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RIDGECREST — A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the area between North Gold Canyon and Robalo Street just after midnight Thursday, according to Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin.

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Houchin Community Blood Bank has appointed Brad Bryan as its new president and CEO. Bryan had been serving as the company’s interim CEO since the end of May, after being brought on around two months earlier.

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The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly burglarized the Foxtail Lounge. 

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A man who strangled another to death at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi in 2016 was found guilty by a Kern County Jury on Tuesday. 

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The Bakersfield City School District is celebrating Music in Our Schools Week with assemblies at each of the district elementary schools, which began Monday and lasting through Aug. 29. This year’s theme is “Toy Story," and students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles, instruments…

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With Bike Arvin scheduled to close on Sept. 29th, the organization is looking for donors or sponsors to keep the small, nonprofit bike repair shop open for volunteers, customers and riders. The group is also searching for a facility that can house its shop, equipment, displays, and equipment…

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PG&E will conduct a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) drill, using helicopters in Tejon and Poso Mountain to practice response time, on Tuesday morning. Power will not be interrupted during the drill.