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A 28-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lamont on Saturday has been identified as Alejandro Moreno, a coroner's office release said.

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Someone broke into mayoral candidate Karen Goh’s work office over the weekend and stole a laptop computer and several information storage drives, she said Monday.

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Two men who are convicted felons were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of multiple felony charges after they were discovered near the scene of an injury shooting outside a northwest hookah lounge.

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A 26-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday that sent his vehicle careening into a big rig, authorities said.

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer died in Pittsburgh at the age of 87 on Sunday. The news was first reported by Golfweek and was later confirmed by the United Stated Golf Association. 

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OAKLAND, Calif., — A surgical procedure recommended to reduce the future risk of ovarian cancer has been successfully implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente in Northern California without a change in surgical outcomes, according to research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Fall is often a busy time of year for many of us. School is back in session. After-school and after-work activities pick up pace. And many homes and businesses are bustling with activity again after a nice summer lull.

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A walk/run at the Park at River Walk to support MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, raised more than $62,000 Saturday morning, according to organizers.

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Four Bakersfield men were killed Friday afternoon when their car collided head on with a semi tractor-trailer rig on Highway 65 south of Ducor, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Six months ago when Bakersfield community activist Danny Morrison began sharing the seed of an idea to create a locally produced Stop-the-Violence music video, he had no clue that just days after its release, “Self Destruction 2.0” would be on a viral trajectory to 50,000 views.

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The field of candidates for the most powerful administrator in Kern County government — the county administrative officer — has been whittled down to a handful of people.

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A Bakersfield Police Department officer and two others were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries Friday when the cop collided with another vehicle in a southwest Bakersfield intersection, spurring a four-car crash, officials said.

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Sierra Club members and other backers of Proposition 67 gathered in front of a mammoth inflatable turtle and a pile of grocery bags at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Friday pushing for voters to support a statewide initiative that would ban plastic bags from supermarkets.

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Ask anyone who’s been to Bakersfield’s Gospel Fest in the last few years and they’re sure to sing praises about the experience. And San Joaquin Community Hospital’s seventh annual gathering of music, worship and community outreach on Oct. 2 should be no exception.

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The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has cited seven more people for alcohol-related offenses at the Kern County Fair under a grant designed to reduce alcohol-related crime and underage drinking.

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Police officers tracked a stolen cell phone on Thursday afternoon and arrested three Bakersfield residents in connection with a home invasion robbery that injured an elderly woman that morning in the southwest.

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A former Delano High School counselor who was out on bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing for a handful of alleged sex crimes with minors was arrested this month for violating a court order barring him from seeing those minors, court records show.

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Is it possible that the angelic face of a 5-year-old girl fighting brain cancer could help recruit a whole new army of platelet donors, folks whose continuing donations could help save the lives of many future trauma and cancer patients who often count on such donations?

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A $9 billion state construction bond that local school leaders are banking on passing this November is trailing in preliminary polls, which could leave some local districts struggling to complete projects they’ve already promised to voters.

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Making a recommendation about a ballot initiative is not the same as handicapping a race. Even when the polls seem to indicate voters’ strong support, it is sometimes necessary to swim against the political tide.

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Tehachapi's Have a Heart Humane Society will hold its annual "Gone to the Dogs" 5k run/walk and pet festival on Saturday starting with onsite registrations at 8 a.m. in Warrior Park

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The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a wind advisory for Wednesday night and Thursday in the San Joaquin Valley. Be prepared, the weather service says, for strong winds, much cooler weather and localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter.