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Homeless shelters overcoming COVID-19

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Two shelters in Bakersfield have been affected by COVID-19, but they are not letting it stop them from giving back and keeping the homeless community safe.  The meal services and programs at The Mission at Kern County remain open because it is defined as an essential service to the community. According to The Mission at Kern County’s website, it has increased handwashing and ...

Op-ed: Pros and cons of growing up in a small community

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Tehachapi is a small town in California that I am sure most people don’t know actually exists. The population is approximately 12,000 people and growing up in Tehachapi has been an experience that I wouldn’t change. Let’s face it, every small-town shares common characteristics and have their pros and cons.    Pro: A small-town community is a tight-knit community in...

Gadfly Cafe: Animals as food, test subjects, and pets

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 18, 2019

The Gadfly Cafe held its second discussion of the semester in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College, on Oct. 16.   The Gadfly is an open discussion for students and faculty staff to engage and share thoughts on a variety of different subjects and issues. Bakersfield College's Philosophy professor and host of the Gadfly for the past three years, Reggie Williams,...

Red Cross recreates shelter for community members

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The Red Cross presented the Shelter of Hope, a fully functional mock Red Cross shelter, on Oct. 5 at the Marketplace. The event was meant to inform and show community members what services the Red Cross has to offer in case of an emergency. The shelter replica let people explore the space and its resources. According to Nicole Maul, the regional communications manager,...

St. John’s Lutheran Church Hosts Meridian Voices and Synergy Chamber Players

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

January 24, 2019

“Passion for the arts, passion to share, and commitment to excellence,” Conductor Angel Vasquez-Ramos believes these are just a few things that went into putting together “LEGACY,” an evening of choir and chamber music hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church on Jan. 20. The show featured Meridian Voices and the Synergy Chamber Players performing the works of composers...

Volunteers for Supervisor candidate Whitney Weddell helping to register new voters.

Whitney Weddell holds barbecue rally at Coral Key Park

August 31, 2018

Kern County will hold elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. On the ballot is Whitney Weddell (D). Weddell is running to be the next Kern County District...

The Empty Space presents “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”

Valentine (Nolan Long) works up the courage to talk to The Duke Of Milan’s daughter Silvia(Mystie Peters).

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

May 2, 2018

The play “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is running at the Empty space theatre, from April 13 to April 28 at 8PM. The two-hour long show was originally...

“Give Big Kern” helps raise money for various nonprofits in Kern County

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Give Big Kern is a community event to raise money for various nonprofits in Kern County. This year is the 3rd annual fundraising event, with over 130 organizations participating, Non-profits and other fundraisers are encouraged to participate, along with businesses or sponsors that are available to donate. Some organizations involved are the Alliance Against Family Violence...

CAL EITC E-Bus where volunteers help locals file their taxes for free.

United Way of Kern County helps locals file their taxes for free

April 15, 2018

With tax day around the corner, United Way of Kern County hosted an event on Stockdale Highway to help Bakersfield locals file their taxes for free on...

Bakersfield community celebrates MLK’s life

Sara Pettiford shows support at the rally commemorating MLK for the 50th anniversary of his death.

Fatima Lopez, Reporter

April 15, 2018

On April 7. the community of Bakersfield came together for a rally celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Yokuts Park. As well as commemorating...

Front of the Kern Family Justice Center which has now opened in Bakersfield

The new Kern Family Justice Center aims to help victims

January 28, 2018

The Kern Family Justice Center has now opened a center here in Bakersfield, and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are their priority. The...

Participants take part in the first Kern County Women's March on Jan. 20

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

January 22, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday, Jan. 20, to march in favor of women’s rights. Saturday’s event was organized by...

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