Elder statesmen celebrate finale

Steven C. Vogel
October 19, 2005

Platters of food, a farmers market, political debates and well-known personalities. All of these elements accurately resemble The Bakersfield Business Conference, an event that concluded its 21-year run Oct. 8. “Everything has its cycle, and I think it’s best to go out on top. We’ve... Read more »

Hope for depression sufferers

Michael Plaza
October 19, 2005

The first Thursday of October has been recognized as National Depression Day since 1991, when it began in Boston. Screenings are held at about 9,000 sites nationwide, which screen about a half million people, according to Tai P. Yoo, chairman of psychiatry at Kern Medical Center. A free clinic was held... Read more »

Revitalizing East Hills Mall

Joshua Ayers
October 19, 2005

Since its construction in 1988, East Hills Mall has been through its fair share of ups and downs – mostly downs. However, with the expected development of new homes to the east of the facility, mall management has high hopes of moving past the growing pains that have crippled its growth for nearly... Read more »

Round up: Soccer team’s winning streak comes to an end

Alfredo Adkins
October 19, 2005

With a number of injuries lately, the Bakersfield College soccer team tried a lighter attitude at Monday’s practice with games of leapfrog and piggyback rides. The Renegades were coming off their first loss after eight straight victories, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Santa Monica on Oct. 14. BC... Read more »

42-point win offsets 1-point loss

Leanne Cave
October 19, 2005

The Santa Barbara Vaqueros (4-2, 3-1 Western State Conference North Division) will ride into town on Saturday to battle the Bakersfield College football team in an important contest for both teams. “Santa Barbara is first in the conference on defense; the defense is probably the strength of their... Read more »

QB, receivers make the right connections

Leanne Cave
October 19, 2005

Every football team has team leaders who are well respected and dynamic on the playing field. The Bakersfield College Renegades are no exception. The four sophomore offensive starters that lead the BC passing attack are quarterback Thomas Peregrin, wide receivers Jonathan Nunez and Tajiddin Smith, and... Read more »

Mesa Marin roars into history

Victor Garcia
October 19, 2005

The racecars driving over 100 mph at Mesa Marin will soon be replaced by minivans traveling about 25 mph. The final races at the West’s fastest half-mile were held Oct. 14-16. Fans were cheering their hearts out, and the announcer kept mentioning that these were the final races at Mesa Marin. ... Read more »

Traveling the GET bus isn’t all it’s cracked up tp be

Josette Simmons
October 19, 2005

Not having a vehicle has made me rely on an inconvenient form of transportation in Bakersfield in order to get everyday tasks accomplished. Golden Empire Transit, which serves Bakersfield area residents, recently broadcast a commercial advertising the conditions of traveling on the GET bus, as well... Read more »

Farewell to a piece of home

Michael Plaza
October 19, 2005

Bakersfield is a growing community. Some work in Los Angeles but are willing to commute in order to have a nicer house in a better community, some people just want to get away from the huge cities, and others are looking to get out of the small towns. There are many reasons people would want to come... Read more »

U.S. needs a lady in the White House

Steven C. Vogel
October 19, 2005

Our nation is constantly undergoing political, social and economic reform, as has been the case for many generations. With this constant flow of reform, one can only wonder how the role of women within American politics will continue to transform, taking into account that we are living in a testosterone... Read more »

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