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Jump in COVID-19 cases reported in Kern County

By SAM MORGEN smorgen@bakersfield.com

The spread of coronavirus within Kern County jumped significantly over the previous week, the Kern County Department of Public Health Services reported Tuesday. Read more

News

Community rallies to honor Sunday's mass shooting victims

Many community members have rallied to create events to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Wasco. Read more

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Tehachapi Loop Overlook opens with ribbon-cutting

After reaching its fundraising goal of $10,000 in May, thanks to the local community, the Tehachapi Loop Overlook officially opened on Monday afternoon with a ribbon cutting.  Read more

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UPDATED: Responding deputy among five killed during apparent domestic violence Sunday in Wasco

A Kern County Sheriff's deputy was among five people killed Sunday after gunfire broke out during an apparent domestic violence incident at… Read more

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School districts prepare for universal expansion of transitional kindergarten

Right now only a slim fraction of 4-year-old Californians qualify for transitional kindergarten. The most recent state budget changes that … Read more

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Condolences pour in for deputy killed in the line of duty

“Jennifer and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Campas as they mourn the tragic and senseless… Read more

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Richard Brennan

RICHARD DICK BRENNAN Read more

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Flores Edna

E EDNA Christine FLORES Read more

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Samuel Valenzuela

SAMUEL HERNANDEZ VALENZUELA Read more

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