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  1. Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of his alleged lover's husband
  2. Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of his alleged lover's husband
  3. Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog
  4. Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog
  5. PHOTO GALLERY: Images of Kern's beauty in black and white
  6. PHOTO GALLERY: Images of Kern's beauty in black and white
  7. 'First Look': Renegades host Western State Bowl Saturday
  8. 'First Look': Urner's to host cooking show to benefit mentoring program
  9. Salty's new location is the grill deal
  10. Salty's new location is the grill deal
  11. Storify: Live updates from the Bryan Oliver trial, Nov. 20
  12. 'First Look': First News for Nov. 20
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  14. Zach Ewing's quarterfinals previews and predictions
  15. Rams earn berth in D-II final
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  4. Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of his alleged lover's husband

    A Hesperia man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the August shooting death of his alleged lover's husband in Tehachapi.

    20 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  5. Zach Ewing

    RT @CSUBAthletics: #CSUBvb: 'Runners dominate the first set with a 25-8 win over @UTPABRONCS in the first round of the WAC Tournament. #all

    24 minutes ago via Twitter
  6. Zach Ewing

    RT @RAIDERS: FS Charles Woodson and @derekcarrqb are the Raiders captains tonight. Raiders win the toss and defer.

    24 minutes ago via Twitter
  7. Zach Ewing

    RT @jkotowskibako: Bryan Oliver finishes testifying in trial on two counts attempted murder for opening fire in a high school classroom. ht…

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  8. Zach Ewing

    RT @RAIDERS: It's about that time #RaiderNation! http://t.co/v96IR2Esww

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  9. The Bakersfield Cali

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    Accept Herb Benham's best wishes — along with his computer virus http://t.co/vwlQguaWe8

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  12. Theo Douglas

    @TBCliving I know how to say "the 5." And I usually say "the 99" and I sometimes say "the 58." I'm just wondering if you add the "the."

    43 minutes ago via Twitter
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    @TBCCityBeat Don't forget "the 5" as in I-5. A throwback: 178 (not "the" 178 btw) used to be called the Crosstown Freeway. Is it still?

    46 minutes ago via Twitter
  14. Zach Ewing

    RT @baksports: A few minutes away from start of WAC Volleyball Tournament. 1st up: CSUB vs. Texas-Pan American

    48 minutes ago via Twitter
  15. Jeremy Glen Wiggins, 1972 – 2014

    Jeremy Wiggins of Bear Valley Springs passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 42.

    49 minutes ago via TehachapiNews.com
  16. Theo Douglas

    Okay, freeway drivers, which is it: "99" or "the 99"? "58" or "the 58"? Inquiring minds want to know. Commence replying and re-tweeting now.

    50 minutes ago via Twitter
  17. Zach Ewing

    RT @FightOnTwist: Sources tell me that Oregon Asst. AD Jim Bartko has been selected as #FresnoState's new AD. Presser will be tomorrow at 1…

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  18. The Bakersfield Californian

    This dog, named Oatmeal, was dumped and apparently left to die with her back legs tied together in an AT&T service yard in Rosamond. Oatmeal was spotted and taken to Tehachapi Veterinary Hospital for treatment, and is expected to survive. Kern County Animal Services says after she can leave the hospital, she'll go to Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue to recover. Photos courtesy of Kern County Animal Services. http://on.fb.me/1yZlRaq

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  19. Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog

    Kern County animal welfare officials and rescue group Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue have teamed up to save a little Boxer mix found abused and abandoned in Rosamond earlier this week.

    56 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  20. HERB BENHAM: Computer virus spreads goodwill

    Recently a virus took over my computer and sent emails to everybody in my address book about a wealth management program offered through Wells Fargo Bank.

    59 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
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  1. City Beat The latest scoop on municipal government

    transportation scrutiny A nearly $18 million agreement with Parsons Transportation Group made it through Wednesday's Bakersfield City Council meeting -- but not without scrutiny from Councilman Terry Maxwell, a critic of highway projects. Maxwell questioned whether now was the time to hire Parsons for "advanced...

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    Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of his alleged lover's husband

    A Hesperia man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the August shooting death of his alleged lover's husband in Tehachapi. Jonathan Michael Hearn, 24, wore paper clothing in his first court appearance, an indication he is on suicide watch. The District Attorney's office has...

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    Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog

    Kern County animal welfare officials and rescue group Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue have teamed up to save a little Boxer mix found abused and abandoned in Rosamond earlier this week. The 2-year-old female dog had been thrown over into an AT&T fenced yard, her back legs bound together, Kern County Animal Services said in...

