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 …
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.
“These are things that are cooked into the whole project anyway. We don’t know where we’d be without these lawsuits but it’s the public’s right to bring these lawsuits." — Ward 2 Councilman Terry Maxwell, after voting last week to increase a consultant's contract by nearly $3.6 million.
Guillermo Ceja's Nov. 29 Community Voices column, "Tests are lacking on crops and oilfield water suitability," reminds us that there are never enough tests and never enough information when the facts of a case are at odds with one's agenda.
I congratulate Danny Morrison on his recent column concerning the black and brown working classes living in southeast Bakersfield ("There always has been black and brown working class," Nov. 29). I come from a hard-working family that also faced the challenges of living in southeast Bakersfi…
The contributions to American history and culture by people of color, women, members of the LGBT community and their allies are all too often overlooked in history books, even today. One way to ensure that our children understand the contributions of all members of our society — even if they…
The recent attack at Ohio State University has left a somber mood at colleges and campuses throughout the nation.
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Stars Theatre Restaurant is preparing to send a sobering letter to patrons asking for donations through the end of the current season in February while disclosing the future of the venerable Bakersfield theater is uncertain beyond that point.
With the holiday season upon us, even First Friday is caught up in the hustle and bustle. Here's a roundup of what's going on downtown.
It’s a tale of two lunch spots this week, one a hidden gem of downtown and the other a sandwich veteran celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Iguana’s Grill and Cantina, one of Bakersfield’s newest Mexican restaurants, will be celebrating its grand opening Friday with a fiesta full of authentic food and music.