The Renegade Rip

Homeless center takes a bullet train

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features

  As the California High-Speed Rail Authority breaks ground in Fresno for the newly approved bullet train, the Bakersfield Homeless Center has found itself caught on the tracks, as either of the proposed routes the train might take through Bakersfield go right through the land on which it sits. Earlier this month, the rail authority announced the start of major construction...

First Friday attracts people from the community

Kyle Chidgey, Photographer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features

  The Art Council’s annual First Friday was in full swing on Feb. 5. Local residents had a chance to come out and observe the work of Kern County’s creative minds, young and old.  Located downtown, First Friday gives local artists and entrepreneurs a chance to display and sell their work once a month. From paintings and clothing to comic books, an array of creative...

10th most drunk city? I’ll have what he’s having

Robert Mullen, Reporter

December 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As I climbed out of the wreckage of my recently acquired and totaled vehicle and staggered back toward the bar I’d just left, I couldn’t help but think of an article I’d read on Men’s Health a while back. To my shock and surprise, Bakersfield is the 10th most drunken city in America and our dear friends in Fresno were the first. “It can’t be!” I declared...

A place to call home

Robert Mullen, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Robert Mullen Reporter I was born in Bakersfield. I was raised here for most of my life and even after I moved up to Frazier Park, Bakersfield was still home, and I still visited just about every other week. I was incredibly excited moving back here for college and still feel right in this city, as opposed to a small mountain town that never really charmed me. Some...

‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

March 14, 2013

For those in Bakersfield looking for a piece of Cuban culture there is local restaurant Rincon Cubano. Rincon Cubano has been open for about eight months....

Bakersfield Comic Con

November 15, 2012

A collection of clips and interviews from the Bakersfield Comic Con.

An American Barber

September 19, 2012

Lumpy Painter is a barber at True Grit in downtown Bakersfield. He has been cutting hair for over 10 years. Watch as he reflects on his career.

At least we’re not Fresno

Nate Perez, Reporter

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I am so sick and tired of hearing people from Fresno talk bad about Bakersfield, as if Fresno is any better to begin with. Both Bakersfield and Fresno are equally as bad. Which one is worse? Fresno. I’ve overheard conversations between non-natives of the central valley compare Fresno and Bakersfield, and most of the time I will hear that Fresno is a better place to live....

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