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Nine people were shot in seven separate shootings on Friday and Saturday, including three shootings within three hours on Saturday, according to reports from the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's office.

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Thousands of people came out to Cal State Bakersfield for its annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival on Saturday, where they got to try out nearly 30 different kinds of the popular dish. Vendors from eateries such as Prime Time BBQ, The BLVD and Countryside Market provided samples for attende…

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The wellness movement, seeking to bridge the gaps left by western medicine, seems to be here to stay. A quick scan of the most popular shows on the subscription service Netflix reveals that we’re hungry for answers to health problems. I recently watched Forks Over Knives (promoting a plant-b…

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Today is Earth Day, an annual event that celebrates Mother Nature and teaches communities how to protect the environment. Bakersfield residents can make a big difference when it comes to helping the planet today and every day of the year.

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Regulatory efforts to protect groundwater quality in western Kern are forcing two of the county's largest oil producers to spend many millions of dollars over the next several years moving or reworking dozens of disposal wells and other critical oil-field infrastructure.

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Bakersfield Fire Department is reporting a fire on the bluffs near Panorama Drive. There were six units on scene attempting to put out the fire and Bakersfield Police are controlling traffic in the area.  

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Kern County’s unemployment rate went from a seasonally unadjusted 9.3 percent in February to 10.1 percent in March as the local farming sector shed more than 6,000 jobs.

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Attorney General William Barr released the entire, heavily redacted Mueller report Thursday morning on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's alleged interaction with Russian citizens and questions about President Donald Trump's supposed obstruction of justic…