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New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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Rudy Salas (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package on Jan. 8 to combat Valley fever. The four proposed assembly bills focused on different areas of Valley fever awareness, treatment and correct diagnosis. Valley fever is common in Kern County and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to the disease-causing fungus in the area. There is no vaccine, despite Valley Fever...

Students react to CSUB professor’s arrest

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

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Theodore Ishida, CSUB Psychology Professor, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with possession of child pornography. Students who had previously taken courses with the professor have expressed shock and confusion. CSUB released a statement on the day of the arrest. The university said that it was cooperating with authorities and that Ishida was placed on paid leave. The...

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

January 28, 2018

The Shafter Learning Center held a secondary express enrollment date for those who wanted to enroll in college at BC on Jan. 9, for the Spring semester. This...

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

January 22, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday, Jan. 20, to march in favor of women’s rights. Saturday’s event was organized by...

Sexual harassment guidance from DeVos likely won’t affect BC

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

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Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, withdrew an Obama-era Dear Colleague letter on Sept. 22 which outlined guidance for how college campuses should investigate accusations of sexual harassment and assault. The Department of Education also released a Q&A to give colleges and universities new guidance on how to handle such reports. However, Christopher Hines,...

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 20, 2017

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Governor Jerry Brown signed the tax at the pump and car fees bill, known as SB1 Transportation Act, which was approved by the Legislature back in early...

BC sends Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa College a signed card

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 2, 2017

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Since early October 2017, several wildfires across the state of California have been burning, and causing catastrophic damage to the land, destroying hundreds of homes. The most impacted by the fires has been Northern California’s wine country, including Napa and Sonoma County, home to Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College. Here at Bakersfield College, students...

Kern County cities placed in top 10 of most robocalls across the US

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield residents, and outlying communities within the 661-area code, were under siege in the month of August, as robocalls (companies that use an auto-dialer to place calls to landlines and cellular phones) skyrocketed, placing Kern County communities amongst the top- 10 listed cities across America for robocalls, while California residents received more of these calls...

Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield law enforcement, radio, and TV stations teamed up for the Bakersfield Together fundraiser on Oct. 18 at the Fox Theater to benefit local victims...

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield College faculty met at the Levan Center on Oct. 25 to discuss the future of the campus using Measure J – a $503 million bond to construct...

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

November 1, 2017

A group of radiology students, gathered at the Office of Financial Aid booth on campus, during the Health Connections Fair on Oct. 5, to discuss financial...

Bakersfield Fire Department speaks about fire prevention

Bakersfield Fire Department speaks about fire prevention

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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With the recent wildfires that ravaged Northern California’s landscape, causing deaths and significant destruction of property, fire prevention is an...

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