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Delano youth come together to fight for justice for seven-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin

December 26, 2018 / By

The Delano community organized a vigil and fought for justice Friday at a local park in honor of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, a Guatemalan girl who died in U.S.

Advocates encourage public to participate in LCAP hearings to make school more inclusive for students

December 16, 2018 / By

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.

Teachers association advocates for increase in teacher pay at KHSD board meeting

December 12, 2018 / By

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.  

BC and CSUB food pantries to close for winter break; students still in need of food during time off

December 3, 2018 / By
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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.

Q&A: Common inspires students in Kern to keep advocating for a better community

November 30, 2018 / By

Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common visited Bakersfield in October for a youth town hall.

State officials recommend new rules for controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos

November 21, 2018 / By
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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.