The Renegade Rip

A Sweet Salmon Secret

Seth Nidever

May 6, 2004

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Don't bother looking for Lower Salmon Creek Falls on any map. And don't think the ranger station will be able to help either. Officially, there is no trail and the falls don't exist. As far as the Forest Service in concerned, there is only one Salmon Creek Falls, a 400-foot cascade tucked into a remote corner of the Sequoia National Forest thousands of feet above the Kern...

Beer Buzz

Jeff Eagan

May 6, 2004

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The 12th annual Festival of Beers presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Bakersfield was a good-faith chance for all the 20 through 30-year-olds in Bakersfield to participate in their share of civic responsibility, whether they were aware of it or not. The club's goal for this year was to raise $75,000 to benefit county charities ranging from the Girl Scouts to the Special Olympics. Aside...

Up all night with comic Dave Attell

Jeff Eagan

April 15, 2004

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Dave Attell is a hilarious man. And if he didn't have a TV show, his baldness might even affect his chances of getting laid. But Attell's drunk humbleness is why it's so easy to relate to his comedy. His TV show "Insomniac" could be labeled a reality show, but it is as much a contradiction of reality than any of the other sorry excuses like "American Idol." He gets paid more...

Gentlemen, start your engines

Lee Maxwell

April 15, 2004

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Career Pathways rally for BC’s undecided

March 25, 2004

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For many incoming college students, deciding on a career and how to get there is a challenge. Will I like my career in 10 years? I like science but I don't k now if being a doctor is right for me? To help students narrow their interests, Bakersfield College had the Career Pathways Open House on Saturday, March 6 in the BC Cafeteria. The event was co-sponsored by KGET TV-17. Career...

The real ‘Chicago’arrives

Julianna Crisalli

March 11, 2004

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The sound of smooth jazz music filled the faintly lit theater as actors prepared their lines, applied make-up and released any last minute butterflies on opening night. Director Randy Messick and his crew of actors began performances of "Chicago" on the Bakersfield College Indoor Theater stage March 4. Every performance has its own accumulation of stress and nerves, but with...

World-class saxophonist entertains at West High

Dennis Mahan

March 11, 2004

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The Kenny Garrett Quartet surprised local jazz fans with a rare appearance in Bakersfield, at West High School's DeMello Hall, Friday March 5. Garrett, a multi-Grammy nominee alto/soprano saxophone player, blew the audience away right from the start with his loud, bellowing melodies, as he constantly moved his hips from back to front. The rest of the band, consisting of Carlos...

Faculty art a sight for observers

Barry Lipson

March 11, 2004

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In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Bakersfield College unveiled artwork from past fine arts faculty members. Art Director Lee Clark explains why he came up with the idea. "When we started talking about the 90th anniversary a couple years ago, I thought it would be a nice thing to do to have a retrospective of as many art faculty members as we could." On display are works...

‘The Passion’: A visceral experience

Seth Nidever

March 4, 2004

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Watching "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson's film about the last 12 or so hours of Jesus' life, I was reminded of the depth of human misery and evil in the world, and what it is that Christians have to say about it. They claim nothing less than that God himself was tortured gruesomely and killed. They also claim that human beings are saved from the mess they are in by...

Anti- Defamation League criticizes Gibson’s film

Dennis Mahan

March 4, 2004

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Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" sparked cries of anti-Semitism long before the movie made its astounding nationwide debut last week. And the controversy continues with many Jewish -- and even some Christian organizations -- worried that the movie might still encourage widespread anti-Semitism. "There could be some anti-Semitic fallout as a result of this (movie),"...

Campus Calender

March 4, 2004

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Campus Calendar March 4-6 and 11-13: BC presents "Chicago" in the BC Indoor Theater at 8 p.m. General admission is $8 and it is $5 for students with ID, seniors, children under 18 years of age and groups of six or more. March 6: Career Pathways Open House in the BC cafeteria from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. March 12: "A Global Celebration of Life" presented by the BC music department....

Boxes of Water

Dennis Mahan

March 4, 2004

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Boxes of Water, an innovative jazz band out of Los Angeles, held a free concert on February 21, at Dagny's Coffee Shop in downtown Bakersfield. The show was organized by Bakersfield College music instructor Kris Tiner. Tiner said the band was playing for gas money on their way back from a gig in San Francisco.

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