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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...

“Meals on Wheels” brings food to homebound seniors in Bakersfield

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

March 23, 2018

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North of the River held its 16th annual March for Meals campaign from March 19 – March 23. The event was held at the Rasmussen Senior Center, but was enacted into law 46 years ago by a measure that amended the older American Act of 1965 that established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years an older, by then President Richard Nixon. Here in Kern County t...

Bakersfield High School students take part in “March for Our Lives” and walkout

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

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March For Our Lives, a 17 minute- walkout was scheduled in schools at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, across the nation, in honor of the 17 people whose lives were taken on Feb. 14, in a Parkland Florida high school shooting. The Walkout was also to protest the inaction on Congress’ part to address gun violence that would keep school children safe. Bakersfield High School, took part...

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

March 23, 2018

ShotSpotter technology (SST) that was previously installed into some of the high gun-crime neighborhoods or wards in Bakersfield in order to capture gunfire...

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