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Bakersfield Arts District Foundation presents First Friday

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Every first Friday of the month, Downtown Bakersfield has its Art Walk. That consists of downtown shops, restaurants, local street vendors selling their products, and live music. Whether it is art pieces, clothing, or jewelry, one can find it at First Friday. First Friday starts at the intersection of 19th and Eye Street. They close those intersections so that the public can roam around freely. ...

As of Jan. 29, Sanders leads all Democratic candidates in campaign contributions.

Bernie Sanders Opens Campaign Office

January 29, 2020

A campaign office for Sen. Bernie Sanders opened in downtown Bakersfield on Jan. 25, ahead of next month’s Iowa caucus. Close to 100 people from all over Ker...

Annual Plein Air Painting Festival held in Downtown Bakersfield

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

This year marked the fifth annual Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival were painters from all around the county were invited to put their skills to work all around Bakersfield and the surrounding areas from April 8-13.  "Plein air" is a term that describes the act of painting in the open air rather than in a studio. Fourteen participants took to the town on April 11 and crea...

KGET Food Drive for Gleaners Received All-Time Record Donations

Amy Sarmiento, Reporters

April 5, 2019

KGET hosted their annual food drive for Golden Empire Gleaners outside the KGET studios in Downtown Bakersfield on March 28 and received a record-breaking amount of food and donations. Gleaners received 17,000 pounds of food and $9,000 in cash in a single day during the food drive. Gleaners is a non-profit organization that helps families with food insecurity. "These ...

Innerbody Works Yoga hosts Cat Yoga in downtown Bakersfield

One of the kittens up for adoption looks at a yoga student.

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Nearly 40 yoga students spent an hour performing an array of yoga poses of all levels, accompanied by eight cats pawing around. Though a few were licensed therapy cats, most kittens were up for adoption through MEOW Co.

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