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COLUMN: Community wants to see results from Kern High School District’s teacher diversity initiatives

June 19, 2019 / By
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Years ago a student asked me why there was so much pressure on students to go to the high school in their neighborhood while the teachers in that school were, by and large, not from and certainly did not live in the neighborhood.

Delano to celebrate Pride Month with day of action

June 18, 2019 / By
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Delano’s LGBTQ+ Alliance is holding a day of action this weekend to celebrate Pride Month.

The event includes messages from speakers and a two-mile march, beginning at the corner of High Street and Cecil Avenue at the International Community sign.

Community to celebrate Juneteenth Saturday

June 12, 2019 / By

Community members are getting ready to celebrate Juneteenth, an annual event which commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S.

Mosquito activity on the rise in Kern; public encouraged to take precaution

June 7, 2019 / By

Recent rainfall has caused an increase in mosquito activity in Kern, according to Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District.

COMMENTARY: California Surgeon General advocates for health equity in Kern

June 6, 2019 / By
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California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris held a listening in Bakersfield in May, with hopes to hear about local challenges and to share the Administration’s priorities, which advocate for health equity, advancing the social determinants of health and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from lifelong exposure to toxic environments (social, physical, and natural).

City to hold swimsuit drive

June 3, 2019 / By

The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks is holding a swimsuit drive for those in need.

Kern High School District to offer free meals to students this summer

May 28, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District is providing free meals to students this summer.

The district is launching its 2019 Seamless Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program in an effort to keep children healthy throughout the summer months.

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.