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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...
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Three Men Shot and Killed South of Bakersfield

LAMONT — Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of three men whose bodies were found in a car and a nearby vineyard Friday evening. Kern County Sheriff's spokeswoman Angela Monroe said someone reported hearing gunshots in Lamont, a fa...
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California Is a Wondrous Place. I’m Leaving.

To me, California has always been an amazing place with a wondrous geography far more diverse than the other two largest states. This helps explain why historically it has been such a beacon for so many Amer...
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Joint Task Force Arrests 35 Country Boys Crips Gang Members

A three-month investigation into the criminal activities of Bakersfield's Country Boys Crips street gang has resulted in 35 arrests. The arrests, along with the seizure of 15 firearms, illegal narcotics, and stolen items, were announced Tuesday by state Att...