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Countering efforts in Sacramento to scale back petroleum use in the Golden State, business advocacy group BizFed Central Valley Business Federation is joining with Southern California Gas Co. and others to promote residential and commercial use of renewable natural gas as a way to cut carbon…

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The Kern County Board of Supervisors adopted a $2.8 billion preliminary budget on Tuesday, beginning a process that will conclude with a final budget adoption in late August.

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Liberty Lift Solutions LLC announced it has won a multi-year contract to provide pumping-unit field services for Kern oil giant California Resources Corp.

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The city of Bakersfield has received more positive financial news, and hopes to use this latest batch of good fortune to bulk up reserve funds and address other issues looming over the city.

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More than two dozen local media figures, past and present, joined by top administrators in law enforcement and education, participated in the annual Media Music Jam fundraiser Saturday night at Buck Owens' sold-out Crystal Palace.

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Most people have spent quality time competing against friends and family members while playing board games. Games such as Monopoly and Scrabble have awakened people's competitive sides and led to strained relationships among loved ones, at least for a few hours.

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The driver of a SUV suffered injuries in a crash with a pickup at the intersection of 23rd and L streets at around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition, according to a report.…

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The Bakersfield Police Department was notified about a man suffering from multiple gunshots wounds admitted to Memorial Hospital Bakersfield early Sunday, according to a report. The man was later treated at Kern Medical Center where he died from his wounds, according to the report.

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“Bitwise is one of several organizations around the country that are pioneering the ideas of creating opportunities in left-behind areas; of expanding those opportunities to left-behind people; and meanwhile helping redevelop downtowns and bring a sense of possibility to their cities.” — Jam…

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An 11-year-old girl was missing after she was swept down the Kern River on Saturday morning, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

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A Fresno tech center's planned expansion to downtown Bakersfield has raised concerns among some industry professionals that the arrival of an outside job-training organization could worsen a local glut of computer workers unable to find good career opportunities in town.

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Reader: I have no quarrel with gay people. To each his own. But I can't accept that anyone has the right to choose his/her own pronoun. Let me say that you can certainly choose your own pronoun. Use it as often as you wish. Just don't expect others to use it.

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A surge in farm hiring brought Kern's unemployment rate down more than one point in May to a seasonally unadjusted 7.2 percent, proving agriculture continues to be the central and most volatile driver of the county's job climate.