The Renegade Rip

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

Daina Valdovines, a Bakersfield resident, fills up her gas tank at a Fastrip gas station.

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 20, 2017

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

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

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

Aaron Perlman from Eyewitness News performs on stage.

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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 Vice Principal speaks to BC faculty on
AECOM-Parsons’ role with Measure J construction.

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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...

Bakersfield College radiology students talk to financial aid reps at a Office of Financial
Aid booth on campus during the Health Connections Fair held on Oct. 5.

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

Firefighter Bill Ballard climbs out of a fire engine after demonstrating the routine of responding to a fire call.

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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

Bakersfield residents use #MeToo

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Women from all over the world have been posting the #MeToo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to signify their struggles with sexual assault and harassment. What once was considered taboo has now given them back the power they felt was lost. The movement gained popularity after recent allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. After the first woman spoke out...

Bill AB424 makes KHSD gun free

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 1, 2017

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, California State Assembly Bill AB 424, an update to California’s Gun Free School Zones law which prevents anyone from possessing or carrying a firearm while on a school campus, will take effect. California state law already prevents the possession of firearms in school zones, but school superintendents and those authorized to act on their behalf...

Milan Instructor Rebecca Torres speaks to Phase 1 students during cosmetology training class.

Bill AB326 to provide training for abuse victims

October 19, 2017

The new Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, AB326, was introduced into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 27 and will go into effect in...

Protestor Douglas McAfee asks a Secret Service member to explain why demonstrators were asked to move.

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

October 17, 2017

Demonstrators gathered outside of Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace to protest the visit of Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 10. Pence, along with House...

Andie Apple named Head Director of Beale Memorial Library

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Andie Apple, once a worker for the Beale Memorial Library, was appointed head director of the library. She started off shelving books and worked her way up into the position she is in today. “I definitely have a passion for library services and resources in the communities that we serve. I’ve been to other libraries over my 20 years, but this is where I got my start...

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