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Will Gadd, a prominent Canadian ice climber and paraglider pilot, is scheduled to speak Thursday at Bakersfield College as part of the BC Distinguished Speaker Series.

The California Center on Teaching Careers, in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, will host an education employment fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mechanics Bank Convention Center.

Three years ago today, COVID-19 was detected for the first time in Kern County residents, ushering in a grueling pandemic that disrupted almost every aspect of daily life. Though the deaths continue — nine locals died from the virus in the weeklong period that ended Wednesday — society has m…

Fernando Gomez is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps, but even the suffering he witnessed in war-torn countries like Libya and Yemen couldn’t prepare him for what he encounters every Thursday in the homeless encampments of Bakersfield.

When she returned to school to become a nurse, Karina Mendez wanted a work-study job that she could balance with classes at City College of San Francisco. Thanks to a new program in California, she landed one that does more than pay the bills — it gives her a career boost.

Sonya Christian, who began her higher education career at Bakersfield College and worked through the ranks to the top spot as Kern Community College District chancellor, was named Thursday to an even higher post — chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

Garces Memorial High freshman Kate Wegis did not win the egg toss event with her friend and fellow freshman Gabby Martin, but she was excited to be a part of the school’s Local Love Day during lunch on Tuesday.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, a decorated New York University professor and renowned ethicist, is scheduled to be the seventh speaker of Bakersfield College's Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Indoor Theater.

Kern County represented well when it came to the inaugural Exemplary Dual Enrollment awards given to the state's top nine schools that provide students with opportunities to enroll in and earn college credits while in high school.

Not long after the earthquake that violently shook Turkey and Syria, Matt Herman sprung into action, starting on the early part of studying it as a Cal State Bakersfield assistant professor of geology and a collaborator with the United States Geological Survey.

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