Bryan Easterly has been named Mission Bank’s regional president and will lead the Bakersfield-based bank’s establishment of a new business banking center in Ventura County, the company has announced.

Easterly, a 34-year resident of Ventura County, has worked for the past 13 years in business banking. He will be responsible for growing Mission Bank throughout Ventura and Ventura County, including hiring staff and establishing new relationship banking customers.

“Ventura marks our eighth business banking center. Coastal community businesses can expect to see the same level of commitment, integrity and service that we are known for in our existing markets,” said AJ Antongiovanni, Mission Bancorp’s president and chief executive officer.

Mission saw its 74th consecutive profitable quarter in the period that ended Sept. 30.

The Bakersfield Condors, Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, AEG Bakersfield and Aramark will host Bakersfield Recycles Day on Nov. 4, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country.

Community partners for the event include California Assemblyman Rudy Salas, Alianza Recycling and Recovery, Metropolitan Recycling, The Salvation Army, and Metro Record Storage and Shredding. 

Residents Kern County are encouraged to drop off the recyclable materials at the south parking lot of Rabobank Arena from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: electronic items (e-waste); large and small household items, including mattresses;  passenger vehicle tires (limit four); used motor oil filters; used clothing, shoes, and linens; surplus construction materials; shredded paper (limit two file size boxes); batteries and other recyclable material.

A Bakersfield College graduate was elected president of the board of directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

Christine Anderson, who earned an associate of science degree in architecture from BC before going to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, is a project landscape architect with Mark Thomas & Company.

She has previously served the board in various capacities.

Firehouse Magazine has announced the winners of its fourth annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide, the Bakersfield city manager's office reports.

Bakersfield Fire Station No. 8 won a silver award for station renovation. The magazine will be out in November.

The City of Bakersfield has been awarded five new projects from the Kern Council of Governments, totaling $113,400 for bicycle program and for pedestrian improvements on Brundage Lane, the Bakersfield city manager's office reports.

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