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The Kern High School District launched an internal affairs investigation against a senior officer last year and accused him of wrongdoing after he helped uncover a decades-long practice of administrators misusing a sensitive police information database, a government claim filed against the d…

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“Rocket Man” pianist-vocalist Elton John has rescheduled his planned Bakersfield appearance yet again, according to the Rabobank Arena website.

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To hear about more local issues throughout his district, state Sen. Andy Vidak’s staff will be hosting mobile office hours in April, including some in parts of Kern County, his office announced Thursday.

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On the eve of the House’s long-awaited, nail-biter vote to undo and replace Obamacare, 20 Kern County residents rallied in front of Congressman David Valadao’s Bakersfield office Thursday evening urging people to call on their representatives to vote against it.

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A woman accused of fatally shooting a man in south Bakersfield last week was formally arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder Thursday after refusing to wait a week to allow the Public Defender's office to check for conflicts of interest in representing her.

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Rep. David Valadao’s constituents will rally in front of his district office today to protest the current House Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act.

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Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, will co-host with the Climate Change Policy Coalition an “Economic & Environmental Community Forum” Friday to discuss current and pending climate change policies that may affect the 32nd Assembly District and California generally.

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Highway 178 became blocked in both directions east of Democrat Hot Springs after an alleged drunken driver tried passing a vehicle on a blind curve and collided with a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday.

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Despite pleas from student advocates, California State University trustees voted 11-8 Wednesday to increase tuition by 5 percent this fall, but not without putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to increase funding for the nation’s largest public university system.

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Marley's Mutts Spay & Neuter Division will hold a mobile clinic to fix dogs April 1 in Shafter for county residents from the Shafter/Taft/Arvin/Lamont areas.

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Their bullwhips sounded like firecrackers and their rawhide chaps, weathered boots and spurs made it clear these guys weren’t Friday night cowboys.

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More than 4,500 children were expected to attend the annual Farm Day In The City event sponsored by the Kern County Farm Bureau at the Kern County Fairgrounds Tuesday.

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There's a certain whimsy associated with carrots — think Bugs Bunny, carrot cake and mule motivation — but here in the world's carrot epicenter, the orange taproot is serious business.

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The League of Dreams is an adaptive sports program for athletes ages 5-22 with physical and developmental disabilities. The organization's 11th season's opening ceremonies were Sunday at Sam Lynn Ball Park.