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Mail:The Bakersfield Californian
Attention: Circulation Department
P.O. Box 80967
Bakersfield, CA 93380-9889
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It's a good idea to use our convenient Vacation Hold service when you're going out of town for a few days or so. We can hold your papers and deliver them when you return, or you can donate your papers to our Californian in Education program. If you prefer, you can suspend delivery and you will not be charged for these days. Just contact us at email@example.com, use our online automated system, or call us at (661) 392-5777 or 800-953-5353.
What is a Vacation Donation?
The vacation donation program is our number one source of funding for the CIE program. This program is simple, and anyone who has a home delivery subscription can participate. When you go on vacation, you have the option to donate your newspapers to the CIE program. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, use our online automated system, or call us at (661) 392-5777 or 800-953-5353.
What is the Californian in Education Program?
We established the Californian in Education program more than twenty years ago. This program provides our local schools with copies of the newspaper at little or no cost to them. The use of the newspaper helps students develop strong reading and writing skills, while allowing them to explore math, science, politics, health, geography and current events that are relevant to their everyday lives. We also provide teachers and students with special educational programs throughout the school year.
The Californian in Education program relies solely on sponsorship funding. We have developed several fundraisers to help cover the costs of running the Californian in Education program. If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Education, please contact us at:
Californian In Education
Phone: (661) 392-5751
Fax: (661) 392-5727
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Become a Newspaper Carrier
When you become a newspaper carrier for The Bakersfield Californian, you'll work just a few hours a day and earn hundreds of dollars a month. With our early morning delivery hours, you can even keep your regular day job!
Newspaper carriers are independent contractors and not employees. To join our team of independent contractors you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation. If you are interested in becoming a carrier call (661) 392-5777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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