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Bakersfield College holds second Consent Fair

April 4, 2023 / By
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Bakersfield College (BC) held its second annual Consent Fair which brought in over a hundred people and a handful of educational booths. 

‘After helping a student I always feel hopeful’: local social worker talks about her journey

April 4, 2023 / By

Yanin Ayon decided that she wanted to become a school social worker to do her part in helping students feel safer at school and learn skills and techniques that they can use to enhance their mental wellness well into adulthood.

Local Artist Gina Herrera Shares Her Experience Having Her Art Displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center

March 31, 2023 / By
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On March 16-19, the Chicago Cultural Center held its second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, with a Bakersfield local’s sculptures on display until June 4th.

Delano residents still waiting for update on rent control

March 23, 2023 / By

On March 20, the rent control ordinance agenda item was tabled again at the Delano city council meeting.

New program to fund home repairs for eligible Bakersfield homeowners

March 21, 2023 / By

Bakersfield residents that are in need of home repair can now apply for the city’s Home Repair and Weatherization program — a program that allows Bakersfield homeowners to receive up to $15,000 in free home improvement assistance to preserve the health and safety of their homes. 

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.