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CSUB gets schooled on marijuana policy


Given the tough marijuana decision voters will face on the November ballot, some in Kern County may need a few pointers about the pros and cons of legalizing cannabis dispensaries throughout the county. Read more


One killed, four injured in Rosamond collision

One person was killed and four were injured, including a 2-year-old, in a collision in Rosamond on Thursday. Read more

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Bakersfield Chamber's PAC endorses Salas

The Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's Political Action Committee has endorsed Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, for re-election in the… Read more

Woman killed after vehicle hit power pole

A Bakersfield woman was killed in a fatal crash just outside of town on Thursday. Read more

March aims to celebrate diversity, spread kindness

There have been many marches held in Bakersfield over the years, ranging from issues such as women’s rights to immigration. On Thursday, hu… Read more

Landlords offer dozens of rental units for people with greatest need for housing

Local landlords joined the fight against homelessness this week by pledging to make an additional 47 Kern County rental housing units avail… Read more

PHOTO GALLERY: Dussehra festival in India comes to an end

(AP) Thursday marked the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravan… Read more

Four arrested in robbery case

Four people were arrested in connection with a robbery on Wednesday. Read more


Shafter, Kennedy gearing up for monster regular-season matchup

Shafter and Kennedy both have Central Section football championship banners hanging on the walls around their respective campuses, showcasi… Read more

Week 10 football previews and predictions: League titles, playoff seedings on the line

To say this week gets me excited and geared up for the high school football postseason would be an understatement. With league titles on th… Read more

Oct. 18 high school roundup

Central Section Girls Tennis Team Playoffs Read more


Dr. Daniel Knapp

Dr. Daniel Knapp Read more

Frances Lyons

Frances Carolyn (Lyn) Lyons Read more

Jerold Vanderpool

Jerold "Jerry" Vanderpool Read more

Arts & Entertainment

PETE TITTL: Jerry's Pizza maintains its slice of downtown dining scene

When you list the founding fathers of downtown Bakersfield’s revival, you have to put Jerry Baranowski near the top of the list. Back in 19… Read more

Say Hola to Mexican film festival at Maya Cinemas

Starting Friday, Maya Cinemas will host the Hola Mexico Film Festival screenings, a collection of the award-winning best Mexican films of t… Read more

Take me home! Dogs available for adoption

These three dogs at Kern County Animal Services are looking for their forever homes. Can you help? Read more

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