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a city in S California.
Contemporary Examples

A call from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue brought the news of the medal, Huerta says from her office in Bakersfield.
Hero Grandmother Dolores Huerta Honored With Medal of Freedom Sandra McElwaine May 17, 2012

The first comes today, at a 50th-anniversary gathering of the United Farm Workers Union, in Bakersfield, Calif.
Hero Grandmother Dolores Huerta Honored With Medal of Freedom Sandra McElwaine May 17, 2012

In mid 2010, Baena bought a four-bedroom house with a pool in Bakersfield, assessed at close to a quarter of a million dollars.
Is Arnold Schwarzenegger Still Lying? A. L. Bardach September 29, 2012

The early morning shooting at Taft Union High School, near Bakersfield, is just the latest attack to occur at a school in the U.S.
California School Shooter Had a ‘Hit List’ Christine Pelisek January 11, 2013

In 2013, an elderly woman collapsed at an assisted living facility in Bakersfield, California, and a nurse called 911.
Government Has Made America Inept Philip K. Howard May 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Alphonse Weil, a native of the sunny slopes of France, has grown up with the town of Bakersfield.
Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 Harris Newmark

He had looked for the publication of the license in the Bakersfield papers.
The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne

It is worth noting that Bakersfield, which was part of this great ranch, took its name from Colonel Baker.
Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 Harris Newmark

I met Hennage in Bakersfield, and he told me to keep my hands off those applications.
The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne

I wire him the fifty, he wires her to meet him in Bakersfield, most likely, an’ they’re goin’ to get married on my fifty dollars.
The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne


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