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  1. Key Hosking interchange breaks ground
  2. Action Line: Don't let car woes drive you crazy
  3. Almond board issues bee protection measures
  4. THE DISH: CraSh course in downtown dining
  5. THE DISH: CraSh course in downtown dining
  6. Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack
  7. BEYOND BAKERSFIELD: News from around Kern County
  8. BEYOND BAKERSFIELD: News from around Kern County
  9. 'First Look': 'Bakersfield Life' has everything you need to know about cars
  10. 'First Look': Bakersfield Police Memorial Run celebrates 32 years
  11. 'First Look': Cute, sweet Pomeranian mix steals hearts, featured as Pet of the Week
  12. Shopping, cooking and bonding: We're in!
  13. Shopping, cooking and bonding: We're in!
  14. PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned
  15. PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned
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  1. Theo Douglas

    RT @semayer: If you care about what's going on with Honey Boo Boo ... have you ever thought about trying PBS?

    26 minutes ago via Twitter
  2. Key Hosking interchange breaks ground

    Hosking Avenue's days as a mere bridge over Highway 99 officially ended Friday when local and state officials broke ground on a nearly $23 million interchange that will widen it to six lanes and connect it to the freeway.

    28 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  3. BVarsityLive

    RT @trevhorn: Wasco RB Gabriel Cabezuela is 219 yards shy of 2,000 rushing heading to tonight's game at Taft. I'll be there.

    46 minutes ago via Twitter
  4. BVarsityLive

    RT @trevhorn: Wasco coach Rusvel Prado confirms Tigers have completed 3, yes, 3 passes all season. Says "if we pass the ball, you will need…

    46 minutes ago via Twitter
  5. Zach Ewing

    RT @trevhorn: Wasco coach Rusvel Prado confirms Tigers have completed 3, yes, 3 passes all season. Says "if we pass the ball, you will need…

    46 minutes ago via Twitter
  6. Trevor Horn

    Wasco coach Rusvel Prado confirms Tigers have completed 3, yes, 3 passes all season. Says "if we pass the ball, you will need to slap me."

    47 minutes ago via Twitter
  7. Trevor Horn

    Wasco RB Gabriel Cabezuela is 219 yards shy of 2,000 rushing heading to tonight's game at Taft. I'll be there.

    49 minutes ago via Twitter
  8. Action Line: Don't let car woes drive you crazy

    Dear Action Line, My dad bought a new car for me six months ago and I have had nothing but problems ever since.

    59 minutes ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  9. Police seek four suspects in burglaries

    Bakersfield police are seeking four men wanted for stealing from a Smart & Final Extra store Thursday and who may be tied to a previous burglary.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  10. Almond board issues bee protection measures

    New guidelines on how almond growers can help protect the honeybees they rely on for pollination focus on pesticide and fungicide application and emphasize close communication with beekeepers and other stakeholders.

    about 1 hour ago via BakersfieldCalifornian.com
  11. Tehachapi News

    We love how Tehachapi's Own Western & Work Wear is using social media and traditional media (our newspaper) to advertise — it's a great combination. http://on.fb.me/ZMMYJP

    about 1 hour ago via Facebook
  12. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack - http://t.co/ZheUzNk8Yf http://t.co/0Yv6Gqa0Gc

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  13. tbcbreakingnews

    Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack - http://t.co/ZheUzNk8Yf http://t.co/0Yv6Gqa0Gc

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  14. Louis Amestoy

    RT @BVarsityLive: Week 8 football, we're back. Full slate of football and volleyball action from last night. http://t.co/4paxgPcUCX

    about 1 hour ago via Twitter
  15. Zach Ewing

    RT @BVarsityLive: Week 8 football, we're back. Full slate of football and volleyball action from last night. http://t.co/4paxgPcUCX

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  16. Trevor Horn

    Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack And your full slate of volleyball action, too . http://t.co/kxRe2tuz2P

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  17. BVarsityLive

    Week 8 football, we're back. Full slate of football and volleyball action from last night. http://t.co/4paxgPcUCX

