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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Murder of Bakersfield Teen

BAKERSFIELD — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he raped and killed a 13-year-old girl he met online, then set her body on fire. Armando Cruz, 24, of Inglewood, entered pleas Tuesday to a dozen charges includ...
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Bakersfield Protester Dies After Being Hit by Car

BAKERSFIELD— A 55-year-old man who ran across a roadway and was struck by a vehicle during a nighttime protest march in Bakersfield last Wednesday has died, police said. He died Saturday, Bakersfield police said in a statement. The person’s identity was ...
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From Bakersfield, You Can See Forever

From Yosemite Valley to the Golden Gate, California boasts extraordinary vistas. But if you’re looking for the most thought-provoking view in the state, skip the beaches and mountains, and head for Bakersfield’s Panorama Park. When you walk through this nar...