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Images of Kern's beauty in black and white

    The beatuy of Kern County is there for you to see, if you just take a few moments to stop and take it all in. Californian photographer Casey Christie captured these beautiful images.

  2. Funeral services for Nov. 21, 2014

    Services scheduled Sue Elisabeth Geissel, 73, Bakersfield, Nov. 8. Catholic Rosary and Mass 10 a.m. Nov. 22, Christ the King Church, 1800 Bedford Way. Greenlawn Funeral Home. Cynthia Walter, 58, South Fork, Colo., Nov. 18. Services Nov. 22, The Chapel, South Fork, Colo. Strohmayer's Funeral Home, Monte Vista, Colo....

  3. Bryan Oliver finishes his testimony

    Bryan Oliver's testimony Thursday morning regarding his awareness of events just before he opened fire Jan. 10, 2013 in a Taft Union High School classroom conflicts with what he told investigators shortly after the shooting. Oliver has testified he blacked out and has no memory of what happened from the time he removed...

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  1. Environmental group pushes to close oil wastewater sumps

    In the latest salvo targeting California's petroleum industry, an environmental activist group called Tuesday for a statewide ban on the practice of using unlined sumps to dispose of water that comes up from the ground along with crude oil. Clean Water Action detailed its case against sumps, sometimes called "surface...

  2. Baker Hughes Halliburton

    Local oil industry wonders about Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal

    Halliburton's proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes drew a cautious response Monday from members of Kern County's oil industry, where some worried about the agreement's impact on prices and quality of oil field services even as others saw it as harmless. Although the move surprised no one in light of years of...

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    Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for about $35 billion

    Halliburton Co. said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc. for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as customers curb spending on falling oil prices. Halliburton expressed confidence that the tie up of the No. 2 and No. 3 players in the...

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    Baker Hughes says in preliminary merger talks with rival Halliburton

    Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc said on Thursday it is in preliminary merger talks with its larger rival Halliburton Co, though any potential deal would likely face antitrust concerns. Two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Halliburton was looking to buy Baker...

  2. Chad Hathaway

    Kern oil producer suit alleges state inaction on disposal well paperwork

    A local petroleum producer's recent lawsuit accuses state regulators of refusing to process its application for a Kern County injection well that would dispose of water that comes up from the ground along with crude oil. The suit Bakersfield-based Hathaway LLC filed Sept. 19 in Fresno County Superior Court claims the...

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    Hersberger retiring from Aera; Pollard to replace her

    Two familiar faces in the local business community are on the move, it was announced Monday evening. Susan Hersberger is retiring as public affairs director at Aera Energy effective Dec. 31 and Cynthia Pollard, currently president and CEO of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, will succeed her. Pollard will...

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    HERB BENHAM: Computer virus spreads goodwill

    Recently a virus took over my computer and sent emails to everybody in my address book about a wealth management program offered through Wells Fargo Bank. My druthers would have been to blame it on my friend Gene because the first email came from him but I suspect Gene was infected by the same virus. The email...

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    STEVE MERLO: Spotted bass action hot at Millerton, Nacimiento

    Some excellent spotted bass fishing remains at Nacimiento and Millerton lakes. Nacimiento, located about 20 minutes northwest of Paso Robles, has seen a huge upswing in the number of spotted bass caught recently. Though most of the fish aren't big, the vast majority are still keeper-size. Bakersfield's Golden Empire...

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    Salty's new location is the grill deal

    Salty's BBQ has made such a good impression since it opened last year on Rosedale Highway that it was probably inevitable that a second location would pop up. It has, and the copy may be better than the original. The major down side to the flagship restaurant in northwest Bakersfield is mostly due to size. Located in...

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    CAMILLE GAVIN: Winds ready to blow us away

    Aside from the stirring music, one of the things I enjoy most about the Bakersfield Winds concerts are the moments when Ed Hughes sets aside his clarinet and picks up a microphone to give the audience a few tidbits of background information about each selection or its composer. "Ed brings a wonderful depth," said...

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    BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    RETAIL: Had a nice chat with three of the partners at Cushman & Wakefield — Duane Keathley, Wayne Kress and Jeff Andrew — who appeared as my guests on “First Look with Scott Cox” on Tuesday. A couple of interesting tidbits: Construction is well underway for the BevMo! wine and spirits store out at The Shops at River...

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    LOIS HENRY: Carrot or stick for groundwater management?

    California's groundwater hit the big time Sunday night, starring as the lead item in the "60 Minutes" television news program. Upshot of the piece: Cali's been in a prolonged drought and our groundwater is being tapped like never before. Super cool time-lapsed satellite imagery from NASA showed the Central Valley as...

