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Reading coaches volunteer to help young students

Luis Rojas, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office announced in September that they are looking for volunteers for the annual Kern County Community Reading Project. This project recruits and trains community volunteers to become reading coaches for local second grade students.   According to Teressa Twisselman, coordinator English/Language Arts at KCSOS, “The program is ...

Comedian Chris Flail hosts the Streets of Bakersfield Comedy Showcase 5 years in a row

Comedian Chris Flail hosts the Streets of Bakersfield Comedy Showcase 5 years in a row

September 20, 2019

Temblor Brewing Company presented the Streets of Bakersfield Comedy Showcase on Sept. 14 inside a small, secluded space located beside their main dining...

Houchin trades fair tickets for blood donations

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The Houchin Community Blood Bank hosted their annual Fair Wristband Blood Drive Sept. 9 through Sept. 11 at two participating donor centers. Every year, Houchin offers free admission passes to the 2019 Kern County Fair in exchange for blood donations during the 3-day event. 54 total ride wristband vouchers were given away with free admission passes attached.   This is a “fair” trade, and an exciting opp...

Taking precaution measures for the Kern River

Stacie Norris, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The death toll for the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record high of 15 sets in 1985, according to 23 ABC News.  The numbers for 2018 will be released just before the Memorial Day holiday. The Kern River, sometimes referred to as Killer Kern by locals, is a river that runs about 165 feet long and has claimed the lives of several people during the last few years. This...

Little ones creates crafts for Easter Celebration

Stacie Norris, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The California Museum hosted its annual spring and Easter celebration on April 20.  The 2-hour event offered outdoor games as well as arts and crafts for those who wanted to stay indoors.   The day was overseen by Eliza Van Dyke and Nick Banducci along with a few volunteers from Stockdale High School. Kids of all ages were concentrating hard on making bunny eyeglasses t...

Vegan Fest hosted in Bakersfield for the first time ever

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

The Hens Roost, a local grassroots business and restaurant specializing in diner-style vegan food in downtown Bakersfield, hosted Bakersfield's first ever Vegan Fest on Mall View road on April 20. A variety of local eateries attended the event, included; Vida Vegan, We be Grubbin, Bakersfield Pizza Co, Paleta Co, Flame and Flour, Better Bowls, the Hens Roost, and PB jacks. The...

“Shazam!” will leave you gasping for air, it’s that funny

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 5, 2019

Okay, I can breathe now. I was laughing so much throughout the movie “Shazam!” I almost choked on myself. And I wasn’t the only one. Many of the audience members in the theater with me were also laughing consistently throughout the movie at the same moments. Jack Dylan Grazer’s performance as Freddy Freeman was incredible and by far the funniest charac...

Rio Açai Bowl is the healthy and delicious alternative to greasy fast food

Rio Açai Bowl is the healthy and delicious alternative to greasy fast food

April 1, 2019

With three locations in Bakersfield, Rio Açai Bowl is Bakersfield’s local hot spot for açai and poke bowls. It's no wonder they consider themselves...

OpEd: The NFL seeking for a star

Hilario Ismeal Gomez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The NFL Combine a.k.a “The Underwear Olympics” kicked off Feb 6 and lasted till Mar 4 within Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is a showcase for hundreds of the top NFL Draft prospects to showcase theirs on the field skills as well as test the limits of their athleticism. Many make millions by showing off how freaky they can be athletically with their super...

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

March 15, 2019

Many described BC student and athlete Aaran Porter, who was killed last month, as a kind, helpful, and respectful person with high integrity, who was ded...

Hundreds of students participate at the Kern County Science Fair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The annual Kern County Science Fair was on March 12 at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center. Hundreds of students from grades 4 to 12 had a chance to participate. The Kern County Science Fair is sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation. Joe Saldivar, a professor of Biology at Bakersfield College gave a speech at the Science Fair focusing on curiosity and why it...

Animal rights groups work on proposing no-chaining bill, locally and statewide

Hope ShyAnne     , Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign Worldwide Organization has been attempting to propose a bill to keep dogs from being chained up in Kern County and California. Jennifer Kanady, the director of the Division, is working with rescues in the area, such as the Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies. According to Kanady, animal control in Kern County is very...

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