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Christmas Town returns to Riverlakes, possibly for the last time


Santa Claus is always coming to town, but wouldn't it be nice if he could save himself the holiday travel and have everyone come to his town instead? Maybe the man in red — and his reindeer — could use a break. Read more


Foster youth celebrate holiday with only family many know — each other

When Felicita “Cece” Andres thinks back to her childhood Thanksgivings, it’s a mishmash. Some holidays were nice, others forgettable… Read more

Police asking for information in August homicide

Police are asking for information related to the killing of a Bakersfield man found dead inside his vehicle in late August. Read more

Police searching for three suspects in beating death of man Truxtun Avenue

Police have released surveillance images of three suspects wanted on suspicion of murder in the beating death of another man earlier… Read more

Come right on in! Small Business Saturday encourages public to shop local

Big retail chains might get all of the attention on Black Friday, but this Saturday is dedicated to the little guys. Read more

Arvin council postpones vote on restrictive oil and gas ordinance

The fate of Arvin’s controversial oil and gas ordinance will stay unknown for a little longer. Read more

Number of beanie caps Nelda Morris has knitted for newborns: 2,344 ... and counting

Nelda Morris has never liked wasting time. At age 89, she still doesn't. Read more

REPORT: Nine sick from valley fever at Monterey County solar panel construction site, one hospitalized

Nine construction workers fell ill to valley fever this year while working on a solar panel project in Monterey County after employe… Read more


Foothill girls cross country makes history with back-to-back section titles

When the Foothill girls cross country team won the Central Section Division III team championship last season, Trojans’ coach Paul C… Read more

BCHS defense overlooked, important element of team's success

Give Bakersfield Christian football coach Darren Carr time to talk about his defense, and he can go all day. Read more

Thorn wins fourth Southwest Tour title; headed to NASCAR West Series in 2018

Winning is priority No. 1 for Derek Thorn and the Campbell Motorsports team. Read more


Jacquita Chambers

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Jeffrey Haddad

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Herbert Williams

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Arts & Entertainment

Buena Vista raises $23,000 in fundraising challenge

We don't want to be presumptuous but we think we might know what the folks at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Scienc… Read more

Gaslight gets into holiday spirit

Many claim it's the most wonderful time of the year, but for Michael Prince, it's a certainty. The artistic director at Gaslight Mel… Read more

Want to shelf the elf? Reindeer in Here ready to be your new holiday tradition

In what should be a joyous holiday season, few things bring more dread to parents than the Elf on the Shelf. Keeping up the popular … Read more

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