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  1. Central Section volleyball rankings
  2. SOUND OFF: Was it wrong to post photos of crash victim's pain?
  3. Real estate professionals establish fund to help their own
  4. After three bear deaths, one happy ending
  5. Sept. 23 community sports accomplishments
  6. Sept. 23 community sports accomplishments
  7. Supervisors to review meth report, sheriff's audit
  8. 'First Look': District Attorney addresses issues with Prop 47
  9. COUNCIL ELECTION PROFILE: Safety, infrastructure big for Rivera in Ward 1
  10. 'First Look': Doctor explains da Vinci System, robot performing minimally invasive surgeries
  11. 'First Look': Doctor explains da Vinci System, robot performing minimally invasive surgeries
  12. Gymnastics: Galaxy Compulsory Girls
  13. 'First Look': First News for Sept. 22
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  15. DEFINING CASES: In 1991, Wasco was in shock at athlete's arrest
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  1. Local report: CSUB's Youngblood named WAC player of week

    Cal State Bakersfield senior outside hitter Danika Youngblood has been named Western Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  2. OTHER VIEWS: Why we aren't seeing many new businesses

    America's businesses are getting older and fatter, while many new businesses are dying in infancy.

    about 2 hours ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  3. JOEY TITUS: Local govt should have control

    I believe our country is headed in the wrong direction, and I sincerely want to make a difference.

    about 2 hours ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  4. MICHAEL GERSON: Tall order for the GOP in road to White House

    It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov.

    about 2 hours ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  5. Zach Ewing

    @coachwiebe @dlstutzman uh, been there, done that. Also, you're going to win the division anyway, so complaints are invalid ;)

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  6. Zach Ewing

    @enosarris @fangraphs ah, OK, thanks. Wording confused me, but then the whole situation is kind of confusing.

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  7. Zach Ewing

    @fangraphs and Indians should be 82-75

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  8. Zach Ewing

    @fangraphs That's still not right. Has KC's current record at 85-70 instead of 85-71...

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  9. BVARSITY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Teams from Tulare, Kings counties make big moves

    The big movers in this week's Central Section football rankings come from the oft-overlooked central area of the section, Tulare County and Kings County.

    about 3 hours ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  10. Central Section volleyball rankings

    Kern County will get one last shot to knock off top-ranked Clovis when No.

    about 4 hours ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  11. Tehachapi News

    Abernathy Collegiate Charter School will need a LOT of help if it is to stay open: http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/local/x1899434855/Low-enrollment-Abernathy-Charter-School-in-danger-of-closing?utm_source=widget_119&utm_medium=synapse http://bit.ly/1oeUuDH

    about 4 hours ago via Facebook
  12. Trevor Horn

    “@P_Fournier: I just lost a fantasy football matchup by .04 points...” I won a playoff game by .03 and won the league that year.

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  13. Trevor Horn

    @Ike_Dodson @wdeboard @MatthewKimel Put it on the board, Yes! I win, too. Another Cutler series in OT would have been an L.

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  14. Dianne Hardisty

    Business groups lobby Brown to veto bill holding companies responsible for acts of subcontractors http://t.co/SZBtsFbwVA

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  15. Zach Ewing

    Bakersfield High up three spots to No. 20 in @CalHiSports' new state rankings. http://t.co/ThW1kDlMjC

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  16. Trevor Horn

    “@HaroldAbend: New #CalHiSports Top25 sees 2 new Bay Area teams come in Pleasanton Foothill & @BCPSports http://t.co/bAmoYSB5iI BHS in top20

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  17. Trevor Horn

    “@Ike_Dodson: @trevhorn @wdeboard Catalina Wine Mixer!!” POW!

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  18. Trevor Horn

    RT @PAGMETER: PAG METER Top 25 Rankings 1 Edison 2 Bake 3 CN 4 Ridgeview 5 Liberty 6 Lemoore 7 Hanford 8 CW 9 Centennial 10 CVC http://t.c…

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  19. Trevor Horn

    “@Ike_Dodson: Everyone's favorite Will #beatwill @wdeboard http://t.co/BNzn4ZJSg5” winner goes to Catalina wine mixer.