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  18. tbcbreakingnews

    RT @TBCRuthBrown: Latest on the plane crash: http://t.co/JlT5Sb51Pp

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  19. tbcbreakingnews

    RT @FresnoBee: #Fresno seventh-grader busted in sales of pot brownies at school: http://t.co/jrV1Y7n2Zw via @jimguy27

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
  20. Trevor Horn

    Tidbit for Kern County: @_asauni's little brother Kai is going out for the frosh b-ball team at @DrillerHoops. But no football for this one.

    about 2 hours ago via Twitter
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  1. Funeral services for Oct. 25

    Services scheduled Janice Feil, 79, Shafter, Oct. 23. Memorial service 11 a.m. Oct. 30, Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Kristie Marie Harris, 22, Bakersfield, Oct. 18. Memorial service 11 a.m. Oct. 30, First Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St. Basham Funeral Care. Robert L. Horn Sr.,...

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    Key Hosking interchange breaks ground

    Hosking Avenue's days as a mere bridge over Highway 99 officially ended Friday when local and state officials broke ground on a nearly $23 million interchange that will widen it to six lanes and connect it to the freeway. The project, which has been in the works for the better part of a decade, is expected to begin...

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    Action Line: Don't let car woes drive you crazy

    Dear Action Line, My dad bought a new car for me six months ago and I have had nothing but problems ever since. It's brand new. It had 46 miles on it when it was purchased. Since then, I have had it in the shop at the dealer three times for electrical issues. All summer, when it has been so hot, I can't go on the...

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    Almond board issues bee protection measures

    New guidelines on how almond growers can help protect the honeybees they rely on for pollination focus on pesticide and fungicide application and emphasize close communication with beekeepers and other stakeholders. A "best management practices" publication issued last week by the Almond Board of California offers a...

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    BEYOND BAKERSFIELD: News from around Kern County

    RIDGECREST: Robots are the newest additions to kindergarten at St. Ann School. To help immerse students in scientific fields, the school integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Entrepreneurs, or E-STEM. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade have their own learning lesson plans,...

  3. Two dead after plane crash near Ridgecrest

    Two individuals died Friday morning when the single-engine aircraft they were riding in crashed in the Ridgecrest area. Officials received a report of the crash around 10:13 a.m., which occurred about one mile north of Redrock Randsburg Road. It was about three miles northwest of Ransburg. A pilot and flight student...

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    Almond board issues bee protection measures

    New guidelines on how almond growers can help protect the honeybees they rely on for pollination focus on pesticide and fungicide application and emphasize close communication with beekeepers and other stakeholders. A "best management practices" publication issued last week by the Almond Board of California offers a...

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    Oxy subsidiary posts 20 percent earnings drop despite record California oil production

    Despite record oil production, Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s California subsidiary on Wednesday posted a 20 percent third-quarter earnings drop attributed to higher energy costs. The report was the first earnings release from California Resources Corp., scheduled to be spun off Nov. 30 from Houston-based Oxy. At that...

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    GE shutting down wind manufacturing in Tehachapi

    General Electric will shut down the manufacturing side of its operations in Tehachapi by the end of November, impacting about 37 jobs, according to a company spokesperson. GE communications director Lindsay Theile said in a statement the company has decided to streamline its manufacturing process for wind farms....

  1. Sacramento crude oil transfers halted by lawsuit

    Faced with an environmental lawsuit, a Sacramento-based oil company has agreed to stop loading train shipments of crude oil at a city business park, officials involved in the dispute said. InterState Oil Co. said in a letter today to Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District officials that it will no longer use its...

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    New reports target fracking

    A pair of studies released separately Wednesday shone an unfavorable light on fracking, with one claiming oil companies are skirting a ban on underground diesel injections and the other saying minority neighborhoods in areas including Kern County could be affected by expansion of the controversial technique. Neither...

