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WHERE WE LIVE: Rio Bravo didn't win the university but it kept the character

Raphael Avenue just might have the best view in all of Bakersfield and, by extension, the entire San Joaquin Valley.

Don't take my word for it. Ask Rick Kreiser, businessman, concert promoter and resident of Tuscany, the 15- to 20-year-old development that occupies some of the highest ground in easternmost Bakersfield's picturesque Rio Bravo valley.

Contact The Californian’s Robert Price at 661-395-7399, rprice@bakersfield.com or on Twitter: @stubblebuzz. “Where We Live,” a look at a unique Bakersfield-area neighborhood, enclave or community, appears monthly.

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