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Bakersfield residents looking to recall Gavin Newsom

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office is taking off across the state with the help of facilitators like Susan Adams, a Bakersfield resident. Adams has been working with Erin Cruz, a conservative author and TV host, to help collect a minimum of 1.5 million signatures from registered California voters by Feb. 13. If the recall petition gets the necessary signatures...

Kern County sends firefighters across California

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018

The Kern County Fire Department sent 70 firefighters to aid those who are currently fighting the fires in Northern California. According to the Associated Press, about 1,000  people are still unaccounted for. Additionally, Kern County provided aid in the form of a helicopter. The helicopter’s night vision will provide assistance to firefighters and service people work...

Democrats take Davis’ downfall in stride

Daniella Williams

October 8, 2003

The room's temperature was 72 degrees, but that had nothing to do with the chill in the air. One minute after the polls closed 8 p.m. Tuesday, the projected results came in: Gray Davis out, Arnold Schwarzenegger in. At the news, one volunteer optimistically said, "It's not over 'til the fat lady sings!" To this, another belted out a high note and laughed. Members of the Kern...

The ‘Governator’ takes over

Jennifer Mills

October 8, 2003

Even before results came in Tuesday night, Republicans started to celebrate the end of Gray Davis' term as governor. Confidence fueled the Kern County Republican Headquarters as volunteers and supporters waited for news of the landslide win they knew Arnold Schwarzenegger would have. Republican headquarters was filled with excitement, as the people danced, clapped and sang...

Schwarzenegger rallies support at Marketplace event

Daniella Williams

October 8, 2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled into The Marketplace Friday on the "Running Man" bus, acknowledging his Hollywood past and bringing controversy with him. Protesters, supporters and the curious came out in droves to see the show. In light of recent allegations against the former bodybuilder, many came to see what he had to say. Theresa Martinez, 28, came to the rally to see if...

In Kern County, it’s Arnold

Seth Nidever

October 8, 2003

An exit poll of 11 people outside a voting station Tuesday at the Travelrite Hotel on Real Road mirrored election results for Kern County as a whole. Kern voters favored recalling Gov. Gray Davis by an overwhelming 3-to-1 margin, and just more than 60 percent of them chose Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him, according to The Bakersfield Californian. Lt....

Arnold wins the big one

October 8, 2003

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