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- Post Office: 1085 Voyager Dr, 93561
- Kelcy's Cafe: 110 W Tehachapi Blvd, 93561
- S. Curry St.: 1102 S Curry St, 93561
- Primo Burger: 118 E F St, 93561
- Kelly's: 20424 Brian Way, 93561
- Village Grill: 410 E Tehachapi Blvd, 93561
- TNI Office: 411 N Mill St, 93561
- Henry's Cafe: 550 Tucker Rd, 93561
- K-Mart: 618 W Tehachapi Blvd, 93561
- Teas Donuts: 807 Tucker Rd, 93561
- Gracian's Mexican Rest: 860 E Tehachapi Blvd, 93561
- Rosedale & Heath: 16025 Susan Eileen Ave, 93314
- Molly J's: 3150 Panama Ln, 93313
- Howards Mini Mart: 3200 Panama Ln, 93313
- Akers & Berkshire: 4101 Berkshire Rd, 93313
- Tobias Creek & Hosking: 4112 Crystal Lake Dr, 93313
- Akers & Milo: 4200 Milo Ave, 93313
- Denny's Resturant: 4440 Gosford Rd, 93313
- Akers & Cyclone: 6616 Windpiper Ln, 93313
- Silver Creek Rec Ctr/Harris: 7102 Sierra Rim Dr, 93313
- Wilderness Park/Harris: 7721 Indian Gulch St, 93313
- Spencer's: 7800 Mcnair Ln, 93313
- Verdugo & Polo Saddle: 10420 Polo Saddle Dr, 93312
- Spencer's: 10437 Rosedale Hwy, 93312
- J&M Cafe: 10801 Rosedale Hwy, 93312
- Old Farm & Mezzadro: 12100 Mezzadro Ave, 93312
- Reina & Coyote Canyon: 12221 Jacksonville Ave, 93312
- Old Farm Rd & Rendley: 1401 Ironstone Dr, 93312
- Main Plaza & Icicle Creek: 3115 Neah Bay Dr, 93312
- Meacham & Starside: 3425 Starside Dr, 93312
- Noriega & Polo Club: 4908 Polo Club Dr, 93312
- Jewetta Ave & Williamette Fall: 7216 Whitewater Falls Dr, 93312
- Food CO: 8200 Rosedale Hwy, 93312
- Denny's: 8710 Rosedale Hwy, 93312
- IHOP: 9220 Rosedale Hwy, 93312
- Meacham & Collette: 9902 Theodora Ave, 93312
- Mountain Vista&Camino el Canon: 10501 Camino El Canon, 93311
- Broken Yolk Cafe: 3300 Buena Vista Rd, 93311
- Parkview & Campus Park: 3900 Park View Dr, 93311
- Harris & Fiji: 5612 Fiji Dr, 93311
- Mt. Vista & Mt. Pleasant: 5815 Mountain Vista Dr, 93311
- Bagels & Blenders: 8200 Stockdale Hwy # K1, 93311
- Campus Park South: 8612 Hassam Dr, 93311
- Kaiser Perm: 8800 Ming Ave, 93311
- Old River Sherborne: 9702 Sherborne Ave, 93311
- McDonald House: 1000 Real Rd, 93309
- Centar Village Apartments: 2500 Gosford Rd, 93309
- Southwest Lanes Bowling: 3610 Wible Rd, 93309
- Marie Callendar's: 3801 California Ave, 93309
- Carls Jr Resturant: 4800 White Ln, 93309
- Glenbrook Apts: 4816 Planz Rd, 93309
- Camelot Square Apartments: 5400 Planz Rd, 93309
- McDonalds: 5410 Stockdale Hwy, 93309
- Kern City/next to bus stop: 5801 Sundale Ave, 93309
- Lorene's Coffee Shop: 6401 Ming Ave, 93309
- FasTrip: 6401 White Ln # 112, 93309
- Grocery Outlet: 6421 Ming Ave, 93309
- N Halfmoon/Barrington: 6600 N Half Moon Dr, 93309
- Foster Donuts: 7850 White Ln # B, 93309
- McDonalds: 7901 White Ln, 93309
- Post Office: 118 Minner Ave, 93308
- Wells Fargo: 1309 N Chester Ave, 93308
- Zorba's: 2019 N Chester Ave, 93308
- Pizza Hut: 2337 N Chester Ave, 93308
- Zingo's Cafe: 3201 Buck Owens Blvd, 93308
- IHOP: 3252 Riverside Dr, 93308
- Starbucks #13596: 35185 Merle Haggard Dr, 93308
