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Coach Hollis Shannon

March 4, 2014 by Mike Mo Way (Register to contact)

Howdy classmates,
Just had lunch with Coach Hollis Shannon at Luigi's. What a great time! We reminisced about those glory days 50+ years ago. Our table was next to a collage of photos including Terry Maddux, Steve Rojas, Bob Ray and ??? Cruz!!! Hollis was s super coach, teacher and mentor! Man, we went over old times yakking about Terry Newman, Bob Boyer (RIP, good buddy), Bob Martini (RIP, good buddy) Joe Sellers, Tom Aguirre, Richard Simmons, Bill Funk, Ruben Elias, Lee Hammett, Jon Wells, Joy Stewart, Terry Maddux, Socorro Pena, Charlie Gillenwater, Kip Campbell, Migs Apsit, Bob Aston, Harry Wetzler,Don Prewett, Margaret Sprague, Walter Shore, Paul Sunderland etc. etc. What a privilege to have Hollis as a mentor and friend!!! And what a unique and special class we were---and are!!! Go Blades '63!!! PS---Thanks for all, Hollis---you made a difference!!! PS---I'll post pics tomorrow.

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East High prepares for 2019 Hall of Fame event on Feb. 9  The Bakersfield Californian

Nine is fine for East Bakersfield High School. On Feb. 9, it will induct the ninth class of Blade Hall of Fame, including athletes, business owners and more.

'Addams Family' a scream come true for East High cast  The Bakersfield Californian

They're creepy and they're kooky and altogether ooky and this week, they'll be live on stage at East Bakersfield High School.

Thespians, athletes, scholars honored at annual PEAAK Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District's annual PEAAK Awards were the hottest ticket in town Wednesday, giving some of Hollywood's most prestigious award shows a ...

Father, son rescue neighbors from burning East Bakersfield home  KGET 17

A father and his high school son are being credited with helping to rescue people from a duplex fire over the weekend that left one man dead and a family ...

Slew of high school graduations kick off Wednesday  The Bakersfield Californian

A slew of high school commencements will be transforming students into graduates beginning Wednesday.

PEAAK Awards to honor best in activities, athletics across KHSD  The Bakersfield Californian

Get the red carpet rolled out and awards shiny: it's time for the ninth annual Kern High School District's PEAAK Awards.

7 students arrested after 2 fights break out at East Bakersfield High School  KGET 17

A video circulated on social media, showing several students assaulting a student on East Bakersfield's campus, according to viewers.

McCarthy to present Kern County students with 2019 Merit Award  The Bakersfield Californian

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will present Kern County students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award at 4 p.m. Friday at the ...

Garces Memorial to kick off high school graduations Tuesday  The Bakersfield Californian

High school commencement season will get underway Tuesday as Garces Memorial High School seniors get ready to turn their tassels to the left side of their ...

SCHOOLS ROUNDUP: Retired teachers win Kern High School District races  The Bakersfield Californian

Retired teacher Jan Graves won this race by a wide margin on Tuesday. Graves had 46.21 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Jennifer Pitcher ...

Long-awaited pocket park opens in east Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield police Officer David Nelson was described as someone who would take time out of his patrols to play sports with neighborhood kids on the street.

East Bakersfield High School students make history  Bakersfield Now

The We the People team from East Bakersfield High School (EBHS) has been selected to attend the National Finals in Washington D.C. April 21-24, as the ...

Bakersfield, McFarland instructors selected as Kern County Teachers of the Year  The Bakersfield Californian

Students from Juliet Thorner Elementary School and Browning Road STEAM Academy are going to have to buy several shiny red apples because teachers from ...

Caught on camera: Teens claim they were attacked for being gay  Bakersfield Now

Video of a fight Thursday at East Bakersfield High Schoolis being shared on social media.Anais Ortega and Kayla Cruz are freshmen at the school. They can be ...

From Guam to Princeton: Foothill senior has eyes set on Ivy League after life's long journey  The Bakersfield Californian

Finding out whether or not one has been accepted to a university is a momentous occasion, especially if it is a "dream school."

KHSD students receive active-shooter response training  The Bakersfield Californian

With school shootings on the rise, the Kern High School District has decided to train all students in basic active-shooter response techniques should a situation ...

KHSD students recognized for achievements at PEAAK Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Select county high school students were given the Oscars treatment on Wednesday for their hard work this school year.

BC prepares for upcoming commencement with record class size, new location  The Bakersfield Californian

Caps and gowns have been ordered, stress levels are beginning to rise ahead of finals week and students are subconsciously humming "Pomp and ...

Program encourages teens to become health professionals by letting them work alongside them  The Bakersfield Californian

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Three Bakersfield men arrested in brutal stabbing death said they chose victim at random, according to reports  The Bakersfield Californian

Drunk and angry, the three men were in the mood for violence as they walked the streets near Mill Creek Park in the middle of the night.

