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KHSD board approves new principals at BHS, West High School  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District board has named new principals at Bakersfield and West high schools.



New West High food-sharing program aims to reduce waste, food insecurity  The Bakersfield Californian

Trash bins in the West High School cafeteria have historically been the destination for students' uneaten food, but now the school is doing something to change ...



Officers search West High campus, don't find person with gun  Bakersfield Now

UPDATE (5:43 p. m. Friday, March 1): The Kern High School District released a statement: "On Friday, March 1, 2019, Kern High School District Police officers ...



Court documents: West High School student sexually assaulted on campus  The Bakersfield Californian

A West High School student was sexually assaulted on campus last month, according to court documents.



Former West High student-athlete stabbed in Southwest Bakersfield  KERO 23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A former West High School student-athlete was stabbed during a fight in a parking lot in Southwest Bakersfield. According to BPD, on ...



KHSD announces death of Vista West High School student  KERO 23ABC News

The Kern High School District announced the death of a Vista West High School student on Monday.



Fourth person arrested in death of former West High student-athlete  KERO 23ABC News

A fourth person has been arrested in the death of a former West High School student-athlete.



2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California  Walnut Creek, CA Patch

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California - Walnut Creek, CA - Here's the complete list of California students awarded $2500 scholarships.



Smith remembered as former prep standout, all-around loving man  The Bakersfield Californian

It was Will Smith's heart that took him to new heights as an athlete.



KHSD forum highlights mixed results regarding student discipline  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District has made some significant strides in the past couple years when it comes to student discipline, but data shows there's plenty of ...



West High announces new members of its hall of fame  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School's Hall of Fame board has announced that nine people and three teams will be inducted into its Hall of Fame in March as members of its 2018.



Coaches grieve over 'protector' athlete killed in Feb. 2 stabbing  The Bakersfield Californian

Former West High School football player Aaran Porter has died, the Bakersfield Police Department announced Tuesday.



Bakersfield teenager identified as body found in Polo Park  The Bakersfield Californian

The body of a Bakersfield teenager found in Polo Community Park on Saturday has been identified as Anthony Tyler Spence, 18, according to the Kern County ...



Five fights in 72 hours at West High School  23ABC News

Cell phone video captures three of five fights on the West high campus in the last 72 hours.



Three schools on lockdown as BPD searches for possible robbery suspects  KERO 23ABC News

(UPDATE: September 20, 2018 11:11 a.m.) Four suspects have been detained for a store robber that lead to three schools being placed on lockdown.



Family grieves Bakersfield teen's death: 'They just left him there to die'  Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A young man who had just turned 18 was found dead at a northwest Bakersfield park. Anthony Spence, a student at Vista ...



ROBERT PRICE: Once a Viking: These West grads won't forget the ones who'll follow  The Bakersfield Californian

This is the story of two high schools, separated only by time and local politics, and of how one reached across three decades to befriend the other.



GRAPHIC VIDEO: A fight caught on camera near West High School is under investigation  KERO 23ABC News

A fight caught on camera near West High School on Tuesday is under investigation, Kern High School District officials said. The video obtained by 23ABC News ...



Community Voices: ‘I know how victims feel’: West High steps up to combat bullying  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School has a bullying problem. Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by ...



Ann Cierley made a career in education, had a passion for wine  The Bakersfield Californian

She was the kind of person who liked to see others do well.



Centennial High School mock trial team wins local competition, heads to state  The Bakersfield Californian

Competing against 19 other local schools, Centennial High School's team won the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday event this weekend. The team ...



Arvin High crowned 'We the People' regional champions  The Bakersfield Californian

Arvin High School won Saturday's regional "We the People" Congressional Hearings competition and will go on to represent Kern County in the state ...



Molestation by vice principal alleged in suit; No criminal charges filed  KGET 17

A former Highland High School student is suing the Kern High School District and accusing a former vice principal of sexual abuse.



Bakersfield City, Kern, Rosedale Union school district campuses closed Friday  KGET 17

Schools in the Kern High School District, Bakersfield City School District and Rosedale Union District will all be closed on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, for an academic ...



Kern High School District offering free summer meals  KERO 23ABC News

With summer right around the corner, the Kern High School District is offering free meals to students to keep them fed while school is out. Anyone age 18 or ...



