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California Community College Chancellor hosts a meeting for students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, held a student media teleconference, on May 12, to provide an update on the future for community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The majority of colleges moved to online distant learning as the pandemic progressed. Chancellor Oakley wanted to explain to all faculty and students that his offices will continue to provide th...

Kern County workers address safety guidelines amid plans to reopen

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 6, 2020

A virtual press conference was held by workers of Kern County to emphasize essential efforts and urge for workplace safety amid plans to reopen on May 5. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next phase of re-opening, known as “phase two,” which would take place along with following certain guidelines and modifications in order to proceed. Kern County emplo...

California Senator hosts a town hall meeting about COVID-19

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 19, 2020

California state senator, Shannon Grove, held a town hall to give an update and discuss community concerns about COVID-19 on April 17.  There were a variety of speakers that gave public updates about the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, and the assistance that is, or will be, given to those affected. Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health, gave the numb...

Public schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 1, 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, announced schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year of 2019-20.  As the number of coronavirus patients that are hospitalized and those in the ICU rapidly increases, it leads to the constant reminder of the urgent need to keep people healthy. “It’s incumbent on all of us to utilize this time thoughtfully and...

Residents of California are urged to stay home

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 22, 2020

California residents were notified on March 19 that Gov. Newson announced that all Californians will be house quarantined to try and help flatten the curve on the spread of Coronavirus. The stay-at-home order went into effective the same night it was called. Due to the order, all nonessential businesses had to close down. Businesses that had to close included, “dine-in r...

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...

Pollution continues to plague California

David Portillo, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Air pollution has been a problem in California since the 1940s and seems to not be going away. California has the worst air quality in the United States due to industrial output and the large-scale wildfires that frequently occur. According to Ca.gov the three main problems of air pollution in California correspond to large amounts of pollution being generated by activities...

CSUB holds panelists discussing the issue of homelessness in California

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Cal State Bakersfield held a panel discussion titled “Homeless in Bakersfield: A Community Conversation” in the Dezember Reading Room located in the Walter W. Siren Library on Nov. 14. Louis Gill, Executive Director of the Bakersfield Homeless Center, Shawn Morrissey, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement at Union Station Homeless Services, and Dorothy Edwards,...

Vince Fong speaks about issues within California

Jacqueline Gutierrez , Reporter

October 18, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong spoke in the Levan Center about his journey, homelessness, and answered audience questions on Oct. 9.  Vince Fong, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, now represents his hometown in Sacramento.  Fong explained that he sits on the budget committee and that he is the vice chair for transportation. Fong also explained how he deals with the ho...

Bakersfield residents looking to recall Gavin Newsom

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office is taking off across the state with the help of facilitators like Susan Adams, a Bakersfield resident. Adams has been working with Erin Cruz, a conservative author and TV host, to help collect a minimum of 1.5 million signatures from registered California voters by Feb. 13. If the recall petition gets the necessary signatures...

California Fire Safe Council receives a grant from Edison International

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Edison International Wildfire Assistance Fund, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awarded the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) with a $500,000 grant to help the efforts of existing Fire Safe Councils in California while also establishing new ones. “In addition to our Edison Wildfire Assistance Fund efforts to start and strengthen Fire Safe Councils, this...

California prepares for upcoming 2020 census

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the impending arrival of the 2020 United States Census next April, the state of California is being proactive about ensuring that everyone is counted. Every ten years the United States Census Bureau works to tally up every individual in the country in order to determine how federal funding will be distributed over the course of the following decade. Because census data ...

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