• THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
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The Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Tuesday at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
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The Bakersfield National Cemetery and the Bakersfield National Cemetery Support Committee will host a ceremony to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the National Cemetery.

  • By JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com
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Farmers receiving allocations from the State Water Project can expect a bigger allotment this year than they anticipated as recently as last month, thanks to late-season precipitation.

  • By DAKOTA ALLEN and CARA JACKSON dallen@bakersfield.com; cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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Three-time Tehachapi Mayor Edward Clem Grimes, a champion of his beloved city who was known as “the Voice of the Warriors,” died Monday. He was 75.

  • By KASEY MEREDITH kmeredith@bakersfield.com
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It's been 77 years since the birth of the Kern County Museum and history was alive and kicking at this Sunday's birthday celebration. To mark the occasion, the museum turned on its living history charm and offered interactive learning stations and crafts for kids and adults to experience wha…

  • By JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com
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Diego Ramos's parents haven't started pestering him, yet, but as a graduating high school senior he'd like to pick up a little spending money. So, he's considering applying for a summer job.

  • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
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The Kern County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit arrested a man on charges of selling narcotics and multiple weapons charges in east Bakersfield on Saturday, the KCSO said in a news release.

  • By SAL MORETTI
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I just watched “The Darkest Hour," the movie about how Winston Churchill had to get Britain to prepare itself for a long fight with Hitler’s Germany. It made me think about what would we do in Bakersfield, or in the country as a whole, if we were to be attacked.

  • BY ROBERT PRICE rprice@bakersfield.com
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Allow me to call attention to the two men listed on your Kern County sample ballot as running for Superior Court judge. Specifically, the two vying for the open District 10 seat.

  • BY STEVEN MAYER smayer@bakersfield.com
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When Justin McKinley and his dad drove into the outskirts of Bakersfield for the first time two years ago, the young track star from Murrieta in Riverside County was not immediately impressed by the landscape.

  • By JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com
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Recent agricultural hiring combined with positive trends in oil, manufacturing and professional services helped lower Kern's unemployment rate by more than 1 percentage point in April to a seasonally unadjusted 8.3 percent, the county's lowest level since November.