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    Maxwell joins Johnson in decrying plan to remove bricks, tiles from Plaza

    City Council member Terry Maxwell said Sunday the plan to remove the engraved bricks and tiles in front of Rabobank Arena and Civic Center should be "delayed immediately."

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    Ask TBC: How do I report officers or deputies behaving badly?

    Q: Going down Stockdale Highway, I noticed a Bakersfield Police Department officer in the next lane to me kept edging over onto the white line almost into my lane. As we came to the stoplight, there he was texting on his phone.

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    Remedial education costing community college students

    Two years ago, Lezlie Cranston, 20, took a placement test at Bakersfield College that landed her four course levels below college writing and three behind in reading.

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    Zip-lining accident victim flown back to California

    Bakersfield resident Brian Hodges, who was critically injured one week ago in a zip-lining accident while on vacation in Mexico, was flown back to California on Saturday with his wife, Shimeaka. Their friend Enjoli Black, whose family accompanied the Hodgeses to Cabo San Lucas, said she learned Saturday evening the couple had returned.

  5. County firefighters sent to battle Sand Fire

    The Kern County Fire Department sent 17 members late Saturday to battle the Sand Fire, which started Friday afternoon in Northern California along the Amador-El Dorado county line and had grown to around 4,000 acres by the following night.

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    LOIS HENRY: Even upriver, water is as valuable as wet gold

    I’m convinced that water has become the most seductive element on earth.

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    Course closes amid worries about golf’s future

    The Sycamore Canyon Golf Course in Arvin has been sold to developers who intend to plant an almond orchard there and convert the clubhouse into a wedding venue.

  8. Funeral services for July 27

    Services pending

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    Along for the ride, Westside Parkway turns one

    A classic car parade Aug. 2 opened Westside Parkway for business, but a year later the freeway segment remains part of more futuristic plans to merge Bakersfield with the national highway system.

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    Thumbs-up for a positive attitude

    David Marcus doesn’t worry about beating cancer, because he’s already done it once.

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    Two dead in rollover crash near Delano

    Two McFarland residents died Saturday morning when their 2006 Honda Accord hit a Ford truck with a crane southeast of Delano, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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