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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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    MS Awareness Week is coming soon!

    Bakersfield—Overcoming the challenges of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system, requires finding solutions to the connections MS destroys. Beginning with MS Awareness Week, March 7 -13, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and those living with MS in Kern

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    Best friends shooting for an MS cure with annual Sporting Clays Shoot

    Bakersfield – MS Awareness Week 2016 will be March 7-13. To help kick off the celebration, Chanel Prince (who lives with multiple sclerosis) and her best friend Amanda Armstrong have organized their 3rd annual Sporting Clays Shoot to benefit the National MS Society through Walk MS. The event takes

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    Children of local farmworkers win top awards at AFOP contest

    The 2015 winners for the annual Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay and Art Contests have been selected and a number of the winners are from the Bakersfield area. The theme for this year’s contest was Planting Hope for our Future

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    A student view on refugees

    I love drawing, singing, and reading. My favorite band is Bigbang. I’m an eighth grader at a Bakersfield school. My favorite sport is basketball. I’ve been playing piano for more than five years. I love writing stories. I love singing and talking to my best friends. I am also a first generation

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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