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Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

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“Paws for Patriots,” a Veterans Dog Adoption & Resource Fair, gave veterans a helping paw by allowing them to adopt a dog for free on Feb. 17 on...

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 25, 2018

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Kern County Career Expo held the first annual career event at the Rabobank Convention Center. Thousands of students and their parents came out to the open...

Recent school shooting brings call for reform

Recent school shooting brings call for reform

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

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A local Bakersfield High School Democrat Club (Dems) student spoke on behalf of worried children, frustrated and concerned parents, families, school teachers...

Tastries same-sex wedding cake case holds rally

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Hundreds gathered in front of the Kern County Superior Court to pray and voice their support for local bakery owner, Cathy Miller, before her hearing Friday, Feb. 2. Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, faces a civil suit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing after she refused to make a wedding cake for same-sex couple Mireya and Eileen Rodrigue...

Downtown revitalization under way

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 11, 2018

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Bakersfield City Council and the Bakersfield Police Department are working together to revitalize downtown with grant funding that has been approved for 2018. Council member Andrae Gonzales and Bakersfield Police Department’s Chief Lyle Martin held a press conference on Feb. 9 at Mill Creek Park, to discuss the plans to impliment police officers on bikes. Three off...

$5 million in HUD funding toward renewal project for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving $2 billion in funding to the United States. Out of the $2 billion in funds $5 million will be received locally. This HUD funding will go toward renewal projects for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC), the local continuum of care. The KCHC is made up of several Kern County organizations with different specialties...

Colleges may be granted millions for education

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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The 2018-19 state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown emphasizes higher education. The proposal is set to grant colleges and universities millions of dollars’ worth of funding and to establish an online community college. According to the proposal, the California Community College system will receive “rewards” if they are able to meet certain criteria including the...

Bakersfield hosts “The All of Us Journey”

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Features

Bakersfield was the 6th city on the tour calendar this year for The All of Us Journey, an interactive mobile unit on wheels, which houses demonstration segments about Precision Medicine (PM). The “Journey” is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was locally hosted by The National Alliance for Hispanic Health at Maya Cinemas, on Jan. 25. The ed...

Musicians get together at The Kernville Saloon for a blues jam session

Musicians get together at The Kernville Saloon for a blues jam session

February 11, 2018

The deep bass of electric guitars, coupled with the boom of drums, and the hum of a couple of harmonicas belted out Classic Old Bluesy hits like B.B. King...

Locals celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone”

Locals celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone”

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

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Hundreds of Bakersfield locals gathered at Barnes and Noble for the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone,” the first book in th...

The California Dueling Piano’s road show arrives to Bakersfield

The California Dueling Piano’s road show arrives to Bakersfield

February 9, 2018

Rome Da Luce, 33, of Los Angeles and Michael Tuten, 34, of Las Vegas, are two dueling pianists with The California Dueling Piano’s road show that came...

New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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Rudy Salas (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package on Jan. 8 to combat Valley fever. The four proposed assembly bills focused on different areas of Valley fever awareness, treatment and correct diagnosis. Valley fever is common in Kern County and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to the disease-causing fungus in the area. There is no vaccine, despite Valley Fever...

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