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Energy Science Fair informs students

Hector Martinez, Reporter

February 25, 2018

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With the help of PG&E and Chevron sophomore, juniors, and seniors at Independence High School had an Energy Science Career Fair were they informed the importance of energy and careers to Lakeside School 8th grade students, the event took place at the high school on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The sophomores displayed many carnival games related ...

Locals may be impacted by an increase in taxes

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

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Bakersfield is already seeing an increase in gas taxes from last year’s gas tax hike, and may be set to see more taxes in the coming years due to a federal gas tax and a local sales tax increase in its preliminary stages. Already California ranks 6th in the nation for gasoline taxes. The national average according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), is 51.73 cents ...

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

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“Paws for Patriots,” a Veterans Dog Adoption & Resource Fair, gave veterans a helping paw by allowing them to adopt a dog for free on Feb. 17 on...

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 25, 2018

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Kern County Career Expo held the first annual career event at the Rabobank Convention Center. Thousands of students and their parents came out to the open...

Recent school shooting brings call for reform

Recent school shooting brings call for reform

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

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A local Bakersfield High School Democrat Club (Dems) student spoke on behalf of worried children, frustrated and concerned parents, families, school teachers...

Tastries same-sex wedding cake case holds rally

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Hundreds gathered in front of the Kern County Superior Court to pray and voice their support for local bakery owner, Cathy Miller, before her hearing Friday, Feb. 2. Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, faces a civil suit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing after she refused to make a wedding cake for same-sex couple Mireya and Eileen Rodrigue...

$5 million in HUD funding toward renewal project for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving $2 billion in funding to the United States. Out of the $2 billion in funds $5 million will be received locally. This HUD funding will go toward renewal projects for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC), the local continuum of care. The KCHC is made up of several Kern County organizations with different specialties...

Colleges may be granted millions for education

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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The 2018-19 state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown emphasizes higher education. The proposal is set to grant colleges and universities millions of dollars’ worth of funding and to establish an online community college. According to the proposal, the California Community College system will receive “rewards” if they are able to meet certain criteria including the...

Bakersfield College now offers more classes to Bakersfield Adult School students at the Job Spot

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Bakersfield College partnered with the Bakersfield Adult School this semester to offer more classes to Bakersfield Adult School students. Different classes such as English for multilingual students, English as a second language, and citizenship classes will be offered at the Job Spot. The Job Spot is opened last semester with help from an Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)...

New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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Rudy Salas (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package on Jan. 8 to combat Valley fever. The four proposed assembly bills focused on different areas of Valley fever awareness, treatment and correct diagnosis. Valley fever is common in Kern County and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to the disease-causing fungus in the area. There is no vaccine, despite Valley Fever...

Students react to CSUB professor’s arrest

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

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Theodore Ishida, CSUB Psychology Professor, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with possession of child pornography. Students who had previously taken courses with the professor have expressed shock and confusion. CSUB released a statement on the day of the arrest. The university said that it was cooperating with authorities and that Ishida was placed on paid leave. The...

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

January 28, 2018

The Shafter Learning Center held a secondary express enrollment date for those who wanted to enroll in college at BC on Jan. 9, for the Spring semester. This...

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