High school football: West relying on solid connections  The Bakersfield Californian

Josh Boyd has made his expectations pretty clear to his quarterback, telling junior Christopher Coleman repeatedly whom his leading receiver ought to be.



Celebrating high school graduates! Check out our online photo galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Thousands of Kern County high school seniors are graduating this week. The Californian has been at these ceremonies to capture lots of special moments.



Local high school graduations begin this week, continue through early June  The Bakersfield Californian

Expect plenty of tears, hugs and smiles on the part of both students and parents the next few weeks as high school graduations are celebrated throughout Kern ...



New study says Bakersfield has affordable rent  KGET 17

Out of the 100 largest U.S. cities 24 of those cities' median incomes do not cover the rent, but Bakersfield is not one of them.



The Ku Klux Klan and Visalia: A legacy of racism that hasn't died  Visalia Times-Delta

In the late summer of 1931, more than 500 members of the Ku Klux Klan from throughout California descended on Visalia for the hate group's annual California ...



LIST: Free summer meals for kids in Kern County  KGET 17

Several school districts are taking part in offering free meals to children when classes are not in session.



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



Ken Burdick: A man of many faces, many voices  The Bakersfield Californian

It's late into the evening and Ken Burdick is hunched over, cynical, gruff and miserly, the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's become cold and distant, ...



McFarland High basketball coach massaged, baited student  KGET 17

A long-time coach at McFarland High School has been charged with sexual misconduct against a minor.



Three local killings with striking similarities remain unsolved  KGET 17

It's been two years since the murder of a Bakersfield father that continues to puzzle investigators, and according to our homicide tracker, this case has striking ...



Worth Noting in Education: CSUB opens new Student Advising and Success Center  The Bakersfield Californian

California State University, Bakersfield held a grand opening for its new Student Advising and Success Center building on Wednesday.



Worth Noting: Bakersfield resident wins half million at Eagle Mountain Casino  The Bakersfield Californian

A Bakersfield resident is starting off the new year a little richer.



1 man killed in South Bakersfield shooting  KGET 17

The Kern County Coroner has identified the man shot and killed in South Bakersfield on Sunday night.



Video shows man dumping dog at Lake Ming; Animal Control investigating  KGET 17

A disturbing video circulating on social media appears to show a man dumping his dog at Lake Ming, then driving off.



Faith Bender Is One Of The Top Underclassman Throwers  MileSplit

We look to see who are the top underclassman girls throwers.



PHOTO GALLERY: Mira Monte High School graduation 2018 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Mira Monte High School graduated 530 students on May 30 on the Mira Monte football field. The school's 10th graduating class was just short of last year's total ...



Man dies of wounds in Pacific Street shooting  KGET 17

UPDATE (Jan. 29, 6 p.m.) : The Kern County Coroner identified the man killed in the shooting on Pacific Street as a 29-year-old from Bakersfield.



Bakersfield police arrest 2 people on suspicion of trafficking girls for sex  KGET 17

Bakersfield police said officers arrested two people on suspicion of human trafficking following an undercover sting Tuesday afternoon.



CSUB baseball mercy rules Northern Colorado to win series  The Bakersfield Californian

A lot of the players on the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team were “super frustrated,” according to first baseman Jesse Rowley.



Women in Kern County: Raji Brar  KGET 17

"We are here to be in *service* to one another. We aren't here for just ourselves and actually in *service* we grow and we learn to become leaders," said Raji Brar, ...



Meet the candidates running for 2nd district supervisor  KGET 17

The candidates running for the second supervisorial district shared their visions for the district Monday. Incumbent Zach Scrivner is challenged by Michael Biglay ...



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



Prom season is here, and so is its guide  The Bakersfield Californian

Prom, an unforgettable night for many teens, is around the corner. Prom isn't just another school dance. It's considered a rite of passage for teenagers on the ...



Appeals court: Amberton wall was legal  KGET 17

Property owners can block a pedestrian pathway joining two southwest Bakersfield neighborhoods, an appeals court ruled this morning. The decision reverses a ...



Panama-Buena Vista Union School District superintendent urges support for $90 million bond measure  KGET 17

Leaders from one of Kern County's largest school districts urged support Friday for a multi-million dollar bond measure they say will provide much-needed funds ...



