Some individuals may have been inappropriately run through a sensitive police information database, the Kern High School District acknowledged in a statement to The Californian this month.
They include a woman who got into an altercation with a district employee during her drive to work one day.
Remember last year when Kern High School District wanted to spend almost $400,000 on a public relations contract to help improve its image?
A group of North High School students brought a Nazi flag to campus and flew it around the quad Thursday, apparently as a protest against a school policy that allows display of the gay pride "rainbow" flag, according to multiple sources.
Bakersfield City School District Trustee Raymond Gonzales, an educator who has devoted his life to public service, announced his resignation from the board Tuesday over health issues.
After working for 13 years as the principal of Emerson Middle School, Kempton Coman was demoted to a classroom teacher last month – a move that has drawn ire from some, and the attention of the local NAACP, which alleges the veteran administrator was unfairly targeted by his bosses.
If you’re heading to Cal State Bakersfield’s commencement ceremony Friday, you’ll be greeted with happy graduates, a reception replete with food and about 18,000 other family members clamoring for that perfect photo.
The Californian’s occasional feature about roadblocks — either put up by public officials or that exist in the law — that get in the way during the quest for information.
Christiana Macy, a senior at Grace Christian Academy in Rosamond, was selected as winner of the Congressional Art Competition for high school students by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R–Bakersfield, honored 18 high school students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award Thursday.
Some Porterville community members are calling on Porterville College to break away from the Kern Community College District, a move that those involved say would be arduous, complicated and take years, if it happens at all.
Kaiser Permanente spent months working to bring to Kern County a special production of “What Goes Around,” a play that teaches kids about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases that 10,000 students at schools across Southern California see each year.
When 17-year-old Bakersfield High School student Tyson Reed was taken to the ground by a Kern High School District police officer and tased twice in 2015 after being tardy to class, the district was resolute in defending itself.
Following student ire and community backlash over a last-minute decision to limit graduation tickets, Cal State Bakersfield announced Friday that it would be hosting two separate ceremonies to accommodate all of its graduates’ guests.
Casa Loma Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kristina Merrick and Mojave Elementary second and third grade teacher Lisa Massee were named Kern County Teachers of the Year at a ceremony Tuesday evening.
Tristen Armstrong stood over a cold, lifeless body, her fists pressed over his ribcage as she pumped up and down. Her partner kept pace, coaching her along.
Fed up with a lack of parking in their neighborhoods, homeowners near Bakersfield College successfully petitioned the City Council to expand parking permit requirements in those areas, much to the frustration of struggling college students.
If you’re a teacher, Bakersfield is one of the best places in the nation to work, according to a new report released by ABODO, an apartment listing website.
Michael D. Burroughs, an associate director of one of the nation’s leading ethics centers, will become the executive director of Cal State Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics when Christopher Meyers retires this fall, university officials announced Friday.
The Bakersfield High School team that took part in an international business competition in New York last week didn't merely win a first-place prize, the students may also have brought their fictional company to life.
The City of Arvin is donating more than 32 acres of land Thursday to the Kern Community College District, clearing the way for the district to build a satellite campus in the city, something community members have been rallying around for years.
Bakersfield Police Department officials are investigating reports that a Centennial High School instructional assistant engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, according to search warrant returns filed in Kern County Superior Court.
Reacting to an imbalance in enrollment at schools throughout the northwest, Kern High School District trustees started the process of shifting boundaries Monday, potentially impacting where teens will be attending beginning in 2018.
A third Kern High School District police officer has filed a government claim against the district, alleging that after he helped uncover misuse of a sensitive police information database, administrators created a hostile work environment in retaliation against him.
Irving L. Branch Elementary School, a 774-student campus serving military kids at Edwards Air Force Base, might bear the name of a celebrated general, but the school itself could use some polishing.
Five-hundred yards south of Bakersfield College’s Math and Science Building lies one of the city’s great landmarks, the site of a half-century of drama, heroics and glory.
David Paul Edmiston, the former acting police chief of the Kern High School District who was arrested in October after a subordinate officer discovered he was being illegally recorded, pleaded no contest Thursday to one misdemeanor count of criminal eavesdropping — but he’ll likely never be …
More than 10,000 students projected to graduate as part of Kern High School District’s 2022 class will be guaranteed admission to Cal State Bakersfield if they meet a set of requirements laid out in a new initiative the two institutions introduced Wednesday.
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.