The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame will host an exclusive screening of a film that delves into the San Joaquin Valley’s water issues on Feb. 22.

The film “Beyond the Brink” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Fame, located at 2231 R St., followed by a panel discussion. The screening is sponsored by the Water Association of Kern County, Kern County Farm Bureau, California Water Service and Harris Ranch.

The film, made by James Thebaut, focuses on the challenges that drought and water scarcity have had on the agriculture industry in the valley. Admission for the screening is free but there is a two-ticket limit per person.

To register or for more information, visit

The 125th anniversary of what is now known as Bakersfield High School was heldTuesday, and the school will be celebrating next fall with an all-school reunion.

BHS Principal David Reese said the reunion will be held during the fall homecoming football game. The school will be putting a time capsule in the mini-water tower at Griffith Field that day.

For more information, contact the school at 324-3401.

The National Park Service is seeking public input on a proposal to replace a dilapidated ranger station at the Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park.

The service is accepting written comments about the project through Feb. 10. Those who are interested can comment online at Written comments can be mailed or hand-delivered to: Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Attn: Bearpaw Visitor Contact Station Project, 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA, 93271.

For more information about the proposed project, call (559) 565-3102.

If approved, the project would take place in early fall after the camp has closed for the season.

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