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
  20. Zach Ewing

    RT @BHSDrillers: Friday night at 7:30pm @FOXSportsWest will be streaming our @DrillerFootball game LIVE, so LOG ON to http://t.co/N50LVmxTI…

    about 4 hours ago via Twitter
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    SOUND OFF: Was it wrong to post photos of crash victim's pain?

    Reader: Why not respect the (injured man's) privacy? Bad decision to post these photos. And since you did decide to post them, where is the news story? Instead, we get ... oooohhh look at these! We were there! Please step up to a better standard the community expects from their local newspaper. It's more like hearing...

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    Real estate professionals establish fund to help their own

    Kern County real estate professionals have set up a fund to help colleagues who have fallen on hard economic times because of a medical crisis or death in their immediate family. Organizers say the new Real Estate Professionals Family Relief Fund is not intended to replace contributions the local industry already...

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    After three bear deaths, one happy ending

    Four black bears have made the news this month after wandering into cities and towns in Kern County. And three of them are dead. But a fourth bear, a 100-pound female spotted in an east Bakersfield neighborhood Friday night, is getting another chance at a normal life, bear-style. "The bear was tranquilized and...

  1. Funeral services for Sept. 23

    Services pending Maria Gaudalupe Amezquita, 83, Bakersfield, Sept. 20. Bakersfield Funeral Home. Arthur Aukerman, 61, Shafter, Sept. 21. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Reginald Black Sr., 45, Bakersfield, Sept. 9. Bakersfield Funeral Home. Carroll Ray Cummings, 87, Bakersfield, Sept. 20. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

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    Supervisors to review meth report, sheriff's audit

    Kern County supervisors have a long list of issues to dig through Tuesday. In the 9 a.m. session, they will hear an update to the county's ongoing battle with methamphetamine. A county task force has updated a 2008-2009 study of the problems surrounding the drug and will deliver the report. Supervisors will also...

  3. Election notebook: High school and college district board debates coming up

    Local candidates in contested high school and community college school board races will participate in a public debate Oct. 2 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools City Centre building. The Californian and Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government, a non-partisan advocacy group, will host a debate with many of...

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    Real estate professionals establish fund to help their own

    Kern County real estate professionals have set up a fund to help colleagues who have fallen on hard economic times because of a medical crisis or death in their immediate family. Organizers say the new Real Estate Professionals Family Relief Fund is not intended to replace contributions the local industry already...

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    RUSS ALLRED: The productive power of music in the workplace

    Thump, thump, clap. Thump, thump, clap. Thump, thump clap. The acappella chant began as the company sales force entered the conference hall. "We will, we will rock you..." This primal procession seemed incongruous with the buttoned down sophistication of high-dollar professionals, but under their Armanis everyone...

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    Kern joblessness falls to 2008 levels

    Kern's economy last month posted its strongest performance in almost six years as seasonal hiring in farming and local education pushed down the county's unemployment rate to an unadjusted 9.5 percent, according to state figures released Friday. The last time the county's jobless rate dipped below 10 percent was in...

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    Worth noting in business: Frontier Airlines prepares to halt flights to Denver

    Frontier Airlines plans to discontinue its nonstop, three times-a-week service from Meadows Field to Denver starting Nov. 30, though the company said Thursday "the possibility exists" for flights to resume next summer. Customers who bought tickets for flights in December and beyond are being offered full refunds, a...

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    Worth noting in business: Job fair set for Thursday

    Spherion hopes to fill more than 50 local positions at a job fair open to public from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at its Bakersfield office, 140 S. Montclair St. The staffing company said it has more than 30 call center openings in Bakersfield and 20 production positions in Delano. It also hopes to fill more than one...

