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Kern County Homeless Collaborative encourages community to volunteer for Point-In-Time Count

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative is reaching out to community members who want to volunteer for their next point-in-time (PIT) count on Jan 24, 2020. The KCHC is asking for 500 volunteers to help identify the trends in homelessness throughout the county. "Kern County is a very caring community. A lot of people want to do something to help the homeless, but are not...

Greyhound faces transportation competition

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The local Greyhound bus transportation service will soon face competition when it comes to transporting local passengers from the Bakersfield area to LAX. Amtrak train company will soon be selling tickets to travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles train station so passengers can get to Los Angeles. The service named National Railroad Passenger Corp. was approved on California’s...

California Community Colleges received a large donation to help fight against hunger

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The chancellor's office of the California Community Colleges, located in Sacramento Calif., announced that it had received an anonymous donation of $500,000 to be invested in fighting against food insecurity and encourage more hunger free campuses in California. It is known throughout the boards that hunger amongst the students in these community colleges is an issue. They...

Price of legal immigration may be on the rise

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The Trump administration is planning on raising the cost of staying in the United States for undocumented immigrants, according to NBC news. If this were to pass, the citizen application fee would increase from $640 to $1,170 and the permanent residency will increase 79 percent, according to NBC News. Green cards grant legal immigrants to stay in the U.S. as permanent...

Underlying complications led to Bakersfield College student’s death

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student Goshtasb Behdin, 38, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Nov. 9 in a San Diego area hospital. Behdin had been in a car accident that day, but was expected to be discharged within a couple of days and predicted to make a full recovery. The underlying cause for his cardiac arrest is still undetermined, and an autopsy is pending. Behdin was born on...

BC beats CSUB and Taft College in a Child Development PSA Film Festival

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Child Development departments of CSUB, Taft College, and Bakersfield College met at Bakersfield College to announce the winners and submissions at the Indoor Theater on Nov. 21. Students in the Child department of the three institutions created PSA videos of topics that involved children which they hold close to their hearts. Judges for the film festival included:...

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

November 20, 2019

Jeremy Staat, Bakersfield College professor and candidate for congress in the 8th district, spoke about his transition from military life to civilian life,...

Twitter to begin banning political advertisements starting November 2019

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Following the fiasco of “fake news” hitting social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter will ban political advertising on the site starting November 2019. The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, made the announcement days after Congress and the public collectively disapproved of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to refuse fact-checks on ads that...

CSEA and KCCD negotiations reach a halt resulting in KCCD declaring impasse

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Kern Community College District has been negotiating a new successor contract with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) since May. After a negotiation meeting on Oct. 31, KCCD had to declare an impasse in the result of an unsuccessful attempt to reach an agreement with CSEA on monetary items that were desired by the district. “The district will be filing...

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

November 18, 2019

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveiled the latest addition to their Bolthouse Drive donor center on Nov. 9. The debut of a veteran’s wall honored the...

Emilio Huerta announces candidacy for the Kern County board of supervisors

Emilio Huerta announces candidacy for the Kern County board of supervisors

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Longtime Community activist Emilio Huerta announced his candidacy for the Kern County Board of Supervisors for District 4 on Oct. 29. Huerta is the...

Bakersfield ranked among top cities for teachers

David Portillo, Reporter

November 18, 2019

A study by Justin Saeheng was recently conducted showing Bakersfield is one of the best cities for teachers. According to a study by AdvisorSmith, 380 cities throughout America were ranked for the best largest city for teachers and Bakersfield was placed at number two. The field of teaching is growing at a rate of 3.82 percent with over 500,000 preschool teachers, 1.6 million...

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