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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 the three main problems of air pollution in California correspond to large amounts of pollution being generated by activities...

Tragedy strikes dive boat team on Labor Day weekend

David Portillo, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Tragedy struck a dive boat team Labor Day weekend when a fire broke out on the dive teams’ boat, killing 34 of the 39 that were aboard. This all occurred Monday, Sept. 2, off Santa Cruz island. But the cause of the fire is still unknown. The boat left the harbor at Santa Barbara with 33 passengers and 6 crew members aboard on Aug. 31, at 4 in the morning. 2:13 in the afternoon...

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...

Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

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