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  1. MATT MUNOZ: Taft concert is the Nest big thing

    By MATT MUNOZ, For The Californian
    Wednesday, Oct 29 2014 03:45 PM

    When Truxton Mile came up with the idea of honoring its hometown of Taft with a concert, "we just figured we would ask the city to close the street, buy some kegs, charge a cover and call it a night," said vocalist Ryan Coulter.

    But it turns out that even Taft, the Kern oil town that has managed to retain a healthy dose of its renegade Wild West spirit, has its red tape.

    "Organizing an event like this was something new for us from the very start; we had no clue what to expect," Coulter said.

  2. CAMILLE GAVIN: Magic will put you under spell

    By CAMILLE GAVIN, For The Californian
    Wednesday, Oct 29 2014 02:29 PM
  3. LOIS HENRY: Theater may soon be able to flush again

    By LOIS HENRY, The Bakersfield Californian
    Tuesday, Oct 28 2014 05:59 PM
  4. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By RICHARD BEENE, Californian president and CEO
    Tuesday, Oct 28 2014 05:40 PM
  5. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics and people

    By Richard Beene
    Sunday, Oct 26 2014 06:11 PM
  6. STEVE FLORES: The 'happiest place' is with family

    By Steve Flores
    Sunday, Oct 26 2014 04:00 PM
  7. LOIS HENRY: Healing veterans with a wet nose and a tail wag

    By Lois Henry
    Saturday, Oct 25 2014 04:00 PM
  8. VALERIE SCHULTZ: Supporting each other in our suffering

    By VALERIE SCHULTZ, For The Californian
    Friday, Oct 24 2014 11:14 AM
  9. PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned

    BY PETE TITTL For The Californian
    Friday, Oct 24 2014 09:45 AM
  10. ROBERT GAUTNEY: Bautista looks to defend title in Kern Amateur

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 11:16 PM
  11. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By Richard Beene
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 05:43 PM
  12. STEVE MERLO: Waterfowl hunters will have option at site off Highway 46

    By STEVE MERLO, For The Californian
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 05:25 PM
  13. SOUND OFF: Try to criticize Democrats and Republicans equally

    By Robert Price
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 01:10 PM
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