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“The Good, The Bad and The Judges,” Tour at Historic Union Cemetery Fascinates Public

28 Apr
"THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUDGES," TOUR AT HISTORIC UNION CEMETERY FACINATES ALL AGES.

“THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUDGES,” TOUR AT HISTORIC UNION CEMETERY FASCINATES ALL AGES.

Tours of the Historic Union Cemetery and more information on their events can be found at http://www.UnionCemetery1872.com

COL. THOMAS BAKER'S OBELISK EXEMPLIFIES HIS DEDICATION TO MAKING BAKERSFIELD LIVE FOR ETERNITY.

COL. THOMAS BAKER’S OBELISK EXEMPLIFIES HIS DEDICATION TO MAKING BAKERSFIELD LIVE FOR ETERNITY.

Judge Banjamin Brundage (1834-1911) was instrumental in relocating Kern County's seat from Havilah to Bakersfield.

Judge Benjamin Brundage (1834-1911) was instrumental in relocating Kern County’s seat from Havilah to Bakersfield.

A stroll through the emerald golf course grounds of Union Cemetery Saturday morning, April 27, for “The Good, The Bad, and The Judges,” tour was fascinating. It was a special tour of the Pioneers Section where Bakersfield’s founding fathers are buried.The City of Bakersfield is named after Col. Thomas Baker, who was an attorney, a judge, and served as a senator from Fresno and Tulare counties 1861-1862. He loved the land and with Harvey Brown, bought swamp land in 1863 that is now Bakersfield.  He is one of ‘The Good,” as well as one of “The Judges”. His profound knowledge and foresight was instrumental in the creation and promotion of Bakersfield and the welfare if it’s residents.

Benjamin Brundage, (1834-1911) was Bakersfield’s first Superior Court Judge. The original Kern County seat of government was in Havilah, but Brundage fought hard to have the seat of government permanently moved to Bakersfield.  Brundage Lane is named in his honor.

Ralph shot Horace Montague December 1, 1915. He was hanged to death at San Quentin January, 1, 1915.RALPH M. FARISS, IS ONE OF THE “BAD” (1889-1915).

Peggy Schrader tells tour group about the infamy of one of  Bakersfield’s trouble makers, Ralph M. Ferris (1889-1915). Ralph, a resident of Bakersfield, was hanged in San Quentin in 1915 after he committed a train robbery in which  he shot and killed Horace E. Montague, December 1, 1913 near El Monte, CA. 
        VICK DOCENT DESCRIBES SHOOT OUT BETWEEN PERCY DOUGLAS AND CHIEF EDWIN L. WILLOW.

VICKI SCHALLOCK DESCRIBES SHOOT OUT BETWEEN ANOTHER “BAD”– PERCY DOUGLAS AND THE “GOOD” CHIEF EDWIN L. WILLOW.
 
EDWIN L. WILLOW WAS A MAN WHO WORE MANY HATS--OWNER OF WILLOW FURNITURE, DEPUTY SHERIFF, AND FIRE CHIEF

EDWIN L. WILLOW WAS A MAN WHO WORE MANY HATS–OWNER OF WILLOW FURNITURE, DEPUTY SHERIFF, AND FIRE CHIEF.

UNION CEMETERY IS 141 YEARS OLD, AND PRESENTLY UNDERGOING RECONSTRUCTION

UNION CEMETERY IS 141 YEARS OLD, AND PRESENTLY UNDERGOING RECONSTRUCTION.

LAST YEAR THE CITY OF BAKERSFIELD DECLARED UNION CEMETERY A HISTORIC SITE--RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY

LAST YEAR THE CITY OF BAKERSFIELD DECLARED UNION CEMETERY A HISTORIC SITE–RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY.

GROUNDS KEEPER, ROBERT GALAVIZ TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN RESTORING THE BEAUTY TO UNION CEMETERY.

