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There was a successful parent turnout at McFarland Junior High School for the Parenting Partner workshop program, which provided an opportunity for parents to learn about effective parenting strategies and to share laughs with one another.

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With projects ranging from if plants like certain types of music, to how earth’s layers filter water, to polar bear blubber, scientists from grades fourth through eighth around the Delano Union School District demonstrated their experimentation skills during the district's annual science fai…

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There is an important decision coming up in Kern County that tackles a critical "wicked problem." A wicked problem, of course, is what two political scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber titled a poli-social issue that is forever incomplete, contradictory and never requiring just one solution.

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Kern supervisors joined oil industry representatives, local politicians and residents on Jan. 14 in warning state officials that Gov. Gavin Newsom's regulatory crackdown and moves to wind down in-state petroleum production gravely threaten the county's economy and tax base.

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Hemp production continues to spark the imagination of Kern County farmers, investors and government officials despite a high-profile incident that led to the destruction last year of close to 500 acres of the plant by the Sheriff's Office and a subsequent $1 billion claim against the county.

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Computer technology designed to protect honeybees from chemical threats is about to get its first big test as beekeepers from across the country prepare to descend on Central Valley almond orchards for the world's largest annual pollination event.

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Who says staying up until midnight is the only way to celebrate the new year? Sometimes dancing the afternoon away, watching the ball drop hours before midnight and being tucked into bed all by 8 p.m. is the perfect way to say hello to 2020.

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Bakersfield restaurateur Rick Mossman hadn't even finished drinking his daily cup of orange juice when he noticed a pair of customers sitting at the counter reading the newspaper and snickering behind his back.

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The fight over the upcoming medical marijuana vote in March has already gotten off to a rough start. Local activists are protesting a decision by a Kern County Superior Court judge to change wording on the ballot argument Kern County officials claimed was misleading to voters.

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The way Chabad of Bakersfield's Rabbi Shmuli Schlanger sees it, there are thousands and thousands of good people going up against a few crazy people. The crazy people being those who kill people in a church or attack people at the home of a rabbi with a machete, both of which happened in Tex…

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Delano police officers were busy with their regular patrol work, as well as putting in time with community involvement activities and crime prevention, even with an uptick in gun violence this past fall.

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A Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant was approved to pave local dirt roads, said Zachary Wakefield, field representative for Kern County District 4 Supervisor David Couch. 

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With the arrival of a new year, a slew of new state laws will come into effect. As is the case every year, these laws will impact Bakersfield residents for the foreseeable future. Some of these new laws will be hugely consequential. Others may not make much of a splash. Below is a rundown of…

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Early this year, incoming Delano Mayor Joe Aguirre sat down for a question and answer in his hopes to set a tone with a sense of direction for the entire City Council.

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California's oil industry faces a familiar but growing regulatory challenge as the Newsom administration prepares to decide whether to establish buffer zones between petroleum production facilities and environmentally sensitive sites such as homes and schools.