For the first three years of high school, Chyna Patz didn’t feel safe at school. She was bullied for the way she looked, the way she dressed and her sexual orientation.
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.
With winter break just weeks away, the food pantry at Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield are preparing to close for winter break, but that doesn’t mean student hunger takes a break.
Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common visited Bakersfield in October for a youth town hall.
In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.
For the first time in two decades, two women will serve as Kern High School District trustees, helping to steer the direction of the one of the state’s largest districts.