Pocket park's mural bursting with love for eastside  The Bakersfield Californian

Love for the east side of town knows no artistic bounds. As the David Nelson Pocket Park nears its grand opening Friday, it will also officially unveil a love letter.

Centennial High School mock trial team wins local competition, heads to state  The Bakersfield Californian

Competing against 19 other local schools, Centennial High School's team won the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday event this weekend. The team ...

Suspicious envelope found at East Bakersfield High School  Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif - East Bakersfield High School was put on lock-down all Friday morning, after a suspicious envelope was found in a student's backpack.

The possibility of Bakersfield tunnels still fires the imagination  The Bakersfield Californian

Is it the story that never dies? A 2-year-old Californian article about the legendary Chinese tunnels of Bakersfield is enjoying a second burst of reader interest ...

Michael Horne, newly elected BCSD trustee, aims to be voice for disabled, foster youth  The Bakersfield Californian

Michael Horne describes himself as a developmentally disabled man who will advocate for students who face hardship and live with disabilities.

RACE ROUNDUP: Here are some of the school board races on ballot  The Bakersfield Californian

Here's a look at some of the other school board races that will be on the November ballot.

'Grease' the word this weekend at East High  The Bakersfield Californian

Step back into the '50s with East Bakersfield High School's rendition of "Grease," which opens this weekend.

TBC EXCLUSIVE: Emails reveal disagreement, insensitivity over tasing of BHS student  The Bakersfield Californian

When 17-year-old Bakersfield High School student Tyson Reed was taken to the ground by a Kern High School District police officer and tased twice in 2015 ...

Distinguished Young Women encourages community involvement and self-empowerment  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Distinguished Young Women encourages high school junior to get involved in their community while empowering ...

Local high school graduations begin this week, continue through early June  The Bakersfield Californian

Expect plenty of tears, hugs and smiles on the part of both students and parents the next few weeks as high school graduations are celebrated throughout Kern ...

Thousands of students storm Rabobank Arena for College Night  The Bakersfield Californian

Future college students packed Rabobank Arena Monday evening for the 19th Annual Kern County College Night.

THE GRADE: Air rifle range resurrected; 'Godless liberal' running in KHSD  The Bakersfield Californian

RIFLE RANGE RESURRECTED. Until recently, a basement storeroom at East Bakersfield High School was a littered mess of broken down copiers, leftover ...

KVHS welcomes new teachers  Kern Valley Sun

Eric Hansen – Assistant Principal. 1. What is your educational background? BA History Minor Classical Studies, CSU Fresno. 2. Where are you from? Taft. 3.

East High to honor its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees Saturday  The Bakersfield Californian

Eight is great for East Bakersfield High School. That's the number of classes it has inducted into its Hall of Fame. The 2018 batch of honorees, a mix of athletes.

Homeless hero: It wasn't until his tragic death that his story was told  The Bakersfield Californian

Four years ago Sergio Mendoza should have been hailed a hero.

Photo Gallery: East High Class of 2017 Start Their Celebration Early At Rabobank Convention Center  The Bakersfield Californian

East High School class 2017 started their celebration early as they held their graduation at Robobank Convention Center Wednesday afternoon.

LIST: Free summer meals for kids in Kern County  KGET 17

Several school districts are taking part in offering free meals to children when classes are not in session. Kern High School District The Kern High School District ...

Kern High School District offering free summer meals  KERO 23ABC News

With summer right around the corner, the Kern High School District is offering free meals to students to keep them fed while school is out. Anyone age 18 or ...

East High We The People team invited to nationals, but it's going to cost them  The Bakersfield Californian

For the first time, East Bakersfield High School's We The People team has been invited to Washington, D.C., for a chance to capture the national title. There's just ...

Kern High School District releases 2016 graduation schedule  Bakersfield Now

With graduation season approaching, the Kern High School District has released a commencement schedule.They are as follows:Arvin High School: Friday, ...

2018 PEAAK Awards to honor Kern High School District's best  The Bakersfield Californian

It's the end of the 2017-18 academic year, which means the Kern High School District is set to host one of its premier events.

High-tech gym class: East High brings physical education into 21st century  Bakersfield Now

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North High School students brought Nazi flag to campus in protest of gay pride symbols  The Bakersfield Californian

A group of North High School students brought a Nazi flag to campus and flew it around the quad Thursday, apparently as a protest against a school policy that ...

