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Youth Commentary: Time to make my commute to school safer

March 14, 2018 / By

By Diana Cuevas            

Every day on my way to school in southeast Bakersfield, I fear for my life.

A forgotten history: why doesn’t my school place a greater emphasis on Black History Month?

March 5, 2018 / By

By Ja’Nell Gore

Every year, some local high schools have assemblies recognizing Cinco de Mayo — a holiday largely ignored in Mexico, but held up in America as a day to celebrate Mexican culture with piñatas, tacos and a lot of alcohol.

Scholarship Application Season Open Now Till March 2

January 17, 2018 / By

Kern Futures, an innovative scholarship program of Kern Community Foundation, supports high school seniors who are planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with a special focus on strategic, need-based scholarships.

Open Enrollment Ends January 31, Health Care Organizations to Hold Free Enrollment Event

January 15, 2018 / By

Several health care facilities across Kern County are teaming up to hold enrollment events before the deadline on January 31 to help area residents navigate the process.

Free Financial Aid Workshop, Jan. 20

January 15, 2018 / By

Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation invites the community to attend a free workshop to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) aid or CA Dream Act application.

Female leaders hope to ‘inspire, empower’ women with march

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Millions of women will band together next week in cities across the nation in a monumental march for female empowerment as they plan to flex their political might — and for the first time, Kern County will take part.