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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 ...

California Governor Gavin Newsom announces 2019-20 budget proposal

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

At the beginning of his first year as governor of California, Gavin Newsom proposed a 2019-20 $209 billion-dollar state budget named "California for All" to increase spending on various programs including education, housing, and healthcare. Newsom's budget proposal was announced to the legislature on Jan.10, and called for an increase in taxes to pay $13.6 billion of the...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Kern County sends firefighters across California

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018

The Kern County Fire Department sent 70 firefighters to aid those who are currently fighting the fires in Northern California. According to the Associated Press, about 1,000  people are still unaccounted for. Additionally, Kern County provided aid in the form of a helicopter. The helicopter’s night vision will provide assistance to firefighters and service people work...

Shannon Grove claims Senate seat

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Shannon Grove claimed the Republican win for California’s sixteenth Senate District as of election night, Nov. 6.  The sixteenth Senate District consists of several cities across the Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties of the Central Valley. With over 900,000 people, it is one of the largest districts in the state.  The two candidates, Republican Shannon Gro...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

Pickleball tournament raises money for BC tennis

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

September 27, 2018

The tennis complex at Bakersfield College hosted the Second Annual Pickleball Cup from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23. Nick Jacobs, the head tournament director, said the majority of the proceeds from the event would go back to Bakersfield College’s tennis team and the remainder would go to the 20-30 Club in town. The 20-30 club, according to its website, is a youth development program...

City of Two Chinatowns

Hector Martinez, Features Editor

August 27, 2018

The Kern County Genealogical Society gave a presentation at the Beale Memorial Library, about the genealogy of Chinese people in Bakersfield, called “City of Two Chinatowns” on Aug. 21. Mary Carroll, vice president of the Kern County Genealogical Society explained, that the event was to talk more about the lives of Chinese people from many centuries ago. She also explained...

L’Oreal moves to Kern County with tax initiative

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

August 22, 2018

Kern County has partnered with L’Oreal through a $2.3 million incentive program. The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved the incentive package on Aug. 17, 2018. This deal comes as part of an economic plan called Advance Kern 2017. District 2 Supervisor Zack Scrivner said in a statement, “This new business venture is a result of the County’s Advance Kern initiative...

COLUMN: Cali teams deserve your support

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

I hate when Californians support out-of-state teams. Our great state is full of great franchises, both professional and collegiate. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, black or white, hippy or redneck, we should all support California teams first and foremost. I can’t stand it when someone from Los Angeles roots for a team like the Dallas Cowboys or...

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