When the smart-as-a-whip students who compete in the We The People Congressional Hearings see a panel of judges march through the door, ready to test their constitutional knowledge, they can be understandably nervous.
Centennial High School took top honors Saturday at the annual "We the People" competition that tests knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office said.
He rose to prominence protesting the death penalty, even as Californians backed it
If the Kern County Board of Supervisors follows through on plans to bring retiring County Administrative Officer John Nilon back to A) “shepherd” his replacement and B) serve in some dippy, made-up “innovation director” position — at a rumored cost of $100,000 a year — someone needs to call …
When I came to BC many years ago, I saw by the front door of the administration building a plaque dated 1955, with the words “Only the Educated are Free.” I was beginning my teaching career in English and philosophy and was struck by this statement expressing the ideal served by Bakersfield …
I read the article titled, “Teacher shortage even worse than thought” (Dec. 1), and find it hard to believe that there is teacher shortage here in Kern County. My wife, who is fully credentialed — and has been since 1998 — currently teaches at an outlying rural school district.
My friend Steve Cronquist is a clear and thoughtful writer, and his published appearances are too few. However, in his Nov. 30 Community Voices article, “Ryan finally learns Trump truth," Steve seems guilty of a bit of bait and switch. The bait is the assertion that Donald Trump won a landsl…
While October is, by presidential proclamation, traditionally observed as National Energy Action Month, Community Action Partnership agencies, established to fight poverty throughout the nation, practice raising energy awareness year-round.
This is a response to “Testing lacks on crops and oilfield wastewater” (Community Voices, Nov. 29). As a public water agency, Cawelo is committed to ensuring that science-based factual information is disseminated to consumers regarding the use of recycled produced water. As such, Cawelo has …
The players on the field may be different, but the opponent is a familiar one for Bakersfield.
OAKLAND — Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns, and the Oakland Raiders came from behind to score 29 unanswered points and defeat the Buffalo Bills 38-24 at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady stopped by the dinner that owner Robert Kraft threw for the 15-year celebration of the 2001 New England championship team Saturday night to say hi to his former teammates.
The holiday season is typically the most anticipated time of the year. Good tidings. Great joy. Food. Family. Festive fun.
The recent attack at Ohio State University has left a somber mood at colleges and campuses throughout the nation.