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November 7, 1991: "Magic Johnson might have AIDS"

By the Fall of 1991, I was firmly established as The Bakersfield Californian’s “night photographer,” working the evening shift exclusively. The shift was not popular with the other photographers, almost all of them preferred the morning shifts, so there were no objections when I volunteered to work the night shift permanently, something I did for a good 20 years or so. 3,680 more words

BC Faculty Spotlight

It has been one heck of a week and I thought life would slow down after graduation :)  I got back to Bakersfield on Friday after travelling on work related business and woke up this morning to see the picture of one of our colleagues in the Californian.   1,113 more words

My friend Steve Swenson died today

There are certain words we use in journalism that sometimes we have no business using. They are “automatics,” used in a certain type of story, regardless of whether we have any idea if they are true. 1,992 more words

Renegade Athletics: Ending the Season on High Note

I was just browsing BC’s webpages and found the Athletics website to be very current and engaging.  Check it out at http://www.gogades.com/

Thank you Francis Mayer for keeping this website up-to-date.   731 more words

"Just go ahead and play your fiddle" or If this doesn't get you fired, nothing will

I joined The Bakersfield Californian photo staff in September, 1981, after spending nine months as a sports writer and layout editor. This was the job I wanted, it was my dream job. 1,367 more words

California Police: Reports of Creepy Clowns with Knives, Guns, Sighted in Bakersfield

(Reuters) – Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday. 232 more words

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