Kern County

Education advocates raise concern of high number of transfers among students of color within KHSD

January 21, 2019 / By

Although the number of suspensions and expulsions have decreased in the Kern High School District since 2014, the number of students voluntarily and involuntarily transferring out school continue to be a concern for education advocates, according to a presentation made by the Kern Education Justice Collaborative Thursday at a Community Forum.

Bill introduced Thursday grants farm workers the right to apply for legal status

January 17, 2019 / By

Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Thursday morning the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019, which, if passed, grants farm workers and their families the right to apply for legal status.

Federal judge orders Trump Administration to remove citizenship question from Census

January 15, 2019 / By

A federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census on Tuesday.

Community suggests a health clinic, community garden and more be on Kern High’s newest campus

January 15, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District held a community meeting Thursday at Golden Valley High School to discuss the newest high school coming to Bakersfield and to listen and learn what the community would like to see in the school.

Citrus workers end four-day strike Monday afternoon after Wonderful Company agrees to restore bin rates

January 14, 2019 / By

About 1,800 Wonderful Company farm workers ended their four-day strike over pay cuts Monday afternoon after Wonderful agreed to restore pay cuts amounting to $1 to $2 an hour that were imposed on workers last week, according to the UFW.

Q&A: Delano city councilman Bryan Osorio talks about his plans for the community

January 4, 2019 / By

Bryan Osorio, one of Delano’s newest city council members, was sworn in last month and began his four-year term on the city council.