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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in Bakersfield and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Pinewood Glen Retirement

2221 South Real Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Welcome to Pinewood Glen Retirement Community.We are conveniently located in Southwest Bakersfield with easy access to shopping,transportation,etc. Our community is committed to providing safe and affordable living to fit your day-to-day needs. This independent living retirement community will...

Columbus Estates

3201 Columbus Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306

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Columbus Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Beautifully landscaped and with a neighborly atmosphere, Columbus Estates is nestled among the rolling hills of the San Joaquin Valley . We're just outside of Bakersfield and only a few hours from Los...

The Pointe at Summit Hills

4501 Upland Point Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93306

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Brookdale Riverwalk

350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312

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Here you have fewer chores and more adventures. Our CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Bakersfield, California, has independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. And if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you...

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Solstice Senior Living at Bakersfield

8200 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

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Discover the relaxing charms of California at Solstice Senior Living at Bakersfield. You can find life-enriching recreation, relaxation and activities right where you are at Bakersfield. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site personal care professionals and our...

Sierra Hills

2500 West Henderson Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257

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Sierra Hills provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in a picturesque orange grove at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll be delighted by Sierra Hills' unique blend of big-city convenience and rugged, natural splendor. Residents enjoy the...

The Gables of Ojai

701 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023

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Over sixty years ago founders of AARP envisioned a gracious retirement community, prerequisites included: temperate climate, beautifully landscaped gardens, community rooms and amenities designed to serve the most discriminating seniors. Hence, their vision of what was to become The Gables was...

Walnut Park

4119 West Walnut Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277

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Walnut Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierras, you'll fall in love with our beautiful grounds, comfortable facilities and breathtaking views. Residents appreciate the convenience of being just minutes from shopping,...

Fillmore Country Club

827 River Street, Fillmore, CA 93015

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Fillmore Country Club is a beautifully designed Senior Community with Assisted Living Services, short-term stays, and an appealing alternative for seniors who need some assistance with their daily routines such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. Located in Fillmore, CA, we are...

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

25815 McBean Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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Located in the heart of Valencia, Sunrise at Sterling Canyon is situated next door to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, across the street from Granary Square and just blocks away from Valencia Town Center Mall. Sunrise at Sterling Canyon sits just around the corner from the beautiful Vista...

Rancho Village

39630 Fairway Drive, Palmdale, CA 93551

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Rancho Village provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in the beautiful desert country of Palmdale, you'll be charmed by the graceful elegance of our facilities and our warm and caring staff. We're just minutes from shopping, a restaurant circle and...

The Bonaventure

10949 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93004

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The Bonaventure provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Sixty miles north of the bustling Los Angeles metro area, Ventura is truly a breath of fresh air. Surrounded by lemon and flower orchards, The Bonaventure offers a perfect blend of beach and country living....

The Remington

2727 North 11th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230

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The Remington provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Hanford, you'll enjoy our beautiful grounds and all the convenience of having a charming downtown district just minutes from your door. Our region features excellent health...

Villa Santa Barbara

227 Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Live life in style at Villa Santa Barbara, where residents can soak up the Southern California sun and enjoy desired amenities and services fit for the American Riviera. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...

Vintage Crest

4700 Park Lane, Moorpark, CA 93021

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Located in the beautiful community of Moorpark, within southwestern Ventura County, lies Vintage Crest Senior Apartments, offering quiet apartment living with all the extras. When you visit Vintage Crest, its professionally designed landscaping and open walkways will delight you. Vintage Crest is...

Ventura Townehouse

4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

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Our retirement community provides a private secure environment for seniors who are seeking a lifestyle free from encumbrance and household worries. From the moment you enter the Ventura TowneHouse, you'll appreciate our enlivening approach to retirement. The lively conversations in the lounge,...

Cypress Place

1200 Cypress Point Ln, Ventura, CA 93003

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Our senior living community in Ventura, California, ensures that life here is exciting, from well-designed apartment homes with convenient features to delicious dining and enriching activity offerings. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, our friendly staff is here to provide you with...

The Lexington Assisted Living

5440 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003

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Serving our senior community since 1991, our coastal ambiance with a central courtyard & 3 beautifully landscaped acres, year-round heated pool & Jacuzzi. 'Sweet Shop' snack room with snacks and beverages available all day, complete with jukebox that plays 45's. Large, sky-lit, exercise/activity...

Simi Hills

950 Sunset Garden Lane, Simi Valley, CA 93065

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Simi Hills provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in one of the safest suburbs in the country, you'll enjoy our stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the tasteful elegance of our facilities. Residents also appreciate the convenience of being...

Atria Las Posas

24 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

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Celebrate your independence at Atria Las Posas! Entertain family and friends in the courtyard and enjoy the outdoor grill. Or take advantage of all the community has to offer inside, including a movie room with projector screen, an upgraded salon, and a fitness center with senior-friendly...

