The Renegade Rip

Luncheon combats rise in homelessness

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

The Bakersfield Downtown Business Association hosted a luncheon at the Westchester Event Center for the fight to take back downtown from all the developing conditions on Oct. 24. In attendance was a lot of business owner in the downtown area along with very prominent people in local and state government, such as Senator Shannon Grove, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Mayor Karen Goh,...

Dr. Paula Green share tools for peacebuilding

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Peacebuilding is one thing distinguished speaker Dr. Paula Green is most recognized for. Green is the founder of the Karuna Center for peacebuilding, a nonprofit organization whose statement is to empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace, according to their vision. Karuna Center uses a grassroots model to further pave...

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted the 3rd annual Agriculture Career Expo for students majoring in agriculture and students in high school considering the agricul...

STEM department shows off chemistry

STEM department shows off chemistry

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The STEM faculty hosted a Marvelous Metals Event outside on campus.  The STEM department and other related clubs put up booths displaying their work....

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

November 1, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas from the 32nd Assembly District visited Bakersfield College on Oct. 21 and spoke about local issues and his journey as an assemblyman.  ...

Veteran’s Resource Center to be relocated on campus

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center at Bakersfield College offers a program to help veterans transition back into civilian life. The Veterans Resource Center faculty director Paul Beckworth directs and coordinates activities and gets supplies that are needed for the program. One service that the Veterans Resource Center offers for veterans is educational counseling. Armando...

David Carr teams up with Realty Concepts

Tyler Frost, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Former first overall NFL draft pick and Bakersfield native David Carr takes on a new business venture as he partners with Realty Concepts and their brokerage. The partnership brings together two parties that are family-oriented and committed to the best interests of the Central Valley. Realty Concepts is recognized as the Valley’s leading real estate brokerage. They are...

Red Cross recreates shelter for community members

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The Red Cross presented the Shelter of Hope, a fully functional mock Red Cross shelter, on Oct. 5 at the Marketplace. The event was meant to inform and show community members what services the Red Cross has to offer in case of an emergency. The shelter replica let people explore the space and its resources. According to Nicole Maul, the regional communications manager,...

Kern County hosts annual Veteran’s Stand Down

David Portillo, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Kern County honored its veterans on Oct. 10, during its annual Veteran’s Stand Down. The event has been occurring since 2011 to honor its veterans to a relaxing day filled with giveaways and many more activities. Admission was free and available to veterans and their dependents. All Veterans were welcome, so those who are homeless were encouraged to attend. The event...

California Gas Prices Are on the Rise with No Definite Stopping Point

California Gas Prices Are on the Rise with No Definite Stopping Point

October 18, 2019

In the past month, Bakersfield’s gas prices have risen over 40 cents per gallon. All over California, cities have been hit with skyrocketing increases...

NAMIWalks: Mental health awareness and fundraising event comes to Bakersfield

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 18, 2019

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) celebrated 17 years of NAMIWalks on Oct. 12 at Beach Park. NAMI is one of the nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization that is dedicated to helping millions of Americans who are affected by mental illness. NAMI help family members who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder,...

Bakersfield hosts annual local Pride event

Bakersfield hosts annual local Pride event

October 17, 2019

This year Bakersfield held its annual Pride festival which included of games, food and an exciting ticket drawing on Oct. 12, at Stramler Park in Downto...

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