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A Burbank man whose body was found 10 days after he went missing in the Kern River died of drowning and his death was an accident, according to a coroner's release. 

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On TBC Five @ 4, Kern High School District will consider attendance boundaries, newest city councilman, Bruce Freeman, will take the ward five seat just in time for the regular meeting, the pros and cons of personal fireworks will be debated in the opinion section, and much more.

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Courageous Kids Climbing isn't just the name of the Idaho-based nonprofit that set up an event at Action Sports on Saturday morning. It's also precisely what anyone who walked into the store saw that day. As the end of the two-hour session neared, parents and volunteers weren't just seeing c…

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This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

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On TBC Five @ 4, today is the one-year anniversary of the Erskine fire and the Kern Valley community is marking the occasion with a gathering, the City of Bakersfield has shade quota for shopping center parking lots, a review from Pete Tittl on a new downtown restaurant, and much more.

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The Hall Ambulance crew that responded to a medical emergency Tuesday evening involving Bakersfield attorney Benjamin Greene arrived on scene at Hart Park in 12 minutes, 7 seconds, a Hall spokesman said in a news release Thursday.

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On today's TBC Five @ 4, Bakersfield's own Derek Carr is now the highest-paid player in the National Football League, a man who shot a co-worker dead at Alta Sierra Ski Resort is sentenced to 14 years in prison, the Trout's Nightclub closing is confirmed, and much more.

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Bakersfield attorney Benjamin Greene, 48, died Tuesday after running a 5K race sponsored by the Bakersfield Track Club in 107-degree heat. Many on Facebook are asking why the race was held at all when local and state public health agencies were advising people to stay out of the heat, and li…

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The wildfire that began along Highway 178 west of Lake Isaballa on Sunday is nearly fully contained after burning more than 1,500 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Three men have been sentenced in connection with beating a man at Wasco State Prison in a case that marked the first time a Kern County jury returned a guilty verdict on gang charges for a crime that occurred in prison.