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Pick up a Magazine and Read it!

This summer I realized my membership in the National Education Association comes with two free magazine subscriptions. I perused my choices like I pored over the Sears Catalog as a kid before Christmas. In the end, I chose a financial advice magazine and one titled “ADDitude—Strategies and Support

Left to right-- Callie McCaffery, Nora Scully, Ninnett Avila, Jasmine Garza, and Vanessa Chuang provide batteries for Stockdale High School

Local Girls Scouts Give Batteries A Second Chance

Cell-phones, cars, laptops, children’s toys, and many other objects depend on batteries. When these batteries are not properly disposed of, it causes damage to our environment and health. Batteries thrown away with household trash end up in landfills. Chemicals like cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel,

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    Winter wonderland

    Alisa Selman enjoys a day in the snow at Alta Sierra Ski Resort with her new friend, Frosty the Snowman! Do you have a favorite holiday or winter photo you’d like to share with our Bakersfield Voice readers? Post your photos on our website at: or email them to:

  • Volunteers and other community members celebrated the ground breaking of the Habitat for Humanity’s newest home by signing their best wishes for the Salazar family on the studs that will be used to build the home which is at 415 Rios St.

    Home in honor of Pope Francis breaks ground

    Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire broke ground on its 76th home on Dec. 2 with a ground breaking ceremony which included volunteers and other community members. The group celebrated the inauguration of the build with Habitat’s newest homeowners, Pedro and Danila Salazar and their five children.

  • Local Girls Scouts learn how to design in Inkscape, a vector graphics software package, and experiment with a laser cutter to make holiday ornaments during a STEM program held at CSUB

    CSUB Inspires Girl Scouts to learn more about STEM careers

    California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) hosted the Girl Scouts of Central California South to learn more about pursuing higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on December 16. Girl Scouts from several troops in the council enjoyed a comprehensive

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    Valinor Quartet performs at Rabobank Theater January 12

    The Bakersfield Community Concert Association presents the Valinor Quartet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Rabobank Theater. Be mesmerized by the all-acoustic Valinor Quartet, which encompasses the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members, hailing from Russia, USA and England, to

  • Holden Joyner, age 5, writes his letter to Santa!

    ‘Tis the season

    The holidays are upon us! Whether it's singing carols, picking out a perfect tree, wrapping presents or enjoying eggnog — we want your pictures! Post your favorite holiday photos on our website at: or email them to: Post or email your photos ASAP

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    Fruitvale Jr. High presents "A Christmas Carol"!

    Fruitvale Jr. High's Advanced Drama Class is pleased to announce the 8th annual production of Charles Dickens' , "A Christmas Carol". The performance will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm, in the FJH MultiPurpose Room, 2114 Calloway Drive.Prices are $7.00 for

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    Local Dog Trainer Takes 2nd Place At American Diving Dog Nationals

    On Oct 18th 20015, Local dog owner and training, competed at the very first American Diving Dog Nationals. After only competing and training in dock diving for less then a year, Eddy Aldridge & his 3 year old border collie Lilly took 2nd place in the Rookie Division. I got Lilly a little over a

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    Hits & Grins performs at Rabobank Theater Nov. 16

    The Bakersfield Community Concert Association presents Hits & Grins 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 16 at Rabobank Theater. “HITS & GRINS” is a trio of talented writers/performers from Nashville who present an extremely entertaining evening filled with great stories, hit songs and comedy. Their