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Jul 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM
Bakersfield's new federal courthouse might still be awaiting a name.
Jul 26, 2011 at 4:04 PM
Three California lawmakers are proposing a name for Bakersfield's new federal courthouse.
Mar 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM
Two years before an immense coastal earthquake plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis, a geologic fault was discovered about a half-mile from a California seaside reactor — alarming regulators.
Oct 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM
Republicans will need Central Valley swing voters if they hope to capture the governor's and U.S. Senate seats next week. Republicans see these Central Valley towns as the centerpiece of their election-year strategy in California.
Oct 28, 2010 at 1:09 PM
It's hard to turn off Meg Whitman. The most expensive campaign for governor in U.S. history — about $162 million and counting — is inundating California voters with an unprecedented array of ads.
Oct 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM
The former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. brought her economic message to Bakersfield and Fresno on Monday, in a region that has been hit hard by the recession.
Jan 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM
Federal officials announced Thursday that California will get $2.25 billion for the development of high-speed rail connecting the state's major cities, including a segment from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Aug 18, 2008 at 1:09 PM
Nicole Parra of Hanford, whose district includes a part of Bakersfield, says she's not surprised about being punished Monday for abstaining from a budget vote. Parra says she wants lawmakers to approve a comprehensive water bond package before she's willing to vote.
Feb 27, 2006 at 12:28 PM
Residents, police and city council members are looking for more weapons in the battle against gang violence, after 85 gang-related shootings in Bakersfield already this year.

An ad hoc committee on "crime, weapons, gang violence and...