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    Oil industry huddles on ways to sway public opinion

    Still stinging from last year's passage of California's first fracking law, petroleum industry representatives in Bakersfield Tuesday shared ideas for swaying public opinion to head off regulatory activity they warned could kill jobs, raise gas prices and increase reliance on foreign oil. The six-hour West Coast...

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    VALERIE SCHULTZ: Supporting each other in our suffering

    As the blues musician David Bromberg sings, "You've got to suffer if you wanna sing the blues." But really, you've got to suffer if you are a human being. Even the most seemingly charmed life endures its times of suffering, be they great or trifling, spiritual or physical, brief or extended, temporary or final. Let's...

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    PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned

    I consider Red Stone Pizza & Italian Grill to be the best restaurant in town that absolutely no one seems to know about. While chain stores just a few miles away on Rosedale Highway will cumulatively steal valuable time from patient diners waiting an hour or more for a table, you can walk right into Red Stone (hidden...

  3. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Bautista looks to defend title in Kern Amateur

    Neil Bautista knows his share of the history of Kern County golf. As the defending champion of the Men's Kern County Amateur, he is already a part of that history. Coupled with his win in this year's Bakersfield City Amateur in July, he is one of only three players to have followed a KC Men's Amateur win with a...

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

    FOODIE: Another privately owned restaurant has opened downtown, this one a cozy bistro that features soft leather couches, a comfortable, homey interior, a wide selection of drinks, and light salads and sandwiches. It's called CraSh Lounge and it is located on Eye Street next to the Caribbean eatery Mama Roomba. Check...

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    STEVE MERLO: Waterfowl hunters will have option at site off Highway 46

    Even though the Kern National Wildlife Refuge will remain closed at least through November, waterfowl hunters, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Cal Waterfowl Association, now have a place to hunt ducks and geese at a recently developed site only 40 minutes from Bakersfield. Located just south of Highway 46 on...

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    SOUND OFF: Try to criticize Democrats and Republicans equally

    Reader: With some trepidation I'm writing you. My observation has been if a writer is complimentary of The Californian then the writer is enlightened. If critical, a mouth breather. This is regarding your reply to Judd Stacy in today's ("Why didn't you cover Panetta book's criticism of Obama?," Oct. 18) Californian....

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    Injury-riddled Hawks will try to slow down Drillers

    Kevin Sneed has been a football coach for a long time, and he's never seen a rash of injuries like this. Before the season started, Sneed's Centennial team lost linebacker and wide receiver Malcolm Johnson. Then Johnson's half-brother, running back Brandon Robinson, broke his collarbone in the opening game. Robinson...

  2. Strong finish helps Condors bury Aces

    The start wasn't all that impressive, but the finish was what the Condors were looking for Thursday night at Rabobank Arena. The Condors gave up the first goal for the first time this season and were out shot 15-5 in the first 20 minutes, but shrug that off and came back to take advantage of porous Alaska goaltending...

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    Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball

    For Independence's volleyball team, the key to winning the most exciting, thrilling and important match of the season was relaxation. With that in mind, the Falcons rallied at home to beat Tehachapi in five sets Thursday, 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 15-12, a heart-pounder that all but decided the South Yosemite...

  1. Stockdale sweeps Centennial in volleyball

    Despite being tied for first place in the Southwest Yosemite League more than halfway through league play, the Stockdale volleyball team isn't thinking about the big picture. Not yet, anyway. Instead, the Mustangs continue to focus on playing consistently and error-free, something they did extremely well in sweeping...

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    STEVE MERLO: Waterfowl hunters will have option at site off Highway 46

    Even though the Kern National Wildlife Refuge will remain closed at least through November, waterfowl hunters, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Cal Waterfowl Association, now have a place to hunt ducks and geese at a recently developed site only 40 minutes from Bakersfield. Located just south of Highway 46 on...

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    Oct. 24 fish report

    Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure. The catfish bite continues to provide fair to good action. The fish remain in 15-feet of water or more and the bite is best on garlic shrimp, chicken liver, shad, nightcrawlers, and some of the prepared baits. Top spots have been Red's...

