because it's my birthdays. Yes, I said "birthdays."

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
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A man who had allegedly threatened to kill his female passenger by intentionally driving his vehicle off the Panorama Bluffs on Saturday, was arrested by Bakersfield police after he crashed into another vehicle, ran from the scene, fled in another vehicle and, after a chase, was eventually a…

  • BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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In Debbie Nolasco’s preschool class at St. Francis Parish School, the 3-year olds who have spent all week crafting construction paper feathers for headdresses and pint-sized mock-leather vests don’t go by their regular names.

  • By RICHARD BEENE For The Californian
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RIP JOHN ROUS: Our community lost one of our best with the death of John Rous, a kind and gregarious man who died earlier this week while riding his bicycle near Ethel's Old Corral. Rous was killed when his bike was hit by a woman driving a late model Scion around 10:30 a.m. He was a lifelon…

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Remember the Thanksgiving when Uncle Dave ate an entire pecan pie and then slept 12 hours? Remember the Thanksgiving when Cousin Bob proposed to Becky by slipping an engagement ring onto the turkey's wishbone and stuffing it back inside the bird? Remember the Thanksgiving when Aunt Lilli too…

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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One decade after Bass Pro Shops announced its intention to build a store in Bakersfield — a plan that has been marked with uncertainty amid economic downturn — the outdoor retail giant announced Wednesday that it would build its fifth California location in Kern County.