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Sears Outlet offers a lasting alternative to declining namesake

BY JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com

It’s like a stripped-down Sears: Aisle after aisle of washing machines, refrigerators and ovens from well-known manufacturers like Kenmore and GE. Read more

Sears in Bakersfield and Kmart in Delano stores closing

After buying virtually all their sheets, major appliances and Christmas gifts at the Valley Plaza Sears for at least 20 years, Don and Jane… Read more

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ANNA SMITH: Juicing is a way of life for local entrepreneur Aileen Saucedo

Five years ago, Aileen Saucedo had a lot of unhealthy living habits. She was struggling with eczema flares-ups, feeling sluggish and out of… Read more

Job fair's cancellation can't dim applicants' hopes

Bakersfield College sociology student Endea Hodges had never attended a job fair and wasn't sure what to expect when she arrived at Valley … Read more

Broken Yolk becomes Houchin's first Canteen Chef of the Week

The Broken Yolk Cafe has become Houchin Community Blood Bank's first Canteen Chef of the Week. Read more

Medicine Shoppe signs up for county opioids program

A ninth retailer has signed up to participate in Kern County's efforts to rein in local opioid abuse. Read more

Goose Loonies prepares for second location

Goose Loonies Tavern & Grill is expanding. Read more

Texas company buys TCi Tire Centers' Bakersfield location

Border Tire has acquired TCi Tire Centers' Bakersfield location as part of the El Paso, Texas-based company's entry to the California marke… Read more

Local home market shifts to off-peak season

Bakersfield's home market shifted dramatically to the off-peak buying season in September, as a big drop in demand outpaced a mild decline … Read more

Job fair set for Thursday at Valley Plaza mall

Valley Plaza mall will host a seasonal job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Read more