GROUNDS KEEPER, ROBERT GALAVIZ TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN RESTORING THE BEAUTY TO UNION CEMETERY.

JIM DOCENT WELCOMES VISITORS TO UNION CEMETERY.

JIM MCCONNELL WELCOMES VISITORS TO UNION CEMETERY.

As one of the grave stones reads:

 “ Reader, Behold! As you pass by, As you are now, So once was I, As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.”

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CSUB Runners Defeat Fresno State

28 Apr

On Tuesday April 23, the California State University Bakersfield baseball team played Fresno State at Hardt Field and were victorious. After beating Fresno just a week prior, Fresno was looking to redeem themselves but unfortunately they fell short of the win. Admission to the game ranges from five to ten dollars depending on the section you choose and student admission is always free.

Fans showing support for the base ball players at Hardt Field on Thursday the 23rd of April for the CSUB home game Vs. Fresno State. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

Fans showing support for the baseball players at Hardt Field on Tuesday the 23rd of April for the CSUB home game Vs. Fresno State. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

 Hardt Field during the CSUB vs. Fresno State base ball game on Thursday night the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

Hardt Field during the CSUB vs. Fresno State baseball game on Tuesday night the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

Fans cheer as CSUB plays Fresno State at Hart Field Thursday the 23rd of April at CSUB

Fans watch as CSUB plays Fresno State at Hart Field Tuesday the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

 

CSUB fans and supporters leave after Hardt Field the victory over Fresno State 2-0.

CSUB fans and supporters leave the baseball game at Hardt Field after the victory over Fresno State 2-0. (Photo taken by Danny Gudino)

CSUB fans leave Hardt field after the victory over Fresno State Thursday the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

CSUB fans leave Hardt field after the victory over Fresno State Tuesday the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

 

Senior couple who wanted to remain nameless are showing support for the CSUB Runners at their home base ball game April 23rd vs. Fresno State. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

Senior couple who are Bakersfield residents wanted to remain nameless, but are showing support for the CSUB Runners at their home baseball game on Tuesday April 23rd Vs. Fresno State. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

 

CSUB students show their support and school spirit with this poster that encourages students to attend the baseball game Vs. Fresno State on April 23rd. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

CSUB students show their support and school spirit with this poster that encourages students to attend the baseball game Vs. Fresno State on April 23rd. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

 

CSUB base ball player next at the plate at Hardt Field vs. Fresno State on Thursday the 23rd of April.

CSUB baseball player #2 Oscar Sanay next at the plate at Hardt Field Vs. Fresno State on Tuesday the 23rd of April. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

CSUB player tries to get to first base after getting a hit off. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

CSUB player tries to get to first base after getting a hit off at Hardt Field. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

CSUB player steps up to the plate in hopes of getting a hit off on Thursday the 23rd Vs. Fresno State

CSUB player #1 Jordie Hein steps up to the plate in hopes of getting a hit off on Tuesday the 23rd Vs. Fresno State at Hardt Field. (Photo taken by Danny Gudino)

#9 Cael Brockmeyer with a focused look on his face after scoring for CSUB Thursday the 23rd of April Vs. Fresno State. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

#9 Cael Brockmeyer with a focused look on his face after scoring for CSUB Tuesday the 23rd of April Vs. Fresno State at Hardt Field. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

#21 James Barragan winds up for a pitch against Fresno State Thursday April 23rd. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

#21 James Barragan winds up for a pitch against Fresno State Tuesday April 23rd at Hardt Field. (Photo by Danny Gudino)

Entertainment in Bakersfield: Three High Quality Choices

27 Apr

Although we may all be under the impression that Bakersfield is just a small city, it is important to keep in mind that its entertainment sources are increasingly expanding throughout the years. When it comes down to narrowing choices for a weekend of entertainment in Bakersfield, the choices may be unlimited! It all depends on what you are looking for!