The Reserve at Thousand Oaks

3575 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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The Reserve at Thousand Oaks is a beautiful place where seniors can enjoy a special quality of retirement living. It is nestled on 9 acres in the hills in Thousand Oaks.Living Independently at The Reserve at Thousand Oaks Condo Style Apartments offers residents the comfort of knowing that 24-hour...

Mariposa at Ellwood Shores

190 Viajero Dr, Goleta, CA 93117

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Clearwater at Riverpark

750 Clyde River Pl, Oxnard, CA 93030

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Welcome to Clearwater at RiverparkFine Living for Independent SeniorsChoosing a new home for yourself or a loved one is never easy, but it can be fun with Clearwater at Riverpark. We’ve taken care to create a warm and welcoming environment with all the comforts of home, plus the inspiring...

Brookdale Chatsworth

20801 Devonshire Street, Los Angeles, CA 91311

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Here you’ll have the right care at the right time.If you’re looking for an assisted living community where you can redefine your independence with a little bit of help, then our community in Chatsworth, California, might be the right fit for you.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to learn...

Sunrise of West Hills

9012 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Simi Valley, CA 91304

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Located just miles from a major shopping mall, and close to both 118 and 101 freeways, Sunrise of West Hills offers a beautiful view of the hillside, the heart of the city and is convenient to both San Fernando and Simi Valley. We pride ourselves on our excellent care managers and executive team...

The Olive Branch

10215 Balboa Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91325

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The Olive Branch Situated in Northridge, California, Olive Branch Assisted Living offers residents the utmost in comfort and care. This 25-acre community boasts a park-like setting and is perfect for afternoon strolls, family gatherings and recreational activities. Located just off of Balboa...

Atria Hillcrest

405 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Discover exciting NEW enhancements at Atria Hillcrest, including a custom-designed movie theater, upgraded spa offering manicures and pedicures, a modern bistro, redesigned patio and outdoor dining, custom fitness center, visiting physician's exam room, library, WiFi and Saflok security system.We...

Fairwinds - West Hills

8138 Woodlake Ave, Simi Valley, CA 91304

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Fairwinds - West Hills offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - West Hills...

Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

1220 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Conveniently located between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is a campus-style retirement community that provides a wide spectrum of care. Enjoy being near golf courses, wineries, the Veteran's Administration Building and Marian Regional Medical Center. Take...

Atria Grand Oaks

2177 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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Nestled in the heart of Thousand Oaks, Atria Park of Grand Oaks offers resort-style living in a Tuscanesque village setting for Southern California's active older adults. Our amenity-rich community offers all the comforts of home — without the burdens of home maintenance. We provide independent...

Fallbrook Glen of West Hills

6833 Fallbrook Avenue, Calabasas, CA 91307

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Fallbrook Glen Senior Living is a California licensed Residential Care Facility for seniors providing services to the local community.At Fallbrook Glen Senior Living, we offer an experienced, caring and compassionate staff that listens to and understands the needs of our residents on an...

Cedars Assisted Living

17300 Roscoe Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91325

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Cedars Assisted LivingCedars Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in the beautiful town of Northridge, Los Angeles County, California. Our community is located in a peaceful area where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful mountains. It is a great place to live, and the perfect...

The Oaks at Nipomo

177 Mary Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444

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Meadowbrook of Agoura Hills

5217 Chesebro Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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Conveniently located off the 101 Fwy in beautiful Agoura Hills. Our unique community provides independent living, assisted living and a separate secured Memory Care community. Choose from a studio, one-bedroom or a two bedroom 2 bath apartment each with a kitchenette, patio or balcony. Our caring...

The Commons at Woodland Hills

21711 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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The Commons at Woodland Hills is an assisted living community located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Woodland Hills is a beautiful city with lots of great activities for residents. They may go on shopping trips, go to malls and do their shopping, enjoy...

The Gardens at Park Balboa

7046 Kester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91405

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Welcome to The Gardens at Park Balboa(G.P.B), an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care residence in Van Nuys, CA. Our California lifestyle community is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, just blocks away from 2 major hospitals, and convenient to all freeways. The Gardens has...

Brookdale North Tarzana

5711 Reseda Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

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It’s good to be home.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our assisted living Tarzana, California, could be right for you. Here you’ll have assistance with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services...

Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana

18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

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Here, you’ll never stop growing.If you’re looking for an Assisted Living community where you can redefine your independence, then our community in Tarzana, California, might be the right fit for you.  Take control of your time and do the things you want to do. Whether that’s connecting with new...

Valley Vista Senior Living NOW OPEN

7040 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91402

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Sienna Terraces LLC

5405 Lineley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356

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Welcome Home to Sienna Terraces! This newly updated building is an exciting place to live. Conveniently located off the 101 and very close to all that Ventura Boulevard has to offer. The building is ADA accessible with ramps and elevator. There's an onsite gym. Maintenance is handled quickly...

Atria Tarzana

5325 Etiwanda Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91356

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Discover the elegance of a resort community with style and sophistication, right in the heart of Tarzana. Our goal is to provide residents a comfortable lifestyle that encourages independence and personal freedom, enhances well-being, and promotes strong connections to family, friends and...

