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    Valley soldiers return from Guantanamo Bay

    Good Mexican food is in short supply at Guantanamo Bay.

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    BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    REAL ESTATE: How many homes do you think are for sale in Bakersfield for $2 million or more? A simple search of the Trulia real estate website found five in that range, starting at $2.3 million and soaring to a $2.9 million mansion boasting seven bedrooms, eight baths and 16,000 square feet of living space. Meanwhile, an old home I have admired downtown that sold for $220,000 in 2010 is back on the market listed at $775,000. What is this, 2006?

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    LOIS HENRY: Proposed Kern River water shuffle eyed with suspicion

    When we have plenty of water, hardly anyone would sweat a couple hundred acre feet being moved around in the Kern River system.

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    THE PULSE: Local racer drives home diabetes message

    A race car driver from Bakersfield has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and medical device manufacturer Dexcom as spokesman for their Drive to Stop Diabetes awareness campaign.

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    PAUL ANDERSON: When spring cleaning, don't forget your finances

    Around springtime, my garage begins to show signs of needing organizing after having a winter of items haphazardly moved to the garage, sometimes barely leaving us room to park and walk into the house.

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    Prosecution rests in Farmer fraud trial; defense up next

    FRESNO — After five days of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses, federal prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against Bakersfield mortgage fraud defendant Julie Farmer.

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    'First Look': Mac 'n' cheese festival a success, coming back next year

    The first Macaroni and Cheese Festival last weekend at Cal State Bakersfield was a success. There were 2,500 to 3,000 people at the event and everyone seemed to enjoy the it.

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    'First Look': Garden Fest provides tools to create your own garden

    The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. But is your garden looking a little dry? Don't worry; the 9th Annual Bakersfield College Garden Fest can help you decide what plants work best for your garden.

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    'First Look': First News for April 15

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

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    Winged warrior returns to Bakersfield

    When the nearly 70-year-old Boeing B-17 took flight above Bakersfield on Monday, engines rumbled and seats vibrated just as they would have in 1945.

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