Kern County

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.

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.