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People enjoying a sunny day at the River Walk Park.
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 River Walk Park: If you are looking for a meditative experience, where you can reflect upon the recent events in your life, or simply reorganize your thoughts, then going to the River Walk Park located by Buena Vista Road and Stockdale Hwy, would be the most suitable choice. River Walk can be described as a recreational park in which you can contemplate wonderful nature features such as native plants, luxurious landscapes, and even lakes.

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Padre Hotel Lounge Logo
Source: http://www.eventful.com

 

Padre Hotel Bar/Lounge: If you are really looking forward a place to distract yourself to get away from the ordinary stresses of the everyday life, embarking upon a wilder experience might be just the right choice for you. The nightclubs in Bakersfield may help you achieve this wilder experience in which you can rejoice yourself by socially drinking or dancing the night away in flashy platforms. A great place to embark upon this “wilder” experience is the Padre Hotel located at Bakersfield’s downtown. El Padre Hotel nightclub features all kinds of music every weekend, in a classy and trendy atmosphere at no cost to you.

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People lining up to pay for their movie tickets.
Source: http://www.cinematreasures.org

Edwards Theater: But if the nightlife is not suitable to you, another wonderful place where to relax and enjoy of a stress-free environment is the theater! Watching a funny, romantic, or action movie isn’t a bad idea when it comes to trying to entertain ourselves. In fact, it may also serve for a higher purpose: inspiration. Inspiration may come by simply watching a conversation in a movie. Who knows? you might be able to expand your ideas on a story you would like to write in the near future. So what could it be better than killing two birds at once by entertaining and inspiring ourselves simultaneously? A wonderful theater to do so is the Edwards Bakersfield as it features the newest movies all the time, and it even offers discounts for College students on Tuesdays. It is conveniently located on Ming Avenue at the Marketplace.

So now whenever you find yourself debating in what to do for fun on an ordinary weekend, keep in mind these wonderful places! They could definitely offer you an upscale experience from which you can get away from the monotonous stresses of life.

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CSUB Dance Marathon

26 Apr

Going to event for charities is something that I do. I have even done 5k runs for charity what makes this event important is that the Children’s hospital is ran only on donations. While this event was one way we tried to raise money for the children’s hospital they do accept donations year round and depend on other’s kindness to help children in need.

The first thing you see when entering the CSUB Student Union for the Dance Marathon.

The first thing you see when entering the CSUB Student Union for the Dance Marathon.

 

Far left: Robert Hamilton, 24. Center left: Kristen Falls, 22. Center Right: Mickey Redd Jr. 22. Far right: Elizabeth Provencio, 22. CSUB choir members kick off the event with a few songs.

Phi Sigma Sigma getting down on the dance floor

Ashira Wallace, 21, making card for the miracle childen

Andrew Morales, 2, being held by his mother Andrea Sandal and posing with the CSUB Mascot

Erik, 8, stands next to his mother a miracle child that has a rare condition that causes tumors in his blood yet he still plays baseball. His brother Justin,3, is also a miacle child and is being held by their dad.

Erik, 8, stands next to his mother a miracle child that has a rare condition that causes tumors in his blood yet he still plays baseball. His brother Justin,3, is also a miracle child and is being held by their dad.

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Rosie and Michael Gonzalez. Michael is 16 months old and is a miracle child.

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Another fun event at the Dance Marathon was a eating contest Adriana, 19 vs. Hector, 20.

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Adriana vs. Hector in the eating contest

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The Just Dance 4 group consisted of Alejandra, 18 (left), Carrie Swideki, 36, and world record holder for Just Dance 4 (left center), Blanca, 21 (right center) and Jacob Terrazus, 22 (right).

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Emily Poole, 31 (Left), Hilda Nieblas, 23 (center) and Ruby Alvarez, 27 (right) this event wouldn’t have been possible without these women working hard to make it happen for the miracle children and thier families

By the end of the event only 56 students remained but it was for a good cause and I would so do it again next year.