The Bakersfield African American Read-In Committee set out to make difference in the community nine years ago and on Sunday continued to spread that message: Reading is the key to success. The committee's primary focus is introducing reading to children early on and keeping that spark alive …

January commences five months of high energy, intense academic events and competitions administered by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office. From mid-January through the end of the academic year in May, thousands of students will exhibit their knowledge and skills in a dozen lang…