Kern County

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.

Celebrate ‘life, love and death’ this weekend at the 10th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival

October 30, 2018 / By

You won’t want to miss this weekend’s 10th annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival, a celebration of “life, love and death.”

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a popular Mexican tradition where friends and families honor deceased loved ones while paying tribute to them in the form of special gatherings and altar displays. 

Sol on the street: Bakersfield College students weigh in on McCarthy’s bill to build the border wall

October 29, 2018 / By and

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a bill this month that fully funds a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rexland Acres youth ready to kick off soccer season with new indoor field

October 27, 2018 / By

Kids in southeast Bakersfield will soon have a new soccer complex — thanks to their own advocacy.