Homeless Blanket Project: Bakersfield woman making care packages for homeless  KGET 17

A local woman is on a mission to ensure those living on the streets receive warm blankets and hot meals.



Convicted arsonist sentenced to 17 years in prison  KGET 17

A man convicted of setting fire to a local pawn shop has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.



Who killed Lorraine Rodriguez?  KGET 17

It's been 30 years since a violent predator took the life of a young Bakersfield mother, leaving two children orphaned.



HealthSouth - The best kept secret in town  KGET 17

Martha Samora, CEO of HealthSouth Bakersfield talks about the rehabilitation services offered by HealthSouth.



California City police arrest man after hours-long standoff  KGET 17

A 26-year-old man is under arrest following an intense standoff in California City. Officers said the man threatened to set off a suicide bomb.



Church to offer 'ashes to go' on Ash Wednesday  KGET 17

In case you can't make it to church for Ash Wednesday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church will offer ashes on the street in Downtown Bakersfield.



Sierra Pacific girls hoops open with win over Huskies  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific Golden Bears girls basketball team opened their season with a dominant 72-13 win over Hanford West High on Tuesday.



Mother in abuse case 'did nothing because she had nowhere to go'  KGET 17

A woman who did nothing after her live-in boyfriend beat her baby should not get her son back, an appeals court has ruled in a Bakersfield case.



Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Central Bakersfield  KGET 17

A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Central Bakersfield on Friday evening.



Police arrest 2 in connection to killing of 30-year-old man in 2017  KGET 17

Bakersfield police they've arrested two people in connection to a shooting and stabbing during a fight at a convenience store in April 2017 that left a 30-year-old ...



State closes local daycare facility whose operator is accused of child abuse  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Department of Social Services has closed a local daycare facility whose provider is accused of child abuse.



LEAN 4 Vets offers free workout  KGET 17

A local non-profit is offering veterans a free workout class.



Hiker finds human remains near Edwards Air Force Base  KGET 17

Kern County Sheriff's Deputies from the Mojave Substation were called to a scene where possible human remains were located Wednesday around 5:30 p.m..



Coroner identifies man killed in weekend Highway 58 crash  KGET 17

The coroner's office has identified the man that died in a multiple car collision over the weekend off Highway 58.



Community Voices: Big opportunities open to small businesses  The Bakersfield Californian

Small businesses have long been considered to be the engines that power the nation's economy. In Kern County, where you see many small businesses partner ...



KCSO needs help looking for missing Bakersfield man  KGET 17

The Kern County Sheriff's office is asking for your help in locating 21-year-old Joseph Lara.



Country music star Toby Keith coming to Bakersfield  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Country music star Toby Keith is coming to Bakersfield this Summer. Keith is bringing his "That's country, Bro," tour to the Rabobank ...



LIST: Toy Drives happening around Kern County  KGET 17

KGET's 17 Days of Christmas Toy Drive You can make the holidays a little brighter for some less fortunate kids in Kern County by taking part in our 17 Days of ...



Bakersfield car builder Red Harden remembered  KGET 17

A legendary local custom-car builder is being remembered as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and family man.



Bakersfield Ranks No. 185 Safest City in CA  KGET 17

A new study is out ranking the 50 safest cities in California.



Bakersfield College graduates biggest class in its history  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield College made history Friday night by graduating its largest class ever.



Buena Vista Elementary holds vigil for Brayden Eidenshink, the boy with the brave heart  KGET 17

Bakersfield is mourning the loss of 10-year-old Brayden Eidenshink, who passed away following complications from a heart transplant.



Bird scooter safety  KGET 17

Bird scooters emerged in the U.S. last year becoming very popular, but they've also generated a lot of controversy nationwide. Two weeks ago they rolled into ...



Coroner identifies man killed by forklift west of Mettler  KGET 17

The Kern County Coroner's Office identified a man who was crushed to death by a forklift Monday.



Walmart announces Bakersfield delivery service  KGET 17

Walmart is bringing its home delivery *service* to Bakersfield. Now when you fill a cart online, you'll have the options to have your groceries dropped off at the ...



