The Renegade Rip

KCHC continues work to end homelessness in Kern County

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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The Kern County Homeless Collaborative had their2018 Spring Membership meeting, the KCHC’s goal is to end homelessness in Kern County by collaborative planning and action. At the meeting, they discussed the Built for Zero movement, introduction to the local Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the release of the 2018 Point in Time Count (homeless census) data, on April 3. United...

The redrawing of district lines in Kern County gives Latino voters an edge in fall’s election

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 4, 2018

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Kern County Supervisors made a decision to accept the new district lines proposed on March 30t at a closed-session meeting in the morning. By the afternoon the agreement was made official at the Federal Courthouse, which brought to close the settlement phase of a lawsuit brought by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF against the County. The agreement...

Bakersfield High School students take part in “March for Our Lives” and walkout

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

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March For Our Lives, a 17 minute- walkout was scheduled in schools at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, across the nation, in honor of the 17 people whose lives were taken on Feb. 14, in a Parkland Florida high school shooting. The Walkout was also to protest the inaction on Congress’ part to address gun violence that would keep school children safe. Bakersfield High School, took part...

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

Lynnette Zelezny appointed President of CSU Bakersfield

Lynnette Zelezny appointed President of CSU Bakersfield

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

March 21, 2018

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Cal State Bakersfield’s (CSUB) new president, Lynnette Zelezny, was appointed by the California State University Board on March 21. Zelezny, a current...

SEIU holds protest to increase the availability of union jobs in Bakersfield

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

March 11, 2018

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The Bakersfield chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held a protest rally with Child Care and other unions on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their want for union jobs in the community. Veronica Vasquez, a shop steward and the chapter president of the Kern County SEIU, was a speaker at the event. She has been a shop steward for five years and chapter president...

Bakersfield Homeless shelters see an increase of need for shelter during this winter season

Bakersfield Homeless shelters see an increase of need for shelter during this winter season

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

March 11, 2018

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As temperatures continue to drop, locals living on the stress struggle, and many have been unable to escape the cold due to local homeless shelters reaching...

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

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Olmos Productions and Edward James Olmos, movie director and actor of “The Devil Has a Name,” a future dark comedy film, are looking to cast extras...

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Career Expo helps students find career options and fields with growing job availability

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 25, 2018

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Kern County Career Expo held the first annual career event at the Rabobank Convention Center. Thousands of students and their parents came out to the open...

Historical black colleges and universities provide BC students with diverse academic opportunities

Historical black colleges and universities provide BC students with diverse academic opportunities

February 14, 2018

Historical black colleges and universities were in attendance at Bakersfield College campus on Feb. 12 in order to promote and provide BC students with...

$5 million in HUD funding toward renewal project for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving $2 billion in funding to the United States. Out of the $2 billion in funds $5 million will be received locally. This HUD funding will go toward renewal projects for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC), the local continuum of care. The KCHC is made up of several Kern County organizations with different specialties...

Colleges may be granted millions for education

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 11, 2018

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The 2018-19 state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown emphasizes higher education. The proposal is set to grant colleges and universities millions of dollars’ worth of funding and to establish an online community college. According to the proposal, the California Community College system will receive “rewards” if they are able to meet certain criteria including the...

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