The winners of this year's Henry Greve Speech Contest in Kern County were announced. The 66th annual contest was held in a virtual format on March 18. Junior high students were asked to give a persuasive speech on the prompt: "Why is it important to embrace diversity?"

The Fairfax School Board revisited its controversial legal contract with Fagen, Friedman & Fulcrost LLP in a special board meeting Wednesday night. A 3-2 majority again approved a contract with the educational law firm, and the majority not only blocked discussion of the issue but chasti…

In a cartoon posted on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's blog last week, a woman lounges under a tropical sun, adjusting her reflector to even out her tan. There are wisps of clouds in a blue sky, palm trees and a cocktail. In the next panel is a young boy staring quizzically at a learning tablet in the…

Bakersfield College opened its Panorama Campus nearly 65 years ago. To help the campus gracefully age, the college asked voters to approve Measure J in 2016 to do everything from small changes that make buildings more accessible to important infrastructure changes to teardowns all around campus.