In many rural communities, just getting kids to graduate from high school proves challenging.
But in McFarland, Bakersfield College and McFarland High School administrators are doubling down on efforts to ensure kids not only graduate with a high school diploma, but also take college courses and put them on a pathway to a degree.
The Kern County Voter Engagement Project is gearing up for another big push this school year, with two big events taking place next year — the Presidential election and 2020 Census.
BY ERICK JARED
I’ve grown up watching my mother cook almost all her meals with one staple ingredient — la cebolla, or an onion.
Photos by Lizette Chavez
Carlito’s feet sank a foot into the mud as he hummed along to Trap music over the repeated snapping of branches.
Jose Mireles and his wife, Diana, have lived in Lamont for decades. Throughout their time living in the rural community, they have had multiple family members stay with them due to a lack of affordable housing.
Dozens of Kern County employees and residents living in rural communities advocated for more money to be allocated to their departments and communities during the second meeting to discuss the recommended county budget.