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Women’s & Girls’ Fund accepting letter of intent for 2020 grant cycle

September 18, 2019 / By

The Women’s & Girls’ Fund is accepting letters of intent for its 2020 grant cycle.

WGF, a leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation, is awarding up to $50,000 to Kern County education and training programs that serve local women or girls within the focus area of education and training. 

KHSD to present on student discipline, transfers, climate survey and more at community forum this month

September 10, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District invites the community to its fifth community forum, regarding student behavior and school climate in the District.

CSUB to offer free immigration legal services to students

September 5, 2019 / By
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Cal State Bakersfield, along with 20 other CSU campuses, is providing free immigration legal services to students and university employees, the California State University announced Thursday.

Lamont exploring ways to unify schools, cut out KHSD

August 30, 2019 / By

A group of Lamont business owners are spearheading an effort to unify two school districts in their community – the first step, they say, in building a high school in their hometown.

Court ruling reverses Kern Superior Court decision; students can sue state for ‘failing’ to hold school districts accountable for discriminatory practices

August 28, 2019 / By

A California Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that students and community organizations can sue the State of California, through the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for failing to monitor and hold school districts accountable for discriminatory suspension, expulsion or transfer, according to a press release by the Equal Justice Society.

Commentary: Schools must value and mentor our students — not punish and discard them

August 27, 2019 / By

By Ucedrah Osby

My home in Bakersfield is no more than a 30-minute drive from any of the six prisons in Kern County.

Kern to celebrate National Recovery Month in September

August 27, 2019 / By

Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is partnering with organizations to host the fourth annual Celebrating Recovery event in September — National Recovery Month.

Neighbors united at annual leadership conference

August 26, 2019 / By

Hundreds of people from across the Central Valley gathered at the Kern County Fair Grounds Sunday for the annual Vecinos Unidos Leadership Conference, hosted by the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Delano councilman to discuss sanctuary city status at Town Hall Saturday

August 23, 2019 / By

A Delano councilman is hosting a town hall this weekend to discuss one of the latest resolutions passed in the city.

Commentary: Bakersfield needs landmark to honor Jaswant Singh Khalra and the Sikh community

August 21, 2019 / By

By Manpreet Kaur

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Indian Government waged a “dirty war” in Punjab.