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    SOUND OFF: Was it wrong to post photos of crash victim's pain?

    Reader: Why not respect the (injured man's) privacy? Bad decision to post these photos. And since you did decide to post them, where is the news story? Instead, we get ... oooohhh look at these! We were there! Please step up to a better standard the community expects from their local newspaper. It's more like hearing gossip than being newsworthy.

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    Real estate professionals establish fund to help their own

    Kern County real estate professionals have set up a fund to help colleagues who have fallen on hard economic times because of a medical crisis or death in their immediate family.

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    After three bear deaths, one happy ending

    Four black bears have made the news this month after wandering into cities and towns in Kern County.

  4. Funeral services for Sept. 23

    Services pending

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    Supervisors to review meth report, sheriff's audit

    Kern County supervisors have a long list of issues to dig through Tuesday.

  6. Election notebook: High school and college district board debates coming up

    Local candidates in contested high school and community college school board races will participate in a public debate Oct. 2 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools City Centre building.

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    'First Look': District Attorney addresses issues with Prop 47

    For Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green, California Proposition 47 -- The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act -- is anything but safe.

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    COUNCIL ELECTION PROFILE: Safety, infrastructure big for Rivera in Ward 1

    This is the third of 12 candidate profiles for Bakersfield City Council races in Wards 1, 3, 4 and 7. Remaining profiles will be published in subsequent days.

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    RUSS ALLRED: The productive power of music in the workplace

    Thump, thump, clap. Thump, thump, clap. Thump, thump clap. The acappella chant began as the company sales force entered the conference hall.

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    'First Look': Doctor explains da Vinci System, robot performing minimally invasive surgeries

    It might take a doctor a few days to convince a patient that a hysterectomy performed with the help of a robot is a good idea, but according to one local ob-gyn, it's one of the safest procedures available today.

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    'First Look': First News for Sept. 22

    Lead stories from 'First Look with Scott Cox's" Top Stories:

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