Bakersfield College’s new solar panel project behind schedule limiting campus parking.

Mateo Melero
May 5, 2010

The solar panel project being constructed in the northeast parking lot at Bakersfield College is past its expected construction deadline and is now expected to be complete by the middle of November. “The goal was to be done the first day of school so the parking lot would be available,”... Read more »

Smokers, activists march for pot rights

Mateo Melero
May 5, 2010

Members of the National Organization for Marijuana Reform Laws gathered shortly before noon May 1 at Beach Park, before setting out on a march down Truxtun Avenue on route to the Liberty Bell in front of the courthouse, to promote the legalization of cannabis. Initiated by www.Curesnotwars.org, Saturday... Read more »

Bakersfield College swimming ends with ‘best finish’ for program

Vincent Perez
May 5, 2010

The Bakersfield College women’s relay team and other female swimmers qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships that was held April 29-May 1 at Mt. San Antonio College. The BC women’s 200-yard freestyle relay finished fourth overall,... Read more »

Bakersfield College softball ends losing season

Natalie Rodriguez
May 5, 2010

The Bakersfield College softball team won the first game of a doubleheader 13-12 against College of the Canyons on April 21, a makeup game from April 20. Coach Sandi Taylor talked about the makeup doubleheader game afterward. “What a game, it was back and forth and back and forth. They went ahead... Read more »

Bakersfield College Track: 20 advance to state prelims

Michael Morrow
May 5, 2010

The Bakersfield College track and field women finished third at the Western State Conference, while the men finished fourth. The WSC matchup was held at Moorpark, and the Renegades picked up 19 top five finishes with 20 athletes advancing, 11 men and nine women, to the Southern California Preliminaries. For... Read more »

Bakersfield College baseball playoff bound with an 18-8 win

Julian Moore
May 5, 2010

The Bakersfield College baseball team has clinched a playoff spot after an 18-8 win April 29 in L.A. Mission. The win puts BC’s record in conference at 13-8, a second-place finish in the Western State Conference behind L.A. Valley. The Renegades scored 18 runs on 17 hits in the game. Sam Westendorf... Read more »

Amgen holds health fair to prep for tour

Brian N. Willhite
May 5, 2010

The Kern County Public Health Department, in conjunction with other local health organizations, held a health and wellness fair on April 25, at the Mill Creek Central Park in downtown Bakersfield. Together with the Amgen tour of California, the Bakersfield Sports Foundation and both Mercy and Memorial... Read more »

Kern high School athletes star in Arena Bowl

Vincent Perez
May 5, 2010

The deciding factors were defense and the arm of a small southern-section high school quarterback in the ninth annual high school all-star Arena Bowl at Rabobank Arena on April 30. The west all-stars defeated the east all-stars 50-25. “Mike Morgan [quarterback, Frazier Mountain] distributed the... Read more »

Local rising country star performs

Martin Chang
May 5, 2010

The career of Lauren Ashley, a country singer and songwriter from Bakersfield, began after she saw a Grammy-award winning 20-year old country singer perform. “When I was 12, I went to a Taylor Swift concert, and I saw that she played the guitar, and I was like, ‘Mom and Dad, I want to be... Read more »

Dream Team Academy sets sights on Hollywood

Brian N. Willhite
May 5, 2010

Working toward making their Hollywood dreams a reality, the Dream Team Talent Academy is progressively moving into the world of feature filmmaking with the help of online media outlets like YouTube. Writer, producer and director Shade Gumapac, 29, a Bakersfield College theater major, leads the Dream... Read more »

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