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

Edward James Olmos, actor and producer, is looking for extras to fill two scenes which
film crew will shoot in Bakersfield at Crystal Palace and Casa Blanca Nightclub, on March 5.
Olmos will play a Mexican immigrant in the Devil Has a Name, by Olmos Productions.

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

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 sign explains the different career pathways in Kern County.

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 25, 2018

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...

Bakersfield College students gathering around at the quad for the HBCU event.

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

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

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...

The cast: Brian Rabinowitz, Melanie Loren, Joe Yau, Will McFadden, Risha Tenae and Gina Taliaferro who are currently on their national tour bringing The Defamation Experience to more universities across the country

CSUB students watch “Defamation Experience” and explore issues of race, religion, gender, and class

February 9, 2018

California State University Bakersfield students, community members, and faculty gathered together on Feb. 6 to watch a performance of “Defamation ...

A Shotspotter expert on duty at the SST incident review center, in newark, ca montitoring screens for live gunshots

ShotSpotter technology installation comes to Bakersfield

January 28, 2018

Bakersfield City Council approved a plan on Jan. 10 to install ShotSpotter Technology (SST), a gunfire sensor detection system that alerts police of live...

New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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

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...

A Bakersfield College Advisor works with a Shafter student who is enrolling at Shafter’s Second Express Enrollment Date at the Shafter Learning Center

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...

Participants take part in the first Kern County Women's March on Jan. 20

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

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,...

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