- McCray & McKelvey: 4100 Mccray St, 93308
- Mom's Donut Shop: 5330 Olive Dr # B, 93308
- Milt's Coffee Shop: 6112 Knudsen Dr, 93308
- Country Kitchen: 813 N Chester Ave, 93308
- Yum-Yum: 830 Roberts Ln, 93308
- Lui's Burgers: 1519 White Ln, 93307
- District Admin Office: 1608 Fairview Rd, 93307
- La Colonia Restaurant: 1809 Potomac Ave, 93307
- Potomac Market: 2050 Potomac Ave, 93307
- Food Mart: 2300 Panama Ln, 93307
- Denny's: 2309 Panama Ln, 93307
- Panama & Hammond: 6501 Hammond Way, 93307
- Chevron Station: 11101 Highway 178, 93306
- Hillcrest Post Office: 1436 Crestmont Dr, 93306
- Marie Callender: 2631 Oswell St, 93306
- Carrows: 2673 Mount Vernon Ave, 93306
- Donut Shop: 2697 Mount Vernon Ave # D, 93306
- College & Singing Hills: 2900 Singing Hills Dr, 93306
- University Park: 3409 Mission Hills Ct, 93306
- University & Wenatchee: 3415 Wenatchee Ave, 93306
- Country Club Liquor #2: 3737 Columbus St, 93306
- Cindy's: 3807 Auburn St, 93306
- Medicine Shoppe: 5601 Auburn St # B, 93306
- Golden Ox: 6001 Niles St, 93306
- 6200 Miramonte Dr: 6200 Miramonte Dr, 93306
- Miramonte & Pinon Ranch Rd: 6200 Pinion Ranch Rd, 93306
- Burger King: 6217 Niles St, 93306
- Sagebrush Medical: 1111 Columbus St, 93305
- Bakersfield College/north: 1801 Panorama Dr, 93305
- Smith's Bakery: 2808 Union Ave, 93305
- Burger King: 3405 Union Ave, 93305
- Rainbow Donuts: 2 S Chester Ave, 93304
- Donna Kayes: 212 Oak St, 93304
- Carls Jr: 2400 White Ln, 93304
- Sugar Mills: 2515 Chester Ln, 93304
- Denny's: 2851 White Ln, 93304
- La Cabana Restaurant: 300 Oak St, 93304
- Country Kitchen: 4020 El Potrero Ln, 93304
- Sequoia Sandwich: 1231 18th St, 93301
- 24th Street Cafe: 1415 24th St, 93301
- Bank of America: 1440 Truxtun Ave, 93301
- Lorene's: 1531 23rd St, 93301
- The Bakersfield Californian: 1707 Eye St, 93301
- TBC S/O: 1707 Eye St, 93301
- Post Office: 1730 18th St, 93301
- Rosemarys: 2733 F St, 93301
- Village Grill: 2809 F St, 93301
- San Joaquin Hospital (front): 2819 H St, 93301
- Jack in the Box: 4200 Chester Ave, 93301
- El Verde Royale: 4208 Tierra Verde St, 93301
- Amtrack Station/601 truxtun: 601 Truxtun Ave, 93301
- New owner of Trout's sues former bar operator Rockwell
- Many in Bakersfield's music community mourning loss of Kerry Pierce
- Local builder charged with six felonies for giving away 1967 Camaro owned by son, reports say
- KHSD to pay $670,000, train staff, to settle suit alleging minorities targeted for suspension and expulsion
- Letter to the editor: End ambulance monopoly
- 'An invisible crisis': Toxic stress is helping to shorten life spans in many Kern County communities
- Man charged in killings of mother, stepfather is brain dead following medical issue, sources say
- LOIS HENRY: People are dying in the Kern River, responders are scrambling and, still, Kern supervisors ponder options
- More than $150,000 goes missing from Fox Theater event
- One man killed, another injured in southeast Bakersfield shooting