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  1. HERB BENHAM: September full of grape expectations

    By HERB BENHAM, Californian columnist
    Monday, Sep 29 2014 06:04 PM

    Last week I went to the Albertsons at the corner of Chester and Brundage to buy half and half in case somebody wanted coffee at the dinner party we were hosting. I thought it was too hot for coffee -- Sue didn't -- so being the mature husband I am, I muttered something under my breath, gave her a strained look and stopped at Albertsons anyway.

    On the way to the dairy section in the back, I walked by produce and a display of red flame grapes being sold in clamshells, the plastic containers that make me think of the ocean on a breezy day.

    I grabbed a carton of the grapes, a pint of Albertson's half and half and two wire brushes with which to clean the barbecue that were selling for $1 each on the bargain table.

  2. OLIVIA GARCIA: Fair hopes to find homes for sheltered animals

    By Olivia Garcia
    Sunday, Sep 28 2014 06:21 PM
  3. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics and people

    By Richard Beene
    Sunday, Sep 28 2014 04:07 PM
  4. HERB BENHAM: Case of juror dragon breath is dismissed

    By HERB BENHAM, Californian columnist
    Saturday, Sep 27 2014 09:00 AM
  5. LOIS HENRY: Ruling would be uncharted waters for water judge

    By Lois Henry
    Friday, Sep 26 2014 06:32 PM
  6. SOUND OFF: Should we be identifying street gangs by name?

    By Robert Price
    Friday, Sep 26 2014 06:21 PM
  7. VALERIE SCHULTZ: We are compelled by the voice of God

    By VALERIE SCHULTZ, Contributing columnist
    Friday, Sep 26 2014 12:52 PM
  8. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By Richard Beene
    Thursday, Sep 25 2014 06:10 PM
  9. STEVE MERLO: Leave these bears alone, and they'll leave us alone

    By STEVE MERLO, Contributing columnist
    Thursday, Sep 25 2014 04:22 PM
  10. HERB BENHAM: By end of summer, grass is lawn gone

    By HERB BENHAM, Californian columnist
    Thursday, Sep 25 2014 09:33 AM
  11. CAMILLE GAVIN: Stars getting Doll-ed up

    By CAMILLE GAVIN, Contributing columnist
    Wednesday, Sep 24 2014 02:49 PM
  12. LOIS HENRY: Oops, wrong beetle! May we get a refund?

    By Lois Henry
    Tuesday, Sep 23 2014 05:45 PM
  13. SOUND OFF: Was it wrong to post photos of crash victim's pain?

    By Robert Price
    Monday, Sep 22 2014 06:30 PM

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