  3. Sierra Club questions coal plant's mention in PG&E emails to regulator

    Environmentalists against a proposed clean coal plant in Kern County are raising concerns about the project's mention in newly disclosed emails showing possibly inappropriate communication between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and its primary regulator. The Sierra Club points to a Jan. 22 message from a former PG&E vice...

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    SOUND OFF: Was it wrong to post photos of crash victim's pain?

    Reader: Why not respect the (injured man's) privacy? Bad decision to post these photos. And since you did decide to post them, where is the news story? Instead, we get ... oooohhh look at these! We were there! Please step up to a better standard the community expects from their local newspaper. It's more like hearing...

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    HERB BENHAM: Readers in step with walking column

    Columns can surprise. Most disappear quickly and die a quiet column death. Some hit a chord, and who knows why? Walking to work was one of them. Marcia Giumarra emailed. "I read your column about walking to work this morning. My experiences are on the Bike Path, rather than the shaded tree-lined blocks of a...

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

    COMMON CORE: I clearly touched a nerve last week in writing about what I considered an extremely difficult science question on the Common Core testing at Fruitvale Jr. High School. There were too many responses to list, and most readers were kind enough to politely point out my ignorance. Said Bruce Deeter: "Richard,...

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    JOSE GASPAR: Church addresses abuse allegations in very public way

    The priest approached the podium as he does every Sunday ready to give a sermon. Except this time he did not. With a somber look and holding a document in his hand, the priest said, "Instead of a homily, I've been asked by the bishop to read this letter." I perked up a little bit, wondering what the message might be....

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    The Dish with Pete Tittl: Elusive ribs worth seeking out

    Reader Jon Crawford dropped us an email to recommend barbecue from the Rising Star Baptist Church on Wilson Road, across the street from Kmart. "It's semi-regular (impossible to predict) Saturday barbecue -- I drive by each Saturday to see if they're serving," he wrote. "I make a point of getting their ribs. However,...

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    DINING OUT: The Mark continues to excel at fine dining

    A couple of friends told me they thought food was slipping to the ordinary at The Mark. Considering the extraordinary standard the restaurant set upon its debut back in 2012, I thought a return was in order. I was going to get to the bottom of this. The hostess talked us into taking one of those comfortable booths...

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    Sept. 23 community sports accomplishments

    Community Sports leagues and teams: Share your news, scores, standings, highlights and photos each Tuesday. You can enter your information by creating a free account at: bakersfieldcalifornian.com/sports/community and clicking on the green "submit news" tab. We do not run announcements for personal services or...

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    Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

    OAKLAND -- Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the...

  3. Sept. 22 high school roundup

    Boys water polo Taft 10, BCHS 8 TAFT: Goals: Adkins 4, Barnes 3, Self, Lehman, Nuno. Cross country Woodbridge Invitational At O.C. Great Park, Irvine; 3 miles Bakersfield High results Novice boys: 5. Stevenson, 19:12; 10. Patterson, 19:31; Sophomore boys: 7. Struzyna, 16:08; 18. Rous, 16:37; 21. Parks, 16:41...

  1. Local report: CSUB's Youngblood named WAC player of week

    Cal State Bakersfield senior outside hitter Danika Youngblood has been named Western Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week. Youngblood, from Salt Lake City, Utah, had 19 kills and 10 digs in a four-set loss to Long Beach State on Friday, then had a career-high 22 kiills and 10 digs Saturday morning vs....

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    Central Section volleyball rankings

    Kern County will get one last shot to knock off top-ranked Clovis when No. 6 Stockdale heads north on Thursday. The Cougars beat Centennial 3-0 to open the season and had a 2-0 win over Garces in the Clovis Invitational in August. Tehachapi moves up two spots to the No. 2 spot, thanks in large part to a 3-1 win over...

  3. BETTE ADDINGTON: Brace for big week of bowling in October

    Bowlers, mark your calendar to be at Regency Lanes the weekend of Oct. 3-4-5. This will be the biggest weekend local bowlers have seen in quite some time. The 8th annual Don Glover Masters tournament with $3,000 1st place guaranteed, the Central Valley Masters handicap tournament with $2,000 1st place guaranteed and...

