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    Renteria has beef with Valadao cattle

    BY JAMES BURGER The Bakersfield Californian
    Tuesday, Oct 28 2014 05:18 PM

    Amanda Renteria accused Congressman David Valadao, R-Hanford, Tuesday of violating food safety laws by sending cattle from his dairies to slaughter with illegal levels of antibiotics in their tissues.

    The charges -- posted on Renteria's website -- come with one week to go in her campaign to unseat Valadao from his 21st Congressional District post.

    Renteria's campaign manager, Michael Trujillo, said the two family dairies Valadao is associated with -- Triple V Dairy and Valadao Dairy -- sent tainted cattle to two San Joaquin Valley meat companies.

    And he criticized Valadao for voting to shut down the federal government, which slowed down food safety inspections, as well as voting in other circumstances against food safety audits and...


    First jury panel dismissed due to woman's outburst

    The trial judge in the case of alleged school shooter Bryan Oliver dismissed an entire panel of 80 jurors Tuesday because of an outburst the day before from a potential juror. Judge John W. Lua said he dismissed the panel out of fear...

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    Guy Fieri's eatery coming to Bakersfield

    Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open one of his Johnny Garlic's restaurants in Bakersfield, a company spokesman confirmed this week. And this place, with its seared yellow fin ahi and bourbon buffalo meatloaf, is no diner, drive-in or dive....

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    Museum open for altar-ations

    Death gets a bad rap this time of year: zombies want to eat your flesh, vampires want to bite your neck and ghosts want to scare the daylights out of you. But Dia de los Muertos -- which falls a couple of days after that other...

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    BVARSITY RANKINGS: Little change at the top of section football rankings

    A ho-hum week at the top of the Central Section produced little change in the rankings. The two most notable results were Clovis North coming from behind to beat Fresno-Central 41-15 in a battle of top-10 teams and the favorites in the...


    Keene posts top score, Mustangs place third

    MADERA -- As individualistic as golf can be, team championships sometimes bring out the best in players. Case in point was in the final scoring at the Central Section girls golf team championships as Clovis West repeated as Division I...


    Valley Air District implements new burn rules

    Feel free to fill your lungs the next time you step outside because our air is the cleanest it's been in the post-industrial history of the San Joaquin Valley. Overall, air quality in the Central Valley -- for both ozone levels (summer)...

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    League championships figure to go down to the final week

    There is one thing certain in this season of uncertainty. No league titles are clinched with just two weeks left in the regular season for high school football in Kern County. Golden Valley (5-3, 1-2) earned its first South Yosemite...

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    Gades' get defensive to win 3rd straight

    Defensive scoring gave Bakersfield College a huge lift Saturday afternoon, and the Renegades needed every point. BC ran its season-longest winning streak to three straight with a 34-31 Homecoming win over Cerritos College at Memorial...


    LOIS HENRY: Healing veterans with a wet nose and a tail wag

    One of the cruelest legacies of war is that the very thing soldiers crave most -- home -- is something they can often never truly regain. I've heard veterans explain their feeling as war seeming more "normal" than home. How do you go to...


    Historic bank building -- in Taft -- born again

    TAFT -- Glenn Black had always loved the old State Bank building in this west Kern County oil town. The arched windows with sandstone detailing, the ornamental cornice that skirts the roof, the intricate sandstone medallions inlaid into...


    Drillers pull away from Hawks

    There's not a French term for "pick-six," but there is for "I've seen this somewhere before." It's called deja vu, and Bakersfield High had the happiest case possible in a 26-7 win at Centennial on Friday night. For the second straight...

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    Sharp edge for Frontier

    Even at less than full strength, Isaiah Sharp is still a special player, with the ability to carry a team. The Frontier senior running back demonstrated that capability once again on Friday night with 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns...

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