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Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

BC Student Detained by ICE

BC Student Detained by ICE

May 23, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty gathered at Bakersfield College to demonstrate support for a B.C. student who was arrested by immigration officials early ...

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 29, 2018

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Veterans who have been arrested may have pro-bono representation through a fairly new program offered by the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Program. Randy...

Community colleges announce partnership with University of California in effort to increase transfers

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

April 29, 2018

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Community colleges across California are in a partnership with University of California (UC) campuses to try to increase transfers to different UCs. The proposed Enhancing Student Transfer memorandum is focused on creating guaranteed admission for eligible community college students who are looking to transfer. While six of the nine UC campuses currently have transfer guarantee...

Downtown post office honors Merle Haggard

Downtown post office honors Merle Haggard

April 16, 2018

On Friday April 6ththe downtown Bakersfield United States Post Office located at 1730 18thSt. was dedicated to a country music icon and Son of Bakersfiel...

Connecting BC, CSUB, and Taft College veterans

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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The current Veteran Program at Bakersfield College (BC) is being connected to Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB) and Taft College. The Veteran’s Club at BC is a resource for any veterans that are BC students. The aim is to provide information and assistance, along with creating a feeling of belonging for the veterans. The services provided to veterans at BC include priority...

Reported sexual assault incident at BC

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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On April 10,Bakersfield College’s Public Safety sent out an alert about an incident that happened inside the women’s restroom of the Humanities building. A female was followed into the bathroom by a male suspect. She was able to defendherself and the suspect left, according to the notification. When the female managed to reached Public Safety the suspect had already...

Studio Movie Grill’s Grand Opening serves up movies, food and drink options at the push of a button

Studio Movie Grill’s Grand Opening serves up movies, food and drink options at the push of a button

April 16, 2018

The Dallas-based theatre concept, Studio Movie Grill (SMG), which incorporates affordable box office hits, full menu options for food and drinks, plush...

KCHC continues work to end homelessness in Kern County

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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The Kern County Homeless Collaborative had their2018 Spring Membership meeting, the KCHC’s goal is to end homelessness in Kern County by collaborative planning and action. At the meeting, they discussed the Built for Zero movement, introduction to the local Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the release of the 2018 Point in Time Count (homeless census) data, on April 3. United...

Professional development conference discusses early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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Dozens of activists, community organizers, and professionals attended a professional development conference at the Doubletree Inn on Wednesday, April 4. The 28 Annual Professional Development Conference for Nonprofits was held by the United Way of Kern County, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger. The...

BPD’s Special Enforcement Unit to wear body cameras during 12-month pilot program

BPD’s Special Enforcement Unit to wear body cameras during 12-month pilot program

April 16, 2018

Bakersfield Police Department received approval at the City Council Meeting on April 11, to equip its Special Enforcement Unit with body-worn cameras (BWCs)...

The redrawing of district lines in Kern County gives Latino voters an edge in fall’s election

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 4, 2018

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Kern County Supervisors made a decision to accept the new district lines proposed on March 30t at a closed-session meeting in the morning. By the afternoon the agreement was made official at the Federal Courthouse, which brought to close the settlement phase of a lawsuit brought by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF against the County. The agreement...

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