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    The Dish with Pete Tittl: Elusive ribs worth seeking out

    Reader Jon Crawford dropped us an email to recommend barbecue from the Rising Star Baptist Church on Wilson Road, across the street from Kmart. "It's semi-regular (impossible to predict) Saturday barbecue -- I drive by each Saturday to see if they're serving," he wrote. "I make a point of getting their ribs. However,...

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    THE DISH: Everyone is an Okie at Bubba's annual dinner

    The organizers of Bubba's Okie Dinner, an annual fundraiser for Taft's Historic Fort, want to guarantee that you -- make that y'all -- feel at home. From the moment Bubba greets you with his hubcap laden with "horse ovaries" (that's country for hors d'oeuvres) to when Country George and Western Edition play until the...

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    DINING OUT: The Mark continues to excel at fine dining

    A couple of friends told me they thought food was slipping to the ordinary at The Mark. Considering the extraordinary standard the restaurant set upon its debut back in 2012, I thought a return was in order. I was going to get to the bottom of this. The hostess talked us into taking one of those comfortable booths...

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    Entrepreneur busy as a bee

    When Stacia Guzzo became a convert to the grow-what-you-eat-and-eat-what-you-grow movement, she dreamed of rows of fresh produce, chickens and bee hives full of honey. But in the cramped apartment near Los Angeles International Airport that she shared with her husband, all she had room for were two heads of lettuce...

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    MATT MUNOZ: David J. as good as goth gets

    British goth rock pioneer David J. Haskins makes a rare visit to Bakersfield on Friday night, much to the delight of the children of the night. But don't expect a traveling cavalcade of caskets, crucifixes and hooded figures from the co-founder of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. For this intimate outdoor show, Haskins,...

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    Have a horribly good time

    More than a month away from Halloween, you can scare up some early fun this Sunday at the first Heroes & Horror Con. Although the show, at the Bakersfield Marriott, has some things in common with other local pop culture conventions -- comic books, collectibles and gaming -- organizers want it to stand on its own....

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  1. MICHAEL GERSON: Tall order for the GOP in road to White House

    It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is evidently not a total meathead. Which he would have needed to be to have anything to do with the politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge -- a dirty...

  2. JOEY TITUS: Local govt should have control

    I believe our country is headed in the wrong direction, and I sincerely want to make a difference. I mean no disrespect to our Bakersfield City Council members -- or to city council members around the state and country -- but I believe this seat is taken very lightly. A city council member is the one who interacts...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: Why we aren't seeing many new businesses

    America's businesses are getting older and fatter, while many new businesses are dying in infancy. Regulations, bailouts and crony capitalism are choking off our economic promise. A study last month by the Brookings Institution found that the proportion of older firms has grown steadily over several decades, just as...

  1. MARK BELDEN: Before you vote, study up on the candidates -- and yourself

    I have been on both sides of an election. A candidate for supervisor in my county of residence, Calaveras (1992), and Assembly member of California's 5th district (2012). I have voted in almost every election since the age of 18 in California, Maryland and New York. Whether you're a candidate or a constituent, I can...

  2. DANA MILBANK: Why Washington DC is bad reality TV

    Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator who asked the Discovery Channel to film him and a Democratic colleague last month as they subsisted on an uninhabited Pacific island, came home with a sunburn, a 10-pound weight loss -- and a desire to see Senate leaders put through the same ordeal. "To see Sen. Reid and Sen...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: Deadly force problem needs transparency

    The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office made a troubling assertion late last week. Since 2004, he said, the agency has apparently taken no disciplinary action against any of its agents who have used deadly force. That follows a report released in February by the nonprofit Police...

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  1. JC football: It looks like Mt. SAC is again the best

    When Bakersfield College was routed 51-3 by Riverside three weeks ago to open the season, it looked like Riverside might be the class of JC football in California. But not so fast. Riverside only beat Saddleback by three points the following week, then lost this past Saturday 38-28 to Grossmont. Meanwhile, look who...