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    Lakers rally past Rockets for second straight win, 98-92

    HOUSTON -- Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9 start. Los Angeles used a 7-1...

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    Clippers roll past Magic

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Clippers started an exceptionally difficult road trip with an exceptionally easy victory. The Clippers, who traveled across country to play seven games in 11 days, gave their starters the fourth quarter off Wednesday night in a 114-90 win over the Orlando Magic. "Our bench outscored...

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    Harvick sounds off

    NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick wound up his Champions Tour on Wednesday from ESPN in Bristol, Conn., doing seemingly non-stop media interviews. One of those was a call to The Bakersfield Californian motor sports writer Mike Griffith, who had questions from fans and staff members waiting. How often do you...

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    Youngblood in attack mode

    A year ago, Danika Youngblood was a solid back-row player who specialized in defense for Cal State Bakersfield's volleyball team. Now she's one of the top attackers in the Western Athletic Conference. Youngblood finished the regular season as the WAC leader with 3.73 kills per set and led the Roadrunners with 366...

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    Raiders face first-place Chiefs

    OAKLAND -- Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders. Just don't tell that to the Chiefs. "We don't even talk like that around here and that's not even the way we think, not the...

  3. Hitting clinic set for Saturday

    To kick off the opening of its new hitting tunnels, Pinnacle Performance Institute will be hosting a hitting clinic with special guest instructors. Major League third baseman Brent Morel, a Centennial High graduate, and former Cal State Bakersfield shortstop and minor league prospect Tyler Shryock will be teaching...

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    Salty's new location is the grill deal

    Salty's BBQ has made such a good impression since it opened last year on Rosedale Highway that it was probably inevitable that a second location would pop up. It has, and the copy may be better than the original. The major down side to the flagship restaurant in northwest Bakersfield is mostly due to size. Located in...

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    Outlets, CASA team up to help foster children

    Appealing to Bakersfield's philanthropic power shoppers, the Outlets at Tejon has partnered with CASA of Kern County to make the holidays a bit brighter for local foster children with the Giving Tree. Now through Dec. 13, visit the tree at the outlets' guest services center and select a gift tag, containing the name,...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Take a walk on this laugh track

    Bakersfield seems light years away from the cosmopolitan comedy clubs of Los Angeles and their two-drink minimum seating, but we'll be getting a taste with the arrival of the four-person "Walk of Shame" comedy tour arriving tonight at Trout's. Four Southern California comedians -- Jessica Michelle Singleton, 27,...

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    Youth Symphony touches roots

    The Bakersfield Youth Symphony will pay a musical tribute to the Dust Bowl migrants this weekend in the final event celebrating the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy, the student orchestra will perform their most ambitious and demanding program ever, including a...

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    Children in need await your love

    The timing of the family Brenda and Jason Haught hoped to have when they were college sweethearts didn't turn out exactly as planned but they feel blessed with the result. "Right from the beginning our goal was to adopt," said Mrs. Haught. "My husband and I wanted to have a couple of children and then adopt one or...

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    Eat -- a lot -- drink and be merry

    A word of advice to anyone attending Bakersfield Uncorked this weekend: Come hungry. "Don't eat before leaving the house!" said Mandy Herp, one of the event organizers and treasurer-elect of the Junior League of Bakersfield, which puts on the event. Although some might remember the event as Wine Fest, which left...

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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Stop allowing 'dark money' contributions

    With almost all the results finally in, the official winner of the 2014 election is now clear: something called "dark money," which reached record levels this year. Its victory has its roots in an adverb choice made by the IRS more than half a century ago. President Barack Obama, who's pretty good with words himself,...

  2. MICHAEL GERSON: Pope Francis showing wisdom and humanity

    Pope Francis' American honeymoon is over (though the whole idea of a papal honeymoon smacks of Borgia-era excess). At first, some political conservatives complained that Francis was showing insufficient respect for distinguished Catholic theologians such as Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. But now, more thoughtful...

  3. CHRIS MOONEY: Winter weather doesn't refute global warming

    If you live in the U.S., you have been feeling insanely cold lately. The area south of Buffalo got 5 feet of snow this week -- an extreme winter weather outburst that is being blamed for a tragic five deaths -- and the Weather Channel says that parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes region may experience "one of the...

  1. ROMESH PONNURU: Liberals not sure exactly why they like Obama's amnesty

    President Barack Obama is planning to rewrite immigration law in the guise of exercising "prosecutorial discretion." In other words, he's going to ask federal agencies not to enforce the laws on the books and hand work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. When conservatives and moderates criticize this...