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    THE DISH: CraSh course in downtown dining

    In the microcosm of downtown, those who work in the area flock to each new business, especially if it's lunchtime and food is being served. A contingent of Californian editors cruised over to CraSh Lounge on opening day Wednesday, ready to render our verdict on the sandwiches, salads and small plates at the bar/casual...

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    Shopping, cooking and bonding: We're in!

    Cooking can be a divisive activity. For every person who loves concocting new dishes, there's someone else struggling to boil water. It might help those in the second group to know that even Taste of Home Cooking School instructor Jamie Dunn, who will lead a demonstration at the Rabobank Convention Center on Nov. 1,...

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    PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned

    I consider Red Stone Pizza & Italian Grill to be the best restaurant in town that absolutely no one seems to know about. While chain stores just a few miles away on Rosedale Highway will cumulatively steal valuable time from patient diners waiting an hour or more for a table, you can walk right into Red Stone (hidden...

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    Curtain goes up at renovated BC theaters

    Bakersfield College students could be forgiven for feeling as though they'd been upstaged this weekend, and by a most unlikely source: the very theaters where they performed. Out of commission for three years, the college's indoor and outdoor theater complex is now open, but just barely, after a $19.3 million...

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    Padre has a few tricks - and treats - up its sleeve

    If the circus is the greatest show on earth, then the Circus of Souls aims to be at least the greatest show in Bakersfield on Halloween. In an effort to brand itself the ultimate party destination, the Padre Hotel will offer "a completely interactive experience" on the spookiest night of the year, said Matt Howell,...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Turner brings sin and salvation

    No one in country music today better exemplifies the genre's eternal party-and-piety contradictions than Josh Turner. The singer introduced himself to the world in 2003 with the meditative "Long Black Train," whose theme of redemption was as deep as his baritone, and continued to mine his faith for inspiration, most...

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  1. Cycling is great, but the canyon isn't a safe place

    We have made the Kern Canyon drive many times. The drive is fraught with danger presented by drivers taking curves while exceeding the speed limit. We are extra careful. Recently, we became aware of a new danger in the canyon: bicyclists. My husband and I are cyclists, so we are especially aware of the challenges this...

  2. Religion, science not in conflict

    Kerry S. McGill's opinion piece ("Anti-science ignorance has US headed in the wrong direction," Oct. 21) reveals a very sensitive spot in the American psyche: the falsely perceived notion that science is the enemy of religion, in the larger sense of that word. Not a single sentence of the stunningly revolutionary...

  3. Have faith in 'cleaned' planes?

    We are told that the plane carrying the nurse with Ebola was cleaned at every stop. Have you ever gotten on a plane that was "cleaned" before you got on? How'd that work out for you? Fred Drew Bakersfield

  1. MILT YOUNGER & WAYNE McCLEAN: Fight greed: Vote yes on 46

    Opponents of Proposition 46, who include powerful physician lobbyists and the insurance industry, would like you to believe that the initiative on the November ballot is some evil scheme devised by greedy trial lawyers. After all, who doesn't want to hate a lawyer? But voters must not let themselves be deceived. They...

  2. Elect Parlier to fill Council's Ward 7 seat

    An open seat on the Bakersfield City Council is rare indeed. Ward 7 Councilman Russell Johnson's decision to seek the Kern County assessor's post, rather than run for re-election, has triggered a three-way race for his open seat representing south Bakersfield. Chris Parlier, 52, Harmeet Dhindsa, 32, and Matthew Braman,...

  3. DANA MILBANK: A Democratic candidate who embraces Obama

    David Perdue took the cheap and easy route.The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case Democrat Michelle Nunn, to President Obama. "The president himself said, 'make no mistake,...

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    Police seek four suspects in burglaries

    Bakersfield police are seeking four men wanted for stealing from a Smart & Final Extra store Thursday and who may be tied to a previous burglary. The suspects entered the store, at 4980 Stockdale Highway, and took the merchandise without paying, according to BPD. Several of the suspects are also believed to be...

