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Give Big Kern 2019 breaks records

May 22, 2019 / By

After a month of countywide fundraising, Give Big Kern broke records for the second year in a row.

Kern County Library to kick off Summer Reading Challenge

May 22, 2019 / By

The Kern County Library is holding its annual countywide Summer Reading Challenge, beginning in June.

Readers of all ages are encouraged to pick up a book or two this summer to instill a love for recreational reading.

COLUMN: Lack of teacher diversity hurts our students

May 14, 2019 / By


The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students.

Will the Board of Supervisors abandon its opposition to the California Values Act and insist Kern County law enforcement abstain from immigration enforcement?

May 10, 2019 / By


Since 2018, the TRUTH (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) Act required the local governing body of any county in which a law enforcement agency (LEA) has provided ICE with access to an individual during the prior year to hold at least one community forum.

Kern to hold second TRUTH Act Forum next week

May 9, 2019 / By

Kern’s second TRUTH Act Forum is taking place next week, where the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will report to the public about ICE’s access to individuals in Kern County.

Photo Gallery: Community dances to live music at South Kern Sol’s Dream Revolution concert

May 7, 2019 / By

South Kern Sol, in partnership with Bakersfield College, hosted a concert Thursday, featuring East LA Band Las Cafeteras and local band Velorio.

Community members demand ICE to release detainee after suffering medical emergency, advocates say

April 25, 2019 / By

Alleging detention officers had neglected her husband medically while at Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a Bakersfield woman flanked by community advocates demanded he be released into her care last week during a press conference.

Bakersfield Police Department announces new mission statement

April 24, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield Police Department announced Monday — the beginning of Peace Officers Memorial Week — it has a new mission statement and new core values.

Jess Nieto — pioneer of Chicano Studies curriculum — celebrated at BC conference

April 22, 2019 / By


Last year the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference inaugurated a formal reflection on Nieto’s legacy, one of Bakersfield’s finest internationalists, entrepreneurs, civil rights and educational leaders in context of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano student blowouts, a youthful 1968 movement demanding improvement for their community and to the educational system.

Pollution starts right here in the Valley

April 22, 2019 / By


As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.