ROBERT PRICE: We willingly bled for the man; now Gallion rides off into the sunset  The Bakersfield Californian

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Delano bounces back with 20-14 win over East  The Bakersfield Californian

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Fremont Elementary receives $35,000 Kern Health Systems grant to develop, implement wellness programs  The Bakersfield Californian

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BC, East High School graduate Tyrrel Eddington to sign with Eastern Michigan  The Bakersfield Californian

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Health Careers Academy helps students ‘Beat the Odds’  The Bakersfield Californian

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A 'beautiful night' of dance with Escuelas Unidas folklorico group  The Bakersfield Californian

When the Escuelas Unidas dancers learn a routine from a region of Mexico, they go all in from head to toe, both in movement and in dress.

BC coach runs for KCCD trustee  Renegade Rip

Longtime Bakersfield College coach, Lorenzo Alvarez, is running for Area 2 Kern Community College District Board of Trustee's member this coming November ...

Infant and mother dead after East Bakersfield pursuit, boyfriend Manuel Vela in police custody  KERO 23ABC News

UPDATE (Dec. 11, 2016, 4:55 a.m.): Manuel Vela has been booked into the Kern County Jail on nine felony counts and one misdemeanor.

Surprise! Two Kern County students receive $180,000 scholarships to pursue sky-high dreams  The Bakersfield Californian

These scholarships aren't peanuts. An East Bakersfield High School student and a Highland High School student were each surprised with $180,000 checks ...

Bakersfield, Delano teachers take home Teacher of the Year awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Two Kern County teachers — one from Bakersfield and the other from Delano — have been chosen as winners of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools' ...

Four vying for two seats on KHSD board  The Bakersfield Californian

When Kern County voters cast their ballots this year, they'll find three political newcomers and one incumbent vying for two seats on the Kern High School ...

Former BC and East defensive lineman Tyrrel Eddington escaping the heat by signing with Eastern Michigan  The Bakersfield Californian

Tyrrel Eddington is tired of the Bakersfield heat. He's tired of breaking a sweat just walking out the front door in the morning.

Houchin Blood Bank thanks high school students who 'Give it Up' for a healthy blood supply  The Bakersfield Californian

If you would like Kern County to maintain an adequate emergency blood supply, you might consider thanking a high school student.

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By Laura Liera. Vickie Spanos always knew she wanted to be a teacher. Specifically, a high school teacher. During her teaching credential in 1987, Spanos ...

PEAAK Awards highlight student involvement; list of winners  KGET 17

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First female mayor of Bakersfield, Mary K Shell has died  KERO 23ABC News

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Mary K. Shell: Beloved, trailblazing former mayor dies at 91  The Bakersfield Californian

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Korn again: Guitarist reflects on pull of his hometown  The Bakersfield Californian

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Guynn And Micallef Win League And Division 5 Championships  Sierra News Online

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McCarthy honors 36 students, teachers with merit awards  The Bakersfield Californian

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R–Bakersfield, honored 18 high school students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award ...

Founder of Milt's Coffee Shop 'had a lot to be thankful for, and he knew it'  The Bakersfield Californian

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Hundreds of young choir members instructed and assessed at BCSD festival  The Bakersfield Californian

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Greg Gallion  The Bakersfield Californian

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Bakersfield City School District Trustee Raymond Gonzales resigns, citing health issues  The Bakersfield Californian

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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Girl wins speech competition — just like dad  The Bakersfield Californian

Like father, like daughter? In this case, it's more than just an old aphorism.

Man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend found dead at Lerdo in possible suicide  The Bakersfield Californian

A 28-year-old man charged with two counts of murder in the slayings of his girlfriend and the baby with which she was 39 weeks pregnant was found dead at ...

Students develop leadership skills | Local |  Hanford Sentinel

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2nd Annual Bakersfield City School District Junior High And Middle School Choir Standards Festival  The Bakersfield Californian

The 2nd Annual Junior High and Middle School Choir Standards Festival held at Bakersfield College Thursday.

Architect and his work: Built to last  The Bakersfield Californian

Granted, his life has been long — 99 years and counting — but most people would need three lifetimes to get as much done as Wilson Call has.

Local drummer-turned-college-professor recalls epic concert  The Bakersfield Californian

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Murder suspect dangled baby outside window during chase, used baby as shield, reports say  The Bakersfield Californian

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Man charged with two counts of murder in death of pregnant girlfriend  The Bakersfield Californian

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Visit the neighborhood of 'In the Heights'  The Bakersfield Californian

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Natural bodybuilders prove that results can be achieved through hard work and dedication, not drugs  The Bakersfield Californian

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PHOTO GALLERY: BHS Soccer Vs. Clovis North | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield High School mens soccer team faced off against Clovis North this week in a competition held at East Bakersfield High School.

Keyboard Magazine lauds Bakersfield-bred jazz poet Dennis Hamm  The Bakersfield Californian

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Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

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Undefeated and unified, sophomore Tomahawks advance to conference championship game  Tehachapi News

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Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2018 for Los Angeles.

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Warriors girls volleyball off to rough league start  Tehachapi News

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