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    Ben Carson addresses San Joaquin Community Hospital physicians

    Last year's annual San Joaquin Community Hospital medical staff meeting drew 50 people.

  2. Funeral services for Oct. 20, 2014

    Services scheduled

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Carnales Unidos brings out hundreds of vehicles

    The Carnales Unidos show featured an array of vehicles -- motorcycles, classic rides, tricycles -- and entertainment. Organizers estimated about 300 entries participated in the event held Sunday at the Kern County Farigrounds.

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    ASK TBC: Can people blow greenwaste into the street?

    Q: Why are gardeners allowed to just blow clippings and leaves into the street instead of onto the property they are tending?

  5. Mountain biker rescued after crash near Kernville

    Michael Gruszczynski was bombing downhill Saturday afternoon near the bottom of the Cannell Trail as part of the Kern Mountain Bike Festival Shuttle-Fest when his left pedal clipped a rut.

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    ELECTION 2014: Chiang seeks shuffle from controller to treasurer

    This is one in a series of stories looking at the issues and people on the November ballot. Previous installments can be found at bakersfield.com/politics.

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    LOIS HENRY: More intrigue in the (say what?) assessor's race

    I feel like this column should come with a diagram, a portable fan and a stiff drink.


    Pride festival place for fun, acceptance

    Just two hours into Bakersfield Pride on Saturday, event organizer Whitney Weddell was already calling it: The 11th annual gay pride festival was the biggest yet.


    Saturday heart walk brings survivors together

    Despite being born with only half of a heart, the remaining piece inside Brianna Bravo radiated with compassion Saturday as she said those with heart conditions should never give up.

  10. Funeral services for Oct. 19

    Services scheduled

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    Tough love at call-in for gang members

    The Bakersfield Police Department's message to seven known gang members was blunt Wednesday night.

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