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The number of local businesses that have been caught selling tobacco products to underage customers has dropped by half from 20 percent in 2007 to an expected 9 percent this year, according to Kern County Public Health.

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Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball coach Rod Barnes has a similar conversation with his team every year. This season, sophomore guard Jarkel Joiner took special note of it.

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One of United Way of Kern County’s focus areas is on education — early childhood literacy and development. Our emphasis is on building parents’ capacity to play the role of their child’s first teacher, making books available in the home, encouraging use of the public library and developing a…

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Two weeks ago, Bakersfield College received the 2018 state Chancellor’s Student Success Award for modeling outstanding methods and outcomes that led to increased graduation and transfer from BC to four-year institutions. This is a particularly prestigious honor because the California Communi…

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Darlene Doughty walked into one of several land/sea containers behind a church in south Bakersfield where her local Toys for Tots organization keeps thousands of donated toys before their distribution in mid-December.

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Democrat TJ Cox declared victory Nov. 28 over three-term Republican incumbent David Valadao in the 21st Congressional District race after the latest ballot count showed him leading by more than 500 votes.

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Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior repeatedly regardless of severe consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, opioids, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine and others or behaviors such as gamb…

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In making reference to God, I’d like to clarify that I’m speaking of the God spoken of in the Bible. We have people of different religious persuasions in our nation, but Christianity seems to be the most wide spread.

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The Kiwanis Club of Delano is seeking participants for the 32nd Annual Festival of Carols to be co-hosted along with the key clubs from Delano High School, Robert F. Kennedy and Wonderful College Prep Academy on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Delano High School Auditorium.

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Joblessness in Kern County rose only slightly in October to a seasonally unadjusted 6.6 percent as the local economy continued to perform near its highest level since the housing bubble burst in 2006.

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There was a time when all you needed to prepare for Black Friday was an alarm clock, a coffee maker and a take-no-prisoners attitude.

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Have you said or did something wrong and felt bad for doing so? Perhaps you exaggerated a story only to correct yourself because your conscience was bothering you. It’s good to have a conscience that reminds you to do the right thing.

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The importance of attending the program every day during August and/or September has paid off with a group of Delano Union School District’s Harvest School students being honored for perfect attendance in the after-school POWER program during ceremonies held Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school’…

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Bakersfield College is our community college that serves approximately 33,000 students throughout Kern County. The BC’s main campus is located at 1801 Panorama Drive in the East Bakersfield area and is not always easily accessible for many students who live in West Bakersfield and other Kern…

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Historic Tejon Ranch, the largest single expanse of private property in California, commemorated its 175th anniversary Nov. 14 by donating an original Rancho El Tejon land grant deed bearing the authorized signature of President Abraham Lincoln to the Autry Museum of the American West.

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The longest lines on Black Friday often lead to big-box retailers, which isn't surprising given the resources they invest in the start of the holiday shopping season. But they're hardly the only stores looking to rack up big sales this week.

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The Delano City Council, on Monday, Nov. 19, once again discussed its recent extension of R&F Disposal Inc., putting the contract with the McFarland-based company until 2043.