Foothill Retirement

6720 Saint Estaban Street, Los Angeles, CA 91042

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Foothill Retirement is an Assisted Living Community with three different levels of care starting with Full Independent, Assisted Living and a secure Memory Community. We are located on an acre of property, in a quiet residential neighborhood on a tree-lined street with views of the surrounding...

Encino Terrace Senior Living

16025 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436

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Encino Terrace Senior Living strives to ease the life of each resident, providing a worry-free environment. Taking care of a home with all of this responsibilities, can become tiring and quite overwhelming. The goal of Encino Terrace Senior Living is that you enjoy your home and all of the...

Glen Park at Valley Village

5527 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91607

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Laurel Canyon Retirement home is a two story building located in a Valley Village, California. It is stated to be located in a residential area. If you choose this facility as your mother or fathers retirement home you have the comfort of knowing that they are well fed and entertained. Residents...

Le Bleu Chateau

1900 Grismer Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504

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Assisted Living For The Elderly Where We Offer Personal Comfort To Everyone In The Family.   During our 20+ years of offering affordable assisted living, we have helped our residents and their families feel comfortable with our care and their situations.  We do this with a style of...

Las Brisas

1299 Briarwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Las Brisas provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the lights of San Luis Obispo, from our dining room you'll enjoy stunning views of the Irish Hills and Madonna Mountain. Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers: - Private...

NOHO Senior Arts Colony Apartments

10747 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

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Innovative Apartments for Adults 62+ Reimagine life. Be the first to enjoy brand new 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for adults 62+ in the vibrant NOHO Arts District. More than just the typical pool and fitness center, NOHO Senior Arts Colony offers amenities, programs and social events that go...

Fine Gold Manor Retirement

10537 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

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The Lighthouse

10406 Magnolia Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91601

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The Lighthouse is a premier assisted living community located in the sunny southern California town of Toluca Lake. Residents enjoy a wondrous view of the towering tree-covered Mount Olympus. Other nearby attractions like Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Zoo make the Lighthouse an ideal...

Twelve Oaks Senior Living

2820 Sycamore Ave, Glendale, CA 91214

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Twelve Oaks Senior Living offers a rustic setting, historic site, cozy cottages and apartments located near the La Crescenta area. Enjoy beautiful grounds, a great walking path up to our main lodge and Pavilion. We offer a wide variety of activities for our residents allowing them to maintain...

Learn More about Independent Living in Bakersfield, CA

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Bakersfield, CA, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Bakersfield retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Bakersfield, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Bakersfield is about $2,430 in the city proper, and $2,524 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,045.

For this type of senior living, Bakersfield, California offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Bakersfield, CA

Cost of Living

Like many cities on the West Coast, the cost of living in Bakersfield is nearly ten points above the national average of 100. This is reflected in the city’s high property cost and the fact that over 20 percent of the population pays more than 30 percent of their household income on rent.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate taxSales tax10998$1,38320.7%$227,388$60,058no estate tax or inheritance tax7.2%

Local Hospitals

In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Bakersfield which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bakersfield include:

Weather and Climate

Bakersfield has a hot desert climate. This means that the city experiences a large amount of evaporation compared to a below average amount of precipitation. During the summer the temperatures can be very high while the winters tend to be pleasant and mild. On average, the humidity level for Bakersfield is roughly 49%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of January at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low83°F101°F (July)64°F (July)51°F67°F (February)38°F (December)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating90 (Moderate)127 in the month of December (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

When the air quality index rating is at the level of unhealthy for sensitive groups the air quality is rated as dangerous for those who have upper respiratory issues like COPD. During these periods all persons should limit the amount of time spent on outdoor activities to a minimum, especially those who are at risk.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallInclement weather<1”1” (December)0”earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Kern county

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party40.42%53.07%6.51%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree26%22%7%

Population Statistics

Population trend
Population metroPopulation city properPopulation density380,874574,362982 people per square milegrowing at a rate of 1.16%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3119%8%4%2%

Race & Ethnicity

Crime

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteOther or Not SpecifiedMixed Race7.3%7.5%49.2%1.1%0.2%68.3%
Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens17,540415

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans9%64%10%19%5%5%

Bakersfield is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that for the most part, members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, Bakersfield breaks the mold on West Coast cities and instead opts for more traditional family and religious values. This means that there are parts of the city that members of the LGBTQ+ community may expreience some levels of discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Bakersfield is located in picturesque Kern county which is famous for its “on-site” filming locations. The city is nestled among a diverse landscape of farm land, mountains, desert, rolling hills, and deep valleys.

Bakersfield has deep ties to country music as the birthplace of the “Bakersfield sound.” The Buck Owens Crystal Palace carries on this legacy as a very respected concert venue.

There are four museums located in the city, the largest of which is the Kern County Museum. For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are the Panorama Bluffs, a popular hiking spot.

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