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Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern High School District are together launching a program designed to prepare a select group of 20 teacher-residents for careers in local education.

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Cries of "Beautiful!" and sounds of appreciation and applause filled the air Monday as Solstice Senior Living unveiled its Veterans Wall of Honor in front of scores of residents and visitors at the southwest Bakersfield retirement community.

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With most Kern County schools starting on Wednesday, students and teachers have been getting ready for classes to begin, with teachers' prep going all the way back to the end of last school year and through the summer.

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Reader: One only has to look at the front-page headlines in your Aug. 4 edition to know we've fallen full-bore into a feel-good generation. "Mini-Con brings out inner superheroes," "How not to recycle," and of world-shatteringly importance, "City seeks funds for proposed bike path along Fria…

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Bakersfield, 16 million B.C. — long before a man named Col. Thomas Baker came to Central California — an ocean of water covered the patch of land that would someday be known as Baker's Field.

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In a small boutique in downtown Bakersfield, Brenda Blanton donned a styling gown and settled into a salon chair facing a mirror. Shop owner Kelly Giblin approached, not carrying scissors or a curling iron, but a small hairpiece resembling a dirty blonde bob with dark roots. “This is an amaz…

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Dr. Mike Thurman of Thurman Orthodontics presents a check of $2,290 to Belinda Rickett of the Bakersfield Burrito Project on Thursday. Thurman pledged to make a donation to the group for every new patient he took on this year. The money will fund 2,400 meals for the homeless. 

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Kern County Animal Services is offering pet adoptions Friday for just $5 due to impacted kennels. 

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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

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A fire that broke out in an Oildale duplex Wednesday killed two dogs and caused an estimated $90,000 in damage, Kern County firefighters said.

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The Outlets at Tejon has had a tough time financially lately and continues to experience a churn of tenants coming and going. But people familiar with the industry say it's all part of finding the right balance of tenants to persuade people to either pull off the freeway or drive a considerable distance for items they can't find closer to home.