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Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball coach Rod Barnes acknowledges the his team’s most glaring deficiency is its size. To get back to the NCAA Tournament they need to add “some size, some bulk, some strength,” he said.

Democrat TJ Cox has pulled within a scant 930 votes of David Valadao, the Republican incumbent, in the 21st Congressional District, Secretary of State’s office show.

Rainfall could make Thanksgiving travel even worse than usual as an 80 percent chance of precipitation is forecast for the Bakersfield area Wednesday, with as much as three-fourths of an inch of rain called for over the Tejon Pass. 

It was exactly a year ago today that notorious murderer Charles Manson died at a Bakersfield hospital, setting off a months-long dispute over who would receive his remains. They ultimately ended up in the hands of a grandson who said he was confident his grandfather was in heaven.