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    KCSO offers unused prescription, OTC drug return

    As part of the national Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office is offering six locations where residents can turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications. It's the eighth year the KCSO has partnered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to collect...

  3. Election notebook: High school and college district board debates coming up

    Local candidates in contested high school and community college school board races will participate in a public debate Oct. 2 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools City Centre building. The Californian and Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government, a non-partisan advocacy group, will host a debate with many of...

  1. Fishering Drive gunshot victim identified

    A man found shot to death in central Bakersfield on Sunday has been identified by authorities. According to a news release from the Kern County Coroner's Office, the victim was identified as Juan Ramirez Ramirez, 41, of Bakersfield. Kern County sheriff's deputies were called to the 200 block of Fishering Drive at just...

  2. CSUB weekend: volleyball, men's soccer win

    Cal State Bakersfield's weekend sports highlights: -- Christian Duarte's goal in overtime lifted the men's soccer team past Drexel 2-1 in the final match of the University of New Mexico Tournament Sunday afternoon. Jamie Carey-Morrell had tied it in the 65th minute with a goal. Duarte, Carey-Morrell and Joe Masumiya...

  3. ECHL approves three rule changes; two follow NHL guidelines

    A bigger restricted goaltender area — the trapezoid —  and penalties for delaying tactics on face-offs  as well as helmet-less players were approved by the ECHL Board of Governors during the Pre-Season Meeting last week in St. Louis. Following NHL guidelines, the trapezoid has been increased two feet from each post...

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Editors' picks from the last week

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    Kern seeks to consolidate domestic violence services

    Many people had never heard of New Jersey's pre-trial diversion program for domestic violence offenders until former Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice was directed to it in May after an incident with his then-fiancee. But the program was familiar to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green, who has been...

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    New KHSD superintendent: Midwestern roots, Bakersfield branches

    Bryon Schaefer learned to love school and appreciate the importance of a bonded community when, at the age of 16, tragedy thrust him into challenging circumstances. His mother died of breast cancer halfway through Schaefer's high school years back in small-town South Dakota. With his father, a long-haul truck...

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    Bear captured in southeast Bakersfield -- yes, another one

    A small, tired- and hungry-looking baby bear that wandered into a southeast Bakersfield neighborhood was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials Friday night after spending a few hours curled up behind a trash can in a couple's side yard. It was at least the fourth bear in three weeks to show up in a...

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    DINING OUT: The Mark continues to excel at fine dining

    A couple of friends told me they thought food was slipping to the ordinary at The Mark. Considering the extraordinary standard the restaurant set upon its debut back in 2012, I thought a return was in order. I was going to get to the bottom of this. The hostess talked us into taking one of those comfortable booths...

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    Tradition behind Garces-San Joaquin Memorial matchup unrivaled

    History builds tradition. Rivalry games bring out the best of student sections, the sound of the band playing. Graduates from years past filling the stands, reminiscing of the good old days. And no rivalry in the valley matches the history and tradition of the Holy Bowl. On the field, it was the big playmaking...

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    Turnovers hurt BC football in loss to Long Beach City

    Bakersfield College coaches preach one thing above everything else: Take care of the football. Two crucial fumbles helped Long Beach City College survived BC threats as the Vikings improved to 3-0 with a 31-19 win over the Renegades Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. BC (1-2) 9-7 with a first down on the Long Beach...

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  1. KCSO offers unused prescription, OTC drug return

    As part of the national Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office is offering six locations where residents can turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications.

  2. Fishering Drive gunshot victim identified

    A man found shot to death in central Bakersfield on Sunday has been identified by authorities.

  3. Shots fired at apartment, gang member arrested

    Bakersfield police arrested a gang member late Saturday night after he allegedly fired shots into an apartment and a witness was able to provide his description.

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    Two Sunday DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints along South Union Avenue resulted in four DUI arrests and 106 drivers with suspended or invalid licenses.

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