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Monday, Apr 21 2014 12:10 PM

'First Look': Hispanic Chamber of Commerce events range from Earth Day to candidate forum

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    Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jay Tamsi, left, and board chairwoman Blodgie Rodriguez talk about upcoming chamber events with Californian Executive Editor Robert Price on a segment of "First Look with Scott Cox."

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    Jay Tamsi from the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, left, joins Californian Executive Editor Robert Price to talk about upcoming chamber events on a segment of "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Earth Day event and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Monday on "First Look with Scott Cox," chamber President and CEO Jay Tamsi said Tuesday's event will feature panelists addressing recycling and "going green."

The panel at the Bakersfield Museum of Art will include representatives from Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, PG&E, California Water Service Co. and Kern Green, among others.

"It's important for our community to get involved in Earth Day because you'll learn about conserving water and other important issues that affect us," Tamsi said.

The free event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a free lunch catered by Agave Mexican Grill. Seating is limited but a few seats are still available. Call 633-5496 to RSVP.

Tamsi also talked about the Meet the Candidates for California's 32nd Assembly District Candidate Forum happening Thursday.

The event will begin with speakers Barry Zoeller, vice president, corporate communications and marketing of Tejon Ranch and Derek Abbott, vice president of community development and resource planning of Tejon Ranch. They will discuss the progress of the Outlets at Tejon and the more than 1,000 job opportunities there.

Following the Outlets at Tejon discussion, the 32nd Assembly District Candidate Forum with feature Assemblyman Rudy Salas and challengers Pedro Rios and Romeo Agbalog.

Blodgie Rodriguez, chairwoman of the chamber board, said it's important for people to attend the forum to learn about the candidates before voting this summer.

"This is the third forum we put together and it's critical to get voters to get to know their candidates," Rodriguez said.

The forum will start at 5 p.m. at Richard Prado East Bakersfield Senior Center, 2101 Ridge Road.

 

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