Former Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall is getting a new title; Dr. Hall. Cal State Bakersfield announced Friday the Board of Regents will bestow an honorary degree on him at the May 19th commencement, and university President Horace Mitchell believes it’s about time. He already gave The President’s Medal to Mr. Hall but had to wait to recommend him for an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters because “he just kept getting re-elected.” Current elected officials cannot be given honorary degrees, Hall has supported the school for years both as mayor and through his ambulance company.

Sean Michael Lisle