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Monday, Apr 29 2013 04:41 PM

Worth noting in the community: UFW immigration forum, scholarships and more

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Keisha Gonzalez helps a customer buying a T-shirt at an immigration reform rally at Jastro Park. The T-shirts said, "The Pathway to Citizenship Passes Through Bakersfield."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The United Farm Workers Foundation is hosting Community Education Forums on Immigration Reform in Bakersfield and Fresno. The events are in response to the recent unveiling of the Senate's immigration reform bill.

A forum to explain the reform bill and the legislative process is slated for 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Hills Mall, 3000 Mall View Road, a news release said.

Another forum will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UFW Foundation Office, 2409 Merced St. in Fresno.

For more information, call 324-2500 for the office in Bakersfield or (559) 496-0700 for the office in Fresno.

 

The Kern County Farm Bureau has announced the two winners of the Michael R. Mettler Memorial Scholarship for two local seniors who plan to study or are currently pursuing an agriculture-related major.

Oscar Alvarez of Arvin High School and Abigail Grisedale of North High School are the recipients and will receive $500 each year they are in school, up to four years, a farm bureau news release said.

Alvarez will attend Cal State Bakersfield in the fall where he will study agriculture business and law.

Grisedale will attend college in the Midwest to study agriculture communications.

Alvarez and Grisedale will be awarded their scholarships at the 2013 Kern Agriculture Scholarship Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace Ave.

 

The Bakersfield Police Department invites the community to commemorate a role model in Kern County.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the BPD will hold a news conference at the Bakersfield Police Activities League to dedicate the boxing gym to former P.A.L. coach and adviser Mike Dallas Sr., a BPD news release said.

Dallas spent 15 years as the boxing instructor at the Police Activities League, coaching hundreds in the boxing program.

The league is at 301 E. 4th St.

 

The 19th annual Police Activities League Exhibition Battle of the Badges will take place at Bakersfield College and a news conference and weigh in will take place before the battle.

On May 8, at 4:30 p.m., the news conference will take place at RJ's Restaurant, 9440 Hageman Road. This is an opportunity to meet the boxers and purchase tickets to the upcoming battle, a BPD news release said.

The Battle will be May 11 in the basketball gym at Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the battle starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Bakersfield Police Department; downtown and southwest police stations; Bakersfield PAL Center at 301 E. 4th St. and Mr. Tuxedo, 2409 Brundage Lane.

General admission is $20 and reserved ringside tickets are $40.

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