Like father, like daughter? In this case, it’s more than just an old aphorism.
On any given weekday around lunch time, employees at Cafe 1600 in east Bakersfield serve 80 to 100 customers, turning out flavorful steak tacos, Cobb salads piled high with bacon and bleu cheese and tri-tip sandwiches smothered in gouda.
The Kern High School District launched an internal affairs investigation against a senior officer last year and accused him of wrongdoing after he helped uncover a decades-long practice of administrators misusing a sensitive police information database, a government claim filed against the d…
Despite pleas from student advocates, California State University trustees voted 11-8 Wednesday to increase tuition by 5 percent this fall, but not without putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to increase funding for the nation’s largest public university system.
A Kern High School District attorney on Monday criticized lawyers who announced that whistle-blowing Police Chief Joseph Lopeteguy filed a civil suit alleging the district retaliated against him after uncovering his bosses were misusing a sensitive police information database.
Joseph Lopeteguy, the whistleblowing police chief who discovered that his bosses at the Kern High School District were for decades misusing a sensitive police database to spy on students, job applicants and others, filed a civil suit Friday in what could be the first of several related complaints.
Annmarie Narvaez has become the first Arvin High School student to ever receive a Certificate of Appointment for the United States Military Academy at West Point, school district officials announced this week.
The Kern High School District will debate Monday whether to televise, record and archive footage of its board meetings, a topic that was squashed last year despite cries for more transparency from good government groups.
A group of teachers upset about a massive reorganization of principals across the Bakersfield City School District — the first step in an initiative to turn around low-performing schools — is questioning the district’s decision to uproot long-serving administrators.
Bakersfield City School District trustees could join others around the state Thursday by declaring it a “safe haven” for undocumented students, a move that immigration experts say is mostly “political posturing,” but critically important in quelling fears among vulnerable communities in unce…
For the first time, East Bakersfield High School’s We The People team has been invited to Washington, D.C., for a chance to capture the national title. There’s just one problem — it's about $43,000 short.
Four Bakersfield-area elementary school districts amassed more than $380,000 in debt from unpaid school lunches last year, a cost they've decided to eat rather than try to collect.
You know that monthslong, at-times overwrought debate over whether guns should be allowed on Kern High School District grounds? The one that resulted in policies allowing certain teachers and other members of the public to carry?
Harvey Hall, Bakersfield’s longest-serving mayor and who retired from office last year, will be awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at Cal State Bakersfield's spring 2017 commencement ceremony, college officials announced.
Responding to a dearth of homegrown public health specialists and an expanding lack of community literacy in health issues, Bakersfield College launched a Public Health Sciences transfer degree this year with plans to add a certificate program within months.
Roughly 20 percent of Endeavour Elementary School’s kindergarten class called in sick Thursday after roughly 31 were infected with what public health officials are speculating could be norovirus.
At a table set up at Independence High School’s gym Thursday, sophomore Jocelyn Serrano showed eighth graders how to play a game that looks a bit like beer pong, but replaces Coors Light with Diet Coke and challenges students to answer difficult science questions when they land a ping pong b…
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and Bakersfield City School District will host two job fairs downtown next month for prospective educators for the largest gathering of school district recruiters in one location.
Kern High School District teachers are split over whether trained certificated staff members should be allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus, according to a survey of hundreds of faculty members obtained by The Californian.
Cal State Bakersfield has opened registration for its Fab Fest, which invites builders, crafters, dreamers and artists to showcase their talents to the community.
Police arrested three Foothill High School students Wednesday on suspicion of falsely reporting another student had a grenade on campus, a Kern High School District spokeswoman announced.
When the members of Centennial High School’s We The People team covering immigration checked their Twitter feeds this morning, there’s a good chance they let out a collective groan.
We have an update to an installment of our continuing series "What your government won't tell you" published in the paper Jan. 24 regarding the Kern High School District's hiring of outside law firms to investigate its police department.
Kern High School District trustees have a packed agenda Monday night, considering a comprehensive sexual education program one trustee has reservations about; a multi-million dollar land purchase; and whether student athletes should get a pass on PE class.
Bloody lesions and sores pocked the leg of a man slung up in a hospital bed. Next to him, a woman struck with diarrhea and extreme fatigue became so tired that she passed out and fell, gashing her head. Across from her, a woman bit by a goat was covered with vomit and blood.
David Paul Edmiston, an acting Kern High School District police chief accused of surreptitiously recording his officers, pled not guilty in Kern County Superior Court Wednesday to four counts of misdemeanor eavesdropping.
More than 250 students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 46th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival Saturday at Stonecreek Junior High School.
A group of Voorhies Elementary School third-graders huddled together on a carpet as their teacher, Julissa Moreno, called them to the whiteboard for a math lesson.
McFarland Middle School has been designated as one of 11 model middle schools across California in the Schools to Watch program, which identifies campuses that are academically excellent.
A former Delano High School employee who has admitted to sex acts with minors and a colleague accused of being an accessory will stand trial, a Kern County Superior Court judge decided Wednesday.
Just how many law firms has the Kern High School District hired to investigate its police department and officers after administrators came under fire last year for misusing a sensitive police database?
The White House awarded two local college students for their work signing up young people for the Affordable Care Act just days before House Republicans, led by President Trump, took initial steps toward gutting the healthcare law.
Three top administrators at the Bakersfield City School District are expected to receive raises and bonuses Tuesday, boosting most of their annual salaries to more than $160,000.
Citing a need to address student health holistically, the Bakersfield City School District has opened three multi-million dollar regional wellness centers funded with a new kind of state education dollars, a first in California, officials said Wednesday.
Bakersfield City School District teachers are expected to approve a two-year contract Wednesday that includes a multi-year pay increase but also temporarily adds three work days to their calendar year, a teacher’s union representative said.
The Kern High School District and its insurers paid more than $11.7 million last year to settle legal disputes over a wide range of issues, from special education students alleging they received inadequate education to somebody struck by a district vehicle, according to settlements reviewed …
Bracing for an economic recession and citing uncertainty about the future, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing only a small boost in K-12 spending this year — a turnaround from the previous few years.
The governor's call this week to delay spending of Proposition 51 state school bond funding until rules for spending it are more equitable to small districts is irking local school leaders in growing districts that desperately need the money.
Bakersfield City School District trustees voted 3-0 Thursday to appoint a new board member to replace Andrae Gonzales, the 34-year-old rising star in the local Democratic Party who was elected to the Bakersfield City Council in November.
Mitch Carter, the former Bakersfield High School senior who infamously donned a chicken costume during a 2010 pep rally and then got pummeled by his teammates, gave up almost half his $10.5 million settlement to pay legal fees, according to documents reviewed by The Californian.