  2. DANA MILBANK: Purity politics among some Democrats

    Here comes the tea party of the left. On a rainy Monday morning, 50 sodden liberal activists stood on the muddy front lawn of the Capitol Hill home of Sen. Mary Landrieu, advocating for the Louisiana Democrat's defeat. "This house is high and dry, but the coastlines of Louisiana are sinking, very much like Senator...

  3. JOE MATHEWS: California has become the Massage State

    For the record, I did not intend to get naked for this column. But the woman at my local massage parlor insisted that I remove my underwear before she would put her hands on me. So I took it all off -- to better understand my fellow Californians. Judging by all the parlors along our thoroughfares, this is a state of...

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  1. Woman pleads no contest to abusing fiance's child

    An 18-year-old woman has pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with abusing her fiance's 2-year-old child. Ashlynn Westbrook was arrested in August after the child's mother noticed bruising, scratches and multiple bite marks on the boy after he returned from a visit with the father and...

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    Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog

    Kern County animal welfare officials and rescue group Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue have teamed up to save a little Boxer mix found abused and abandoned in Rosamond earlier this week. The 2-year-old female dog had been thrown over into an AT&T fenced yard, her back legs bound together, Kern County Animal Services said in...

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    Missing 12-year-old girl returned home

    The reported 12-year-old runaway, Tekkfiina Nhuy, has returned home, Bakersfield police say. The girl had been reported missing after she did not come home Wednesday evening.

  1. CSUB volleyball: Set for WAC Tourney today

    Now in its second season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, Cal State Bakersfield is hosting its first WAC conference tournament, volleyball, today through Saturday. The Roadrunners come in as the No. 3 seed and should be able to advance to Friday's semifinals since they're playing a Texas-Pan American...

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    Police seek man wanted for Target robbery

    A suspect is wanted for attempted robbery after trying to steal from Target and fighting with the employees. The incident occurred at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the store, at 3401 Mall View Road, when he put merchandise in a suitcase and attempted to leave without paying. He was confronted by employees, who were able to...

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    Man wanted for asking children to get in his car Wednesday

    Three children on their way to school Wednesday morning were approached by a stranger who offered to give them candy and asked them to get in his vehicle, police say. Bakersfield police said the man offered to give them a ride to school, but they fled and told school staff about the incident. The reported incident...

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    Sister of man killed by police speaks out

    He was the baby of the family, the youngest of six, a loyal Dodgers fan and the apple of his mother's eye. He took in stray dogs, regularly attended St. Joseph Church and, at 22, his life was just beginning. These are the memories and personal recollections of Sarina Gonzalez, 29, the sister of Ramiro James Villegas,...

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    LOIS HENRY: Carrot or stick for groundwater management?

    California's groundwater hit the big time Sunday night, starring as the lead item in the "60 Minutes" television news program. Upshot of the piece: Cali's been in a prolonged drought and our groundwater is being tapped like never before. Super cool time-lapsed satellite imagery from NASA showed the Central Valley as...

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    Business groups, farmworkers push for immigration reform in Bakersfield

    Business groups and farmworker advocates staged separate events Wednesday in Bakersfield calling for quick action addressing the thorny questions of how to attract foreign nationals to work in the United States, and what to do about those already here without legal authorization. The groups agreed some solution was...

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    Bakersfield preemie a 'miracle child'

    The first miracle was the twins. After a four-year battle with infertility that included a heart-breaking ectopic pregnancy, in-vitro fertilization had helped Stephanie Crisostomo become pregnant with a boy and a girl. The fifth-grade music teacher and her husband, school nurse Joseph Crisostomo, were overjoyed....

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    Eat -- a lot -- drink and be merry

    A word of advice to anyone attending Bakersfield Uncorked this weekend: Come hungry. "Don't eat before leaving the house!" said Mandy Herp, one of the event organizers and treasurer-elect of the Junior League of Bakersfield, which puts on the event. Although some might remember the event as Wine Fest, which left...

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    BCHS volleyball cruises past Woodlake, reaches section final

    Bakersfield Christian’s volleyball team had a sort of unofficial promotion Tuesday night: “Watch the Eagles return to the Central Section finals and make it home in time for dinner.” The top-seeded Eagles dispatched No. 4 Woodlake in less than an hour, sweeping the Tigers 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 to reach the section’s...

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    A suspect is wanted for attempted robbery after trying to steal from Target and fighting with the employees.

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