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city (1990 pop. 174,820), seat of Kern co., S central Calif., at the southern end of the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1898. It is an oil, mining, and agricultural center and one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Since the Kern River oil fields were discovered in 1899, almost all of the major oil companies have established refineries in Bakersfield. Gold was discovered in the region in 1855 and silver, borax, gypsum, and tungsten are now mined. Manufactures include chemicals, apparel, food and beverages, construction materials, fabricated metal products, paper and rubber goods, and computers. Cotton, citrus fruits, potatoes, nuts, and roses are grown in the area and there is dairying. California State Univ. Bakersfield is there, and there are major aerospace facilities, including Edwards Air Force Base. Sequoia National Forest is nearby.
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The present owner, Gary Borgna, will become General Manager of Great Valley Drilling Company, LLC, and the crews will become employees of GVDC and operations will be conducted from Fallon and GVDC's headquarters in Bakersfield, California.
Tri-Valley Corporation (AMEX:TIV) is preparing an intermediate logging of at least 1,500 feet of diatomite formation in its Lundin-Weber D-540-30 development well on its Temblor Valley property some 40 miles west of Bakersfield, California.
With more than 200 shareholders attending the meeting held in the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, California, an extensive question and answer period was carried on by the stockholders and the management and technical staff of the Corporation and its subsidiaries before voting.
Berry Petroleum is an independent energy company headquartered in Bakersfield, California.
The Stoll case was one of eight Kern County multi-offender, multi-victim sex ring cases prosecuted in the mid 1980s in Bakersfield, California.
GSPI presently holds a 35% equity member ownership in American Biofuels LLC (ABF) and assisted ABF in engineering and operations of ABF'S Biodiesel production facility in Bakersfield, California for the past 3 years.
Berry Petroleum Company is a publicly traded independent oil and gas production and exploitation company with its headquarters in Bakersfield, California and a regional office in Denver, Colorado.
Dreyer's) (NNM:DRYR), announced today that with the completion in 2005 of a $100 million expansion of its Bakersfield, California, ice cream manufacturing facility, it will close its City of Commerce, California, manufacturing plant at the end of April, 2006, and shift production to Bakersfield.