The Renegade Rip

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring CSU students to take an ethnics studies course

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 4, 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill on Aug. 17 that requires students, going into a California State University, to take an ethnic studies course. This is required for students joining as freshmen. Movements such as Black lives Matter allowed for a push of ethnic studies to be a requirement in public schools. Students will be required to take one of the available...

Kern County workers address safety guidelines amid plans to reopen

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 6, 2020

A virtual press conference was held by workers of Kern County to emphasize essential efforts and urge for workplace safety amid plans to reopen on May 5. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next phase of re-opening, known as “phase two,” which would take place along with following certain guidelines and modifications in order to proceed. Kern County emplo...

Community Colleges Chancellor updates students on COVID-19 changes

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 15, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a meeting via Zoom for student journalists on April 14 to discuss school updates and answer pending questions.  Alongside the chancellor was Director of Communications Paige Marlatt and Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. Oakley briefly welcomed viewers and expressed gratitude toward all the community co...

National Guard assisting the coronavirus crisis in California

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the California National Guard began assisting the state on March 20. The National Guard were enacted on a short-term deployment that will assist a food bank distribution warehouse in Sacramento County. They also have assessed the needs of other counties in the state that have requested assistance with their food bank programs.  ...

Travel restrictions for airlines

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

March 24, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has not grounded flights departing from Meadows Field Airport, despite the spread of COVID-19 virus to Kern County.  “Newsom's order marks the first statewide mandatory restrictions in the United States to help combat the outbreak. It went into effect at midnight Thursday, meaning Californians should not leave home except for essential things...

Residents of California are urged to stay home

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 22, 2020

California residents were notified on March 19 that Gov. Newson announced that all Californians will be house quarantined to try and help flatten the curve on the spread of Coronavirus. The stay-at-home order went into effective the same night it was called. Due to the order, all nonessential businesses had to close down. Businesses that had to close included, “dine-in r...

Bakersfield residents looking to recall Gavin Newsom

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office is taking off across the state with the help of facilitators like Susan Adams, a Bakersfield resident. Adams has been working with Erin Cruz, a conservative author and TV host, to help collect a minimum of 1.5 million signatures from registered California voters by Feb. 13. If the recall petition gets the necessary signatures...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Fair Pay to Play Act

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Starting in 2023, California college athletes will profit from endorsements and have the ability to hire agents to assist in negotiations. California state governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, or Bill 206, on Sept. 30 in a Los Angeles barbershop.  “Every single student in the university can market their name, image and likeness; they can go and get a ...

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...

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