• BY ROBERT PRICE rprice@bakersfield.com
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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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David Peterson handles his Gyrfalcon hybrid one of three birds of prey he has brought to a get together of the California Hawking Club at the Kern River Campground. Peterson says they have taken up a good portion of the camp ground for their group that will take the hawks hunting in unincorp…

  • BY STEFANI DIAS sdias@bakersfield.com
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Finally, as the weather actually starts to feel like fall, we enter into what has become the peak social season in Bakersfield. Amid the football games and fundraisers, local activities start gathering steam as we head into the end of the year. This weekend's a doozy, with more going on than…

  • The Bakersfield Californian
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The Kern County District Attorney's office has received a $220,259 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund the training of specialized prosecutors to handle DUI-related crashes resulting in injury or death.

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com
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Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we’re happy to share their stories. This week, they wrote about their district’s award-winning director of nutrition, which we’re sharing in full here:

  • BY STEVEN MAYER smayer@bakersfield.com
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A 27-year-old Tehachapi woman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1 has filed a lawsuit in Nevada district court against MGM Resorts International, event promoter Live Nation Entertainment and an extensive list of other…

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Reacting to depressed crude oil prices that dropped by half in 2014 and have still not recovered, Chevron will reassign or lay off 26 percent of its Central California workforce — about 300 employees — the company announced Wednesday.

  • BY GERALD HASLAM
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Jan awakened the household last Friday morning with a terse, “Get up! Time to evacuate!” Her voice told me this was no joke. As our household assembled downstairs – daughter Alex and her family of five, plus Jan and me and our two dogs -- the phone rang and it was an updated advisory.

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Items including four firearms were stolen from a Kern County sheriff's deputy's unmarked vehicle sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.