Police investigate shooting following collision at Brimhall and Coffee roads  KGET 17

One person is under arrest following a shooting and causing a collision at Coffee and Brimhall roads on Thursday afternoon.



KCSO remains tight-lipped on details of officer-involved shooting  KGET 17

A man with a lengthy criminal history is behind bars, accused of nine felonies including resisting arrest causing injury.



Man on Harley Davidson stops and feeds Bakersfield's homeless  KGET 17

A man who was once homeless himself, is now going around Bakersfield and feeding the homeless.



Hundreds show up to open casting call for movie being filmed in Bakersfield  KGET 17

Sande Alessi Casting out of Los Angeles held an open casting call Sunday at the Double Tree Hotel for a high-profile film to be shot at Rabobank Arena next ...



Deadline for applications to join Measure N citizen's oversight committee is Jan. 25  KGET 17

Friday is the deadline to apply to join the citizen's committee that will oversee how Measure N revenue will be spent.



Local foster youth support center asking for clothing donations of all sizes  KGET 17

The Kern County Network for Children is in need of donations for its Dream Center.



Kern County sheriff's deputies search for armed carjacking suspect  KGET 17

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 36 year old man suspected in a carjacking at gunpoint on Friday morning.



Woman wanted in Southwest Bakersfield home invasion robbery turns herself in to police  KGET 17

A woman wanted in connection to a Southwest Bakersfield home invasion burglary whose start was video taped in early August has turned herself in, according ...



3 people accused of human trafficking took plea deals  KGET 17

Three people arrested in a human trafficking case earlier this year have taken plea deals.



State names Model Continuation High Schools, 3 in Kern County  Bakersfield Now

The California Department of Education has recognized three Kern County continuation schools for creating innovative programs that focus on academics, ...



Surveillance video shows start of home invasion robbery at Southwest Bakersfield home  KGET 17

Bakersfield police released chilling video of the start of a home invasion robbery where three people broke into a Southwest Bakersfield home and robbed the ...



Reports of active shooting at Mercy Southwest Hospital  KGET 17

17's Kristin Price has more on an active shooter situation at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.



State now investigating Northwest Bakersfield daycare for alleged child abuse  KGET 17

A local daycare is now being investigated by the state for alleged child abuse.



Man accused of stabbing, killing father said he 'had it coming,' court records show  KGET 17

A man accused of stabbing his father to death earlier this month, reportedly told deputies "he had it coming."



California Governor calls Trump's tweet on high-speed rail project 'fake news'  Visalia Times-Delta

"This is CA's money, allocated by Congress for this project. We're not giving it back."



Kern County's first baby of 2019 born at Mercy Hospital Southwest  KGET 17

Mercy Hospital Southwest welcomed the first baby of the new year.



19-year-old driver arrested for DUI, hit and run  KGET 17

A teen is in custody on suspicion of DUI after he crashed into a car carrying five people on Christmas morning.



German-style autobahn coming to California? One state senator sees the need for speed  Visalia Times-Delta

Senator John Moorlach (R- Orange County) introduced a bill that would do away with speed limits for certain lanes on I-5 and Highway 99 in California.



1 dead, 4 wounded in early morning shooting Sunday  KGET 17

A man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting in Southwest Bakersfield early Sunday morning.



Fatal rollover crash kills man, 2-year-old  KGET 17

A deadly crash on Interstate 5 this morning claimed the lives of two people were killed, including a 2-year-old.



Boys basketball: West 78, Tehachapi 63  The Bakersfield Californian

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Phillips with 14 rebounds, 12 blocks, nine points and two assists. Austyn Contreras led the Vikings with 24 points, including 10-of-10 ...



Family: Man, woman, and puppy beaten to death, home catches fire two days later  KGET 17

Family says two days after the bodies of a young man and woman were found in a home on Lomita Drive, the home caught fire.



Second flu death reported in Kern County  KGET 17

A second person has died from the flu, officials with Kern County Public Health Department confirmed.



BPD search for woman suspected in robbery at South Bakersfield department store  KGET 17

Police are asking for help identifying a woman suspected in a strongarm robbery from a department store in South Bakersfield.



Family blames squatters for house fire  KGET 17

The Boozer family owned the home on Forrest and H streets that caught fire this morning. They assured 17 News squatters in their neighbor's home started that ...



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