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    Gas leak could cost Arvin, county $10M from more than 400 legal claims

    Arvin residents filed 416 legal complaints against Kern County and the City of Arvin earlier this month seeking more than $10 million in damages in the wake of a March pipeline gas leak.

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    Gov approves 4-year degrees at CA community colleges

    Claudia Morales, a first-year Bakersfield College student, not only wants to earn a two-year certification to design buildings.

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    Public funeral for former chief Matlock set for Thursday

    A public funeral will be held Thursday for former Bakersfield police chief Eric Matlock, who died of cancer last Thursday at age 65.

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    CHP: Investigation into deputy-involved crash that killed woman could take months

    Authorities say it could take two months or more to complete the investigation into Sunday morning's crash involving a Kern County sheriff's deputy that resulted in the death of a 72-year-old Bakersfield woman.

  5. Funeral services for Sept. 30, 2014

    Services scheduled

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    Skateland closed after 59 years

    Bakersfield lost a local institution Sunday when Skateland roller rink closed after nearly six decades in business.

  7. 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.

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    Julie Farmer sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined $2.9 million

    FRESNO — Julie Dianne Farmer, the only defendant to go to trial in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison — 14 less than prosecutors had sought in what a federal judge called an emotional “nightmare” of a case.

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    Election notebook: 'Tumbleweeds' quip used in anti-Chavez mailer; Chavez hits back at Vidak

    Luis Chavez is a Fresno Democrat hoping to oust incumbent Hanford Republican Andy Vidak in the 14th Senate District.

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    RUSS ALLRED: Shining light on road from owner operator to IPO

    Solar is hot, both literally and financially. Scores of new companies are springing up across the southern US to jump on the public's perception of clean, affordable energy. Each one has a different value proposition: some sell the system, others lease it and still others retain ownership and require the consumer to purchase all the energy the panels on their house can produce.

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    'First Look': KCCD and KHSD candidate debate to be shown live

    The Californian and Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government will host a school board candidate debate Thursday night, and it will be shown live on bakersfield.com.

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