This last election season drew out a great deal of attention, reaction and outrage. Since Election Day concluded with the announcement of Donald Trump as the new President-elect, protests and riots have ensued in multiple cities and universities throughout the country and social media. Two Bakersfield College professors weighed in with their professional opinions and views... Read more »
As the deadline for financial aid applications approaches, Bakersfield College students are aware of the scholarships available and are eager to apply, but many do not know how to do so.
Bakersfield College offers Pell Grants, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), as well as numerous other scholarships offered by BC,... Read more »
In the midst of an unprecedented election, many lost sight of a historic event that took place that Tuesday night. Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64 by a margin of over 10 points, putting an end to 100 years of cannabis prohibition in the state. The measure establishes legal limits for possession, growing, and taxes and regulates sales.
Any adult over the age... Read more »
The Kern High School District passed a measure allowing staff with conceal & carry weapon permits to carry their firearms on campus last week. The measure passed 3-2. The session was held so that trustee Chad Vegas, who is scheduled to leave office in January, could vote on the matter before stepping down. His successor, Joey O’Connell, publicly opposes the policy.
Proponents... Read more »
Chris Hine, general counsel for the Kern Community College District, said the district is, “pleased that the actions of Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor were vindicated by the verdict,” following a lawsuit in which Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, sued the KCCD over health and safety concerns.
Hine said whi... Read more »
Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, said he is happy to be exonerated following the verdict two weeks ago of a civil lawsuit he filed in 2014 after being told he would not be retained as a coach.
Kalivas, who was also a professor at BC for 27 years, said that he contacted administration to voice his concerns over the safety of the wrestling... Read more »
Last week’s election saw the passing of several new bond measures in Kern County, the largest of which was Measure J, a nearly $503 million bond that will enable new construction and renovations throughout the Kern Community College District.
The schools of the KCCD include Bakersfield College, BC’s Delano campus, Porterville College and Cerro Coso College, all of which... Read more »
Following a unanimous decision by the Bakersfield City Council, the city will enact chapter 5.66 of the Bakersfield municipal code, which deals directly with food trucks. The ordinance details the city’s rules regarding the definition of food trucks, application approval, denial, revocation, general food vending vehicle requirements, food vending vehicle requirements in the... Read more »