Should felons have voting rights? Students and inmates discussed this question in January at Cal State Bakersfield’s Ethics Bowl in the Tehachapi prison.
In Iowa, all people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised.
Last Thursday, Modesto Lopez Bautizta began his day by giving thanks to God for living another day — just as he does every day. The only difference was Jan.
More than 3,500 people marched the streets of downtown Bakersfield Saturday for Kern County’s third annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park.
The marchers, varying in race, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, made their voices heard as they chanted phrases, such as, “My body, my choice!” and “Si, se puede!” and “This is what democracy looks like!”
Thousands showed up in support of a myriad of issues and policies.
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.
Third-grade teacher Laura Afifi likes her students to be stress free. She knows she can’t control tensions at home, but one stress factor she can control is the amount of homework assigned to her students.
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.