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A city of south-central California at the southern end of the fertile San Joaquin Valley north-northwest of Los Angeles. Gold was discovered in the region in 1885 and petroleum in 1899.


(ˈbeɪ kərzˌfild)

a city in S California. 205,508.
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Noun1.Bakersfield - a city in south central California at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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Hamid Eydgahi, former member of the ATEA Board of Trustees, has recently been named Dean of Career and Technical Education at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, Calif.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream has announced that with the completion in 2005 of a $100 million expansion of its Bakersfield, CA, ice cream manufacturing facility, it will close its City of Commerce, CA, manufacturing plant at the end of April, 2006, and shift production to Bakersfield.
Lou and Sheryl have served on the boards of Bakersfield Vision 2020, the Cal State Bakersfield Foundation, the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce and the Bakersfield Museum of Art.
Homeowners - from Bakersfield, California, to Fort Worth, Texas - are asking themselves this question as they are prosecuted by the Housing and Urban Development and Justice departments on housing discrimination charges.