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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 CustomerCare@bakersfield.com, use our online automated system, or call us at (661) 392-5777 or (800) 953-5353.
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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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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 CustomerCare@bakersfield.com.
If you have a question or problem that this site doesn't address, please feel free to contact us at CustomerCare@bakersfield.com or call (661) 392-5777 or (800) 953-5353. Thanks for reading The Bakersfield Californian!
Updated Oct. 21, 2011
Newspaper Rack Locations
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- TNI OFFICE 411 N. MILL ST
- TEXACO 1050 CAPITAL HILLS PKWY
- DENNY'S 9000 MAGELLAN DR.
- HOLIDAY INN 1049 CAPITAL HILLS PKWY
- POST OFFICE 1085 VOYAGER
- LA QUINTA 500 STUEBER RD
- SUMMITT CHEVRON 400 STUEBER RD
- GRACIAN'S 860 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- APPLE SHED 333 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- VILLAGE GRILLE 410 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- CIRCLE K 302 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- WATER TOWER 100 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- FOUR SEASONS 128 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- POLICE DEPT 129 E. F ST.
- PRIMO BURGER 118 E. F ST.
- F & GREEN ST 209 S. GREEN ST.
- GAS-N-GO 106 E. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- KELCY'S 110 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- KOHNEN'S 125 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- S. CURRY ST. 1102 S. CURRY ST.
- TEHACHAPI HOSPITAL 115 W. E ST.
- B & B LIQUOR 220 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- MOUNTAIN VILLAGE SHELL 107 S. MILL ST.
- COUNTRY PARK BEST WESTERN 420 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- K-MART 710 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- LIBRARY 1001 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- WALGREEN'S 1091 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.
- HENRY'S CAFÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 550 TUCKER RD.
- USA GAS 785 TUCKER RD.
- ALBERTSON'S 775 TUCKER RD.
- BASKIN-ROBBINS 785 TUCKER RD, STE E
- POSTAL ASAP 785 TUCKER RD., STE G
- McDONALD'S 795 TUCKER RD.
- RADIO SHACK 1121 W. VALLEY BLVD.
- TEAS DONUTS 807 TUCKER RD.
- GREAT WALL 807 TUCKER RD., STE F
- RITE-AID 811 TUCKER RD.
- SAVE-MART 841 TUCKER RD.
- W. TUCKER RD. 841 TUCKER RD.
- E. TUCKER RD. 840 TUCKER RD.
- TEHACHAPI LIQUOR 840 TUCKER RD., STES J & K
- FASTRIP 798 TUCKER RD.
- FRACTURE CLINIC 20960 SAGE LANE
- STAGE STOP 21000 GOLDEN HILLS BLVD.
- CARLOS' DONUTS 20011 W. VALLEY BLVD.
- BIG F OLDE TOWNE MKT 20321 HWY 202
- KELLEY'S 20424 BRIAN WAY
- WILD ROSE STATION 20436 BRIAN WAY
- MOBIL 20917 SOUTH ST.
- WITT'S 20437 BRIAN WAY
- DOMINGO'S 20416 W. VALLEY BLVD.
- STALLION FIRST MAIL STATION 27500 STALLION SPRINGS DR.
- JACK'S HILL MAIL STATION 26556 COMANCHE POINT RD.
- HORSETHIEF CC 28681 STALLION SPRINGS DR.
- CHEVRON STALLION SPRINGS 27750 STALLION SPRINGS DR.
- BEAR VALLEY MARKET 26900 BEAR VALLEY RD.
Updated Oct. 21, 2011