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Local first responders reacting to COVID-19

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Even though the coronavirus has become the primary focus of the nation and the world, protection from other dangers such as fire, crime and medical emergencies is still needed throughout towns. First responders are now taking precautions when responding to emergencies. On March 12, The Bakersfield Police Department announced that the department’s headquarters will be clos...

Surgical masks donated to Adventist Health

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center received a generous donation of surgical masks by a local business on Wednesday March 25.  Umi Sushi, a local sushi restaurant located in Southwest Bakersfield has donated 1,000 new surgical masks to Adventist Health Medical Center. Working team member, Lisa Willet self-handedly donated the surgical masks to Dr. Ronald Reynoso who wil...

REAL ID deadline remains despite coronavirus

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 19, 2020

There is an Oct. 1 deadline for Californians to apply for their REAL Identification (ID), but many residents have yet to apply for their new ID. According to ABC News, the old California ID no longer meets the federal standards, and the new REAL ID will meet all the new federal regulations for IDs. The Oct. 1 deadline is for those who need to board an airplane within the...

Review: Kiss blows away Bakersfield crowd

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 9, 2020

What a mind-blowing performance from the legendary rock band KISS in Bakersfield at the Mechanics Bank arena on March 2. KISS gave an amazing concert performance for the Bakersfield crowd as part of their big End of the Road Tour that began on Jan. 31, 2019. Before KISS came out on stage, another legendary singer named David Lee Roth and his band opened the show and performed...

The Chinese Cemeteries of Kern County

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 6, 2020

A discussion about the old Chinese Cemetery on Terrace Way and other cemeteries in Kern County was held at Beale Library on March 3. Katherine Richers opened the discussion by stating, “The Census reminds us that our community is made up of all kinds of people. People from different backgrounds and beliefs. The Chinese Community is one of these significant presences’...

Bakersfield is ranked as one of the least educated cities

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 4, 2020

A public study analyzed that Bakersfield was ranked as number one of the 10 least educated large cities in the U.S. Bakersfield, along with other cities in California such as Los Angeles and Fresno, were broken down as the top 10 cities with less education, according to a news release by the AdviorSmith study. The AdvisorSmith study analyzed data from the United States...

BC campus taking precautions against the Coronavirus

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 4, 2020

As concern over the inevitable entry and growth of the coronavirus in the United States grows, Bakersfield College has implemented a system to help maintain a clean and healthy campus and has created a webpage where students can find information on preventative measures. There are currently not any plans to cancel classes unless the Kern County Department of Public Health...

Opinion: “Gentefied” premiers on Netflix

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 2, 2020

“Gentefied” tells the story about a Mexican American family in Los Angeles trying to fight the gentrification that is happening to their Boyle Heights neighborhood. Gentrification is when wealthy people come into poor neighborhoods to buy buildings and renovate them to make them look nicer. So, that they can pull more people in with money. Before it premiered on Netflix...

Warren's campaign team visits Bakersfield

Warren’s campaign team visits Bakersfield

February 20, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team held a public forum in Bakersfield at the United Steelworkers building on Feb. 18 to address the community’s...

Bakersfield College becomes the first community college to receive the CIQG Award

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Bakersfield College has been selected by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CIQG) to be the first community college to receive the 2019 CIQG Quality Award. The award is given annually to one school that has achieved and proven evidence of the standards set by the CIQG. The principles to be met in order to receive the award are, “innovation,...

As of Jan. 29, Sanders leads all Democratic candidates in campaign contributions.

Bernie Sanders Opens Campaign Office

January 29, 2020

A campaign office for Sen. Bernie Sanders opened in downtown Bakersfield on Jan. 25, ahead of next month’s Iowa caucus. Close to 100 people from all over Ker...

Op-Ed: O Ramen

Luis Rojas, Reporter

December 11, 2019

When it comes to Japanese food there are only a few places that I have visited in Bakersfield for a good bowl of Ramen. I’m not a big fan of Japanese food but when I first saw or heard about Ramen it was in one of those food shows of Anthony Bourdain on Netflix. I have been to a couple of Japanese restaurants and usually, I go there for Sushi but it turns out I don’t...

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