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 …

Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Rupert Gregorio. See Edgar Aguilasocha's answers here, Ralph Anthony's answers here and Vicki Lynn Billing…

Residents throughout central Bakersfield will choose among four candidates in an April 10 special election to determine who will help lead Bakersfield City School District — the state's largest elementary school district.

One of them will fill a seat left vacant by Raymond Gonzales, an established assemblyman and Latino rights leader who won re-election in 2016, then resigned abruptly over health concerns.

Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Edgar Aguilasocho. Read answers from Ralph Anthony on Wednesday, Vicki Lynn Billington on Thursday and Rup…

Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Vicki Lynn Billington. Read answers from Rupert Gregorio on Friday. See Edgar Aguilasocha's answers here a…

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…

In Debbie Nolasco’s preschool class at St. Francis Parish School, the 3-year olds who have spent all week crafting construction paper feathers for headdresses and pint-sized mock-leather vests don’t go by their regular names.

For his last time Tuesday, retiring Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell announced four community members would be inducted into the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame, an honor he helped create when he first came to CSUB 12 years ago. 

The Kern High School District expelled Latino students for defiance and disruption in 2014-2015 more than any other district statewide, including school systems with larger enrollments, according to data released this week by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.

Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we’re happy to share their stories. This week, they wrote about their district’s award-winning director of nutrition, which we’re sharing in full here: