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Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield law enforcement, radio, and TV stations teamed up for the Bakersfield Together fundraiser on Oct. 18 at the Fox Theater to benefit local victims...

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield College faculty met at the Levan Center on Oct. 25 to discuss the future of the campus using Measure J – a $503 million bond to construct...

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

November 1, 2017

A group of radiology students, gathered at the Office of Financial Aid booth on campus, during the Health Connections Fair on Oct. 5, to discuss financial...

Bakersfield Fire Department speaks about fire prevention

Bakersfield Fire Department speaks about fire prevention

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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With the recent wildfires that ravaged Northern California’s landscape, causing deaths and significant destruction of property, fire prevention is an...

Bakersfield residents use #MeToo

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Women from all over the world have been posting the #MeToo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to signify their struggles with sexual assault and harassment. What once was considered taboo has now given them back the power they felt was lost. The movement gained popularity after recent allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. After the first woman spoke out...

Bill AB424 makes KHSD gun free

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 1, 2017

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, California State Assembly Bill AB 424, an update to California’s Gun Free School Zones law which prevents anyone from possessing or carrying a firearm while on a school campus, will take effect. California state law already prevents the possession of firearms in school zones, but school superintendents and those authorized to act on their behalf...

Bill AB326 to provide training for abuse victims

Bill AB326 to provide training for abuse victims

October 19, 2017

The new Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, AB326, was introduced into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 27 and will go into effect in...

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

October 17, 2017

Demonstrators gathered outside of Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace to protest the visit of Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 10. Pence, along with House...

Interim director Andie Apple is named head director of library

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

October 5, 2017

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Andie Apple, once a worker for the Beale Memorial Library, was appointed head director of the library. She started off shelving books and worked her way up into the position she is in today. “I definitely have a passion for library services and resources in the communities that we serve. I’ve been to other libraries over my 20 years, but this is where I got my start...

Prayer vigil held in downtown Bakersfield for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

October 4, 2017

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In response to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival where some local residents were killed or injured, a vigil was held on Oct. 2 in downtown Bakersfield. The event took place at the Kern County Liberty Bell on Truxtun Avenue and was organized by Mayor Karen Goh. Some attendees gathered and prayed for the victims of the shooting, whether they...

Rudy Salas helps prevent scams

Rudy Salas helps prevent scams

October 4, 2017

California State Assembly member Rudy Salas discussed why senior citizens are the main target of scammers and how they can protect themselves from being...

Upgrades to Isabella dams to be finished in 2022

October 4, 2017

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Recent earthquakes in Mexico serve as a reminder that natural disasters can strike at any time. The local threat of an earthquake in Lake Isabella, an active fault line with two dams that are long overdue for upgrades, has had officials in the Lake Isabella and Bakersfield communities concerned for years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been actively working since...

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