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Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood was in the TBC Media studios Wednesday for One on One with Robert Price talking about the challenges facing his cash- and personnel-strapped department. Watch the interview.

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After years of penny-pinching, Kern County administrators say they will soon emerge from the budget deficit that has plagued the county for the past four years.

Readers may remember some months ago I wrote a couple of columns about Black Brant hunting on the Pacific coast. This is a small goose that migrates down from Alaska, stopping at a number of bays in Washington, Oregon, and California, before ending up in the Mexican province of Baja California.

Highway 58 between Towerline Road is closed due to snow and unsafe driving, according to the California Department of Transportation. 

A freeze warning remains in effect until Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Here’s a novel idea. The city could pay its CalPers bill up front the first year that funds are available from Measure N. Then it could establish a separate fund just for that payment and make monthly payments throughout the year, minus the interest. That way, you are still saving the same a…