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Featured photo: Heaven Sanders stands with Ester Valdez.
For years, Heaven Sanders lived homeless.
Some nights, the Bakersfield High freshman would stay at a Union Avenue motel with her mother as a parade of seedy strangers visited.
Kern County has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the state, experts say.
Hundreds of people gathered in Cal State Bakersfield’s Dore Theater to hear activists, academic and author Angela Davis speak for the 33rd Charles W.
Ivy Cargile is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, Bakersfield. Her research focus is in American political behavior.
James Luckey Jr. has been in the newspaper business for as long as he can remember.
Faheemah Salahud-Din lives to serve and empower the black community in Bakersfield with the hopes that one day her children — and every person of color — can live in a world where everyone is treated with respect and love.
Newly elected Kern High School District trustees Cynthia Brakeman and Janice Graves — both retired teachers — were sworn in at Monday’s board meeting — the same meeting the president of the Kern High School Teachers Association advocated for an increase in teachers’ pay.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times. She won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her six-part series “Enrique’s Journey,” which follows a Honduran boy immigrating to the United States, searching for his mother eleven years after she was forced to leave her family to find work in the U.S.
While Kern High School District has made strides in driving down suspension and expulsion rates, more students say they are skipping days of school because they feel unsafe on campus, according to data released by the district during a community forum hosted at West High School Thursday.
Rebecca Buckley-Stein is an attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), which offers free legal services to low income or no income rural communities in California.