Kern County College Night

A past Kern County College Night is pictured. The event features breakout sessions on a variety of topics such as how to obtain financial aid, how to prepare if you want to be a college student athlete, how to write a personal statement and how to decide which college is right for you. 

To learn: The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office, in conjunction with the Kern High School District, is hosting the 18th annual Kern County College Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rabobank Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Representatives from public and private colleges and universities plan to speak with attendees. The event also features breakout sessions on a variety of topics such as how to obtain financial aid, how to prepare if you want to be a college student athlete, how to write a personal statement and how to decide which college is right for you. The event is free. 

To wash: You can get a free car wash at Mister Car Wash, 5363 Olive Drive, through Sept. 17 as a way to celebrate its grand opening.

To watch: Enjoy a classic film at 6 p.m. at Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave. 


Edwina Rauser

Edwina Rauser

Edwina Rauser, 73, doesn't know exactly how long she has been subscribing to The Bakersfield Californian, but she knows it's been at least 30 years. 

She began subscribing many years ago because she thought it was important to keep up with the local news. 

Every day she starts her morning with a cup of coffee and a copy of the paper. 

Her favorite part is the puzzles, and she checks the weather every day. She also enjoys the Local news and Eye Street sections.

Her favorite columnists include Herb Benham and Richard Beene.

She said, "The articles (Herb Benham) writes are interesting and family-oriented."  


car smashed

A Lexus lies crushed underneath the weight of a fallen tree at 2000 Ashe Road. Many trees across Bakersfield were uprooted from last Sunday's storm.

Q: How many inches of rain did we get last Sunday, Sept. 3? 

— Edwina Rauser‎ 

A: According to Bill Peterson at San Joaquin Valley Weather Forecast Office, Bakersfield only got .01 inches of rain last Sunday. The storm may have seemed a lot worse because there was a lot of wind, blowing at 43 miles per hour. 

It sure did seem like Bakersfield got more rain than that, but Peterson says nope. The rain falling from 5:21 p.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday only left .01 inches. 



Do you have a pet? Or do you want one? Head over to Bakersfield Tractor Supply, where it is celebrating Pet Appreciation Week. Here, one of many dogs waits his turn at a low-cost mobile spay/neuter and vaccination clinic put on by The Lucy Pet Foundation.

Bakersfield Tractor Supply is celebrating your pets with Pet Appreciation Week. So bring your pet pig, dog, cat or goat to the store, 2749 Calloway Drive #560, beginning today through Sept. 17.

“Pet Appreciation Week is our time to meet and celebrate every pet you could imagine finding out here,” said John Hohler, manager of the Bakersfield Tractor Supply. “We look forward to greeting your family pets at the store, and on Saturday we hope to help some families take home an adoptable animal from one of our community rescues.”

Pet Appreciation Week, the retailer’s biggest pet food and supply sale of the year, kicks off with a pet supply drive to support local pet and animal groups that partner with the store. All week, customers can drop off new, sealed food, toys, cleaning supplies and other essential pet accessories such as beds, scratching posts, leashes and bowls to be donated to local rescues and shelters.

“Our local animal rescues are most successful when the community rallies behind them and this year we have the ability to make a major impact,” said Hohler. “After all, Pet Appreciation Week is about celebrating all of our community’s pets and animals, and that includes the ones living in our local shelters.”

Then on Sept. 16, Bakersfield Tractor Supply will host an event featuring pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition and a free Greenies dental dog treat for customers, while supplies last. 

For more information on the week’s events or to participate, contact the Bakersfield store at 589-1504.


"Seeing people just sitting there with no place to call home, and you drive through the neighborhoods, and there are piles and piles of debris. I had never seen anything like that."    

— Abel Victorio of Clinica Sierra Vista of his trip to Texas to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey 

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Just to back up my words with proof, here are a couple of personal weather stations in the Southwest from September 3rd, which shows the area got over a half inch of rain.

Near CSUB:
Near Panama and Old River:


Let's be a little clearer in reporting. Yes, officially Bakersfield only got 0.01" of rain during the storm, but that's only because Meadows Field was on the edge of the storm and did not experience the rainfall those in the center of the storm experienced. It was a very localized storm. There are several online weather stations in the southwest that you could have referred to which would have shown you that the southwest got a whole lot more than 0.01 inches of rain. I wasn't directly in the center of the storm and my rain gauge accumulated a bit over a half on an inch of rain.

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