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“Three Sisters” plays local

“Three Sisters” plays local

April 4, 2018

The play “Three Sisters” made its way to Bakersfield on Saturday night, March 17 at The Empty Space. It was originally written by Anthon Chekhov in...

23rd Scottish Games come to fairgrounds

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

April 4, 2018

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The 23rd annual Kern County Scottish Games were held on March 24 and 25 at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The Scottish Games have become an annual tradition to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage. The event was over two days, both filled with family friendly events to ensure there was something for everyone to take part in. There was live music, dance shows, a petting...

Prayer Breakfast brings Catholics together from all local parishes

Prayer Breakfast brings Catholics together from all local parishes

April 4, 2018

Kern catholic Inaugural Prayer Breakfast was hosted by Monsignor Craig F. Harrison and held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Wednesday, March 21....

Bakersfield High School students take part in “March for Our Lives” and walkout

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

Filed under News

March For Our Lives, a 17 minute- walkout was scheduled in schools at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, across the nation, in honor of the 17 people whose lives were taken on Feb. 14, in a Parkland Florida high school shooting. The Walkout was also to protest the inaction on Congress’ part to address gun violence that would keep school children safe. Bakersfield High School, took part...

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

March 23, 2018

ShotSpotter technology (SST) that was previously installed into some of the high gun-crime neighborhoods or wards in Bakersfield in order to capture gunfire...

Leaders in Life Conference inspires and empowers local teens

Hector Martinez, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Filed under Features

The 19th Annual Leaders in Life Youth Conference is a conference that is made by teens for teens in order to help them make good choices so they can become leaders in their communities. Some of the people who addressed the students that day were Morgan Clayton who is the founder of Leaders in Life, mayor of Bakersfield Karen Goh, and singer Jessie Funk. Over 2,000 students...

SEIU holds protest to increase the availability of union jobs in Bakersfield

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

March 11, 2018

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The Bakersfield chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held a protest rally with Child Care and other unions on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their want for union jobs in the community. Veronica Vasquez, a shop steward and the chapter president of the Kern County SEIU, was a speaker at the event. She has been a shop steward for five years and chapter president...

The Sudden Heroes Masquerade Ball honors victims of the Las Vegas shooting

The Sudden Heroes Masquerade Ball honors victims of the Las Vegas shooting

Diana Coronado, Reporter

March 11, 2018

Filed under Features

On Saturday, Feb 3 a night to remember and honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting was held at The Mark Restaurant. The Sudden Heroes Masquerade...

Locals play Monopoly for a good cause

Locals play Monopoly for a good cause

March 11, 2018

Fans of the board game Monopoly had the opportunity to fundraise for the volunteer center and play the game like they have never seen it before during...

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

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Olmos Productions and Edward James Olmos, movie director and actor of “The Devil Has a Name,” a future dark comedy film, are looking to cast extras...

Dawn Schiller shares a message of hope for victims of human trafficking

Dawn Schiller shares a message of hope for victims of human trafficking

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Filed under Features

Community members filed in Bakersfield’s own Maya theatre on Jan. 29 to hear Dawn Schiller, a human trafficking survivor, share her story.  The theater...

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