Two of Bakersfield's oldest and most desirable middle-class neighborhoods have long been divided by 24th Street — a key arterial that connects downtown to Bakersfield's highly populated Rosedale area. Now those neighborhoods — Westchester to the north, and the older, Jastro Park section of downtown to the south — have been further divided by the widening of 24th Street. What do the neighbors think of this change? How will it impact these two great neighborhoods, so close in age and proximity that we often think of them as one neighborhood — Westchester?

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