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Officials say they've found more than 200 active "produced water" ponds with no permits. Local #oil representatives say they've used the ponds for decades with no problems and thought they were following all the rules.
State regulators are taking a hard look at wastewater disposal in Kern County's oil fields.
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Three #LosAngelesPolice   officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.
Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.
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California health officials' latest update shows no new #measles cases for the first time since the Disneyland outbreak began last year — an encouraging sign that infections may be waning.
California health officials' latest update shows no new measles cases for the first time since the Disneyland outbreak began last year — an encouraging sign that infections may be waning.
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#OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A commuter #train slammed into an abandoned truck early Tuesday, causing a fiery derailment that injured dozens of people as three rail cars tumbled onto their sides northwest of Los Angeles.
A commuter train slammed into an abandoned truck early Tuesday, causing a fiery derailment that injured dozens of people as three rail cars tumbled onto their sides northwest of Los Angeles.
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"The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Oh, the Places You’ll Go."

These are just a few of the books by the beloved author Dr. Seuss. In honor of his birthday, Bakersfield is celebrating with tons of Read Across America events.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Bakersfield is celebrating with tons of Read Across America events.
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While #McFarlandUSA might not have been the No. 1 movie nationwide this weekend, it was definitely the top seller in #Bakersfield.
While "McFarland, USA" might not have been the No. 1 movie nationwide this weekend, it was definitely the top seller in Bakersfield.
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The episode on #DinersDriveInsAndDives with #GuyFieri featured everything from the Salty’s BBQ’s customer favorite "Salty Special" to how they make their famous dry rub.
Since appearing on television, the local restaurant has been packed.
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All eastbound traffic is closed at the mouth of the canyon, and all westbound traffic is closed west of Call Box 3, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A portion of Highway 178 was closed Monday after a rock of mudslide.
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An emotional Debra Allen spoke Monday about the loss of her brother, 60-year-old Oscar Stonebarger, who was riding his bike Feb. 7 when he was hit by a vehicle on the 2800 block of Taft Highway.
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Rain fell in the valley Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, and #snow blanketed parts of the #KernCounty mountains Sunday and early Monday.
Rain fell in the valley, and snow blanketed parts of the Kern County mountains Sunday and early Monday.
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TAFT, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Eyewitness News has received photos showing a tornado in Taft. MORE: http://bit.ly/1LzaIV3
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