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Now's your cha-cha-chance to dance with 'Glee' actress 'Under the Stars'

BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com

It's not every day a Hollywood actress conducts a private dance lesson in Bakersfield. Luckily, you don't need to have the skills of a professional to keep up with one this time. Read more

News

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Concerts by the Fountain coming to the Marketplace next month

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Worth noting in business: State considers exempting local aquifers for oil work

State regulators are gathering public input before making an environmental recommendation that could have big implications for local oil pr… Read more

County Supervisor Leticia Perez says she will abstain from future cannabis votes

Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez said during the Tuesday morning Board of Supervisors meeting that she will no longer vote on the canna… Read more

Worth Noting: Veterans Service Department reduces wait times by 90 percent

The Kern County Veterans Service Department said it has drastically reduced wait times at its main office thanks to a restructuring. Read more

First time 'without our boss,' Hall EMT academy graduates 30

Hundreds of family members and friends gathered to watch Tuesday as 30 recruits graduated from the Hall EMT Academy to become Kern County’s… Read more

Oildale woman accused of stealing $8,500 in court fines that were to be paid to the District Attorney's office

An Oildale woman is accused of stealing $8,500 in court fines that were to be paid to the District Attorney's office, according to a court … Read more

Suspects wanted in connection with two carjackings

Police are searching for suspects wanted in two carjackings that occurred this week.  Read more

Sports

Arvin tops Mendota to advance to D-V Central Section title game

ARVIN -- When Eduardo Lopez took over as the coach of the Arvin baseball team four years ago, he inherited a program that was in shambles. Read more

Garces outlasts Highland, advances to Central Section title game

An impressive crowd was on hand Tuesday night at Garces Memorial High School, and those who came out expected to see a highly competitive c… Read more

Bakersfield Christian falls in Central Section semifinals

Bakersfield Christian’s baseball season came to an end Tuesday night in the Central Section Division IV semifinals at Exeter. Read more

Obituaries

Jose Cardenas Jr.

Jose Manuel Cardenas Jr. "Indio" Read more

Evelyn Destefani

Evelyn Marie Souza Destefani Read more

Francisco Miranda

Francisco Miranda Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Kern County Fair announces lineup for Budweiser Pavilion performances

The Kern County Fair announced the Budweiser Pavilion lineup for this year's fair Wednesday morning. And for a few of the performers, this … Read more

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