Scooter rider who dragged dog on street enrages Bakersfield Facebook users
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Sub-contractor InteriorDemolition uses a large excavator to remove concrete and re-bar from the old Campus Center. Bakersfield College has just started work on its new Campus Center, one of the projects funded through Measure J. The $38 million center will house several departments including administration, food services and student government. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for January 16.

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Independence head football coach Tyler Schilhabel looks at his team during pregame warmups prior to the Falcons' Sept. 17 game against Frontier.

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Customer Dennece Kuhnke picks out a couple brownies to purchase at Emerald City Remedies. Kuhnke says the cannabis product helps her sleep at night.

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Trader Joe's company float, which won the Crown City Innovator Award, proceeds down the route Tuesday during the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge has been putting on the Old Fart's Party, an afternoon alternative to New Year's Eve festivities, for about 15 years. 

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Found injured back in September, this golden eagle was released east of Interstate 5 near the base of the Grapevine by the Tejon Ranch Conservancy following recovery its injuries. Wildlife technician Johanna Molina, center, and friend Chris Rodriguez record the eagle as it returns to the Tehachapi Mountains. Local wildlife rehabilitation conservationist Vicki Bingaman is at right.

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Chris Burrous

Chris Burrous, KTLA and former KGET anchor, dead at 43

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A young dancer performs during last year's celebration of Kwanzaa at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. This year's festivities will take place Friday.

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Kern Medical Center CEO Russell Judd stands on the hospital's helicopter pad Tuesday morning. Judd has turned things around to the extent that it's no longer losing millions of dollars per year.

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People lined up to grab burritos and snacks from the Bakersfield Burrito Project on Christmas Day. 

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The Rainbow Family of Living Light, part of the Family of Living Light founded in 1972 in the United States, is gathering for the holidays in the Sequoia National Forest outside Kernville. Items shared freely at the weeks-long gathering include food, water and medicine. Rainbow kitchens sometimes perform grass-roots disaster relief functions, as well as site-restoration work and reseeding efforts. Among many opportunities to pray for peace, the Rainbow Family plans to celebrate what it calls Black Sheep Xmas.

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Don't want to cook this Christmas? The Padre Hotel is hosting a buffet during the day and dinner later in its Belvedere Room.

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"Oildale, CA: Home of Good Schools, Good Homes and Good Citizens." That's the slogan that Linda and Fred Enyeart use to promote their love for Oildale. The flyer, conceived, designed and posted by the Enyearts, conveys admirable aspirations and some core truths about Oildale.

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Brian Marshall 

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Luna is a 4-year-old tortoiseshell. She loves belly rubs and is available to go home today. Her number is A1097464.

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Judy Snyder

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Carl Jones, center, smiles at Bakersfield High teammate Cameron Williams during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Little Harvey Autitorium at BHS on Wednesday. Jones signed with UCLA while Willams (right) signed with Washigton as Isaiah Jernagin signed with Cal Poly. 

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Wonderful Citrus in Delano.

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Melania Delis placed third with Allen Fisher her pairs partner at the US Figure Skating Sectional Championships in Salt Lake City. They are now qualified for the 2019 US National Figure Skating Championships which will be held in Detroit.

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Rod Thornburg/For The Californian Beatiful Bakersfield Awards The reception for the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala at the Double Tree.

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Hector Madrid

Vietnam veteran Hector Madrid’s one wish was to be able to spend Christmas at home with his wife and family, but doctors would not release him until he had an ADA-compliant bathroom. With the help of Rebuilding Together Kern County, Madrid will have a remodeled bathroom featuring a walk-in shower in time for the holidays.

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One of five Bakersfield shooting victims lies behind barrier tape between Bear Mountain Sports and A-1 Battery at Weedpatch Highway and Di Miller Drive just south of Highway 58 on Wednesday night.

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There's room for you at Rocket Shop Cafe, Sports Bar & NASCAR Store on Union Avenue.

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Holiday Hounds Daisy

Daisy is one of the dogs who was fostered for a weekend through Kern County Animal Services new program called Holiday Hounds. She got a cozy place to spend the weekend, and the shelter got important information about how she did in the home, which can help place her with the right adopter.

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Jake Varner smiles during in this 2017 photo. Varner will be one of four new members inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 19.

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Space Tourism

In this photo released by Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo glides toward the earth on an earlier test flight after release from the mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, over the Mojave area. SpaceShipTwo reached suborbital space for the first time Thursday morning.

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Mark Nessia, assistant managing editor at Bakersfield Life, and Patrick Birchfield rent a Bird scooter for the first time in Bakersfield.

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