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As the line between beauty treatments and medical care continues to blur, a health and beauty regimen once associated with celebrities and jet setters has appeared in Bakersfield.

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The ShotSpotter system alerted police to a shooting around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in which a man was wounded in central Bakersfield.

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Bakersfield National Cemetery held its Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday morning to honor and remember veterans. Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club, veterans service organizations and loved ones of those buried at the cemetery attended the annual event.

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We invited children (and the young at heart) to send us their letters to jolly Santa Claus. You can download the letter to santa page at bakersfield.com/santa. Each letter will be entered into a drawing for tickets to see HolidayLights at CALM. Letters are due Monday, Dec. 17. Email letters …

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It wasn't technically Santa's sleigh but the large white trailer parked in front of Bakersfield City School District today was just as stuffed with toys for local girls and boys as if it was pulled by Kris Kringle himself.

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Kern County hit a milestone earlier this week: The county's homicide count for the year reached 105, up from 100 last year and marking the second year in a row the county has seen 100 or more homicides, according to coroner's office records.

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Parker Chamberlin, a former Centennial High student convicted of stabbing his mother to death in 2001, was recommended for a resentencing by state prison officials based on his good performance in custody, Kern County Deputy District Attorney Nick Lackie said Friday.

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Construction crews are working on the $1.2 million Downtown Pedestrian Connectivity Project, which will help make downtown Bakersfield more accessible to everyone by adding 128 access ramps to current sidewalks and placing 3,615 linear feet of new sidewalk. 

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Bakersfield National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony, to honor and remember the nation’s veterans at 8:50 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery assembly area located at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd. in Arvin.