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    Competitors weigh ethical dilemmas

    Tuesday, Oct 28 2014 09:39 PM

    How do you know you've made the right ethical call in the course of a controversial business decision? Eight three- and four-person teams weighed that and other questions at the second annual Ethics Team Competition, held Tuesday at Cafe Med.

    In the end, the team representing Bakersfield East Rotary was judged to have made the right calls most often -- or at least explained its decisions best.

    The event, sponsored by the Kegley Institute of Ethics, Bakersfield East Rotary Club, Bakersfield Twilight Rotary Club and the Youth Financial Literacy Program, brought together a collection of service clubs, businesses and other organizations to promote ethics in the workplace.

    Jim Williams, the event's founder and organizer, said he was...

  2. Buckley Broadcasting says sale of Bakersfield stations 'rumors'

    The president of Buckley Broadcasting, owner of four Bakersfield radio stations, said Monday there was "nothing definitive" pending with the sale of any of its stations. Joe Bilotta, president of the Hartford, Conn.-based company, said any...

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    New quarantine as citrus pest is detected

    Agriculture officials are holding a community meeting Wednesday to educate the public about a citrus quarantine and treatment program in the Pumpkin Center area after the second detection of a dreaded agricultural pest in a year. The...

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    College Night fair targets foster students

    Bakersfield High School junior Sarah Mans packed a yellow plastic resource bag with college brochures Monday at the 15th annual Kern County College Night. The three-hour-long College Night at Rabobank Convention Center attracted 116...

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    Annual trade show to feature business workshops

    The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 20th annual Business & Consumer Trade Show in downtown Bakersfield Thursday features a new twist: workshops. These six mini-seminars will focus on subjects including funding and financial...


    Shoppers swarm to Outlets at Tejon grand opening

    The Outlets at Tejon didn’t officially open to the public until 10 a.m. Thursday, but shortly after 9’oclock there were about 500 people lined up to get into H&M, one of the many stores at the mall that are new to Kern County. Employees...

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    GET strike negotiations stuck in neutral

    GET Chief Executive Officer Karen King said Monday no date has been set for contract negotiations with the striking employees' union, leaving an estimated 20,000 riders without transportation heading into a third week. The strike began at...

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    Action Line: Don't get scammed by door-to-door sales

    Dear Action Line: A person selling a computer-assisted tutorial program recently knocked on my door. Since I have a daughter in middle school who's in need of a tutor I was interested in the program. I purchased the software but after a...

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    Debate over state oil severance tax continues

    There is little gray area in California's debate over whether to impose a "severance" tax on oil production. Once again, as occurred in 2013, a bill has been introduced to levy a tax of 9.5 percent on oil and 3.5 percent on natural gas...

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    Kern oilmen unfazed by reassessment of Monterey Shale

    It won’t cause an exodus from Kern County oil fields, but a lowering of federal expectations for petroleum production along California’s vaunted Monterey Shale may change the state’s fracking debate, which could add to its local...

  11. Missed paper? New delivery partnership will put an end to that

    Starting immediately, home subscribers of The Californian will have their newspapers delivered by a company that actually intends on making sure those papers arrive daily, on time and in a spot where readers can find them. Like their...

  12. Diamond Foods to pay $5 million in SEC deal over walnut costs

    Diamond Foods Inc. will pay $5 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its role in an accounting scheme. The SEC said Thursday that it charged the San Francisco-based snack maker and two of its former...

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    LOIS HENRY: If water's involved, progress can be drip by drip

    Time for a McAllister Ranch water banking update. If you're wondering why I keep such close tabs on this water banking proposal, I have two reasons. First, it's water. Any increase in water storage is of acute interest to this community...

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