Dana Carrillo

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‘It can be peaceful and full of love, there doesn’t have to be any judgment’ Local Artist connects the community through music

March 23, 2023 / By
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Crimson Skye, a local singer-songwriter, just performed recently for an NPR submission on Youtube for the single “Fire,” with band members Jordan Belardes playing the electric violin and Adrian Diaz on drums.

Kevin McCarthy asked to act as hunger strikes continue

March 20, 2023 / By
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On March 17 — exactly a month since the first day of the hunger strikes — constituents of Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House and Congressman of the 20th District, hosted a peaceful protest in front of his offices and at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield against government benefits and social security being lowered.

Wind Wolves Preserve to host 8th annual Spring Nature Festival

March 17, 2023 / By
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Wind Wolves Preserve hosting its 8th annual Spring Nature Festival this weekend, March 18-19th at 10 a.m.

CERF planning continues with Phase 1, calls for community involvement

March 14, 2023 / By

Every day throughout the third week of March there will be Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) meetings hosted by the Kern Coalition — these meetings encourage and facilitate community engagement around planning projects and budgets for quality jobs. 

BETA Negotiates Higher Pay for BCSD Teachers

March 7, 2023 / By

Educators showed up in red to support Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association (BETA) during February’s Bakersfield City School District’s (BCSD) Board Meeting.

Taft community members come together asking for Ford City Park park renovations

February 28, 2023 / By
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Community members of Taft and Faith in the Valley hosted a town hall to begin the process of renovating Ford City Park.

BCSD teachers find ways to prioritize the mental health of students through CASEL

February 24, 2023 / By
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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) was created in 1994 as a response to a better approach to teaching the “whole child,” as Dr.

Dr. Eddie R. Cole speaks at Bakersfield College

February 15, 2023 / By
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Dr. Eddie R. Cole is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the author of the critically acclaimed book The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom.

Students speak at KHSD meeting in support of non-binary teacher who is receiving hate

February 9, 2023 / By
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Olive Garrison is a Bakersfield history teacher who, according to students who attended Monday’s Kern High School District (KHSD) Board of Trustees meeting, has been receiving death threats after an interview with The New York Times was published.

Low to moderate income earners can file their taxes for free with United Way of Kern County VITA Program

February 6, 2023 / By
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United Way of Kern County (UWKC) and their free tax service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are now accepting appointments for tax filing.