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    Week 8 football, we're baaaaaaaaaack

    After a week of just one game broadcast live, we here at BVarsity Live are back at full strength once again. We will have Bakersfield at Centennial, Stockdale at Frontier and Tehachapi at Golden Valley, all live and in color at bakersfield.com Vance Palm is back and will once again get you started with the pregame...

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    Police seek suspect who stole package off doorstep

    Bakersfield police are seeking the man wanted for allegedly stealing a package off the front porch of a home in the 1700 block of Bradley Avenue. The alleged theft occurred around 7 p.m. Aug. 15 when the suspect waited for a delivery driver to leave. The suspect was with an 11-year-old child during the incident. The...

  1. Kern County inmate died by suicide while in custody Thursday

    A 34-year-old jail inmate was found dead in her cell Thursday after she hanged herself, according to the Kern County coroner. Sarah Lynn Martin, of Bakersfield, was found around 9:16 p.m. and the manner of her death was deemed a suicide. She was an inmate at the Kern County Sheriff's Office's Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility...

  2. Two dead after plane crash near Ridgecrest

    Two individuals died Friday morning when the single-engine aircraft they were riding in crashed in the Ridgecrest area. Officials received a report of the crash around 10:13 a.m., which occurred about one mile north of Redrock Randsburg Road. It was about three miles northwest of Ransburg. A pilot and flight student...

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    Woman wanted for taking renter's deposit check

    Bakersfield police are seeking the woman wanted for taking a resident's rental deposit check after telling the victim she owned the property. At 11 a.m. Sept. 24, the suspect falsely told the victim she was the owner of a property in the 3000 block of Chester Lane, according to BPD. The suspect is described as...

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    Ruptured southwest gas line shut down

    A ruptured 30-inch gas transmission line forced the evacuation of an 8-square-mile swath at Houghton and Wible roads Friday morning, resulting in temporary school closures as the broken line released pressurized gas into the air. About 1 million cubic feet of pressurized gas was leaking into the air per hour before...

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    Council vote saves Centennial Plaza bricks, tiles

    Centennial Plaza's thousands of engraved bricks and tiles will be preserved, and possibly even several broken granite slabs that weren't part of the plan, in a nearly $269,000 remodel for the area approved Wednesday by the Bakersfield City Council. Carved with messages of love and humor, the Plaza's bricks and tiles...

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    Local Habitat for Humanity director dies

    Dennis Vincent Wallace, who spent a lifetime making sure people had a home, including as executive director of Habitat for Humanity's Golden Empire affiliate, died Thursday of cancer. He was 67 years old. Wallace joined Habitat for Humanity in 1997 after previously working as a housing administrator for a variety of...

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    PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned

    I consider Red Stone Pizza & Italian Grill to be the best restaurant in town that absolutely no one seems to know about. While chain stores just a few miles away on Rosedale Highway will cumulatively steal valuable time from patient diners waiting an hour or more for a table, you can walk right into Red Stone (hidden...

  2. Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache_HC2379809B04_.JPG

    Shopping, cooking and bonding: We're in!

    Cooking can be a divisive activity. For every person who loves concocting new dishes, there's someone else struggling to boil water. It might help those in the second group to know that even Taste of Home Cooking School instructor Jamie Dunn, who will lead a demonstration at the Rabobank Convention Center on Nov. 1,...

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    Independence rallies past Tehachapi in volleyball

    For Independence's volleyball team, the key to winning the most exciting, thrilling and important match of the season was relaxation. With that in mind, the Falcons rallied at home to beat Tehachapi in five sets Thursday, 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 15-12, a heart-pounder that all but decided the South Yosemite...

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  1. Police seek four suspects in burglaries

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    Bakersfield police are seeking the man wanted for allegedly stealing a package off the front porch of a home in the 1700 block of Bradley Avenue.

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    A 34-year-old jail inmate was found dead in her cell Thursday after she hanged herself, according to the Kern County coroner.

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    Two individuals died Friday morning when the single-engine aircraft they were riding in crashed in the Ridgecrest area.

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