The Renegade Rip

Running candidates for the Bakersfield City Council Elections

Collin Koch, Photo Editor

September 3, 2020

The Bakersfield City Council is holding elections in November for various wards, and the list of people who are running has finally become clear. Two Councilmen are running unopposed: Ward 2 Councilman Andrae Gonzales and Ward 5 Councilman Bruce Freeman. “Since nobody tried to run against me proves the point that I’m doing my job well,” Gonzales said. Gonzales also...

Kern County directed to repeal the gas and oil ordinance of 2015

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 2, 2020

After a long fight, farmers of Kern County were able to successfully challenge the gas and oil ordinance of 2015. On Feb. 25 the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the farmers to reverse the gas and oil ordinance as well as hold off on any future issuance of permits. “The California Court of Appeals directed Kern County to rescind its adoption of the gas and...

Bakersfield Marketplace hosts annual Menorah lighting

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Hosted by the Chabad of Bakersfield, the local Jewish community came together to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and witnessed the 16th Annual Public Menorah lighting at the Marketplace on Dec. 5. More than 50 attendees celebrated over traditional pastries, dreidels, and live music and dancing. Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger expressed his gratitude to see so many n...

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