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Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 20, 2017

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Governor Jerry Brown signed the tax at the pump and car fees bill, known as SB1 Transportation Act, which was approved by the Legislature back in early...

UberEats now available in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 14, 2017

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UberEATS, a newly emerging restaurant delivery service, launched by Uber, the same ridesharing service shuttling people to and from places around the city, brought the food delivery concept to the Bakersfield market on Nov. 13. Ordering food couldn’t be easier, and is at the touch of a button, according to Stephanie Sedlak, a communications manager for UberEATS. Bakersfield...

BC sends Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa College a signed card

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 2, 2017

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Since early October 2017, several wildfires across the state of California have been burning, and causing catastrophic damage to the land, destroying hundreds of homes. The most impacted by the fires has been Northern California’s wine country, including Napa and Sonoma County, home to Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College. Here at Bakersfield College, students...

Kern County cities placed in top 10 of most robocalls across the US

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield residents, and outlying communities within the 661-area code, were under siege in the month of August, as robocalls (companies that use an auto-dialer to place calls to landlines and cellular phones) skyrocketed, placing Kern County communities amongst the top- 10 listed cities across America for robocalls, while California residents received more of these calls...

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...

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