The Renegade Rip

David Carr teams up with Realty Concepts

Tyler Frost, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Former first overall NFL draft pick and Bakersfield native David Carr takes on a new business venture as he partners with Realty Concepts and their brokerage. The partnership brings together two parties that are family-oriented and committed to the best interests of the Central Valley. Realty Concepts is recognized as the Valley’s leading real estate brokerage. They are...

Red Cross recreates shelter for community members

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The Red Cross presented the Shelter of Hope, a fully functional mock Red Cross shelter, on Oct. 5 at the Marketplace. The event was meant to inform and show community members what services the Red Cross has to offer in case of an emergency. The shelter replica let people explore the space and its resources. According to Nicole Maul, the regional communications manager,...

Kern County hosts annual Veteran’s Stand Down

David Portillo, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Kern County honored its veterans on Oct. 10, during its annual Veteran’s Stand Down. The event has been occurring since 2011 to honor its veterans to a relaxing day filled with giveaways and many more activities. Admission was free and available to veterans and their dependents. All Veterans were welcome, so those who are homeless were encouraged to attend. The event...

California Gas Prices Are on the Rise with No Definite Stopping Point

California Gas Prices Are on the Rise with No Definite Stopping Point

October 18, 2019

In the past month, Bakersfield’s gas prices have risen over 40 cents per gallon. All over California, cities have been hit with skyrocketing increases...

NAMIWalks: Mental health awareness and fundraising event comes to Bakersfield

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 18, 2019

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) celebrated 17 years of NAMIWalks on Oct. 12 at Beach Park. NAMI is one of the nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization that is dedicated to helping millions of Americans who are affected by mental illness. NAMI help family members who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder,...

Bakersfield hosts annual local Pride event

Bakersfield hosts annual local Pride event

October 17, 2019

This year Bakersfield held its annual Pride festival which included of games, food and an exciting ticket drawing on Oct. 12, at Stramler Park in Downto...

March for Equality Rallies in Response to U.S. Court Case on Discrimination in the Workforce

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The March for Equality was held on Oct. 8 at the corner of Gosford and Stockdale Hwy sponsored by Bakersfield LGBTQ and Stonewall Democrats of Kern. The march ended at California State University Bakersfield, who is also holding Pride Week on campus. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court case hearing for LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workforce, a march and rally were held...

Bakersfield residents looking to recall Gavin Newsom

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office is taking off across the state with the help of facilitators like Susan Adams, a Bakersfield resident. Adams has been working with Erin Cruz, a conservative author and TV host, to help collect a minimum of 1.5 million signatures from registered California voters by Feb. 13. If the recall petition gets the necessary signatures...

United Nations climate summit led to strikes

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 7, 2019

The United Nations held a special climate summit amid their annual general assembly, on Sept. 23.  Secretary-General António Guterres organized the conference in an attempt to bring leaders from government, business, and civil society together to confront climate change. According to the UN’s opening press release, it is imperative to stop temperatures from climbing anoth...

College student votes doubled in last year

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

October 7, 2019

More college students came out to vote in the 2018 midterm elections than the 2014 midterms, according to a news release from Jen McAndrew, a source from Tufts University. “The turnout gap between students over 30 and those under 22 narrowed from 22.3 percent points to 16.9 points,” according to McAndrew. During the 2018 midterm elections, the voting rate of all Ame...

Hot cars continue to cause child deaths

Laura Lanfray, Senior Features Editor

October 4, 2019

As the weather begins to cool down, parents and childcare providers need to be aware that the threat of heatstroke still lies within the sealed interiors of vehicles regardless of the outside temperature. Since 1998, 844 children in the United States have died from heatstroke while locked inside a car, or Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke (PVH).  As of Oct. 1, the most recent instance of PVH...

Kern County crime impact

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Law enforcement agencies in Kern County have proposed a new systematic way to keep misdemeanor drug offenders off the streets. Sheriff Donny Youngblood and District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer teamed up, along with local judges, in an effort to control the growing homeless epidemic. Kern County’s policy would implement stricter consequences of selected low-level crimes. Inst...

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