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Paving operations will reduce 23rd Street to one lane from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Wednesday evening and continuing on Thursday, Sunday and Monday evenings until the next morning, according to the Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

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The Kern Teacher Residency Program at Cal State Bakersfield — designed to increase the number of teachers in the Central Valley — has earned the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award, bestowed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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A change has been made to the schedule for nighttime freeway closures on Highway 99 near the Belle Terrace Bridge project, according to Thomas Roads Improvement Program.

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It’s been nearly five months since the Kern County Firefighters Union and Board of Supervisors declared an impasse in negotiations of a new collective bargaining agreement, but the two parties will soon meet one last time in the hopes of coming to a deal.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified Raul Gutierrez Jr., 36, of Bakersfield as the victim of a homicide in the 800 block of Watts Drive on Oct. 10.

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A farmworker housing bill signed into law Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom is aimed at addressing what advocates say is a shortage of quality, affordable lodging for California ag laborers.

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Stretches of Interstate 5 in both directions between the Kings and Kern County line and Twisselman Road will be reduced to one lane Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Caltrans has announced.  Delays are likely and motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes when possible.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Office is looking into the death of a 24-year-old man found dead on Saturday the 1000 block of Terrace Way in central Bakersfield. The man was identified as Zachariah Jade Watson, of Bakersfield, in a news release. The manner of death has not been determined.

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Sacramento's shifting approach to reining in California oil production came into sharper focus with Gov. Gavin Newsom's weekend announcement that he had signed half a dozen bills regulating petroleum activities and appointed two senior officials — including a former Chevron engineer — to ove…

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Rio Bravo Ranch capped its oil harvest Monday by pressing the locally grown fruit into extra-virgin oil at its property near the mouth of the Kern River Canyon. The event was attended by buyers and members of the family that owns the company. RBR's olive oil has won top awards in California.…

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In their book, “Embrace the Sun,” Drs. William Grant and Marc Sorenson, experts on vitamin D, report that North Americans have been taught to believe excessive amounts of sun cause potentially fatal skin malignancies. The result? North Americans have developed sun phobia, and spent billions …

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The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's assistance in identifying a John Doe found in McFarland.