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Demolition work began next to The Dome on Wednesday, one day after the city of Bakersfield issued a demo permit to the historically notable property's new owner.

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Motorists should anticipate rolling lane closures on Highway 99 in the vicinity of Belle Terrace early Sunday morning. The closures — planned to occur between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. — are needed to allow workers to pull utility lines across the freeway, a spokeswoman for the Thomas Roads Improvem…

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Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. As part of the move, 142 Sears and Kmart stores are expected to close within months. The company is not necessarily going away, at least not yet. The company will be left with 687 stores, including Kmarts. Besides the undisclo…

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More than a dozen years have passed since the U.S Army Corps of Engineers became concerned about water seeping through the auxiliary dam at Isabella Lake — not to mention the possibility of a massive earthquake leveling the earthen structure.

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Veronica Macias Luna, 45, of Northridge, died of injuries suffered in a collision on Highway 99 in Pixley on Sunday. She was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle. Luna was transported to Delano Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries. 

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After buying virtually all their sheets, major appliances and Christmas gifts at the Valley Plaza Sears for at least 20 years, Don and Janelle Birdwell were in for a shock as they approached the store's entrance Monday.

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Kern County Sheriff deputies from the Ridgecrest substation shut down what the agency called an illegal gambling operation in Inyokern Friday. On several tips from the community, deputies responded to the R/C Cafe at 4051 Inyokern Road, where they reported observing an illegal gambling operation.

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Congressman Kevin McCarthy is dismissing as a "charade" a Los Angeles Times report that a company owned by his wife's family won more than $7 million over nine years in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military bases — contracts that were based on her brother's questionable claim o…

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The Kern High School District will hold Principal Partners' Day on Wednesday, opening the district’s doors to more than 400 local business, government and educational leaders.

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Several weeks ago, I was on a flight from South Dakota to Denver. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Mount Rushmore State for work these days and was headed home from another brief visit. I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. Her name was Nancy.

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For an 18-year-old, Tony Garcia has a lot on his plate. Last year, when he was a student at Arvin High School, one of the football coaches noticed he could kick a soccer ball with distance and accuracy. As a defender for the school's soccer team, he could clear the ball and kick it further d…

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When Jennine Ochoa became pregnant at the end of 2017, she didn’t know what to expect. At 42, she’d waited longer than most women to start a family. But she said her first five months were easy. “I had no morning sickness, nothing,” she said. “It was completely uneventful until May.”

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Many motorcycle riders participated in the 6th annual Sikh Motorcycle Ride Saturday and hundreds attended the festivities after the ride at Hart Park that included food, drinks, and music in a family setting. The Sikh Motorcycle Riders of America donate funds collected at the ride to benefit…