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  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com
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Kern County supervisors, annoyed with a gadfly, have decided to limit citizens’ ability to open up discussion of business that administrators deem “routine.”

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Crews demolished two of three buildings that made up the Wild West Shopping Center in central Bakersfield Friday to help make way for the Centennial Corridor project.

  • BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com
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To the community, Gordon Wickersham was a fine jeweler who spent decades fitting loyal customers with quality gems, an active Rotarian and a beloved church choir member. To those who knew him best, though, he was a loving, supportive and funny family man.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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A Kern High School District instructional aide was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old boy who attended classes at a continuation high school, sheriff’s officials said.

  • BY: CHARMAINE CLEVELAND ccleveland@bakersfield.com
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TBC Media spoke with John Price of Price Disposal about why he donated to CHiPs for KIDS and why he thinks the event is important to our community. 

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Castle STEAM Academy, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District’s ambitious project to transform one of southwest Bakersfield’s poorest schools, received $80,000 from Chevron to develop an engineering lab, officials announced.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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Lamont Elementary School District board members, expected to appoint a new interim assistant superintendent Tuesday that would have closed the chapter on the Jose Cantu scandal from earlier this year, instead chose to fill the former administrator’s position by spreading it out between three…

  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com
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The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave Tejon Ranch clearance to raise a new city at the foot of the Grapevine, where Interstate 5 begins its climb over the mountains to Los Angeles.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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Kern High School District Trustee Joey O’Connell was sworn into office Monday, but made it clear that he has taken no position on a controversial decision made two weeks ago to allow teachers with Concealed Carry Weapon permits to bring firearms to campus.