Sen. Rubio launches district internship

Senator Michael J. Rubio (D–Shafter) invites local high school and college students to apply for fall internship opportunities at either of the Senator’s district offices. Students selected to intern in the Bakersfield or Fresno district offices may assist Senator Rubio and district staff with the following duties: Conduct policy and legislative research; assist with constituent issues; attend community meetings and/or events; standard administrative duties.

The intern applications may be downloaded on Senator Rubio’s website at or by contacting Ruth Leon ([email protected]) in the Bakersfield office or Daniel Cisneros ([email protected]) in the Fresno office.  The fall internship application deadline is Friday, Sept. 28. Participants in the internship program will not be compensated monetarily, though high school or university credit can be arranged.


City of Exeter holds low-cost dump week Oct. 22-27 at City Yard

The City of Exeter will hold a low-cost dump week from Oct. 22-27. Exeter residents living within the City limits that receive water and trash service are encouraged to take advantage of a low cost opportunity. For $5 per load, Exeter residents can get rid of the following: Yard Waste, Palm fronds, Yucca plants and Cactus are not considered green waste and must be dumped in the designated trash area; General Refuse, Cement, tires, paint, chemicals and asphalt will not be accepted; E-Waste, in conjunction with the City’s clean up event, CSET will be accepting old computers, monitors, TVs and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items.

The City of Exeter’s Public Works Department will be accepting the above mentioned items starting Monday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 27 at the City’s Corporation Yard, 350 W. Firebaugh Ave. The yard will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To expedite the unloading of vehicles, we ask that you separate metal, green waste, cardboard, newspaper, appliances, computers and other materials.

A driver’s license and current water bill will be required to verify residency as dumping privileges are reserved for residents living within the City limits. A $5 fee will be charged for each load. A truck and trailer will be counted as two loads. Vehicles in excess of 1-ton will not be accepted.

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